The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter on York Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Iris DeMent; Saturday: Martin Barre of Jethro Tull; Sunday afternoon: Anders Osborne acoustic. 410-268-4545
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Monday: Chick Corea Trio; Wednesday: Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, Suzy Bogguss; Thursday & Friday: The Steeldrivers with Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert; Sunday: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone. 703-549-7500
Tuesday, Fendika bring Ethiopian music and dance to Hill Center in Washington DC.
On Wednesday there’s a bluegrass jam at Lauraville House on Harford Road led by Lucas Chohany and Bud Dickens.
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Wednesday: Jah9; Thursday: The Black Lillies w/ Strong Water; Saturday: Shemekia Copeland w/ Vanessa Collier. 443.283.1200
Fendika from Ethiopia and Anbessa Orchestra from Brooklyn & Israel will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Wednesday. 202-650-9351
Fruition w/ Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival are at The 8×10 on Thursday. Friday is Better Off Dead and ilyAIMY. 410-625-2000
Mamadou Kelly & Tributary Project from Mali are at Tropicalia in Washington on Thursday. (202) 629-4535
The First Friday concert is Friday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road featuring the Deconstructionists, Zane Forshee Trio, and Fungus Lucky. (410) 637-3728
Autoharp master Bryan Bowers and his band are at The Church of the Redeemer on Friday. 410-857-2771
Ross Martin presents his “Miss Isabella Rainsong and Her Traveling Companion: A One-Guitar Show” Friday through Sunday at Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City.
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 Brooksie Wells. 410-529-7176
The monthly Folkal Point concert series is Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with We’re About 9. 410-385-2638
On Saturday, Arlo Guthrie is at Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills. 410.356.7469
Canadian string band The Fretless joined by Newfoundland singer Matthew Byrne are at Carroll Arts Center in Westminster on Saturday. 410-857-2771
Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio are part of the Harvest Festival in Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, MD on Saturday.
Black Masala has a CD release concert at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC on Saturday.
The DC Bluegrass Union presents the Lonely Heartstring Band at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in North Bethesda, MD on Saturday.
Also Saturday, Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA. 703/255-1566
Sessa from Brazil debuts his minimalist solo work at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Sunday. 202-650-9351