Jimmy LaFave, who moved to Austin in the mid-1980s and became one of the city’s most prominent singer-songwriters of the past several decades, died Sunday night after a yearlong battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He was 61.

Jesse LaFave, a nephew, confirmed Monday that Jimmy died at home in the company of family and loved ones about 9 p.m.

“It was almost like something out of a movie, but a really sad movie where you already knew how it was going to end,” he said. “But he wanted to pass away at his house, and that’s exactly what he did.”

Born July 12, 1955, in Wills Point, about an hour east of Dallas, LaFave moved with his family to rural Payne County in Oklahoma as a youth and attended Donart High School in nearby Stillwater, Okla. A photo from 1973 shows a teenage LaFave performing in the school’s talent show. His childhood acoustic guitar is featured in a display at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Okla.

He played regularly in Stillwater nightclubs after high school and, along with other rising Oklahoma songwriters of the era such as Bob Childers and Terry Buffalo Ware, helped establish what became known as red-dirt music, a rootsy mix of country, folk, blues and rock. He recorded his first two albums during that time, though they received little notice beyond his home region.

After LaFave moved to Austin, he gradually rose to the fore of the city’s music scene. His 1988 tape “Highway Angels … Full Moon Rain” was recognized as the best cassette release at that year’s Austin Music Awards. Soon he began hosting a weekly open mic at Chicago House, a popular Sixth Street acoustic haven in the 1990s. Early on, he began wearing the vintage leather driving cap that became a nearly omnipresent part of his outfit onstage.

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Playlist for Sunday, May 21st

Posted: May 21, 2017 in Playlist

Detour Playlist
Paul Hartman
May 21, 2017 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Time, artist, song, album, label, notes

5:01PM Beoga “The Bonny Ship, the Diamond” Before We Change Our Mind [www.BeogaMusic.com] Ireland

5:05PM David Childers “Belmont Ford” Run Skeleton Run [Ramseur]

5:07PM Cyndi Lauper “Detour” Detour [Sire] w/Emmylou Harris; Opening theme

5:13PM Mouths of Babes “Beehive” Brighter in the Dark [www.MouthsOfBabesMusic.com]

The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels

5:16PM The Steel Wheels “Take Me to the Ending” Wild As We Came Here [TheSteelWheels.com]

5:20PM Mokoomba “Luyando” Luyando [Out/Here] Zimbabwe

5:26PM Ani DiFranco “Deferred Gratification” Binary [Righteous Babe]

5:29PM Simple Gifts “Rasbitahyn Gisn” Crosing Borders [Purple Finch] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:31PM Susana Seivane “Tres muiñeiras” Susana Seivane [Green Linnet] Spain (Galicia)

5:40PM The Once “Anthem” The Once [Borealis] Canada (Newfoundland)

5:45PM Carrie Elkin “American Tune” The Penny Collector [www.CarrieElkin.com]

5:50PM Miss Tess & the Talkbacks “Give It Up or Let Me Go” The Love I Have for You [Signature Sounds] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

Elemotho

Elemotho

5:55PM Elemotho “Heela” Beautiful World [ARC Music] Namibia

6:00PM Porch Setters Union “Farewell to Grapes on the Road” Farewell to Grapes on the Road [www.Facebook.com/porchsettersunion]

6:03PM Ani Cordero “Corrupción” Querido Mundo [Self-released] Puerto Rico

6:07PM Bumper Jacksons “Get On Up” I’ve Never Met a Stranger [www.BumperJacksons.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:10PM Stan Rogers “The Mary Ellen Carter” The Very Best of Stan Rogers [Borealis] Canada

6:15PM Lau “Banks of Marble” Live [Compass] Scotland

6:21PM The Del McCoury Band “Californy Gold” Del and Woody [McCoury Music] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:25PM The Nightingale Trio “Vo Naše Selo Malovo” Izvora [www.NightingaleTrio.com]

6:28PM Little Feat “Two Trains” Hoy-Hoy! [Warner Bros.] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:33PM Mohammad Reza Shajarian & Kayhan Kalhor “Desert” Night Silence Desert [Traditional Crossroads] Iran

6:39PM Runrig “The Stamping Ground” Day of Days [Ridge/Columbia] Scotland

6:47PM Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi “Shortnin’ Bread” Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train [M.C. Records]

Sera Cahoone

Sera Cahoone

6:51PM Sera Cahoone “Ladybug” From Where I Started [Self-relased]

