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: Robert Earl Keen; Thursday: Indie Soul Showcase feat. Cita Star, Chanel Narcissus, and Brown Smith Vibration; Friday: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; Saturday: Jackson Dean w/ Ashley Gaines; Sunday: Maggie’s Celtic Celebration featuring Maggie Sansone, Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts, Laura Byrne, Pat Egan, Seth Kibel, Jimmy Eagan, and The Culkin Irish Step Dancers. 410-268-4545
The BFMS Song Swap is Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Fox and Bones will be there on Friday. (410) 637-3728
The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
Also Tuesday, the trio Lula Wiles will be at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC.
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Tuesday: Robert Earl Keen; Thursday: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; Sunday: Asleep at the Wheel w/ The National Reserve. 703-549-7500 http://www.birchmere.com
Throat singing ensemble Alash from Tuva will be at Hill Center in Washington DC on Tuesday. And on Wednesday at noon, The American Folklife Center presents Alash at the Whittall Pavilion of the Library of Congress.
WTMD presents Act 1 of Cease & Desist Ballet, the Afrofuturistic opera-ballet set years in the future, on Thursday at WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Tickets and info at wtmd.org.
Uptown Concerts presents Kipyn Martin and Sean McGhee at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
On Thursday Gettin’ Weir’d (A Tribute To Bob Weir) and The Bob Band (Bob Dylan Tribute) are at The 8×10. Saturday it’s a tribute to Phish by Phoam. 410-625-2000
The band Gato Preto with members from Mozambique, Ghana, and Germany will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Thursday. 202-650-9351
Friday is the final part of the series Nisa’a/Women: Muslim Cultural Identity at the Creative Alliance featuring Noura Mint Seymali from Mauritania and the harp-like ardine. Konjour Collective from Baltimore also appears. Sunday it’s Jajouka Baraka with Bachir Attar featuring musicians from Morocco and the U.S. 410-276-1651
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: Selwyn Birchwood w/ Rachel Ann Morgan. 443.283.1200
Also Friday, The Yardbirds are at City Winery in Washington, DC. (202) 250-2531
Letitia Van Sant and Elena & Los Fulanos have a benefit concert on Saturday at Ascension Lutheran Church in Towson. 410-825-1725
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 Rick LaRocca. 410-529-7176
The Honey Badgers are at The Handlebar Cafe on Caroline Street on Sunday. (443) 438-7065
Also Sunday, Hermes Charles plays at 13.5% Wine Bar in Hampden.