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“This is only Lakou Mizik’s second release, but it is as good a Haitian album as I’ve heard in years—adventurous, original, inspiring and a shot in the arm for anyone tempted to let life’s woes get them down.”
– Afropop Worldwide
“Hooting horns from Haiti’s rara carnival tradition mix with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band; there’s percussion from all sides and an earth-moving bass.”
– New York Times
The Trials of Cato from the U.K. at Cellar Stage last Friday.

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Video: 30 years of Swedish trio Väsen

Posted: March 15, 2019 in Videos
Halfway To Jesus” is a Dulcie Taylor song about climate change and its catastrophic effects across the globe. The song describes resulting storms that should happen so rarely they are called ‘1,000 year storms’. To put that in perspective, that length of time takes us back “halfway to Jesus”. Please share your comments about climate change and what we can do to help our planet. We’re all in this together.


The Institute of Musical Traditions presents The Nighthawks Go Acoustic 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 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

Greg Brown

Greg Brown

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Kasey Chambers w/ Carly Burruss; Thursday: Greg Brown w/ Bo Ramsey; Saturday: The Dirty Grass Players: Dead Allman Brothers Tribute w/ Kendall Street Company; Sunday: Valerie June w/ Thad Cockrell. 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

Tuesday, The Big Cheese Band plus an open mic will be at New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt MD. (301) 474-5642

Kenny White and Thomas Dybdahl are at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe in Washington, DC on Tuesday. (202) 450-2917

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Tuesday: Kasey Chambers w/ Carly Burruss; Friday: Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant — Back By Popular Demand Tour feat. Sarah Lee Guthrie. 703-549-7500

Wednesday, Greg Brown at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000

Thursday, Mandolin Orange is at the 9:30 Club in DC with Mapache. 202-393-0930

Colin Blunstone of the Zombies is at City Winery in Washington, DC on Thursday. (202) 250-2531

Anne Hills and David Roth

Anne Hills and David Roth

On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents Anne Hills and David Roth at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099

Also Friday, it’s the Charm City Bluegrass Festival Battle of the Bands Round 1 part 2 at Union Craft Brewing with Who?> What? When? Why? And Werewolves?, Jacob Panic, Geraldine, and Burt the Durt.

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: The Beatles Love Songs Vol. 1 feat. Todd Wright, Cal Everett, Tom Lofgren, Mike Lofgren, Mark Lofgren, Chuck Sullivan & Ronnie Newmyer; Saturday: The 19th Street Band. 443.283.1200

Zenèn Zeferino y el Sonoro Sueño brings son jarocho from Veracruz, Mexico to Bossa Bistro in Washington on Friday. 202-650-9351

Saturday at 11am is a Uke Jam and then at 3pm is Balfolk, folk dances of France and Brittany, with music by Slyte of Hand at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728

Saturday at 3pm, Simple Gifts will bring music from around the world to Camp Chapel United Methodist Church in Perry Hall. (410) 256-5561

The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Saturday. 410.752.4515

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen (photo © Courtney Middleton)

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen (photo © Courtney Middleton)

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen will be making a live recording at Carroll Arts Center in Westminster on Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. 410-857-2771

Ocean Orchestra’s “Celtic Valentine” concert is Sunday at 3pm at Catonsville Presbyterian Church. 410-747-6180

Darla Jean and the Somethin’ or Others will appear at the Glyndon Grill in Glyndon MD on Sunday. 443-881-4183/

Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant — Back By Popular Demand Tour feat. Sarah Lee Guthrie is at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on Sunday. 410-280-5640

Next Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Shenandoah Run at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121

Also Sunday, Focus Music presents Meghan Cary and Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes at Congregation Tikvat Israel in Rockville. (301) 461-3600

Remain in Light, due for release on June 8, showcases Angélique Kidjo’s take on the Talking Heads classic album.

