Shows: Baldwin’s Station


Baldwin’s Station * 7618 Main Street * Sykesville, MD 21784
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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Steve Wolf, Lynn Hollyfield, Dave Abe

Steve Wolf, Lynn Hollyfield, Dave Abe

Thursday, December 8th
Songs for the Holiday Season with
LYNN HOLLYFIELD, DAVE ABE, JIMMY BRINK, & STEVE WOLF

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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Lynn Hollyfield will join forces with these three talented musicians for a memorable Holiday show with some classic holiday tunes and some award winning songs, penned by Hollyfield, for a Indie-folk-pop-jazz-blues celebration of the wonderful Winter~Holiday Christmas Season. Come join us…

LYNN HOLLYFIELD, an award-winning singer-songwriter, is known as a heartfelt observer of the world and a powerful singer and guitarist. “Great voice, great songs. In The Balance-it’s a beauty!” (John McLaughlin, TheDigitalFolkLife.org). Her most recent release, In The Balance, is a compelling collection of 12 original songs, “by one of DC’s most influential and gifted singer-songwriters.” (Marco Delmar/Recording Arts). “A wonderful balance of songs that range from inspirational to playful. Lynn reached for the moon and she absolutely caught it!” (Jane Woods-Fanrealm) Hollyfield began writing songs in her teens and draws from influences that include jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald to more contemporary artists of John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin and CSNY. Hollyfield’s voice, described as “rich, warm, inviting,” is supported by her crisp, acoustic guitar style. “Your songs, voice and guitar arrangements, fit together as a beautiful whole.” (Bob Gramann, Fredericksburg Songwriter’s Showcase). Hollyfield has received multiple awards for her songwriting from the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, The Indie International Songwriting Contest and most recently as a semi-finalist in the Bernard Ebb Songwriting Competition. For performance and her recordings, she has received multiple WAMMIE Nominations from the Washington Area Music Association. Hollyfield supports other songwriters and artists as a host of a popular, monthly Songwriter’s Association of Washington open mic, at the New Deal Café, Greenbelt, Maryland. She also produces concerts at the Homegrown Coffeehouse, National Colonial Farm, Accokeek, Maryland, now in it’s 16th year.

STEVE WOLF bass, currently performs with Bluesmen, Linwood Taylor and Memphis Gold and has toured internationally with many of the regions finest bands, The Nighthawks and has backed an array of national artists including: Chuck Berry, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, Doctor John, The Marvelettes, Tom Principato, Danny Gatton and Springsteen sax man Clarence Clemons. He remains an in-demand sideman.

DAVE ABE has been playing Irish traditional music since the late 1970’s. He is known for his Donegal style of fiddle playing and his extensive knowledge of tunes from that region and has performed at numerous festivals and venues including the Birchmere, the National Cathedral, and the White House. He also enjoys the dynamic of working with singers and has been fortunate to play with Washington, DC icon Grace Griffith for many years and, more recently, with Lynn Hollyfield.

JIMMY BRINK is a Baltimore based percussionist and drummer who has been playing for 25 years. He spent 5 years in the United States Marine Corps Band and now plays with several local musical groups including The Chesapeake Pub Crawl, The Classroom Dragons and The Racket. Jimmy is known for his impromptu, innovative drum solos. He is a dynamic percussionist who lays down succinct rhythm and grooves. Jimmy can be heard keeping time on a myriad of percussion instruments and has a true gift for adding subtle nuances to lyrical themes.

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Seamus Kennedy

Seamus Kennedy

Thursday, January 5th
SEAMUS KENNEDY
Presents A Tour of Ireland in Word & Song

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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Ireland is subdivided into four provinces: Connacht (west), Leinster (east), Munster (south), and Ulster (north). Within those provinces, there are 32 traditional counties — and Seamus Kennedy has a song for each one of them. Join him at Baldwin’s on Thursday, January 5 for a musical walk around Ireland as he tells tales of his homeland and the history of these tunes. There’s a good chance that he won’t make it through every county but, if you want to hear one from your county of origin, he will certainly try to accommodate.

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Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio

Thursday, January 26th
HEATHER PIERSON ACOUSTIC TRIO

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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“Heather Pierson’s trio is really impressive, with each member showing great skill with multiple instruments and playing songs that get the audience into a reverie one minute, and heartily singing along the next.” ~ Sarah Craig, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio burst onto the national folk scene in 2015 with their debut EP, Still She Will Fly. It features the multi-genre depth of Heather’s songwriting, their intricate instrumental arrangements, and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. The title track was the #2 single on Folk radio in 2015, and three other songs (“Ain’t Gotten Around,” “You Don’t Know Him The Way I Do,” and “Make It Mine”) were in 2015’s Top 100 Folk singles.

Heather Pierson (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, tenor banjo, piano) is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer. With eight previous solo recordings under her belt, Heather’s wise-beyond-her-years songwriting, angelic voice, and world-class chops have catapulted her into the spotlight.

