The Brakemen (E.J., Burke, Nick, and Caleb) will be playing The Great American Cosmic Songbook every Thursday in January at 1919 (1919 Fleet St). Music will start at 8:30. Some Thursdays there will be friends playing too! Jan 9 features special guest Dan King from Boston; Jan 23rd, the LeeRoys from Charlottesville VA: and Jan 30 Anna Roberts-Gevalt!
Monday, January 13, 2013
7:00 $5 BYOB
Come out for an eclectic night of music at the vibrant warehouse/artspace Brickhaus (2602 Greenmount Ave.). Sing-a-long with Yellow North. Get funcky with Robotoptomaus Tap your foot to Boston’s Dr. J. And just try to stop yourself from running into the street and chanting “Ball. T. More!” with Caleb Stine.
Sat, December 28 in Annapolis, MD — 49 West
Saturday, December 28th in Annapolis, MD
Come on down and close out 2013 with American Roots Night in the back room of 49 West Coffeehouse. This month presents THE WRIGHTEOUS ROUNDERS –Gary Wright, Leah Weis, Caleb Stine, and Ahren Buchheister. Great songs, great music. 8:00-11:00pm. Reservations are recommended: 49 West Street. 410-626-9796.
With a living room full of musicians, in the middle of an old-time sing-along, I was recently shocked with that electricity that only music, or a deep gaze from someone you love, can light inside you. It’s the kind of spark that can power you for a month, that instantly reminds you of your truest self, that takes you back to childhood or to a special perch looking down on a creek through sunlit leaves and bone-like branches.
That spark is rare, but it’s one that I’m always searching for in music. And it’s a reminder to strive for something pure when we’re making it.
In a couple of weeks, I’m hosting a concert at The Creative Alliance in Patterson Park. It’s a night of acoustic music with soul, and hopefully spark.
I’m very happy to announce the line-up for this year’s Round The Mountain – Acoustic Roots. It’s a batch of folks that strive to spark creation in their music, people who conjure electricity from wood, strings, and voice.
Many of you are familiar with Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith. You may also know that he’s spent the last six months in the oil fields of North Dakota, living and researching modern American migrant work. He’ll be strumming his guitar, and cracking jokes in that voice that nobody else has got.
Red and The Romantics will be joining us from Scottville, Virginia where Red lives off-the-grid and writes songs that I can only compare to Platonic Ideals and Hank Williams numbers. Subjects like Home, Work, Rivers, Dogs, they all get boiled down to their essence in Red’s beautiful songwriting, and the Romantics add an uptempo, accordion fueled jump that’s impossible to compare.
My friend Saleem will be performing a set with his Music Lovers, and I’m quite looking forward to what they all have to say. Hip Hop, Jazz, and Blues all flow out of Saleem, and he’s got one of those personalities that lights up every room.
‘The LeeRoys’, that’s what I’ve been told to bill the group of folks from Charlottesville. Some of the best old-time fiddling and singing from young-timers you’re likely to hear.
And me, I’ll be emceeing the night and playing some of the songs that move my soul.
Please come out on Saturday, November 9th, to The Creative Alliance. I hope you get a spark. And please tell some folks who you think would appreciate a night of music like this. In a world of constant advertising bombardment, a personal recommendation means a lot.
Here’s the link for tickets and information: