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The third and final week of Common Ground on the Hill‘s Traditions Weeks starts today. Classes, concerts, dances and other activities in the traditional roots-based arts, held on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Over 350 workshops taught by 200 nationally and internationally recognized instructors. Evening staff concerts in Alumni Hall: Tuesday – Latin Roots; Wednesday – Blues & Folk Roots; Thursday – Bluegrass featuring Tim O’Brien, Che Apalache, and more; Friday – Staff Finale. 410-857-2771

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. 888.646.BFMS

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters; Tuesday: Nick Moss Band; Wednesday: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers; Thursday: Kyle Daniel w/ Dean Rosenthal Trio; Saturday: Pat McGee Band w/ Blue Miracle; Sunday: The Righteous Brothers. 410-268-4545

On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Tuesday: “Bustin’ Loose for Eileen Carson Schatz” — a benefit concert for the leader of Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. Artists include Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Béla Fleck, Sierra Hull, Danny Paisley and Mark Schatz; Wednesday: Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters; Thursday: Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan; Sunday: Little River Band. 703-549-7500

Guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze from Republic of Georgia is at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Wednesday at 6:00 and at 9PM at will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington. 202-650-9351

WTMD’s First Thursday Festival presented by Brewers Hill continues this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Six bands, two stages, still free: Black Pumas, Super City, Soccer Mommy, Van Hunt, Los Coast, and Old Eastern. Music starts at 5:30pm.

Uptown Concerts presents multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

Charm City Junction

Charm City Junction

Charm City Junction is at West Shore Park in the inner harbor on Friday and The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Saturday 410.752.4515 and Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton next Sunday at 6pm. 410-557-9466

Jonny Lang and JJ Grey & Mofror are at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric on Thursday. (410) 900-1150

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Thursday: Oliver Bates Craven (formerly of The Stray Birds) w/ Conor & The Wild Hunt; Friday: Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band; Saturday: The Ron Holloway Band; Sunday: Kristin Andreassen, Jefferson Hamer, and Lauren Balthrop. . 443.283.1200

Lula Wiles

Lula Wiles

The 7th annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival is Friday through Sunday at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, VA. Hosted by the Steel Wheels, artists include Lucinda Williams, the Wood Brothers, Mandolin Orange, Peter Rowan’s Carter Stanley’s Eyes, The Tim O’Brien Band, The Gibson Brothers, Della Mae, Birds of Chicago, Feufollet, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Cedric Burnside, Courtney Hartman, Cedric Watson Trio, Lula Wiles, Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, and lots more.

The 22nd annual Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival is Saturday at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, MD. Artists include Shelley Ensor, The Tim O’Brien Band, Guy Davis, Che Appalache, Urban Artistry, Chris Luquette, Walt Michael & Co., Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, Ken Kolodner, The Ronstadt Brothers, and more. 410-857-2771

Akira & Node 18 with Mark Brine opening will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755

Ngoni and banjo player Cheick Hamala Diabate from Mali and his band will be at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Saturday at 6:00.

Making Movies

Making Movies

Kansas City band Making Movies brings Latinx rhythms to the Creative Alliance on Sunday w/ Baltimore’s Conjunto Bruja. 410-276-1651

The duo In the Clear is at MAXgallery in Butchers Hill on Sunday. 410-804-7459

 

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Detour Playlist
Paul Hartman
June 30, 2019 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Time, artist, song, album, label, notes

500PM Chet Atkins & Doc Watson “Medley: Black and White/Ragtime Annie” Reflections [Sugar Hill]

Oumou Sangaré

Oumou Sangaré

5:03PM Oumou Sangaré “Minata Waraba” Mogoya [Nø Format] Mali

5:08PM Sleepy LaBeef “Detour” Tomorrow Never Comes [M.C. Records] Opening theme

5:14PM Tom Russell “Small Engine Repair” October in the Railroad Earth [Frontera]

5:18PM Sue Richards & Robin Bullock “Loftus Jones” Highland Ramble [www.DancingWolfRecords.com]

