Archive for the ‘Concert calendar’ Category

Strawbs are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Monday. 703/255-1566

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. 888.646.BFMS

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday. 443-835-2179

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Gaelic Storm; Tuesday: The Stanley Clarke Band. 410-268-4545

Harmony Singing happens Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728

Another Tuesday show is Chandler Travis Philharmonic at Bethesda Blues and Jazz in Bethesda, MD. 240-330-4500

Ultrafaux

Ultrafaux

On Wednesday, Ultrafaux performs music from the repertoire from the legendary Quintette du Hot Club de France (guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grappelli) at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy. The Old Part of Town plays at Germano’s on Saturday. 410.752.4515

The 4th Annual Post-Thanksgiving Day Concert featuring the Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet and Charm City Junction is Friday at Stony Run Friends Meeting House on Charles St.

“Baltimore Plays Songs from The Wiz” on Saturday at the Creative Alliance with Marc Evans & Black Root Underground featuring Ama Chandra, Jonathan Gilmore, J Pope, Shalanda Bond-Hansboro, QueenEarth and Wordslave. 410-276-1651

The Motor House in Station North hosts “Island Holiday” on Saturday with Jah Works. (410) 637-8301

Jesse Palidofsky (photo by Michael G. Stewart)

Jesse Palidofsky (photo by Michael G. Stewart)

Sunday is Azalea City Recordings Holiday Concert featuring Ruthie & The Wranglers, Patty Reese, Karen Collins & Backroads Band, Seth Kibel, Craig Cummings, Bill Starks, Joe Uehlein, and Jesse Palidofsky at Allyworld in Takoma Park, MD. 301-204-7855

 

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The Institute of Musical Traditions presents The Geezer and the Kids featuring Bryan Bowers, Danny Knicely & Geoff Goodhue at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. Saturday is Al Petteway & Amy White’s annual homecoming concert. 301-754-3611

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. On Saturday at 3pm it’s a “Gentle” English Country Dance selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers at St. Mark’s on the Hill. Saturday evening there’s a memorial contra dance for the late Jim Newburn at the Lovely Lane Church. 888.646.BFMS

The Contenders are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Monday. 703/255-1566

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner. 443-835-2179

Cheick Hamala Diabate (photo by John Oliver 2012)

Cheick Hamala Diabate (photo by John Oliver 2012)

Cheick Hamala Diabate with cousin Baou Tounkara from Mali are at at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Tuesday. Wednesday early show is Austin-based singer-songwriter Scott Collins with Anna Connolly. Late show is hot jazz by Tongue in Cheek. 202-650-9351

Bruce Cockburn will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Tuesday. 703-549-7500

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: Leftover Salmon: The Living Room Tour; Wednesday: Bruce Cockburn; Friday: Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds. 410-268-4545

The Quebe Sisters

The Quebe Sisters

The Creative Alliance presents flamenco dance by Edwin Aparicio Dance Company on Friday. Saturday it’s the triple Texas fiddles of The Quebe Sisters. 410-276-1651

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Nikki Lane appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown on Wednesday. Saturday it’s The Infamous Stringdusters and Cris Jacobs. 410-244-1131

John Flynn

John Flynn

Uptown Concerts presents singer-songwriter John Flynn at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

Thursday is bluegrass night at The 8×10 with Manly Deeds, High & Wides, and Two Ton Twig. 410-625-2000

Rebetiki Istoria brings Greek music to Ikaros Restaurant on Friday. 410-633-3750

In another Friday show, Robin Bullock will appear at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613

Friday, Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio will play for the contradance at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, MD.

WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes continues this Saturday with All Around This World with Jay Sand and more. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music runs from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. And will be broadcast live on 89.7 WTMD. Tickets at Missiontix.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 Andrew McKnight. 410-529-7176

Dirk Hamilton with Georgie Jessup hosting will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755

Also Saturday, Rodrigo y Gabriela with Marc Scibilia are at Baltimore Soundstage. (410) 244-0057

Ken & Brad Kolodner will be at Agricultural Historic Farm Park in Derwood, MD on Saturday at 5pm.

On Saturday, Focus Music presents SONiA disappear fear at Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington, VA. (703) 380-3151.

Michael Raitzyk is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Sunday. (410) 637-3728

Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café presents Nashville songwriter Kevin Gordon with host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

 

Tonight Hermes Charles is at 13.5% Wine Bar in Hampden.

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. There is also a Family Dance on Saturday at 5pm at St. Mark’s on the Hill followed by the Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance at 8pm. 888.646.BFMS

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday. 443-835-2179

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: John Lodge of the Moody Blues; Tuesday: Acoustic Alchemy; Wednesday: Davy Knowles w/ Jamie McLean Band; Thursday: Doug Segree album release party for “A Place In Time” w/ Nalani Quintello; Friday: JD Souther; Saturday: The Alternate Routes. 410-268-4545

Daymark is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Tuesday, a Uke Strum is on Thursday, and Bitter Bloom on Friday. (410) 637-3728

Seth Kibel: Songs of Snark and DespairSeth Kibel has a CD release concert for “Songs of Snark and Despair” at Bethesda Blues and Jazz in Bethesda, MD on Tuesday. 240-330-4500

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Tuesday. 703-549-7500

The Creative Alliance presents The Andy Statman Trio at B’Nai Israel on Wednesday. Thursday at the Creative Alliance is a Zydeco Dance Party featuring Ruben Moreno. Creative Alliance presents “Ru-Jac Records & The Legacy of Baltimore Soul” on Saturday at the Arch Social Club. 410-276-1651

Gypsy Soul Party featuring Orchester Praževica will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Wednesday. 202-650-9351

The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is the Lo Moon on Thursday. Come see the band live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.

On Thursday, WTMD hosts the opening reception of “Rhythm & Muse,” a new exhibit of musically inspired works by Maryland artists Trudy Babchak, Minas Konsolas, Arin Mitchell, Mattye Hamilton and Landis Expandis. Curated by Peggy Hoffman, the exhibit opened Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 30 in the WTMD Studios at 1 Olympic Place in Towson. Viewing hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free.

Uptown Concerts presents Canadian singer-songwriter Garnet Rogers at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

Also Thursday, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are at Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills. 410.356.7469

Friday, The Hackensaw Boys and Old Salt Union will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700

Also Friday, The Wild Reeds are at the 9:30 Club in DC. Mipso will be there on Sunday. 202-393-0930

The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at The Church of the Messiah in Hamilton featuring Caleb Stine and Kagey Parrish of The Honey Dewdrops.

Hans Chew and Dave Heumann of Arboretum are at Holy Frijoles in Hampden on Saturday. 410-235-BEAN

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards (photo by Louise Bichan)

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards (photo by Louise Bichan)

Another Saturday show is Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards at the historic Avalon Theatre in Easton MD. 410-822-7299

Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus with host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

Also Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121

The Blind Boys of Alabama are at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda on Sunday. 301-581-5100

 

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. 888.646.BFMS

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents “A Tribute to Cat Stevens” with host Billy Coulter and Lauren Calve, Tony Denikos, Andrew McKnight, Brian Simms, Arch Alcantara, Bill Williams, and Evan Pollock at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner. 443-835-2179

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Dennis Quaid & The Sharks; Wednesday: Vonda Shepard w/ Jesse Ruben; Thursday: Renaissance: A Symphonic Journey; Friday: Del McCoury Band (2 shows); Saturday afternoon: Honey Island Swamp Band; Saturday evening: Jesse Colin Young. 410-268-4545

Wednesday, The Original Wailers and E.N. Young are at Baltimore Soundstage. (410) 244-0057

Ted Zook and Marian McLaughlin are at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Thursday and the First Friday Show is, strangely enough, on Friday. (410) 637-3728

Mary Flower is at The Church of the Redeemer on Friday. 410-857-2771

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Maeve Gilchrist and Keith Murphy at Seekers Church in Takoma Park MD on Friday. 301-754-3611

The Mighty Pint
WTMD presents The Mighty Pint: 3rd Annual Homebrew Competition on Saturday noon to 4pm at WTMD studios in Towson. Enjoy unlimited tastings from over 30 area home-brewers, a commemorative glass and live music from Jesse Malin and Kurt Deemer Band. Tickets at Missiontix.com

