QueenEarth, Janice B. & Brooks Long
with The Mad Dog No Good
From acoustic folk to electric funk, three talented, emerging singer-songwriters serve up their best songs. All three are backed up by a full ensemble of percussion, bass and keys. QueenEarth enchants us with acoustic folk storytelling. Eclectic soul diva Janice B. offers her smooth, harmony-filled songs. Brooks Long amps it up with his original neo-funk trio The Mad Dog No Good.
A portion of proceeds benefit Musicians of Mercy, a musicians collective that raises money for charitable giving.
Exhibition of Artists-in-Residence
WHEN: Friday, March 29, 5:30-7:30 PM
In one of our favorite nights of the year, we celebrate the incredible artists who live and work at the Creative Alliance!!! For the first time ever the event will take place on 2 nights - tonight, the group exhibition Galaxy Cream, curated by Alessandra Torres opens.
Don't Forget! Resident studio tour and live music by Arbouretum and Secret Mountains is Friday, April 12, 7 PM
Preserving his family's heritage, Louisiana native Curley Taylor revealed his gift for zydeco early on. As a teen, he hit the road with C.J. Chenier and Gina Delafose. Schooled and skilled in the charismatic rhythms of zydeco's rub board-infused dance music, former drummer Taylor leads his band on accordion and vocals. A fan of everything from traditional zydeco to sixties soul and contemporary R&B, Taylor and his band bring new energy to this vibrant dance music.
Baltimore Banjo Showcase
with Mike Munford, Ken & Brad Kolodner
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 8 PM
TICKETS: $25, $20 mbrs
Advanced tix strongly suggested.
No other instrument is as hot as the banjo these days. Tonight, masters of the instrument gather with a full backup band for a night of top-notch bluegrass, Irish, and old-time music. Famed bluegrass banjo player Mike Munford awes with his impeccable timing, exquisite tone, and jaw-dropping technique. World-renowned hammered dulcimer player Ken Kolodner joins forces with his son Brad on the clawhammer banjo offering tight, musical arrangements of original and traditional Appalachian old-time music. County Meath native Peter Fitzgerald is known for his mastery of the Irish-style tenor banjo and his encyclopedic recall of songs. The showcase includes Celtic guitarist Andy Thurston, and a wealth of talented musicians and vocalists.
"Father and son have reached that musical telepathy that family members can sometimes achieve. The blend of the hammered dulcimer and banjo is exceptional." —The Old Time Herald on Ken & Brad Kolodner