6:54PM The Jerry Cans “Paniarjuk” Inuusiq [www.TheJerryCans.com] Canada (Nunavut)

6:57PM Väsen “Johsefins dopvals” Trio [NorthSide] Sweden; Closing theme

The Del McCoury Band

The Del McCoury Band

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 with members of Hot Club of Baltimore and Ultrafaux at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s the Baltimore Bluegrass Jam at the Five & Dime Ale House. 443-835-2179

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

Miss Tess

Miss Tess

Miss Tess and the Talkbacks and Christopher Paul Stelling are at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. Friday it’s “B’More B Goode – A Celebration of the words and music of Chuck Berry” with boogie woogie piano master and longtime Chuck Berry pianist, Daryl Davis, along with the Ursula Ricks Band, Quinton Randall, Caleb Stine, Brooks Long, LaFayette Gilchrist and Gina DeLuca. 410-276-1651

Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement are at the Rooster & Hen General Store in Catonsville on Wednesday. 443-341-6166

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Wednesday. 301-754-3611

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Wednesday: Strung Like a Horse and Head for the Hills; Thursday: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Swampcandy; Friday: A Tribute to Duke Ellington starring The John Blount-Dave Tucker Big Band; Saturday: Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago; Sunday: John Mayall w/ Bill Carter. 410-268-4545

The American Folklife Center presents The Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers and Chum Ngek Ensemble at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.

Shannon McNally

Shannon McNally

Shannon McNally is at Hill Country Live in Washington DC on Thursday. 202-556-2050

Delfest is Thursday through Sunday in Cumberland, MD featuring The Del McCoury Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, Béla Fleck & Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon, Hot Rize, Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, Steep Canyon Rangers, Donna the Buffalo, Billy Strings, Cris Jacobs, and lots more.

Friday through Sunday is Folk College at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. Workshops for all levels including total non-musicians, jamming, singing, workshops, and concerts featuring Simple Gifts, Happy Traum, Bumper Jacksons, Anna & Elizabeth, John Lilly, Appleseed Collective, Maivish and many more.

Little Feat is at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on Sunday. 410-280-5640

Playlist for Sunday, May 14th

Posted: May 14, 2017 in Playlist

Detour Playlist
Paul Hartman
May 14, 2017 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Time, artist, song, album, label, notes

5:00PM Fairport Convention “Set Me Up” Red & Gold [Rough Trade] England

Taarka

Taarka

5:04PM Taarka “I Could Really Use You Now” Fading Mystery [Taarka.com]

5:10PM Cyndi Lauper “Detour” Detour [Sire] w/Emmylou Harris; Opening theme

5:16PM Keith Murphy “Lukey’s Boat” Suffer No Loss [www.BlackIsleMusic.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:19PM Hanneke Cassel “Passing Place/Silver Special” Trip to Walden Pond [www.HannekeCassel.com]

5:23PM Aurelio “Funa Tugudirugu” Darandi [Stonetree/RealWorld] Honduras (Garifuna)

5:29PM Arlo Guthrie “Oh Mom” Someday [Rising Son] Happy Mother’s Day!

5:32PM Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “Vogon Airlock” Part 2 [BBC Radio] Happy Mother’s Day!

5:33PM Grateful Dead “Mama Tried” Grateful Dead [Rhino/Warner Bros.] Happy Mother’s Day!

5:38PM John Gorka “Down in the Milltown” Before Beginning [Red House/Blue Chalk] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:42PM Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ “She Knows How to Rock Me” Tajmo [Concord]

Charm City Reactors

Charm City Reactors

5:44PM The Charm City Reactors “Hot Tar” All Good Things [Self-released] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:51PM The Duhks “Love is the Seventh Wave” The Duhks [Sugar Hill] Canada

5:55PM Battlefield Band “We Work the Black Seam” Celtic Hotel [Temple] Scotland

5:50PM Loose Ties “Englishman in New York” Planet Bluegrass [Planet Bluegrass] Various artists CD

6:08PM Oysterband “My Country Too” (single) [Oysterband.co.uk] England

6:10PM The Piedmont Melody Makers “Troublesome Waters” Wonderful World Outside [Vigortone] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:15PM Cheryl Wheeler “Gandhi/Buddha” Greetings From Cheryl Wheeler Live [DIAS] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:20PM Cheryl Wheeler “Gandhi/Buddha counter version” Greetings From Cheryl Wheeler Live [DIAS] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

Tabu Ley Rochereau

Tabu Ley Rochereau

6:24PM Tabu Ley Rochereau and Afrisa “Salongo Part 1” Zaïre 74 – The African Artists [Wrasse] Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaïre); Various artists CD

6:27PM The Hummingbyrds “Goodbye, Virginia” Purgatory Emporium [TheHummingbyrds.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:32PM Wu Man and Master Musicians From the Silk Route “Ushshaq” Borderlands [Smithsonian Folkways] China/Tajikistan/etc.