Mariachi Flor De Toloache

Mariachi Flor De Toloache

The all-women ensemble Mariachi Flor de Toloache are at the Creative Alliance on Saturday. 410-276-1651

The monthly Folkal Point concert series is Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with Mike Barth & the Stone Hill All-Stars w/Serena Miller and Jacob Panic. 410-385-2638

The John Papa Gros Band and Gettin Weir’d are at The 8×10 on Saturday. 410-625-2000

David Mallet is at Carroll Arts Center in Westminster on Saturday. 410-857-2771

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson is at the Hippodrome Theatre on Sunday. 800.982.2787

Johnny Clegg

Johnny Clegg

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. 888.646.BFMS

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents “Songs of Love & Resistance” with Joe Uehlein & the U-liners, Sam Gleaves, Cathy Fink, and Marcy Marxer at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday. 443-835-2179

Willie Watson is at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe in Washington, DC on Monday. (202) 450-2917

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Scott Kirby Band; Tuesday: Son Little w/ALA.NI; Wednesday: Daryl Stuermer; Thursday: The Return: The Ultimate Beatles Experience; Sunday: Edwin McCain w/ Nick Norman. 410-268-4545

It’s the BFMS Song Swap at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Tuesday. Thursday it’s March to May, Claire Hitchens, and Velvet Pines. Sunday: Stuart Rodes. (410) 637-3728

Noah Gunderson with Silver Torches are at the 9:30 Club in DC Tuesday night. 202-393-0930

WTMD's Halloween Spooktacular
Thursday is WTMD‘s Halloween Spooktacular at WTMD’s studio in Towson! Aurora Gorealis, Thee Lexington Arrows, The Lushpockets, DJ Rob Macy, Vanishing Hitchhickers, sinister stories, a live seance and more! Come dressed in your deadliest costume. Tickets at Missiontix.com

Brooks Williams

Brooks Williams

Uptown Concerts presents Brooks Williams at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

Jackie Greene at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Thursday. 703-549-7500

“The Final Journey” by South Africa’s Johnny Clegg stops at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA on Thursday 215-572-7650 and the Warner Theatre in Washington on Friday. 202.783.4000

Whitney Rose is at Hill Country Live in Washington DC on Friday. 202-556-2050

On Saturday it’s the Halloween “Glow Ball” at the Creative Alliance with Afrobeat music by Underground System from Brooklyn. 410-276-1651

Believe in Music presents “Halloween 2017” at the Maryland Science Center on Saturday with James Brown Dance Party, the Dirty Grass Players, Ampersand String Band, Porch Setter’s Union, Haint Blue, LITZ, Bond St. District, and more.

Tom Paxton

Tom Paxton

Tom Paxton’s 80th Birthday Bash is at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Saturday with Tom Rush, Debi Smith, David Buskin, Robin Bullock, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, and The DonJuans. 703-549-7500

The Pam Ortiz Band has their annual “Songs of the Sea, Water and Sailing” concert on Saturday at Garfield Center for the Arts in Chestertown. 410-810 2060

Next Sunday the World Folk Music Association (WFMA) presents a tribute concert “Remembering Oscar Brand,” the late New York City singer and DJ, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville. Artists include The Limeliters, Christine Lavin, Carolyn Hester, David Buskin, Josh White, Jr, Roy Zimmerman, Dave Rowe, Sean McGhee, and more. 301-608-2121

Focus Music presents Zoe Mulford at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda on Sunday. 301-221-9000

Innov Gnawa

Innov Gnawa

Anna & Elizabeth, Cleek Schrey, & Liam Byrne are at the Creative Alliance on Monday. Creative Alliance presents Moroccan Jewish music by Innov Gnawa at B’Nai Israel on Lloyd Street. 410-276-1651

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. The annual Baltimore Autumn Assembly English Ball is Saturday at the Church of the Redeemer on Charles St. 888.646.BFMS

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner. 443-835-2179

Johnsmith

Johnsmith

Singer/songwriter Johnsmith is at the Opera House in Havre de Grace, MD on Monday. 443-502-2005

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls; Tuesday: Shovels & Rope; Wednesday: Rickie Lee Jones; Saturday afternoon: Jake Shimabukuro; Saturday evening: Rik Emmett of Triumph – acoustic duo performance w/ Dave Dunlop; Sunday: 10,000 Maniacs. 410-268-4545

Estonian trio Trad.Attack! are at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Tuesday at 6:00.