5:21PM Radicanto “La rantella grezza” Lettere Migranti [Compagnia Nuove Indye] Italy (Puglia)

5:27PM Yonder Mountain String Band “East Nashville Easter” Yonder Mountain String Band [Vanguard/Frog Pad] w/Jeff Austin, who passed away this week

5:32PM Väsen “Krutgumman” Rule of 3 [www.NoSide.com] Sweden

5:35PM Steeleye Span “Gulliver Gentle and Rosemary” Dodgy Bastards [www.ParkRecords.com] England

5:43PM The Boxcar Lilies “Old Man” Heartwood [www.BoxcarLilies.com]

5:46PM McKendree Spring “Fire and Rain” Second Thoughts [Decca]

5:50PM PF Sloan “Eve of Destruction” The HighTone Records Story [HighTone] w/Frank Black & Buddy Miller

5:57PM Molsky’s Mountain Drifters “Sweet Bride” Closing the Gap [MountainDrifters.com]

6:00PM The Old Part of Town “Concrete Steps” Second Avenue [TheOldPartOfTown.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

Fairport Convention - Red & Gold6:07PM Fairport Convention “Red & Gold” Red & Gold [Rough Trade] England; This week is 375th anniversary of the Battle of Cropredy Bridge

6:14PM Making Movies “Tormenta” ameri’kana [www.mkngmvs.com]

6:19PM Pierce Pettis “The Adventures of Me (and This Old Guitar)” Father’s Son [Compass]

6:24PM Yves Lambert Trio “Suite du Cap Breton & La Déboulade” Tentation [www.YvesLambert.com] Canada (Québec)

6:28PM Oysterband “Like a Swimmer in the Ocean” Diamonds in the Water [Navigator] England

6:31PM Robin Petrie & Danny Carnahan “Indian Summer” Continental Drift [Flying Fish]

6:37PM Brewer & Shipley “Streets of America” Shanghai [One Toke Productions]

6:41PM Ellis Paul “Slingshot” The Storyteller’s Suitcase [www.EllisPaul.com]

6:45PM The Russell Welch Hot Quartet “Caturday” Mississippi Gipsy [www.MississippiGipsy.com]

6:48PM Salif Keita “Lerou Lerou” Un Autre Blanc [Naïve] Mali

Solas CD6:53PM Solas “The Flowing Bowl/Máire Breathnach’s #1/The Doon/The Mason’s Men” Solas [Shanachie] USA & Ireland

6:57PM Silly Wizard “The Pearl” Wild & Beautiful [Shanachie] Scotland; Closing theme

The second of three Common Ground on the Hill‘s Traditions Weeks starts today. Classes, concerts, dances and other activities in the traditional roots-based arts, held on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Over 350 workshops taught by 200 nationally and internationally recognized instructors. 410-857-2771

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: 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience; Friday: Live At The Fillmore: The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band; Saturday: In Gratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire. 410-268-4545

The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179

Ghost Sugar brings bluegrass to Mount Vernon Place on Thursday.

The Old Part of Town

The Old Part of Town

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

Also Friday, “Latingrass” band Che Apalache is at Stone Room Concerts in Falls Church, VA. They’ll also be at the aforementioned Common Ground on the Hill on Saturday.

The monthly Folkal Point concert series is Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with Nick Sjostrom. 410-385-2638

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Saturday: Carolyn Wonderland w/ Bobby Thompson Trio. 443.283.1200

Next Sunday, Radney Foster will be at Mason District Park Amphitheatre in Annandale VA. 703-324-7469

 

Today marks the beginning of Common Ground on the Hill‘s Traditions Weeks – three individual weeks of classes, concerts, dances and other activities in the traditional roots-based arts, held on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Over 350 workshops taught by 200 nationally and internationally recognized instructors. 410-857-2771

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

Charm City Junction

Charm City Junction

Charm City Junction plays a free show in Patterson Park’s concert series on Tuesday at 6:30pm.