6:39PM The Dustbowl Revival “Good Egg” The Dustbowl Revival [Signature Sounds]

6:43PM Mipso “Talking in My Sleep” Coming Down the Mountain [MipsoMusic.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:46PM Gordon Lightfoot “I’m Not Sayin’/Ribbon of Darkness” Gord’s Gold [Reprise] Canada; Playing in the Baltimore area this week

Hardened and Tempered

Hardened and Tempered

6:49PM Hardened and Tempered “Ricochet” The Trailer Sessions [www.HardenedAndTempered.com]

6:53PM Ímar “Happy Clappy” Afterlight [www.ImarBand.com] Scotland, Ireland, England, Isle of Man

6:56PM Väsen “Johsefins dopvals” Trio [NorthSide] Sweden; Closing theme

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. BFMS is presenting a concert of sea songs, old and new, by 24-year veteran of Her Majesty’s Royal Naval diesel submarines, Tom Lewis, on Sunday at Lovely Lane Church. 888.646.BFMS

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

Monday, Justin Townes Earle with The Sadies and Sammy Brue are at Baltimore Soundstage. Friday is the Dirty Grass Players. (410) 244-0057

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Monday: An Evening with David Crosby & Friends; Tuesday: Gordon Lightfoot; Wednesday: Big Sam’s Funky Nation; Thursday: David Sanborn (2 shows); Saturday: Delbert McClinton; Sunday afternoon: Anders Osborne (solo); Sunday evening: The Lettermen. 410-268-4545

An Evening With Snail MailWTMD presents an evening with Snail Mail on Tuesday at WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Be part of the studio audience, or listen live at 9pm on 89.7 FM and wtmd.org. Tickets at Missiontix.com

There’s Harmony Singing at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Tuesday. Saturday is a concert by Rachel Bell. (410) 637-3728

Mipso and Jordan August are at The 8×10 on Tuesday. It’s bluegrass night on Thursday with The Hummingbyrds and Mountain Ride. 410-625-2000

On Tuesday Sylvan Esso and Lucy Dacus appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown. 410-244-1131

At the Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre in Easton MD, Tuesday: Alejandro Escovedo; Wednesday: Heather Nova & Mishka Frith with Kate Grom; Thursday: The Brother Brothers; Friday: Danny Burns; Saturday: Pressing Strings; Sunday: Shannon McNally. 410-822-7299

There’s an old-time jam at Rocklands Winery in Poolesville on Wednesday.

Drawing from the traditional music of Newfoundland, Eastern Canada and Québec, Keith Murphy will appear at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House on Friday. (443) 333-9613

Red Sammy has 3 shows this weekend: Friday at the Blue Side Tavern in Frederick. Saturday they’ll be one of 60 bands at The Thing 2017 – their show is 2pm at the Tenth Ward Distillery. And Sunday they’ll be at 7 Locks Brewing in Rockville.

John Gorka

John Gorka

Cheryl Wheeler

Cheryl Wheeler

Uptown Concerts presents Cellar Stage Columbia featuring singer/songwriters John Gorka and Cheryl Wheeler at Temple Isaiah in Fulton MD on Saturday. 410-521-9099

Lea Gilmore with the Juke Joint Allstars are at the Creative Alliance on Saturday. Anacostia Delta Band and Friends are celebrating Danny Gatton & Roy Buchanan on Sunday. 410-276-1651

It’s rumored to be The Charm City Reactors’ final gig at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Saturday. 410.752.4515

Flogging Molly is at the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Saturday.

Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish

The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Artists include the Mavericks, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Samantha Fish, Jonny Lang, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Swamp Candy.