It’s Harmony Singing at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Tuesday. Bobbi MacDonald on Saturday. (410) 637-3728

The trio Barrule from the Isle of Man plays at Ó Flynn’s Cask & Crab House on Tuesday and Wednesday. 410-355-9040

Courtney Marie Andrews opens for Hamilton Leithauser at the 9:30 Club in DC on Tuesday. 202-393-0930

Thursday is bluegrass night at The 8×10 with Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth, Fried Pickin’, and The Old Part of Town. 410-625-2000

Thursday, Terry Kitchen will be at The Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700

Also Thursday, Paula Cole is at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD 301.581.5100

Elena & Los Fulanos

Elena & Los Fulanos

The Multiflora Music Festival continues this week at various venues in Washington DC. Events include DC Highlife All Stars at Bossa Bistro on Thursday 202-650-9351; Elena & Los Fulanos and Kino Musica will be at Tropicalia in Washington on Friday. (202) 629-4535

The Baltimore Square Dance is Friday in Hampden at The Ideal Arts Space.

Low Lily is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Friday. 410.752.4515

On Friday Joe Crookston will appear at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613

House of Hamill

House of Hamill

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents House of Hamill at Seekers Church in Takoma Park MD on Friday. 301-754-3611

Also Friday, Mike Agranoff is at at The Lyceum Theatre in Old Town Alexandria VA presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. 973-335-9489

Md Film Festival presents the WTMD Film Club at the SNF Parkway, featuring the film Half Cocked on Saturday. Pre-film cocktails and conversation with WTMD’s Galler begins at 6:00PM with the film beginning at 7:00PM and a post film Q&A with the directors of the film.

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 Free Range Blue. 410-529-7176

The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at The Church of the Messiah in Hamilton featuring Project Natale w/ pianist Bob Butta.

Colin Hay is at Lincoln Theatre in Washington on Saturday. 202-888-0050

Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents “An Evening of Poetry and Song” with National Public Radio’s Grace Cavalieri, Red Sammy’s Adam Trice and host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

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. There is also a Family Dance on Saturday at 5pm at St. Mark’s on the Hill followed by the Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance at 8pm. 888.646.BFMS

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday. 443-835-2179

Susan Alcorn has a free show in the Marquee Lounge at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday hosted by Brooks Long. 410-276-1651

There is a Uke Strum at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Wednesday. (410) 637-3728

Betsayda Machado

Betsayda Machado

The Multiflora Music Festival continues this week at various venues in Washington DC. Events include Betsayda Machado Y La Parranda El Clavo – ‘The Voice of Venezuela’ with an early show at Bossa Bistro on Wednesday, Gypsy Soul Party featuring Orchester Praževica at the late show 202-650-9351; Los Wembler’s de Iquitos from Peru will be at Tropicalia in Washington on Friday. (202) 629-4535

Charlie Parr and Moose Jaw are at the Black Cat in Washington on Wednesday. 202.667.4490

Uptown Concerts presents Tom Chapin at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

Another Thursday show is Eilen Jewell at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000

The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is A Hoodoo Few on Friday. Come see the band live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.

WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes brings Michael & the Rockness Monsters and Seth Kibel to WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music runs from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. And will be broadcast live on 89.7 WTMD. Tickets at Missiontix.com.

Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, MD presents The Pickin’ Coalition on Saturday. 410-592-5015

Edith May’s Paradise presents The Hip House Music Festival in Laytonsville, MD on Saturday hosted by Christina Van Norman. Lineup is Pristine Raeign, Akira & Node 18, Cryin’ Fridays, and Georgie Jessup & the Philosopher Dogs. 410-799-3755

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Gabriele Louise at Seekers Church in Takoma Park MD on Saturday. 301-754-3611

Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky

Also Saturday, Ranky Tanky play music from the Gullah tradition at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown 301.528.2260

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Saturday: 2 shows by Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone. 410-268-4545

Estonian trio Trad.Attack! is playing at Latvian House in Washington, DC.

Next Sunday, Focus Music presents Seth Glier plus Chris Monaghan at Congregation Tikvat Israel in Rockville. (301) 461-3600

 

Multiflora Music Festival runs from tonight through October 31st at various venues in Washington DC. Events include The Drunken Foreigner Band, Time Is Fire, and Floom at Rhizome on Monday; Ethiopian jazz and funk with Feedel Band at Bossa Bistro in Thursday 202-650-9351 ; several shows on Friday including Colombian music by Los Gaiteros de Sanguashington at Market SW; plus more.

Wilde Roses

Wilde Roses

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Wilde Roses, a duo formerly of the Mediaeval Baebes of Canada, at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611

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. 888.646.BFMS

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner. 443-835-2179

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Leo Kottke. 410-268-4545

John Batdorf of the duo Batdorf & Rodney is at the Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC on Tuesday. 202.496.2020

Wednesday, SONiA disapear fear (w/band) and Pheobe Hunt & The Gatherers will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700

Alash

Alash

Thursday night is Embody 2017, a showcase of the human voice featuring Tuvan throat singing ensemble Alash, Ddm of Bond St. District, Victoria Vox, Shodekeh and more in WTMD studios in Towson. Tickets at Missiontix.com

Uptown Concerts presents Cliff Eberhardt with Louise Mosrie at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

arooj-aftab

Arooj Aftab

The Creative Alliance kicks off a 6-part series, Nisa/Women: Muslim Cultural Identity-Six Women on Stage and in Conversation on Friday featuring Pakistani neo-Sufi singer Arooj Aftab and band collaborating with Baltimore electronic experimental music duo Zomes. 410-276-1651

There is a Friday show at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (Don’t know who it is, sorry!) (410) 637-3728

Caroline Doctorow is at The Church of the Redeemer on Friday. 410-857-2771

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Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Another Friday show is Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band with a CD release concert at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000

The inaugural WTMD Towson Rock Block is Saturday starting at 2:00. Olympic Place right outside WTMD studios will be closed for a block party featuring some of the area’s best restaurants and food trucks and music by The Districts, Stone Senate, and Grizfolk.

The monthly Folkal Point concert series is Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with Adam Trice of Red Sammy and Mary Battiata. 410-385-2638

Claude Martin

Claude Martin

There’s a CD release concert and tribute to the late old-time fiddler Claude Martin on Saturday at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown featuring Matt Kinman, Robbie Caruthers, Ralph Gordon, Zan McLeod, The Martin Family Band, and The Damascus Old Time Jam. 301.528.2260

OCEAN Orchestra plays a free “Leaves of Autumn” show on Saturday at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda. 301/493-8300, x 214

Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike is at Carroll Arts Center in Westminster on Saturday. 410-857-2771

East LA psychedelic cumbia-punk trio Thee Commons hits Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Sunday. 703/255-1566

Md Film Festival presents the WTMD Film Club at the SNF Parkway, featuring RAT FILM on Monday. Pre-film cocktails and conversation with WTMD’s Alex Cortright begins at 6:00PM with the film beginning at 7:00PM and a post film Q&A with composer Dan Deacon to discuss his film score.

The Swedish instrumental trio Väsen featuring viola, guitar, and nyckelharpa is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Monday. 703/255-1566

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, this week featuring music by The Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake. 888.646.BFMS

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Dublin singer-songwriter Aoife Scott at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday. 443-835-2179

“The Thoughts Behind the Songs” featuring songwriters Georgie Jessup, Angela Taylor and Richard Walton with MC Ty Ford moderating, discuss the craft of songwriting. Tuesday at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy. 410.752.4515 ** CANCELLED **

Chris Hillman

Chris Hillman

Chris Hillman will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Tuesday. 703-549-7500

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: Jesse Cook; Friday: Pressing Strings w/ Sean McConnell, Bess Greenberg. 410-268-4545

The BFMS Song Swap is Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Thursday: James Lanman & Scott Patterson; Saturday: Nani Lowery. (410) 637-3728

Dori Freeman opens for Mandolin Orange at the 9:30 Club in DC Wednsday night. 202-393-0930

The American Folklife Center presents a free concert by gospel quartet The Fairfield Four at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.