Davy Sturtevant (cornet, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocals) is a veteran touring artist, producer, engineer, songwriter, and performer. Armed with a gorgeous tenor voice and a mighty arsenal of instruments that come to life in his capable hands, Davy is at once a witty, thoughtful, and engaging musical presence.

Shawn Nadeau (bass, harmony vocals) brings a rock-solid thump and nearly two decades of performing experience to the trio, informed by a wide spectrum of unique rhythmic and melodic sensibilities ranging from rockabilly to reggae to jazz.


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Lucy Kaplansky

Lucy Kaplansky

Thursday, February 2nd
LUCY KAPLANSKY

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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“New York songwriter Lucy Kaplansky is the troubadour laureate of modern city folk.” ~ The Boston Globe.

She started out singing in Chicago bars. Then, barely out of high school, Lucy Kaplansky took off for New York City. There she found a fertile community of songwriters and performers — Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, Bill Morrissey, Cliff Eberhardt, and others — where she fit right in. With a beautiful flair for harmony, Lucy was everyone’s favorite singing partner, but most often she found herself singing as a duo with Shawn Colvin. People envisioned big things for them; in fact, The New York Times said it was “easy to predict stardom for her.”

Lucy temporarily left the musical fast track to pursue a doctorate in Psychology and open her own private practice, although she continued to sing. Lucy was often pulled back into the studio by her friends (who now had contracts with record labels), wanting her to sing on their albums. Now, performing full-time, Kaplansky’s voice continues to remain in high demand by her peers. She harmonized on Colvin’s Grammy-winning Steady On, on Nanci Griffith’s Lone Star State of Mind and Little Love Affairs, and on four of John Gorka’s albums. She also landed soundtrack credits, singing with Suzanne Vega on Pretty in Pink and with Griffith on The Firm, and several commercial credits as well — including “The Heartbeat of America” for Chevrolet. She can also be heard on the Greg Brown tribute album Going Driftless (also featuring Ani DiFranco, Iris Dement, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gillian Welch, Eliza Gilkyson, and others).

Lucy Kaplansky

Lucy Kaplansky

She teamed with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell to form the supergroup Cry Cry Cry, the three choosing to celebrate the amazing revitalization in contemporary songwriting. The resulting album, Cry Cry Cry (which The New Yorker dubbed “a collection of lovely harmonizing and pure emotion,” and to which Entertainment Weekly gave an “A” rating), has been an astonishing success in stores and on radio. A national tour of sold-out concerts by the trio served to introduce Lucy’s luminous voice to a new expanse of eager listeners.

Lucy’s The Red Thread followed the commercial and critical hit “Every Single Day” (released on 9/11/2001) and marked Lucy’s tenth year (and fifth album) on Red House Records. Lucy’s rising popularity has led to appearances on the CBS Morning Show, NPR’s Weekend and Morning Editions, Mountain Stage, West Coast Live, Acoustic Cafe, and Vin Scelsa’s Idiot’s Delight. Lucy also contributed her story to a unique new book, SOLO: Women Singer-Songwriters in Their Own Words, which includes some of the best known women on the music scene today including Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, and Sarah McLachlan. She was also featured in Lipshtick, a collection of essays by NPR commentator Gwen Macsai.

“The imagery and emotion of Lucy Kaplansky’s original lyrics combine with the power and texture of her sumptuous voice to create an illuminating evening of songs that work their way deep into the heart. Fusing alternative country, roots rock, and folk music with rare style and intelligence — not to mention a truly charming stage presence — Lucy presents her thoughtful songs about the human condition with warmth and power.” ~ Freight & Salvage.


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No Fuss and Feathers

No Fuss and Feathers

Thursday, March 2nd
NO FUSS AND FEATHERS

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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No Fuss and Feathers is the “heck-of-a-good-time” collaboration hatched by the YaYas (Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale), Karyn Oliver, and Carolann Solebello. Onstage, NFF is a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity — with award-winning songwriting always at center stage. Individually, the four are nationally-touring performers who have charted at the top of Folk and Americana radio and appeared on stage at some of the nation’s most respected festivals. Collectively, they are an incorrigible bunch of musical co-conspirators bent on giving their audience an unforgettable show.

Carolann, Karyn, Catherine, and Jay are four long-time friends (based in New York) who tour independently of each other but decided it would be fun to play together sometimes. What started out as an occasional songwriters-in-the-round side project quickly evolved into a full-fledged band. Sometimes referred to as a modern folk quartet, NFF is truly a mix of the styles of the three songwriting entities: pop-infused-literate folk, bluesy-country-tinged acoustic, and Brooklyn-edged-Americana.

One of the cohesive elements of a No Fuss and Feathers show is that all four members have theater backgrounds, so just as important as the songwriting is what happens between the songs. They share their friendship and camaraderie with the audience, making the audience part of the performance. No Fuss and Feathers’ first CD, Traveling Circus, was released in January 2016.


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