Next Sunday, Focus Music presents The Boxcar Lilies at Congregation Tikvat Israel in Rockville. (301) 461-3600

The Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music annual picnic is Sunday at Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville, Delaware with the Piedmont Melody Makers. (302) 321-6466

Playlist for Sunday, May 7th

Posted: May 7, 2017 in Playlist
Mokoomba

Mokoomba

Detour Playlist
Paul Hartman
May 7, 2017 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Time, artist, song, album, label, notes

Dave Gunning

Dave Gunning

5:00PM Dave Gunning “A Tractor” Lift [www.DaveGunning.com] Canada (Nova Scotia)

5:03PM Mélisande [Électrotrad] “Sur la ritintin” Les Millésimes [Borealis] Canada (Québec)

5:07PM Country Gentlemen “Detour” Good as Gold [Sugar Hill] Opening theme

5:13PM Mokoomba “Kumukanda” Luyando [Out/Here] Zimbabwe

5:18PM Phil Cunningham “The Palomino Waltz/Donna’s Waltz” The Palomino Waltz [Green Linnet] Scotland

5:23PM Steep Canyon Rangers “Monumental Fool” David Holt’s State of Music 2 [DavidHolt.com] Various artists CD

5:30PM Robin & Linda Williams “My Lucky Day” These Old Dark Hills [Red House] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:34PM Anne Hills “Hard Times Are Here Again” The Things I Notice Now [Appleseed] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:37PM Reckless Kelly “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” Reckless Kelly Was Here [Sugar Hill] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:46PM Zoe & Cloyd “Jewel of the Caspian Sea” Eyes Brand New [www.ZoeAndCloyd.com]

Alex Cuba

Alex Cuba

5:50PM Alex Cuba “Yo Sé Quién Soy” Lo Único Constante [www.AlexCuba.com] Cuba/Canada

5:54PM Bill Phelan “Whiskey, You’re the Devil/Whiskey Before Breakfast” Passage West [www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BillPhelan]

5:58PM Oysterband “One Green Hill” Trawler [Cooking Vinyl] England

6:01PM Vieux Farka Touré “Homafu Wawa” Samba [Six Degrees] Mali

6:09PM The Waifs “I Won’t Go Down” Ironbark [Compass] Australia

6:14PM The Bucking Mules “Wild Geese at Flight” Smoke Behind the Clouds [Free Dirt]

6:17PM Dave Morrison “Nothing Left to Lose” Nothing Left to Lose [Trough]

6:23PM Elias Alexander, Eamon Sefton, Kathleen Parks, Patrick Bowling “Grammy’s Trip to Oregon” Bywater [EliasAlexander.com]

6:28PM Oumou Sangaré “Bena Bena” Mogoya [Nø Førmat!] Mali

6:34PM Maureen Choi Quartet “Ida y Vuelta” Ida y Vuelta [www.MaureenChoi.com]

6:41PM Levi Parham “Chemical Train” These American Blues [Music Road]

6:47PM Charm City Junction “I’m Troubled” Charm City Junction [Patuxent] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:50PM Carrie Elkin “My Brother Said” The Penny Collector [www.CarrieElkin.com]

Santtu Karhu & Talvisovat

Santtu Karhu & Talvisovat

6:53PM Santtu Karhu & Talvisovat “Regipajo” Hyvästit Karjala [Hot Igloo] Russia (Republic of Karelia)

6:57PM Väsen “Johsefins dopvals” Trio [NorthSide] Sweden; Closing theme

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 with members of Hot Club of Baltimore and Ultrafaux at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House. 443-835-2179

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Monday: Lucinda Williams w/ Erika Wennerstrom (of the Heartless Bastards); Tuesday: Christopher Cross; Wednesday: Kris Kristofferson; Thursday & Friday: Reckless Kelly w/ Blue Water Highway; Sunday: The Everly Brothers Experience featuring The Zmed Brothers. 410-268-4545

Joe Falero Band

Joe Falero Band

At the Creative Alliance Tuesday: Polka madness with The Alex Meixner Band; Wednesday is a blues jam hosted by Jonathan Gilmore; Saturday: Bailar Sin Miedo w/ Joe Falero Band; Sunday: Robin & Linda Williams. 410-276-1651

There’s a Ukulele Meetup at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Wednesday. Thursday a concert by The Witches and Friday is Songs of Freedom. (410) 637-3728

The final WTMD & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra BSOPulse concert of the season is Thursday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Lower Dens. Doors open at 5:30 for a pre-concert party featuring live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries. The concert will be broadcast live on 89.7 at 8:30.

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) at Seekers Church in Takoma Park MD on Wednesday. 301-754-3611

Anne Hills

Anne Hills

On Friday, Uptown Concerts at The Cellar Stage Baltimore features Anne Hills & David Roth. The Cellar Stage is located in Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton on Harford Road. 410-521-9099

Also Friday, OCEAN Celtic Quartet will be at Carroll Cafe in Seekers Church, Takoma Park MD. 301-562-4147

Another Friday show is Bumper Jacksons CD release concert at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000

The Baltimore Band Block Party is Saturday 1:30-10:30pm at WTMD studios in Towson featuring 12 Baltimore bands. Support your favorite band by purchasing tickets or making a donation at Missiontix.com.

