Shows: Baldwin’s Station


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

Connla

Thursday, July 19th
CONNLA

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Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry, Connla is made up of Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (flute/whistles), Paul Starrett (guitar), Emer Mallon (harp) and Conor Mallon (uilleann pipes/whistles). Labelled as the “Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland” (Chicago Irish American News), Connla have been quickly making an impact on the folk/traditional scene. Since the release of their EP in April 2015 and album “River Waiting” in July 2016 they have received fantastic reviews at home and internationally. They have already gathered a big following in the UK, Ireland, Europe, and the USA. Songlines magazine made Connla their “must see act” for the tour of the UK and stated “A band this young shouldn’t be this good.”

Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes, have helped them create a sound which is very identifiable as Connla. They have toured around Ireland, most of mainland Europe, and the UK with more tours across Europe and USA organized in 2017/2018.

“Consider this your early warning system, there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla” ~ Irish Music Magazine


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George Wurzbach

George Wurzbach

Thursday, July 26th
GEORGE WURZBACH
of MODERN MAN

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George Wurzbach is a multi-award winning composer and performer. Performing Songwriter Magazine described him as, “A welcome mix of wit, wisdom, and wonder.” The unique appeal of his songs is reflected in the number of artist songwriters who have recorded them including Tom Paxton, The Kingston Trio, David Wilcox, John MacNally, Hot Soup, Seamus Kennedy, Kevin Briody, and many others. His recent work with Paxton was featured on the Grammy nominated album, Comedians and Angels. As a musician, George works in NY as a sideman and session player.


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Thursday, August 9th
DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN & BOB BEACH

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David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He’s known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon; his live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll. It’s a range that ties Jacobs-Strain to his own generation and to guitar-slinger troubadours like Robert Johnson and Jackson Browne. “I try to make art that you can dance to, but I love that darker place, where in my mind, Skip James, Nick Drake, and maybe Elliot Smith blur together.” His new album, “Geneseo,” speaks of open roads, longing hearts and flashbacks of Oregon– a record of emotions big and small, and lyrics that turn quickly from literal to figurative. “I’m fascinated by the way that rural blues inscribes movement and transience. The music that frees a singer keeps them on the run; there’s a crossroads where a thing can be enchanting but dangerous; damaging but beautiful.”

Jacobs-Strain began playing on street corners and at farmers markets as a teenager, and bought his first steel guitar with the quarters he saved up. Before he dropped out of Stanford to play full time, he had already appeared at festivals across the country, often billed as a blues prodigy, but he had to fight to avoid being a novelty act: “I wanted to tell new stories, it just wasn’t enough to relive the feelings in other people’s music.”

There’s an excitement about Geneseo that comes from having the record funded by fans: over two hundred people pitched in on Kickstarter to pay for the mixing and promotion: “This record is intentionally under the corporate music radar; I’ve been making music on my own since I was a kid– it’s the only thing I’ve ever fooled anyone into paying me to do! It feels very sweet to have people stand up and say that it means something to them.”

David Jacobs-Strain has appeared at festivals from British Columbia to Australia, including Merlefest, Telluride Blues Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly, Bumbershoot, and Blues to Bop in Switzerland. He’s taught at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch, and at fifteen years old was on the faculty at Centrum’s Blues and Heritage workshop. On the road, he’s shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Boz Scaggs (more than 60 shows), Etta James, The Doobie Brothers, George Thorogood, Robert Earle Keen, Todd Snider, Taj Mahal, Janis Ian, Tommy Emmanuel, Bob Weir, T-Bone Burnett, and Del McCoury.