On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken & Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179

The BFMS Song Swap is Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728

Los Cenzontles

Los Cenzontles

The American Folklife Center presents Mexican American folk music from California by Los Cenzontles at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Tuesday at noon. Free.

On Wednesday, Giacomo Smith & Kansas Smitty’s House Band are at the Creative Alliance. Friday is Brent Birckhead’s album release show. 410-276-1651

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Wednesday: Acoustic Alchemy; Friday: Amy Helm w/ The Restless Age; Saturday afternoon: Pierce Edens Duo and Sam Burchfield Duo; Sunday: The Four Freshmen. 410-268-4545

Wednesday, Lucy Isabel will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Thursday: Celso Piña; Friday: The Righteous Brothers; Saturday: Newmyer Flyer Presents LAUREL CANYON: Golden Songs of Los Angeles 1966-73. 703-549-7500

The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is Ex Hex on Friday. Come see the show live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD. *** CANCELLED ***

Buskin & Batteau with Marshal Rosenberg

Buskin & Batteau with Marshal Rosenberg

On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents Buskin & Batteau with Lea at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099

Violinist Maureen Choi and her Quartet have two shows at An Die Musik Live! on Friday. 410-385-2638

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: A Talking Heads Tribute with Start Making Sense w/ Ruby Dear; Saturday: Ruthie And The Wranglers w/ The Truehearts; Sunday: Jah9 & The Dub Treatment w/ Shamans of Sound. 443.283.1200

“El Gran Festival De Musica Cubana” is at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda on Saturday. Artists are Juan de Marcos, Eliades Ochoa y Cuarteto Patria, Barbarito Torres y su Grupo, Jesus Aguaje Ramos y su Orquesta, Cubanismo!, with special guest Ibrahim Ferrer, Jr. 301-581-5100

Sunday at 4pm Dom Flemons will be at Hill Center in Washington DC.

Monday, Amelia White and Karyn Oliver 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.BFMSAt the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: The Band of Heathens and Will Hoge; Tuesday: Steve Earle & The Dukes w/ The Mastersons; Wednesday: Amy Grant; Thursday: JD Simo Band; Friday: The English Channel: A Tribute to the British Invasion Decade; Saturday: The Smithereens w/ guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw; Sunday: Marshall Tucker Band. 410-268-4545

The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179

Seth Kibel

Seth Kibel

Seth Kibel & the Kleztet are at the new Keystone Korner Baltimore jazz club on Wednesday. 410·946·6726

The Takoma Park Old Time Jam hosted by Kristen Jones is Wednesday at Takoma Beverage Co. (240) 641-5323

Ethiopian reggae and soul by Yeneta Ethio-Jazz is at will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday it’s Dogo from Togo. 202-650-9351

Uptown Concerts presents a double bill with Tony Denikos and Angie Miller at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

Ultrafaux, Fried Pickin’, and Unstrung Heroes are at The 8×10 on Thursday. 410-625-2000

Ishtar Alabina

Ishtar Alabina

Ishtar Alabina mixes many styles, cultures, and languages: Middle Eastern, Spanish, French, raï, flamenco, gypsy, Arabic, and at times, Western at Echostage in Washington DC on Thursday.

Born in Sudan, Alsarah and her band the Nubatones bring East African retro-pop to the Creative Alliance on Friday. 410-276-1651

Ken & Brad Kolodner are part of “Make Music Day” in Holt Park in Overlea-Fullerton on Friday.

Friday, Red Sammy is at Mum’s in Federal Hill with The Heavy Editors. 410-547-7415

Also Friday, Jennifer Cutting’s OCEAN Celtic Quartet with guests will present a summer solstice concert at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613

Friday, Daddy Long Legs is at Metro Gallery 410-224-0899 and Saturday at Hill Country Live in Washington DC. 202-556-2050

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: Better Off Dead; Saturday: 2 shows with the Cris Jacobs Band; Sunday: Cris Jacobs Band. 443.283.1200

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Friday: The Smithereens w/ guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw; Saturday: Bebel Gilberto. 703-549-7500

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 Lark Rize. 410-529-7176

The Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road features Pop-up Worship Hour on Saturday. (410) 637-3728

The Old Part of Town is at Inverness Brewing in Monkton on Saturday. 443-829-2142

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Another Saturday show is Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000

The Summer Solstice Faerie Festival, formerly held at Spoutwood Farm in Pennsylvania, is Saturday and Sunday at Marshy Point Nature Center in Middle River.

