Monday, Ellis Paul with Avi Wisnia will be at 49 West in Annapolis. 410-626-9796
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: The English Beat; Tuesday: Amy Ray Band w/ Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters; Wednesday: Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds; Thursday: Cracker; Saturday afternoon: Rodney Crowell w/ Joe Robinson. 410-268-4545
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Tuesday & Wednesday: The Nils Lofgren Band; Thursday: Amy Ray Band w/ Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters; Friday: The Seldom Scene album release show. 703-549-7500
On Thursday, satirical singer/songwriter Roy Zimmerman mixes music, politics, and comedy at First Unitarian Church, One West Franklin Street at Charles.
Guitarist Kaki King is at the Creative Alliance on Thursday. 410-276-1651
Also Thursday, Copper Hill is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy. 410.752.4515
DelFest is Thursday through Sunday in Cumberland, MD with the Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, The String Cheese Incident, Trampled by Turtles, Railroad Earth, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and tons more.
Folk College brings a weekend of workshops, concerts, coaching sessions, jamming, singing, and dancing to Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA Friday through Sunday. Artists include Simple Gifts, The Early Mays, April Verch & Joe Newberry, Scott Ainslie & Reggie Harris, Jeremiah McLane, and more.
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: Nellie McKay w/ Sammy Miller & The Congregation; Saturday: Jah People with Ron Holloway. 443.283.1200
Exiles on Thames Street and Durham Station will play at the Baltimore Herb Festival in Leakin Park from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM.
Saturday at 2pm there’s Balfolk Music Session featuring traditional and contemporary folk dance music from France and Brittany at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728
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 is Skellig Green. 410-529-7176
On Saturday Triple Crown Tattoo and Art Gallery in Towson presents: Blues For The Arts to help fund public art projects in Towson with Mississippi Delta Blues artist Mark Muleman Massey, honky-tonk band Diablo Dimes, and indie rockers BLOOMR.
The Temptations are at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on Sunday. 410-280-5640