Bob Beach has been a working professional musician for more than 40 years, adding harmonica, flute and vocals to a broad scope of genres. A native Philadelphian, Bob relocated to Western PA after high school. From 1976 to 1997 Bob worked in bands and other musical projects based in the city of Pittsburgh. Since returning to Philadelphia in 1997 Bob has been a vital part of the local music scene. A volunteer at the Philadelphia Folk Fest since 1998 Bob has also has also performed at the fest many times since 2002. He leads the official campfire open mic each year. As a sideman he has recorded or performed with both local and national acts such as; Ollabelle, Langhorne Slim, the Avett Brothers, Pat Wictor, Beaucoup Blue, Fruit and many more. Bob performs live with the Bob Beach Trio, Mason Porter, Lizanne Knott, Wyldlyfe, Hezekiah Jones, Spinning Leaves, the Cat’s Pajamas, Philadelphia Jug Band, the Youngers, Hoots and Hellmouth, David Jacobs-Strain, and others. David and Bob recently released “Live From the Left Coast” recorded in Eugene, Oregon. Bob also is a sound engineer at The World Café Live music venue and books artists for the Lansdowne Folk Club, Concerts at the Beach House and other events and venues in the Philadelphia area.


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Joe Jencks

Joe Jencks

Thursday, September 13th
JOE JENCKS

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Joe Jencks is an international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer, and educator, based in Chicago, IL. From venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, to coffee houses, festivals, spiritual communities, and schools, Joe Jencks has spent the last 18 years touring full time. His songs have traveled to every continent via his own performances, radio, CDs, web casts, and other musicians. He is noted for his unique merging of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. Jencks weaves a diverse web of stories with brilliant musical skill, ensnaring even the most rigid of hearts, inviting them to open. His songs invite us to live inside of our passions and our beliefs.

In 2010, Jencks co-founded a dynamic new trio called Brother Sun with colleagues Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor. The trio performs widely throughout the United States and Canada. Brother Sun’s 2016 release — “Weights & Wings” was the #1 CD for 2016 on the Folk DJ Chart, and 5 songs charted in the top 50 for the year — including Joe’s composition, “Mary Don’t You Weep & Moan” at #3 for the year! The trio’s 2013 release “Some Part of The Truth,” was #1 for 2013, and also took #1 song for 2013 with Joes composition: “Lady of The Harbor.” Fusing, Folk, Roots, Blues, Pop, Jazz, Rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions. For more information, please visit: www.brothersunmusic.com.

In addition to his performance work, Jencks’ skills as a vocal harmony arranger are in demand. With over 30 appearances as a guest vocalist and arranger on various studio recordings, he brings a unique rich sound to the work of other artists.

On the stage, in the studio, or in the classroom, Jencks applies conservatory training to contemporary genres, bridging styles and techniques. Drawing on his Irish heritage (dual U.S./Irish Citizen), Jencks uses his lyrical voice to enchant, heal, and inspire. Jencks has won numerous songwriting awards and is also highly regarded as a song interpreter. Joe’s latest solo release, Links In A Chain, highlights this aspect of his work.

Links In A Chain is Jencks’ 7th solo CD, and was released in the fall of 2009, and rose to the top of the folk DJ Chart. The recording features six new original compositions and six songs written by some of Jencks’ mentors and influences. Included are songs by folk legends Phil Ochs and Bob Gibson, as well as a vivid rendition of the American classic, Joe Hill. In his original compositions, Jencks explores a wide range of topics, including family history, staying in love, and a brand new piece in the Irish tradition called On Eireann’s Shore. This beautifully lilting love song genuinely honors his heritage, and sounds as if it could have been written a century ago. A Grammy winning team of engineers and supporting musicians contribute to make the recording an exceptional piece of work from start to finish. Guests include: Jon Carroll (Mary Chapin Carpenter’s pianist) on keyboards, Pat Wictor on slide-guitars, Jim Robeson (Bass & recording engineer) and Charlie Pilzer (mixing and mastering engineer).

Joe’s 2007 release The Candle And The Flame, gained international acclaim and also made it to the top of the Folk charts in the US. This recording combines many facets of Joe’s diverse musical background and weaves them all together in an aural tapestry that is warm and exquisite. Jencks has the passion of Gospel singer, the knowledge of a classical vocalist, and the soul of an Irish Tenor. And at the center of Joe’s music is an abiding love for humanity that transcends the everyday and boarders on the mystical.

