Toureg guitarist Mdou Moctar from Niger is at the Creative Alliance on Monday. 410-276-1651
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. Tuesday is the BFMS Song Swap at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter. And Saturday is the Red Hot Contra Midwinter Ball featuring music by Pete’s Posse at Church of the Redeemer on N. Charles St. 888.646.BFMS
Irish band Lankum are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Tuesday. 703/255-1566
B.C.U.C. (Bantu Continua sUhuru Consciousness) from Soweto, South Africa will be at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Tuesday at 6:00.
Wednesday, Mdou Moctar w/ Horse Lords are at Union Stage in Washington, DC. It’s Dan Navarro on Thursday. 877.987.6487
Embody 2019 is at WTMD studios in Towson on Thursday. This voice-only showcase features Raul Midón, Madison McFerrin, Prem Raja Mahat from Nepal, Shurmi Dhar, Akua Allrich, and Shodekeh. Tickets at WTMD.org
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Thursday: BlackHawk; Friday: Jenn Grinels w/ Steve Maggiora; Saturday afternoon: Jackson Dean; Sunday: Maggie’s Celtic Celebration for the New Year with Maggie Sansone, Laura Byrne, Jimmy Eagan, Seth Kibel, Paul Oorts, Karen Ashbrook, & Josh Dukes. 410-268-4545
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Thursday: Leyla McCalla; Friday: Bad Influence Band; Saturday; Ruthie & the Wranglers w/ Human Country Jukebox. 443.283.1200
Nicole Belanus is at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC on Thursday.
Mashriq Maghreb Jam Session presents Songs of Sudan at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Thursday. 202-650-9351
On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents Christine Lavin and Vance Gilbert at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099
The Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio w/Rachel Eddy will be at Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA on Friday. 703-981-2217
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Friday: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. The Saturday show is sold out. 703-549-7500
WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes series continues this Saturday with a bi-lingual concert by Sonia De Los Santos and more. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music starts at 9:30 a.m. and will be broadcast live on 89.7 WTMD. Tickets at SaturdayMorningTunes.com
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 Betty Ladas. 410-529-7176
The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at a new location, Function Coworking Community in Lauraville, featuring music of the Grateful Dead by Mystery Dawg.
Also Saturday there’s a Uke Jam at 11 AM at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Then at 7 PM it’s a CD release show by Quillwell. (410) 637-3728
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert at the School of Musical Traditions in the Talbott Center shopping plaza in Rockville, MD on Saturday. 301-754-3611
The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet is at the Opera House in Havre de Grace, MD on Saturday. 443-502-2005
Next Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Shawna Caspi from Canada, Zak Trojano and Eryn Michel at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121
Another Sunday show is Lee Child and Naked Blue at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000