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Videos of John Flynn @ Baldwin’s Station, 11/16/17

John Flynn

John Flynn

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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A wordsmith and poet of rare clarity, John Flynn writes powerful songs of humanity and hope. His dynamic performances are known for their disarming honesty and humor. Songwriter and activist John calls himself a “hopeful pessimist.” The pessimism comes from an honest clear-eyed assessment of the condition of the world we live in. The hope comes from a deep-rooted faith in the beauty and resilience of the human spirit. In an artist of Flynn’s caliber, the tension inherent in these seemingly contradictory points of view yields the kind of songs that moved Kris Kristofferson to compare Flynn to the best writers he knows, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott to boast “John Flynn is the John Lennon of the plasma generation!” Scott Sheldon of Sing Out! magazine writes: “With a poet’s voice and a heart tuned to justice, John Flynn’s voice and songs sing for us all.”

John began writing professionally in 1980 after graduating from Temple University with a degree in political science — a staff writing contract with Combine Music and Billboard Magazine. In the early 90’s, Flynn performed heavily in and around his native Philadelphia where his first self-released CDs began to receive extensive airplay on AAA radio giant, WXPN. His first main stage appearance at the 1995 Philadelphia Folk Festival cemented John’s reputation as a dynamic original contemporary folk artist. Songs that Flynn wrote, for his own four children, became the basis of two highly acclaimed family CDs. He was awarded the American Library Association’s Notable Recording Award. John appears regularly on the Peabody Award-winning children’s radio program “Kid’s Corner” and continues to present extremely popular assemblies and creative-writing workshops.

In 2005, Arlo Guthrie invited John to join his post-Katrina “Train to New Orleans Tour.” Arlo says of John, “More than just a good song writer, performer, or guitar player, John Flynn is a friend because he actually does the kinds of things to help make the world a little better.”

John sings from the heart. His powerful songs of humanity and hope are deeply rooted in the traditions of Woody Guthrie. From barbed political verse to joyous fun-loving lyrics for kids, John paints vivid, lasting images with words and music drawn from a palate of awareness, irony, humor, and compassion. He opens one of his recent CDs, The End of the Beginning, with the lines “Like river stone, it may be that some edges get worn smooth, or maybe it’s just that these days you don’t have as much to prove.” These words seem to capture not only the mood of the disarmingly acoustic release, but also something of the 54 year-old singer-songwriter himself.


Videos of Garnet Rogers @ Baldwin’s Station, 11/9/17

Garnet Rogers

Garnet Rogers

Thursday, November 9, 2017

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“The greatest interpreter and vocalist performing in the contemporary folk scene.” ~ Sing Out

Born in Hamilton, Ontario to parents of Nova Scotian descent, Garnet Rogers spent many hours in front of the old floor model radio listening to Grand Ol’ Opry broadcasts and harmonizing with his brother, the late folk legend Stan Rogers. Two years later, Garnet was playing the definitive 8-year-old’s version of “Desolation Row” on his ukulele. He soon abandoned that instrument to teach himself the flute, violin and guitar. At 18, Garnet was on the road as a full-time working musician with brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential duos in the history of North American folk music. Garnet acted as producer and arranger for his older brother from 1973 to 1983, when Stan died tragically in a plane crash. Since then, Garnet has courageously established himself as a formidable solo artist. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “…charismatic performer and singer — one of the major talents of our time,” they continue by saying that “Garnet’s vocal and instrumental talents are complimented by an undeniably powerful physical presence — close to six and a half feet tall — with the lungs to match.”

With his “smooth, dark baritone,” (Washington Post) his incredible range and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail, his songs give expression to the unspoken language of the heart. An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small everyday victories. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humor and lightning-quick wit move his audiences from tears to laughter and back again. Rogers has been the featured performer on numerous television and radio programs including Much Music, Mountain Stage, and All Things Considered. He has been a headliner at concert venues and festivals such as Wolf Trap, Lincoln Center, and Art Park; sharing the stage with performers such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Billy Bragg, Bill Monroe, Ferron, Greg Brown, and Guy Clark. Though Garnet has enjoyed much popularity over the years, he remains resolutely independent, turning down offers from major labels to ensure that he continues doing music his own way.

Garnet Rogers’ newly-published book, Night Drive: Travels with my Brother. A memoir, will be available at the show.

“I have found strength and comfort in his songs. This is good and rich and big music. Welcome one and all. Come on in. Get down.” ~ Greg Brown

Tom Chapin 10/12/17 is sold out!

*** SOLD OUT ***
Tom Chapin

Tom Chapin

*** SOLD OUT ***
Thursday, October 12th

Tickets $30.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041

Just announced: Dan Navarro at Baldwin’s Station

Dan Navarro will be at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday, April 5, 2018. This show is likely to sell out so don’t wait until the last minute to make your reservation! Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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Just announced: Dave Rowe at Baldwin’s Station

Maine singer/songwriter Dave Rowe performs at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday, January 25, 2017. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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Just announced: Bill Staines at Baldwin’s Station

Bill Staines visits Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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Just announced: John Flynn at Baldwin’s Station

Singer/songwriter John Flynn will appear at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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Uptown Concerts looking for new venue

Currently the Cellar Stage Baltimore at Faith Community United Methodist Church and Cellar Stage Columbia at Temple Isaiah have no concerts planned.

If you know of a place that might be interested in adopting and hosting a series or mini series of concerts (preferably NOT in Baltimore City) please check it out first and then call me.

Things to look for:

  1. Adequate space with a stage or stage area
  2. Parking
  3. Handicapped accessible

Thanks, Joyce 410-922-5210 or 443-540-0226


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Just announced: Tom Kimmel at Baldwin’s Station

Singer/songwriter/poet Tom Kimmel will perform at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Friday, January 12, 2018. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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Just announced! Abbie Gardner and We’re About 9 at Baldwin’s Station

Abbie Gardner of Red Molly and the trio We’re About 9 will share the stage at Baldwin’s Station on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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