Joe Jencks is a member of the A.F.M. Local 1000: North American Traveling Musicians Union, and the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance.


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Eastman String Band

Eastman String Band

Thursday, October 11th
EASTMAN STRING BAND

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Soaring harmonies, high energy instrumentals, and heartfelt originals punctuate each performance of the Eastman String Band. Tim and Savannah Finch began playing music together at the Friday night jams once held at Tims’ music store, “Good Deale Bluegrass” in Deale, Md. After they married in 2003, they went on to play multiple private events, weddings, and now perform at some of the Mid-Atlantic’s most prominent venues. Together they have released two all original albums.

Tim Finch has been a familiar face on the music scene through past performances with Good Deale Bluegrass band, festival promotions, XM radio airplay, and a representative of Eastman Strings. Tim’s unique mandolin, banjo, and vocal style help define ESB’s sound.

Savannah Finch: Contributing powerful lead vocals, sweet harmonies, original songs, and a driving rhythm guitar, Savannah is also a singer-songwriter that has been featured at Nashville’s renowned Bluebird Cafe. “Savannah’s vocals are mountain stream clear, her notes rising up through the air, cutting a path with powerful pipes that know their range and potential.” ~ Danny McColskey, Alternate root magazine

Jon Glik: A prominent member of ESB, our good friend Jon continues to amaze audiences with his great tone and speed. He has performed with everyone from Del McCoury to David Grisman and beyond and his music can be heard regularly on NPR.

Stefan Custodi: From bluegrass lovers to the diehard jazz connoisseurs, Stefan has riveted audiences with his talent. He has performed and recorded with a number of notable local and national acts. In addition to his masterful bass playing, his contributions to ESB include solid guitar playing as well as harmony and lead vocals.


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Amy Speace

Amy Speace

Thursday, October 18th
AMY SPEACE

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Amy Speace is a folk singer, timeless and classic, and a bit out of her own era. “She has one of the richest and loveliest voices in the genre and her songs are luxuriously smart,” writes Craig Havighurst (host of Nashville’s “Music City Roots”). “She’s profoundly personal yet also a bit mythic.”

Since her discovery in 2006 by folk-pop icon Judy Collins, Speace has been heralded as one of the leading voices of the new generation of American folk singers. Her song “The Weight of the World” was named as the #4 Best Folk Song of the last decade by NYC’s premiere AAA radio station, WFUV and was recorded by Judy Collins. From her beginnings in New York City as a classically-trained actress with The National Shakespeare Company to the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village where she began playing her original songs to her move to East Nashville in 2009 to her latest release, “That Kind Of Girl,” what ties all of her work together is a palpable empathy for the small struggles of the human condition.

Rock critic Dave Marsh, long a fan, wrote “Amy Speace’s songs hang together like a short story collection, united by a common vantage point and common predicaments… it’s a gift to hear a heart so modest even when it’s wide open.”

She has released five critically acclaimed records, two on Collins’ own imprint Wildflower Records, two on Thirty Tigers and her latest is a trio collaboration called Applewood Road which was released in 2016 on London’s Gearbox Records. 2016 saw Speace playing Glastonbury Music Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival with Applewood Road after 5-star reviews from The London Sunday Times writing “a flawless set that has to be the most haunting release of the past year.”

She is currently at work on her next solo album, to be released later in 2018. Amy has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Marketplace” and has appeared four times on “Mountain Stage,” as well as many folk festivals around the world. Her songs have been recorded by Judy Collins, Red Molly, Memphis Blues Hall of Famer Sid Selvidge and others. A gifted prose writer, Amy has published essays in The New York Times, American Songwriter Magazine, The Blue Rock Literary Journal, Pop Matters and others.


