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Round The Mountain 2013

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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:

Thank You,

The Windup Space, Sat Oct 5

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Windup Space, Saturday September 21

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Nicholas Sjostrom and Caleb at Creative Alliance, Aug 31

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For Tickets and Info:

The Brakemen at Andy Nelson’s, FRI Aug 2nd, 6-9pm

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The Brakemen
6 to 9 PM
Andy Nelson’s
11007 York Rd Cockeysville, MD 21030

Joyful American Music
Outside, No Cover, BYOB

Caleb at The 8×10, Sat July 20

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Caleb Plays Our Town Theater In Oakland, MD

Caleb Stine in Oakland, MD

You are invited to Our Town Theatre at 121 Center Street in Oakland, Maryland 21550, for Caleb’s return engagement concert on Saturday, July 27. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for refreshments, and Caleb takes the stage at 8:00 p.m. Call Our Town Theatre at 301-334-5640 to make your $10 reservation by Friday July 26; price goes up to $15 on Saturday.

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May 25 at 1919

This Saturday, May 25, from 8:30 to Midnight, at 1919 Fleet St. . .

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Upcoming Shows

Thursday, May 9, 5pm

Caleb plays at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture at 830 East Pratt St. It is a free event to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the 1968 March on Washington.

Friday, May 17, 7pm

In Charlottesville,VA at The Haven.
The Haven Acoustic Showcase: Friday, May 17
Featuring Alex and Amelia of Mountain Man, Caleb Stine, and Red & The Romantics
Friday, May 17th, 7pm–11pm
$10 at the door, or purchase a ticket online here

Come celebrate The Haven’s first annual concert to benefit the day shelter. We work to reduce homelessness by initiating creative solutions and coordinating regional resources and services. The Acoustic Showcase promises to be an evening of the very best singers and songwriters around! Refreshments will be available at the event.

Saturday, May 25, 8pm

Caleb plays a solo show at 1919 (1919 Fleet St.).

July 12, 13, 14

Caleb plays Friday July 12, at 1pm, at The Redwing Roots Festival.