Mandolin Orange w/ Daughter of Swords appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown on Sunday. 410-244-1131

Also Sunday, DeVotchKa w/ The Ballroom Thieves are at Baltimore Soundstage. (410) 244-0057

In another Sunday show, Focus Music presents Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer at Congregation Tikvat Israel in Rockville. (301) 461-3600

 

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. Friday through Sunday is the 34th Annual Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend. 888.646.BFMS

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (photo by Bob Schultz)

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (photo by Bob Schultz)

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: In The Vane Of…Motown: Annapolis Artists Playing Tributes & Motown Inspired Originals; Tuesday: Gaelic Storm; Wednesday: Lorrie Morgan; Thursday: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (aka The Grand Slambovians); Friday: Darrell Scott; Sunday afternoon: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. 410-268-4545

On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179

Ghost Note is at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. Jazz and pan-African vocalist Akua Allrich from DC is on Friday. World Refugee Day events are Saturday from noon to 3:30pm featuring food, art, and family activities plus musical performances by Hope Choir of Nations, dance group Jóvenes en Acción, Mahnoz Jonmahmadova from Tajikistan, and Duo WAYTA. “Indian music meets jazz” with Rajas on Sunday. 410-276-1651

Trio Sefardi has a CD release concert at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Tuesday. 703/255-1566

On Wednesday, Andy Bopp plays at the Ottobar with The Twanger Sisters and Lush Farm. 410-662-0069

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Wednesday: Eilen Jewell w/ Karen Jonas; Friday: Morgan James; Saturday: Melodime w/ The Talbott Brothers. 443.283.1200

On Thursday, Baltimore Honky-Tonk & Two-Stepping with Rusty Sal will be at Waverly Brewing Company. 443-438-5765

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Thursday: Keb’ Mo’ solo w/ Jontavious Willis; Saturday: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. 703-549-7500

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a uke workshop and mini-concert with Lil’ Rev at the School of Musical Traditions in the Talbott Center shopping plaza in Rockville, MD on Saturday. 301-754-3611

Thursday, The End of America will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700

Also Thursday, trumpeter Etienne Charles is at City Winery in Washington, DC. (202) 250-2531

Kipyn Martin & Allison Shapira - "Joan & Joni"

Kipyn Martin & Allison Shapira – “Joan & Joni”

On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents Joan & Joni: the Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell Tribute by Allison Shapira & Kipyn Martin at Cellar Stage Timonium. Sean McGhee, formerly of Side by Side, opens the show. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099

The Dirty Grass Players are at West Shore Park in the Inner Harbor on Friday as part of Fun on the Waterfront.

Also Friday, Dylan LeBlanc is at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC. 202.380.9620

Dogo du Togo

Dogo du Togo

Dogo Du Togo, Aztec Sun, and Ocho De Bastos are just a few of the music performers at the free Lakefest in Columbia, Friday through Sunday.

The Baltimore Band Block Party is back! The top 10 fundraising bands will perform and compete for prizes in WTMD’s Performance Space in Towson. Support your favorite band and your favorite radio station. Information at WTMD.org

Conor & The Wild Hunt with Thieves & Lovers opening will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755

Stanley Cowell performs his “Juneteenth Suite” at An Die Musik Live! on Saturday. 410-385-2638

Traditional Irish music by The Glory Reel is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Sunday. (410) 637-3728

Puerto Rican singer Taína Asili and her band will be at Baltimore Pride, N. Charles St and 24th St. in the Brown Rice Parking Lot, on Sunday at 4pm.