Brooksie Wells

Brooksie Wells

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 Brooksie Wells. 410-529-7176

There’s a songwriter’s round robin featuring Karen Goldberg, John Seay, Sarah Pinsker and hostess Georgie Jessup at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755

The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival in Washington DC is Saturday. Artists include Town Mountain, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Woodshedders, Walter Martin, Charm City Junction w/Ken Kolodner, Sligo Creek Stompers, The War and Treaty, The Honey Dewdrops and many more.

Also Saturday, Rachael Sage will be at the Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre in Easton MD. 410-822-7299

And Paul Kelly from Australia is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Saturday. 703/255-1566

Playlist for Sunday, April 30th

Posted: April 30, 2017 in Playlist

Detour Playlist
Paul Hartman
April 30, 2017 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Time, artist, song, album, label, notes

5:03PM Joe Jencks “The Great Fast Food Strike” Rise as One [www.JoeJencks.com]

5:07PM Oysterband “Hal-an-Tow” Trawler [Cooking Vinyl] England

5:11PM 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

5:18PM Jayme Stone “Drunken Hiccups” Jayme Stone’s Folklife [Borealis] Canada; Playing in the Baltimore area this week

Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras

5:21PM Las Cafeteras “Vamos to the Beach” Tastes Like LA [LasCafeteras.com]

5:24PM Battlefield Band “The Canongate Twitch/Steamboat to Detroit/Twenty Pounds of Gin/Break Yer Bass Drone” The Producer’s Choice [Temple] Scotland

5:32PM Mokoomba “Mokole” Luyando [Out/Here] Zimbabwe; Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:36PM Brooks Williams “Out on the Rolling Sea” Brooks’ Blues [www.BrooksWilliams.com]

The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels

5:42PM The Steel Wheels “Scrape Me Off the Ceiling” Wild as We Came Here [TheSteelWheels.com]

5:44PM Bumper Jacksons “Many Paths” I’ve Never Met a Stranger [BumperJacksons.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

Tret Fure

Tret Fure

5:48PM Tret Fure “Tender” Rembrandt Afternoons [www.TretFure.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:54PM Annie Moscow “Lola” Passing Trains [www.AnnieMoscow.com]

5:57PM Joan Baez “Biko” The Gold Castle Masters [Razor & Tie]

6:02PM Pat Wictor “The Trial” This is Absolutely Real – Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs [Risky Disc]

6:06PM Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ “Don’t Leave Me Here” Tajmo [Concord]

6:13PM Lydia Sylvia Martin “Strawberry Bones” Chasing the Ghost [www.LydiaSylvia.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:16PM The Stray Birds “When I Die” Magic Fire [Yep Roc] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:22PM Sver “Måsså, Ti Nåsså” Fryd [www.SverFolk.com] Norway

6:26PM Ryanhood “Alright Tonight” Yearbook [www.RyanHood.com]

6:30PM The Andrew Collins Trio “Light From the Darkness” And It Was Good [www.AndrewCollinsTrio.com] Canada

6:37PM The Jerry Cans “Iqqanaijarumanngittunga” Inuusiq [www.TheJerryCans.com] Canada (Nunavut)

6:43PM Cosy Sheridan “Woody Guthrie Watch Over Me” Sometimes I Feel Too Much [www.CosySheridan.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:46PM Letitia Van Sant and the Bonafides “Rising Tide” Parts + Labor [LetitiaVanSant.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

Luka Bloom (photo c; 2012 Claire Burge, Dublin)

Luka Bloom (photo © 2012 Claire Burge, Dublin)

6:50PM Luka Bloom “Ciara” Dreams in America [Compass] Ireland

6:52PM Les Amazones d’Afrique “Nebao” République d’Amazone [RealWorld] Mali, Benin, Gabon, Nigeria

6:56PM Väsen “Johsefins dopvals” Trio [NorthSide] Sweden; Closing theme

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

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

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Monday: Martin Barre of Jethro Tull; Tuesday & Wednesday: Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles; Friday: 10,000 Maniacs; Saturday: Tommy Castro & Mike Zito. 410-268-4545

The Stray Birds are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Tuesday. 703/255-1566

Laura Wortman of the Honey Dewdrops and Letitia Van Sant with Brice Randall Bickford, Ralph White, and Velvet Pines will be in concert at the Holy Underground on Maryland Avenue on Wednesday.