Detour Playlist
Paul Hartman
May 13, 2018 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Time, artist, song, album, label, notes


5:00PM Playing for Change feat. The Doobie Brothers, Ellis Hall “Listen to the Music” Playing for Change: Listen to the Music [] Various artists CD: USA & various nations

5:04PM Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons w/Phil Wiggins “Shanghai Rooster” A Black & Tan Ball []

5:07PM Jimmy Walker w/Paul Westmoreland & His Pecos River Boys “Detour” Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music 1945 [Bear Family] Opening theme; Various artists CD



5:14PM Johnsmith “The Medicine” Ginkgo []

5:18PM Harv “Grythyttehyl” Polka Raggioso [NorthSide] Sweden

5:22PM Paul Thorn “You Got to Move” Don’t Let the Devil Ride []

5:28PM Laurie MacAllister “Are You Happy Now?” The Lies the Poets Tell []

5:32PM Victoria Vox “Psycho Killer” Victoria Vox and Her Jumping Flea [Obus Music] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:36PM Levon Helm “Tennessee Jed” Electric Dirt [Dirt Farmer/Vanguard]

5:45PM Christine Havrilla “Hole in the Ground” Velocity [] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:49PM Doc & Merle Watson w/T. Michael Coleman “Mole in the Ground” Red Rocking Chair [Flying Fish]

Wolf & Clover

Wolf & Clover

5:54PM Wolf & Clover “The Wild Goose” Wolf & Clover []

5:58PM Sparrow Blue “Black-Eyed Susan” Rabbit in the Moon []

6:02PM Trampled by Turtles “The Middle” Life is Good on the Open Road [Thirty Tigers/Banjodad]

6:08PM Arlo Guthrie “Oh Mom” Someday [Rising Son]

6:11PM Mustard’s Retreat “Motherlode” Home by the Morning [] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:15PM Richard Thompson Band “The Angels Took My Racehorse Away” More Guitar [] England

6:23PM Letitia Van Sant “Sundown Town” Gut It to the Studs [] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

Mdou Moctar

Mdou Moctar

6:26PM Mdou Moctar “Tanzaka” Sounsoume Tanachek [Sahel Sounds] Niger; Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:33PM Liam O’Connor “The Wild Goose (slow air)” The Loom [] Ireland

6:41PM Western Centuries “Far From Home” Songs From the Deluge [Free Dirt] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:47PM Sam Nitzberg “Born Yesterday” Demonstration []

Vivian Leva

Vivian Leva

6:51PM Vivian Leva “Cold Mountains” Time is Everything [Free Dirt]

6:54PM Andy Irvine & Davy Spillane “Chetvorno Horo” East Wind [Tara] Ireland

6:58PM Silly Wizard “The Pearl” Wild & Beautiful [Shanachie] Scotland; Closing theme

Their mission statement:


Playing for Change

By Frenciscobcn [GFDL ( or CC BY 3.0 ( ], from Wikimedia Commons

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.Our primary focus is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power in innovative videos we call Songs Around The World.

Creating these videos motivated us to form the Playing For Change Band—a tangible, traveling representation of our mission, featuring musicians met along our journey, and establish the Playing For Change Foundation—a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building music and art schools for children around the world.

Through these efforts we aim to create hope and inspiration for the future of our planet.


Written by Philadelphia and Manchester UK singer/songwriter Zoe Mulford, “The President Sang Amazing Grace” appears on Whistle Down the Wind, the new album by Joan Baez.

Lankum (photo by Aidan Kelly Murphy ©2016)

Lankum (photo by Aidan Kelly Murphy ©2016)

A few weeks ago, there was a 60th birthday party for Shane McGowan in Dublin. Bono, Sinead O’Connor, Glen Hansard and other Irish stars performed his music, and the President of Ireland gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Another slightly less familiar (at least in the U.S.) name performed — Lankum. They played The Pogues song “The Old Main Drag.”

Lankum is a Dublin-based four-piece that combines distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Rough Trade released their album Between The Earth and Sky a few months ago, and it became one of the best reviewed folk albums of the year with numerous accolades, award nominations and glowing coverage. Although an acoustic group whose repertoire is fundamentally based on traditional song, influenced by legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty, The Dubliners and the Watersons, subtle traces of the group’s collective influences can be detected, ranging from American old-timey music to krautrock and drone.