Friday, The Old Part of Town plays at The Filling Station in Sparks. 410-771-0006

The Old Time Weekend is Friday through Sunday at Brunswick Family Campground in Brunswick, MD.

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents Simple Gifts and Cold Chocolate at the John Harman Recital Hall in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday. 202-546-2228

Fred Tackett & Paul Barrère

Fred Tackett & Paul Barrère

Fred Tackett & Paul Barrère of Little Feat play an acoustic show at the historic Avalon Theatre in Easton MD on Saturday. 410-822-7299

Saturday is the Greater Lauraville Fair running from 11am to 5pm in Heinz Park at Walther Blvd & Harford Road with music by Ray of Hope C.M. Franklin Mass Choir, The Chip Miller Fusion Band, Mambo Combo, Squeeze Bayou, and old-time music by Brad Kolodner, Luke Chohany and Alex Lacquement Band.

Sunday is the Baltimore Folk Music Society’s Free Music & Dance Fest at the Pagoda in Patterson Park from noon to 6pm featuring Nutalusa (Cajun and Zydeco music), Tanzania Ceili Band (Irish music), Will Play for Fish (old-time music), Catonsville Steel Drum Band, Baltimore Barrage Band orchestra (New Orleans, Klezmer, Balkan and Eastern European, and marching band music, and sword dancing by Charm City Rapper. 410-276-3676

Next Sunday at 5pm at An Die Musik Live, the Roots Café presents The Streets of Baltimore: Songs of Our City with Mikel Gehl & Natasha Ramirez Leland, Karen Collins, Georgie Jessup and Geoffrey Himes & Willem Elsevier performing original and classic songs about Baltimore in a benefit concert for An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

 

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a CD release concert with Roy Book Binder with the M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611

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. Saturday at 3pm it’s a “Gentle” English Country Dance selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers at St. Mark’s on the Hill. 888.646.BFMS

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner. 443-835-2179

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: In The Vane Of…Bruce Springsteen: Annapolis Artists Playing Tributes & Springsteen Inspired Originals; Wednesday: Ana Popovic; Thursday: Mason Jennings and Band w/ Frankie Lee. 410-268-4545

There’s Harmony Singing on Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Jon Camp, Rootless, and Pergola on Wednesday. (410) 637-3728

Nell Robinson & Jim Nunnally Band are at the Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC on Tuesday 202.496.2020 and at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC on Wednesday. 202-333-7700

The Hot Club of Baltimore is playing at Dinner Under The Stars on West Street in Annapolis at 6pm on Wednesday.

Billy Strings

Billy Strings

Billy Strings and Whiskey Shivers are at The 8×10 on Tuesday. Man About a Horse, Grand Ole Ditch, and 5J Barrow are on Thursday. 410-625-2000

The American Folklife Center presents Archive Challenge Sampler Concert with Phil Wiggins, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Dom Flemons, Cissa Paz, and Seth Kibel at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Wednesday at noon. Each of the artists will perform a couple of songs from the AFC archive.

Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement aka “Big Al & Dadley” are at the Rooster & Hen General Store in Catonsville on Wednesday. 443-341-6166

Billy Strings is at the Black Cat in Washington on Wednesday. 202.667.4490

Randy Newman is at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on Thursday. 410-280-5640

Valerie June

Valerie June

Valerie June will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Thursday. 703-549-7500

The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is Thomas Wynn & the Believers on Friday. Come see the band live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.

Red Sammy w/ Truth Tables play at 13.5% Wine Bar in Hampden on Friday.

The Swedish instrumental trio Väsen featuring viola, guitar, and nyckelharpa is at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Sunday at 6:00.