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Sunday, July 24, 5 PM
ROOTS CAFÉ SINGER-SONGWRITER SERIES PRESENTS:
TIMOTHY BRACKEN AND CAMERON BLAKE
Timothy Bracken and Cameron Blake perform their own songs in the round
with your singing host Geoffrey Himes
TICKETS: $7 in advance/$9 at the door
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Timothy Bracken performs both as co-leader of the Baltimore band June Star as the leader of the Timothy Bracken Complex. His debut solo album, 2005's “Disrepair," was described by Paste Magazine as a collection of "brilliant alt-country." He contributed two tracks to the 2006 Peter Case tribute album, A Case for Case, alongside John Prine, Dave Alvin and Joe Ely. Bracken’s latest album, Midnight In the Basement, was heralded by The Washington Post as "[definitive of] the genre of alternative pop." www.timothybrackencomplex.com
While Cameron Blake was pursuing a master's degree in violin at the Peabody Conservatory, he fell under the spell of Bob Dylan. Blake picked up the guitar and piano to write and perform his own songs, many of them a commentary on his adopted hometown of Baltimore, “a place full of people who’d be misfits anywhere else.” He has released three albums so far: 2009 debut album, En Route, followed by two simultaneous releases in 2010: the studio project, Hide and Go Seek, and the concert recording, Cameron Blake with Strings: Live. WYPR encapsuled his short, busy career by saying, “Cameron Blake is a Baltimore singer-songwriter with a classical pedigree. His lyrics create a dense, romantic world, and he’s got the ambitious arrangements to back it all up. www.cameronblakemusic.com
Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Nashville Scene, Jazz Times, No Depression, Paste and others, Geoffrey Himes is also a longtime singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with Fred Koller, Walter Egan, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, Jim Patton, Andrew Grimm, Bob Kannenberg and others. This month Himes will premiere his new song, “Dinah and Johnny-o."
Monday, July 25, 8 PM
Patrick Breiner, tenor sax; Mette Henriette Rolvag, tenor sax; Max Goldman, drums
Aella was born through a chance encounter. Patrick Breiner (visiting from Madison, WI), Mette Henriette Rolvag (visiting from Norway) and Max Goldman (living in Brooklyn) came together in Max's basement in New York City in July of 2010. The sounds they produced reeked of intensity and focus, not to mention sweat. Shortly thereafter the they went their separate ways, but not before vowing to take this furious three piece sound machine on the road. This 10-day tour will culminate in the recording of a CD in New York City.
Thursday, July 28, 8 & 9:30 PM
RHONDA ROBINSON SUMMER JAZZ SERIES
Rhonda Robinson, vocals/flute; Charlie Sigler, guitar; plus a host of others
TICKETS: $10/$5 students
A regional favorite with a "beautiful" voice, Rhonda Robinson will sing & play songs that call to her heart, standards, Bossa Novas and originals ideally suited for the intimate An die Musik listening room. We'll also revisit a few of the great songs from the recent Billie Holiday tribute concert. Her approach to the music blends her backgrounds in acting, musical theatre, classical music, and her love of the sounds of large ensemble/big band jazz. She'll be joined, as always, by some of the best players in the area. Her August 2010 performance here was enthusiastically received. For those who have been inquiring about the group's return, they hope to see you and hope you bring some friends with you!
Friday, July 29, 8 & 9:30 PM
Led by dummer Cameron Outlaw who is currently residing in NY, and is originally from Virginia He graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Lucas Pino, tenor; Josh Crumbly, bass; Jeff Miles, guitar; Glenn Zaleski, piano
A straight ahead Jazz group whose members write and produce their own music. They have performed all around the country and overseas, including the UMW Jazz Festival in April 2011, and Wales at the Brecon Jazz Festival in Aug 2011.
Saturday, July 30, 7 PM
ELECTRONICA FEST II
Electronic Music/Experimental Music/Electro-Acoustic Music event
Sponsored by members of The Baltimore SDIY Group & Friends
TICKETS: 10/$5 students
The current lineup is:
- 7 PM to 7:30 PM - "Mercury Fools the Alchemist" - Jeff Bagato, Richard Sheehe & Daniel Barbiero
- 7:45 PM to 8:15 PM - "Bear and Lampshade" - Robert Neubauer, Mike Smith & Esmail Hamidi
- 8:30 PM to 9PM - Susan Alcorn
- 9:15 PM to 9:45 PM "Tangent" - Ken Donnelly, Stuart Rosenzweig & Stuart Rosenzweig featuring "Synth Tech Project" - Logan Mitchell, Sr.
- 10 PM to 10:30 PM - "Safe2" - Dave Vos