The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. Friday through Sunday is the annual BFMS Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend at Camp Misty Mount in Thurmont, MD. 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: The Posies feat. Ken Stringfellow & Jon Auer; Wednesday: Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore backed by The Guilty Ones; Thursday: Matthew Sweet; Friday: Los Lonely Boys; Saturday: Jarekus Singleton. 410-268-4545
The Baltimore Django Jam is every Monday at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden.
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Monday: Ry Cooder; Wednesday: Matthew Sweet w/Justin Trawick; Thursday: Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore backed by The Guilty Ones w/Dead Rock West; Sunday: Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival featuring Dom Flemons, Evie Ladin, Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet, Fink/Marxer/Gleaves, and Greg Adams. 703-549-7500
There’s a Uke Strum on Wednesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road . (410) 637-3728
Also Wednesday, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat are at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD 301.581.5100
Shawna Caspi from Canada is at Epicure Café in Fairfax, VA on Wednesday with Jasmine Gillison, Jordan Ingram, Emily Mitchell, Nancy Katz Triplett, and Jean Bayou. (703) 352-9193
Uptown Concerts presents Lynn Hollyfield with Dave Abe, Jimmy Brink, & Steve Wolf at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band has several shows this weekend: Friday on the Lakefront Stage of the Columbia Festival of the Arts; Saturday at Ivy City Smokehouse in Washington, DC; and Sunday at Baker Park Concert Series in Frederick, MD.
Saturday is Folk Music Night at Perry Hall United Methodist Church on Belair Road from 7:00-10:00 pm. There’s an open mic, and featured guest Dan Zukowski. 410-529-7176
Harpist Abigail Selby & Eric Selby with harpist Cambria Van de Vaarst opening will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755
On Saturday, Houndmouth and Liz Cooper & The Stampede appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown. 410-244-1131
Junior Brown brings his double-necked Guit-Steel guitar to the Creative Alliance on Sunday. 410-276-1651