Shows: Baldwin’s Station


Baldwin’s Station * 7618 Main Street * Sykesville, MD 21784
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Garnet Rogers

Garnet Rogers

Thursday, September 8th
GARNET ROGERS

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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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

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Thursday, September 15th
TONY DENIKOS and ANGIE MILLER

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Modern Americana with deep roots; Tony Denikos music is witty, cutting, purposeful and reflective. His authentic voice will drive the stories straight to your heart.

“Tony Denikos’ songwriting is filled with emotion and romanticism, moving from social commentary to small portraits of American life…. A good example of modern Americana and songwriting of noble birth.” ~ Fabio Cerbone, Italy

“…like a sponge Tony absorbs all the (Americana) influences and then wrings out something entirely his own” ~ Benny Metten, Belgium

After years of playing pubs and bars in various configurations Tony decided it was time to record a collection of songs he’d written and released Naked & Smiling. The Washington Post calling Tony a, “Tunesmith in the best sense of the word”, and folks started coming out to listen to his originals. A tradition of recording songs about real-life, mixed with humor, heart ache and wit was born.

Angie Miller has carved out her reputation as a great performer and songwriter who knows “how to capture an audience.” ~ Maria Villafana, Washington Post. Her debut CD, Ricochet, was released by Big Mo Records, featuring a cameo appearance by guitar legend Danny Gatton. Since then, she has produced two more independent releases and appeared on several compilation CDs

Following in the footsteps of Americana songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt, Angie mixes a smart pop style into modern folk rock tunes and introspective ballads that hook the listener into the story being told in each song. As Waazzup Magazine says, “Her music, which is both playful and thoughtful, mixes folk ballads and sultry standards, and alternative acoustic pop.” Angie’s music cuts straight to the heart and comfortably slides up next to your own experiences and memories like a good conversation. Angie has appeared in concert with international artists such as Richie Havens, Nils Lofgren, Aimee Mann, Jerry Jeff Walker, David Wilcox and Marcia Ball.

“Angie Miller has the unique ability to combine a ballsy blues backbone with a sweet and sexual sensibility…” ~ Mark Bounds, Music Monthly

“There is something about Miller’s slightly husky voice that is inviting, even irresistible. She sings like a seasoned siren, stirring up a spicy gumbo of songs.” ~ Mathew Thomas Pugh, Bay Weekly

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Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey

Thursday, September 29th
PETER MULVEY

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“His voice feels like fine old leather, and his guitar sounds like it’s on steroids… a superb technician…” ~ The Boston Globe

Peter Mulvey is an American folk singer-songwriter based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since the early 1990s, he has developed a strong national following in the indie folk/rock scene through his relentless touring and critically acclaimed albums. Starting his musical career in Milwaukee while at Marquette University, he honed his performing skills while traveling in Dublin, Ireland. He later spent several years in Boston, where he frequently performed in the city’s subway system. He is best known for his warmly wry songwriting and his intense percussive guitar style.

“The cream of the crop… sings with a clarity reserved for the likes of legends.” ~ Davis Enterprise

“Peter Mulvey is all substance, which is his style.” ~ Boston Globe

“Singularly gifted.” ~ Mojo (UK)

Peter Mulvey has been a touring singer/songwriter for twenty years, releasing well over a dozen records during that span. In addition to playing shows from Anchorage to the Hague, from Santa Monica to Belfast, he has kept a hand in various far-flung imaginative pursuits, playing each year in a cave underneath West Virginia for the National Youth Science Camp, and arranging tours every Autumn traveling by bicycle instead of by car.

His most recent record of original material, “Letters from a Flying Machine”, weaves song and spoken word together to address mortality, Bach sonatas, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, baseball, and the thoughts of children on what DNA might mean.


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Ruut

Ruut

Thursday, October 6th
RUUT

Tickets $17.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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“Ruut’s annual appearance results in a sold out audience, that’s spellbound while her angel voice softly fills the lodge. In between songs she tells stories and laughs as if in the living room with best friends. We love Ruut.” ~ Sam Castleman, ThorpeWood.

