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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."
"The name As it Subsides has been in the music scene on and off for the last ten years. In my debut album So It Begins, The songs are my thoughts and real life stories pulled from a time in my life where I was searching for a road to home. A path for my life and comfort in myself. I hope that when you listen to my songs, you are reminded that you are not alone and that everyone goes through struggle and makes mistakes. Just keep fighting to find yourself, you will find what you are looking for, and deserve it." -Adam Churchwell-"
Veteran of the Baltimore and Washington music scene who plays house rockin’ blues mixed with roots rock and Tex-Mex. Slim has played at numerous festivals such as the Baltimore Blues Festival, Artscape, Frederick Blues Festival, and Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival. He has opened shows for Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Big Jack Johnson, Bobby Blue Bland, Bo Diddley and others.
Blues, rhythm & blues, and light jazz repetoire including versatility with saxaphone and harmonica leads and enhanced smooth guitar solos.
"Banana Boom plays an amalgamation of rock reggae, ska, and funk. They push the boundaries of modern music to provide a rump shaking listening experience that can only be described as BANANA BOOM!
Come out to one of their shows and prepare to be mezmerized. Feel the island vibe."
Solo indie rock--often kinda dark; often kinda melancholy.
Take a little Billy Joel, add some gospel, Little Feat, and local blues, and you'll get this local singer/songwriter.
"This guy's a real blues player."-Huey Lewis. "It's not rock, it's not jazz, it's blues and playin' blues is what we do." Featuring Bret Littlehales (harmonica, vocals), Matt Kelley (guitar, vocals), Robby Leebrick (drums), and Steve "Wolf" Crescenze (bass).
"The very finest in good-time rock-and-roll dance music."
"This artist spotlight features one of Baltimore’s breakthrough artists, Big Chief. Chief, who is a rapper, songwriter, and producer, embodies the essence of a standup entertainer. A graduate of Frederick Douglass High School’s Music Career’s Program, Big Chief is not only armed with the lyrics it takes to step into the game, but also the business savvy it takes to dominate the game.
"At first glance, you’ll see the long, twisted locks of hair along with a baby face and may think he can’t be all that, but once he hits the stage with his powerful vocals, undeniable confidence, and raw lyrics, you’ll see that he is a force to be reckoned with. Chief initially made a name for himself through appearances on several projects released under the independent label, Straight Up/ Rockmell Records.
"After the success he endured while on Straight Up/ Rockmell Records, Chief decided to take control of his own destiny. In 2005, together with his best friend, he developed his own marketing, promotions, and record label, The Black Republican Music group. When asked to describe his music, Chief says:
“My music is the definition of real life. Marketing and establishing an identity as a strong hip hop artist with the ability to sell is not a goal I feel I cannot achieve. I’m the X-factor to hip hop.”
"This Man Big Shorty Route 40 is like the Lenny Kravitz/Jimmy Hendrix/The Artist formely Known as to the hip hop sceen of Murderland with his super sonic style. The whole city backs his lyrics of reality from poverty to plush living as he has experienced it all truly. Watch how he rises to the top like c.r.e.a.m knowing the ins & out to the digital age of indy biz. Now he's rubbing elbows closely with Ruff Ryders and Westcoast Riders on the underworld circuit of muscle tactics Truly. The way it looks the industry should make way for the young champ in his hay day of wordplay souffle!"
"Black-Eyed Susan is a band that has successfully earned its place amongst its fans as well as throughout the music industry. Over the last ten years the Baltimore, MD based group has achieved its goals through the
creation of a sound unlike any other today. With Aaron's soulful nuances, Matt's high flying guitar work and Adam's solid and creative drumming, BES is a very impressive musical entity. Their sound is a blend of musical colors ranging from soul, funk, rock, blues and jazz. Along with writing both simple and intricate compositions, the band blends beautiful harmonies that any music lover would appreciate. Each song converges on the listener with the warmth and acceptance that harmonic enthusiasts spend lifetimes seeking out. Adventurous, temperate, intimate and dependable, Black-Eyed Susan continues to suprise
and delight even the most veteran devotee. Recently, the band has become a trio which has challenged them and forced them to mature to an even greater level of intensity and feeling. BES has always shared a strong sense of community, friendship, and a warm family vibe amongst its three members as well as its fans. The band prides itself onstage to create a live performance that will touch and tingle the soul of anybody who listens."
"Rockin 4 piece Blues with 3 lead vocalist, harp, slide and acoustic playing a diverse mix of covers and originals."
An explosive Blues, Funk and Rock Trio. Electric Blues and Rock originals and classic favorites, as well as a few "Dead Sets" that create a great mix of Rock and Dead Head
Houserockin' concert dance band whose motto is "Dance at Your Own Damn Risk".
Blues Unchained is a six piece band playing traditional rocking electric blues.
"Known in the DMV area as Embrace AKA Baltimore Son, Brace decided to revamp his persona from a somewhat street savvy hip hop nerd to an all around alternative artist. Delving into every genre he can get to from Techno to 50s Jazz, his music displays a variety of sounds and emotion."
"An up and coming artist, producer with inspirational life music."
"Buddy Ivory has been inspired by many great musical styles over the years. With original music encompassing the best in rock, country, funk, rhythm and blues, and all the good stuff in between. Featuring a solid ensemble of seasoned players, they provide the listener with that "get off your seat beat" with a dash of old school rock and rhythm and blues. Our new CD "Rough Cut" is now available.
Buddy Ivory’s music is an entertaining mix of a multi-genre format of down to earth rhythm and blues, rock, soul, country, and blues-rock, that will make you want to get up and dance. From the country rock sounds of “Alabama Fighting Men” to the rock tune Pretty Faces, and the funky “Wait For Me; The Buddy Ivory Band have put together a unique foot stomping sound that makes you want to get off your seat and dance.
They have released their new CD "Rough Cut" and is available online and in stores.
Visit them at www.buddyivory.com"
"Funky Blues Rock trio featuring Gary Brown on guitar and vocals."
The Black Eyed Susan authentic Mississippi river boat hosts a murder mystery and dinner cruise, with a different mystery with each cruise.
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