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Sophie & David Buskin

Sophie & David Buskin

Thursday, November 1st
DAVID & SOPHIE BUSKIN
(David Buskin of BUSKIN & BATTEAU and MODERN MAN)

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David Buskin has been writing, recording and performing his music professionally since 1970. He’s made about fifteen albums, most as half of the duo Buskin & Batteau or in his notorious “geezer band” Modern Man. His songs and jingles have been recorded by many great artists; a sample: Judy Collins, Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Mathis, Astrud Gilberto, Tom Rush, Dixie Carter, Roberta Flack, Mel Tormé, Take 6, Phoebe Snow, Richie Havens and Arlo Guthrie. He is a New York Nightlife Award, Bistro Award and Clio Award winner. Earlier this year he was given the ASCAP Jamie deRoy Award for excellence in songwriting.

Buskin’s organized, written for or participated in numerous concerts for organizations like The Hole In The Wall Camp, Stand For The Troops and WHY/Hunger. For seven years he was a principal contributor to the late Isaiah Sheffer’s Thalia Follies, a thrice-yearly political cabaret in NYC. He has also written special material for, among others, Bette Midler, Paul Newman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Whoopi Goldberg.

His new musical, Victory Train, written in collaboration with Jake Holmes, is scheduled for production in the fall of 2018.

He frequently performs with his talented daughter, Sophie Buskin, as the group Buskin (“We put a lot of thought into the name….”), but still does occasional solo performances (like tonight at Baldwin’s) “to do the songs that embarrass her.”



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Toby Walker

Toby Walker

Thursday, December 6th
TOBY WALKER

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Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter who has toured the US, England, Wales, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Cyprus and Holland. Walker has been featured in the New York Times, the London Sunday Times, the London BBC, Sirius-XM radio and was the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award – Solo division – given out by the Blues Foundation in Memphis TN.

Walker blends the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz into his own unique style. Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane says “Flat out… you have to hear this great musician… I’m blown away” and has employed Walker to teach at his famous Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp for several years. In 2010 Walker won the NY Music Award for ‘Best Instrumental CD,’ sharing the honors with Mariah Carey, Rufus Wainwright and Judy Collins among many others.

Walker has recently released eight instructional guitar DVD’s for the world famous company Homespun Tapes which have been getting rave reviews. His latest CD release – Mileage -has been getting all kinds of wonderful reviews in the traditional roots music world.

Carnegie Hall acknowledged his rare talents and  hired him to augment and teach in their “American Roots” program aimed at honor level middle school students.

Toby’s passion for blues, rags, folk, and other traditional American music drove him to leave an apartment crammed full of recordings, books and instruments for the Mississippi Delta, Virginia and the Carolinas where he tracked down some of the more obscure – but immensely talented – music makers of an earlier era. He learned directly from Eugene Powell, James “Son” Thomas, Etta Baker, and R.L Burnside, among others.

“If he doesn’t get them with his phenomenal guitar playing or catchy songs, he gets them with his wonderful stories. True entertainers have an engaing spirit that puts a smile on your face. Arlo Guthrie has it. David Bromberg has it. And so does Toby.” ~ John Platt – WFUV

“As a blues guitar player, I am stunned and in awe of Toby Walker’s pickin’! Add to that his fine songs and singing and friendly presentation, and it’s obvious that Toby Walker is one of the most enjoyable artists in today’s Blues World.” ~ Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin (Guitarist for the late Muddy Waters)

“A fingerpicking guitar virtuoso” ~ Happy Traum

“When Toby Walker straps the guitar on, the notes fly at a rate that is dizzying. They dance with speed, grace and precision. The effect is one of steel-like strength. His blues are a flash of muscle and his gentle fingerstyle ballads speak poetry.” ~ Richard Cuccaro – Acoustic Live


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Thursday, December 20th
A Celtic Christmas With
Maggie Sansone, Paul Oorts & Andrea Hoag

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www.maggiesansone.com
www.andreahoag.com
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