Shows: Baldwin’s Station


Baldwin’s Station * 7618 Main Street * Sykesville, MD 21784
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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Ruut

Ruut

Thursday, October 6th
RUUT

Tickets $17.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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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
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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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
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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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
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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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

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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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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