Jack Williams will be at the World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase at The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, MD on Sunday. 866-412-5943

 

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. The Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter at 7:30pm. 888.646.BFMS

The Songster Series: Don Palmer hosted by Brooks Long is at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. Friday it’s Nick and Luke and Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band. 410-276-1651

The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: Yonder Mountain String Band w/ Great Peacock; Wednesday: David Crosby & Friends; Thursday: Junior Brown; Saturday: Tal Wilkenfeld. 410-268-4545

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Tuesday: David Crosby & Sky Trails Band; Wednesday: The English Beat; Friday: the subdudes; Saturday: Junior Brown. 703-549-7500

The War and Treaty

The War and Treaty

WTMD’s First Thursday Festival presented by Brewers Hill continues this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Six bands on two stages and still free: The War and Treaty, Eli Paperboy Reed, Tyler Ramsey from Band of Horses, Sunflower Bean, The Ron Holloway Band, and Illiterate Light. Music starts at 5:30pm.

Uptown Concerts presents Maine singer/songwriter Dave Rowe at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Thursday: Yarn w/ Skribe; Friday: Portraits in Soundry tribute with Daryl Davis, Patty Reese, Sean Chyun, and more; Saturday: Soul Carckers; Sunday: Liz Longley solo w/ Justin Trawick. 443.283.1200

The First Friday Show happens at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Friday. (410) 637-3728

Also Friday, Davina and the Vagabonds are at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD 301.581.5100

Robin Bullock’s Robinwood Guitar Retreat is Friday through Sunday at Shepherd’s Spring Retreat Center in Sharpsburg, MD.

phoam

WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes series continues this Saturday with Phoam playing the music of Phish for kids. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the show starts at 11:00 a.m. at Power Plant Live’s enclosed outdoor plaza stage. Tickets at SaturdayMorningTunes.com

Saturday is Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble’s 40th Anniversary Concert at Maryland Hall in Annapolis, MD feat. Charm City Junction, Tim O’Brien, and more.

Also Saturday, Meghan Cary will be at Deer Creek Coffeehouse in Darlington. The show is part of a book-signing concert tour in support of her new book, Sing Louder: The Stories Behind the Songs. 443-877-7125

The Andrew Collins Trio from Canada is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Sunday. 410.752.4515

Sunday at 4:30 The Wildmans family bluegrass band perform a free show at Hill Center in Washington DC.

Also Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Lynn Hollyfield, Eli Lev, and Barbara Martin at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121

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

On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: The English Beat; Wednesday: Tommy Tutone w/ The Cryers; Friday: Cowboy Mouth w/ Wyoming Exploded; Saturday: Chris Duarte and Indigenous. 410-268-4545

Sean Jones and Raul Midón are at the new Keystone Korner Baltimore jazz club on Tuesday & Wednesday. 410·946·6726

The BFMS Song Swap is Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Saturday it’s Thinking Like a Mountain. (410) 637-3728

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Thursday: Joanne Shaw Taylor w/ Pressing Strings; Friday: Paul Thorn w/ Steve Poltz; Saturday: Marc Cohn w/ Chelsea Williams. 703-549-7500

DuoDuo Quartet

DuoDuo Quartet

The trio Mountain Man is at the Creative Alliance on Wednesday. Thursday it’s Little Mazarn w/ Mole Suit Choir. DuoDuo Quartet: Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss, Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet is on Friday. On Sunday at 6pm, Baltimore music researcher and record producer Ian Nagoski presents “Don’t Let Me Be Lost To You: Early 20th Century Near Eastern Musics in New York City” in the Marquee Lounge. Sunday at 7:30pm is Banda Magda bringing diverse musicians with South American rhythms, jazz improvisation, and songs in six languages.. 410-276-1651

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a tribute to Bob Dylan with The Kennedys and Rod MacDonald at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Thursday. 301-754-3611

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Thursday: Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience; Saturday: Joe Pug w/ Angel Snow. 443.283.1200