Ruut was born in Finland, grew up living and traveling in Europe with her three sisters and missionary mother, and moved to the States at age 16. She learned how to play the piano and started writing songs at seven years old. Ruut sang in church until age 24, when she ventured out to find her own voice as a songwriter, working with producers and writers in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles. After releasing a handful of albums both independently and on major labels, Ruut returned to Baltimore in 2009 to become the mother of two children. In 2016, Ruut’s fans rallied around her Kickstarter Campaign, and funded her new full-length original album, Untold Stories, which marks Ruut’s 5th independent release and her 6th original studio album. Ruut is currently working on her first children’s book and music project, due to release by Christmas 2016!

“Ruut is my new favorite artist. Personal stories recounted through her poetic lyrics, beautiful voice and ability to play the piano, result in a musical magic that you’ll want to share and hear over again!” ~ Gail Clapper, Big Brothers Big Sisters, MD.

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Christine Lavin

Christine Lavin

Thursday, October 20th
CHRISTINE LAVIN

Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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Truth is, it is nearly impossible to sum up Christine Lavin is a few sentences. She is an iconic singer/songwriter who has earned her legendary status through years of tireless performing, doing shows at once quirky, hilarious and touching. Her songs have a wordsmith’s eye for detail, with a comic’s vision for the absurd, and a huge and fearless heart that will go anywhere … and who else baton twirls, knits with her audience before a show, and does their nails??

“A garrulous comic observer of contemporary manners” ~ NY Times.

“An enchanting stage performer” ~ Cosmopolitan.

“Lavin is the central force in the most visible segment of the contemporary folk music scene. Captivating.” ~ Billboard.

“Christine Lavin puts delightful melodies behind wry, witty and perceptive observations about life.” ~ NY Daily News.

“Lavin can write serious, sensitive songs with the best of them. But it’s her funny material that sticks in the mind.” ~ Providence Bulletin.

“She’s a folkZinger!” ~ Orlando Sentinel.

“A Christine Lavin concert is an experience you will remember with big smiles………” ~ Joyce Sica, Uptown Concerts.

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Georgie Jessup & The Philosopher Dogs

Georgie Jessup & The Philosopher Dogs

Thursday, November 3rd
GEORGIE JESSUP &
THE PHILOSOPHER DOGS

Tickets $15.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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Georgie Jessup’s songwriting is influenced by everything from old school country to Memphis R&B, placing her music firmly in the “cosmic” Americana Music genre. Her lyrics reflect her outspoken advocacy for animal rights, Native American issues, transgender rights and environmental sanity. The subject of an award winning documentary film, “Woman in A Man’s Suit,” Georgie also has four, well received, CDs available. “Georgie sings from the heart, like a rare flower in a wilderness,” says blues diva Candye Kane. “She speaks to us about the deepest issues. Issues that all of us should care about, but so many of us pretend don’t affect us.”

With:

  • Kurt Hammond – lead guitar and back up vocals
  • Pete Miller – bass and back up vocals
  • Jamie Wilson – drums, percussion, and back up vocals


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Maggie Sansone, Laura Byrne, Sharon Knowles, Pat Egan

Maggie Sansone, Laura Byrne, Sharon Knowles, Pat Egan

Thursday, December 1st
A Celtic Christmas with
MAGGIE SANSONE, LAURA BYRNE, SHARON KNOWLES, & PATRICK EGAN

Tickets $22.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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A multi-cultural mix of musicians brings a unique excitement and energy to traditional and holiday music with virtuoso performances by Sharon Knowles, a Celtic harp champion from Scotland, Irishman Patrick Egan, a Wammie Award winner on guitar and vocals, Laura Byrne, based in Baltimore, a two time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council grant in solo performance who teaches Irish flute at Goucher College in Towson, MD, founded and directs the Baltimore Irish Arts Center and Maggie Sansone, one of America’s most well-known hammered dulcimer recording artists and CEO of Maggie’s Music that features over sixty recordings. Maggie has received numerous Wammie awards from the Washington Area Music Association for musician and Record Label. NPR host Fiona Ritchie (The Thistle & Shamrock) said “Maggie’s Music has been at the heart of a musical movement that explores American roots and Celtic soul in a great variety of authentic acoustic delights.” The label’s newest Celtic holiday recording is Cold Frosty Morn at West River. The album was praised in Living Traditions (U.K.) “Sparkling musicianship… joyous and spirited.”


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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

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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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Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio

Thursday, January 26th
HEATHER PIERSON ACOUSTIC TRIO

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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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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