Jayme Stone

Jayme Stone

The American Folklife Center presents Jayme Stone at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon. Then there’s an open mic with Jayme Stone and Todd Harvey at the Botkin Lecture Hall at 2:30pm.

WTMD’s free First Thursday concerts are back for another summer season this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Now double the fun with six bands on two stages: Good Old War, Craig Finn, Stone Senate, The Districts, Sun Club, and Pressing Strings. Music starts at 5:30pm.

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

Mokoomba

Mokoomba

Mokoomba from Zimbabwe will be at the Creative Alliance on Friday. Bumper Jacksons has a CD release concert on Saturday. 410-276-1651

Xiaofen Min

Xiaofen Min

Chinese pipa player Xiaofen Min with John Shock & Paul Margolis of Stone Hill All-Stars & the Polkats are at An Die Musik Live! on Friday. 410-385-2638

Lydia Sylvia Martin is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Friday. (410) 637-3728

The monthly Folkal Point concert series continues Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with Birdhouse (Serena Miller & Graham vonBriesen of Legends of Etcetera) and Skribe. 410-385-2638

Mokoomba is one of the musical acts at Washington DC’s Funk Parade day fair on Saturday.

Maggie Sansone and Friends is one of the musical acts at the Sheep and Wool Festival on Saturday and Sunday at Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship.

Magical Strings

Magical Strings

Next Sunday at 2pm, Magical Strings perform on harp and hammered dulcimer at historic Hampton Mansion in Towson.

Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Alan MacEwen and James Von Lenz with host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Cosy Sheridan and Rob Carlson & The Benefit Street Band at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121

Another Sunday show is Courtney Marie Andrews at DC9 in Washington DC. (202) 483-5000

Detour Playlist
Paul Hartman
April 23, 2017 5:00PM – 7:00PM

The annual Detour takeover by Charm City Bluegrass Festival (Phil Chorney, Jordan August, Adam Kirr)

Time, artist, song, album, label, notes

Kipyn Martin

Kipyn Martin

5:01PM Kipyn Martin “Dance Across the Sky” Dance Across the Sky EP [www.KipynMartin.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:06PM Oumou Sangaré “Fadjamou” Mogoya [No Format!] Mali

5:10PM Sleepy LaBeef “Detour” Tomorrow Never Comes [M.C. Records] Opening theme

5:16PM New Grass Revival “Revival” New Grass Revival [EMI America]

5:22PM The Lone Bellow “You Don’t Love Me like You Used To” The Lone Bellow [www.TheLoneBellow.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:26PM Cabinet “Pennsylvania” Celebration [www.CabinetMusic.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:29PM Yonder Mountain String Band “Black Sheep” Black Sheep [Frog Pad/Thirty Tigers] Playing in the Baltimore area this week (Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann)

5:39PM The New Basement Tapes “Spanish Mary” Lost on the River [Harvest]

5:44PM Seldom Scene “Rider” Act 3 [Rebel] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

Cris Jacobs

Cris Jacobs

5:55PM Cris Jacobs “The Devil or Jesse James” Dust to Gold [American Showplace] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:00PM Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass “Fall Branch” Weary River [Patuxent] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:04PM Billy Strings & Don Julin “Beaumont Rag” Fiddle Tune X [Self-released] Playing in the Baltimore area this week (Billy Strings)

6:13PM Milk Carton Kids “New York” Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ [Nonesuch] Various artists LP

6:16PM The String Cheese Incident “Colorado Bluebird Sky” Song in My Head [www.StringCheeseIncident.com]

6:27PM Mandolin Orange “Hey Stranger” Blindfaller [Yep Roc]

6:31PM Sierra Hull “Weighted Mind” Weighted Mind [Rounder]

6:36PM Chris Norman “The Fairy Queen/Hugh O’Donnell” Man With the Wooden Flute [Dorian]

6:46PM John Prine “Illegal Smile” The Best of John Prine [Atlantic]

6:50PM The Lone Bellow “Heaven Don’t Call” Then Came the Morning [Descendent] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

Dustbowl Revival

Dustbowl Revival

6:53PM Dustbowl Revival “Never Had to Go” With a Lampshade On [DustbowlRevival.com] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:56PM Väsen “Johsefins dopvals” Trio [NorthSide] Sweden; Closing theme