An exhibit honoring the banjo, the folk music instrument which has been played in Maryland since the 1740s. The exhibit includes displays including one of the first commercially produced banjos in America, created by Baltimorean William E. Boucher.
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"Soulful guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Haunting melodies and thoughtful lyrics, delivered with a bold voice and artful guitar playing."
Rockin dreamy pop brought to you by Baltimore's own Abby Mott. Complete details at http://www.abbymott.com
Al-n-Nelson consist of Al Davis, vocalist and drummer and Nelson Thomas, 12-string guitar, harmonica, and vocals. Range from Jimmy Buffet to Incubus, Marvin Gaye to Skynard.
"Solo songmaker/multi-instrumentalist practicing the art of neo-folk/pop. Music focuses on vocal melody, surreal textures and poetic lyrics. Instrumentation includes electric/classical guitar, saxophone, drums, piano and voice."
"Andrew James has been brandishing his style of folk rock since his early teens. He's captivated audiences with his netherworld vocals, arena echoing guitar picking and amazing live show."
Folk/country/rock band featuring Ned Oldham, brother to Bonnie Prince Billy/Palace's Will. Currently inactive/defunct.
"En Vind Av Sorg
La seg tungst
De Eldstes hus
En eim av Frost
pa en allerede Frossen sjel
Et savn av Hyllest
fra disse De Edle sinn
Minnes de svundne Tider
Et Hav av Tid
har gaet siden Den gang
Norroners tro og skikk
Til Skogen hjem en Kom
og trakk luften inn
Her lukter det Kristen manns blod
- igler pa Vare Hjerter"
"Not just returned from a tour as not the official George W. Bush re-election campaign band, Big Hats and No Cattle is a Folk and Trad Jazz trio. Tom McHugh, impresario of The Mainstay, has described the band as 'Peter Paul and Mary Meets the Smothers Brothers.' Their influences are much wider, though, including Louis Armstrong, Yip Harberg and Bill Morressey."
Blue Line is a group of young musicians playing bluegrass and folk music. Their renditions of old standards by Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Stanley Brothers, as well as newer material and exciting originals, have brought crowds of all ages to their concerts. They feature intricate instrumentals and tight vocal arrangements; every note is delivered with authority and style.
Founded in 2007, The Brass Roots Quintet, is solely comprised of Peabody Conservatory undergraduate students. Coached by first trumpeter Joe Burgstaller of the Canadian Brass, the group is one of the most impressive ensembles in the Baltimore area. Known for its exceptional musical interpretation and unified sound, the Brass Roots has received praise from the world-renowned faculty of the Peabody Institute as well as audiences of both public and private Baltimore.
"Brian Adam Ant is a 23 year old singer/songwriter living in Baltimore. He released his second full length album, Separation Celebration, in February 2007. Along with being a prolific singer/songwriter, he also plays bass in acclaimed Baltimore bands Evolve and the Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad."
"Providing Live Music For All Types Of Events
Varieties of Acts Include:
(3)Trio band performance including Vocal Harmonies, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums
The Brian Farley Band performs over 100 Rock, Country, Pop, and Reggae covers from the 60's to Today and several original singer songwriter songs.
A distinctive dynamic sound and playful audience interaction are what sets this band and its founder apart. The band crosses many music era and genre boundaries and this makes for an energetic and well received variety of music. The band is audience oriented and strives to maintain a positive, fun, and all inclusive atmosphere.
The members of the Brian Farley Band and its founder have been performing in the Baltimore/DC area since summer of 2004. During this time the band and its founder have had the privilege of performing at some of the landmark music venues in the region. The Bands biggest musical influences include Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Bob Marley, Sublime, and Jimi Hendrix.
For Booking Info Contact Brian Farley: 301-385-8124 or firstname.lastname@example.org"
"23 year old Brian Larsen's music blends melodic pop, indie rock, and a hint of folk -- the result is a uniquely appealing and instantly catchy sound. Larsen's finger-picking guitar style and memorable lyrics complete the package, creating songs that are as enjoyable as they are unforgettable. Larsen is on tour with a full band in support of his solo debut album, 'Breaking.'"
"Creative and soulful Pop-Rock oozing with lyrical honesty and matching melodies. Songs are an eclectic mix of Pop, Soul, Blues, Rock, Folk and R&B that combine to detail the ups, downs and in-betweens of life. Skilled and energetic live performers. Entertaining from start to finish."
"Five-piece indie band with strong emphasis on song writing and melody. One of Baltimores most celebrated longest running acts. Have toured over 30 countries including Iraq and Afghanistan."
Prolific singer-songwriter with a tropical bent . . . "music for sailors, boaters, crew and anyone who shares a love of the sea."
"Five piece band with all of its members being current or former Peabody Conservatory students. By combining elements of folk, soul, and classical to the pop/rock genre, Cameron Blake's music can be best described as 'chamber rock.'"
Acoustic guitarist and singer-sonwriter who plays originals along with songs by Sarah McLachlan, Dar Williams, Gillian Welch and Sheryl Crow and others.
The Black Eyed Susan authentic Mississippi river boat hosts a murder mystery and dinner cruise, with a different mystery with each cruise.
Baltimore City Paper, 501 N. Calvert Street, P.O. Box 1377, Baltimore, MD 21278
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