Thursday, Karen Jonas is at Union Stage in Washington, DC. 877.987.6487

HighTime

HighTime

On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents the traditional trio HighTime from Ireland at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099

Also Friday, Black Masala and John Papa Gros Band are at The 8×10. Saturday is An Evening With Better Off Dead. 410-625-2000

The monthly Folkal Point concert series is Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with Caleb Stine and Kagey Parrish from the Honey Dewdrops. 410-385-2638

The Old Part of Town

The Old Part of Town

The Old Part of Town is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Saturday. 410.752.4515

The next Baltimore Squaredance is at Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown on Saturday. (443) 699-3040

The 48th annual Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention is Sunday at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. 410-857-2771

The 39th FSGW Washington Folk Festival is Saturday and Sunday in Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo MD. Artists include Trio Sefardi, Seth Kibel & Friends, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, The 19th Street Band, Orchester Praževica, Magpie, Tabla for Two, Dede Wyland & the Do-Rights, Halau Ho’omau I ka Wai Ola O Hawai’i, Joe Uehlein & the U-Liners, Lulu’s Fate, and lots more.

Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café presents an evening of music and poetry with Maryland’s Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri, Geoffrey Himes and Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

 

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

The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179

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

Roy Zimmerman (photo by Scott Hurst)

Roy Zimmerman (photo by Scott Hurst)

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.

Joe Newberry & April Verch

Joe Newberry & April Verch

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

 

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. 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 Church of the Nativity. 888.646.BFMS

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Karan Casey from Ireland at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Richard Thompson solo acoustic is sold out; Tuesday: Gordon Lightfoot; Wednesday: B.B. King Blues Band feat. Michael Lee; Thursday: Keller Williams; Sunday: Peter Mayer & Brendan Mayer from Jimmy Buffett’s band. 410-268-4545

On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179

Charming Disaster (photo by Shervin Lainez)

Charming Disaster (photo by Shervin Lainez)

Goth-folk duo Charming Disaster with Trucker Talk are at Black Cherry Puppet Theater next to Hollins Market in southwest Baltimore on Tuesday. 410-752-7272

The American Folklife Center presents Serbian Roma music by Eva Salina and Peter Stan at the Whittall Pavilion of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.

Uptown Concerts presents Caroline Hester with her daughters Amy & Karla Blume at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

The next BSOPulse concert is Thursday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Rhiannon Giddens.

Instrumental trio Big Lazy plays noir and twang with a filmic sensibility at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Thursday. 202-650-9351

Also Thursday, Jackie Greene is at City Winery in Washington, DC. (202) 250-2531

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Thursday: Adam Ezra Group w/ Vintage Pistol; Friday: Deanna Bogart Band w/ Eric Scott Trio. 443.283.1200

Jealous of the Birds, a project of Irish singer Naomi Hamilton, is the next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson on Friday. Come see the show live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.

Le Vent du Nord

Le Vent du Nord

Québec folk quintet Le Vent du Nord are at the Creative Alliance on Friday. Saturday it’s Lift Me Up: A Night of Gospel Masters with The Legendary Ingramettes. 410-276-1651

Molly Tuttle is at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC on Friday. 202.380.9620

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Friday: 3rd Annual Desperado’s/Wax Museum Reunion featuring NRBQ and The Skip Castro Band. 703-549-7500

The Spring Gulch Folk Festival is Friday through Sunday in New Holland, PA. Artists include Eileen Ivers, Joe Jencks, Mike Agranoff, Mile 12, Tom Rush, David Jacobs-Strain & Bob Beach, Trout Fishing in America, Dave Gunning, Jim Lauderdale, Dennis Stroughmatt and L’Espirit Creole, plus more.

Sumaia Jackson

Sumaia Jackson

Dare to Be Square DMV Dance Weekend in Prince William Forest Park, VA is Friday through Sunday.

Fiddler Sumaia Jackson is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Saturday. (410) 637-3728

On Sunday, Red Molly is at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000

Also next Sunday Miss Tess & the Talkbacks have a free show at Hill Center in Washington DC at 4:30pm.