Shows: Baldwin’s Station


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

The Kennedys

Thursday, March 9th
THE KENNEDYS

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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Unafraid to mix philosophy, spirituality, love and artistry with a folk-rock back beat is what makes this duo a positive force on all things human.” ~ Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange.

Inspiration is where you find it — and where it finds you. Open to every moment, the much-traveled married duo of Pete and Maura Kennedy have spun their personal experiences, musical influences and philosophical beliefs into many albums of winsome original songs, frequently seasoned with exquisitely-performed cover tunes, that blend acoustic-based folk, rock, country, pop and secular gospel into an inclusively delightful sound that’s all their own. The Kennedys use their full palette of vocal and instrumental colors to bring their songs to glowing life. Maura’s lead vocals range from comforting to yearning, from girlish to womanly, from exuberant to delicate, sometimes bolstered by her own sweet harmonies and those of Pete and sometimes several guests. As usual, multi-instrumentalist Pete provides a vibrant tapestry of chiming, jangling and twanging guitars, as well as mandolin, interwoven with Maura’s sturdy acoustic rhythm guitar, harmonica and glockenspiel. The body of work The Kennedys have created since their 1994 wedding is a reflection of their musical and philosophical influences and experiences separately and as a couple. Their live show and CD’s encompass their favorite musical styles while incorporating the naturalistic, transcendental and mythological teachings of Joseph Campbell, Eckhart Tolle, Walt Whitman, and various Eastern-oriented philosophers into their songs and lives. Their goal is to live in the moment, appreciating every second of sensation, which imbues their music with a constant sense of wonder and freshness. With the release of two solo CDs and one as The Kennedys added to their discography, Pete and Maura remain the Energizer bunnies of the folk/rock world.

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Dan Navarro

Dan Navarro

Thursday, April 6th
DAN NAVARRO
with David Glaser

Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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For over thirty years Dan Navarro has written sung played and acted his way through a rich and varied career…..

Dan started his career as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated “We Belong”) , The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb’ Mo’, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir and many more…

In the 1990s, he recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro until Eric’s retirement in 2009. Dan has since transitioned smoothly into a growing solo career, increasingly in demand on the national concert circuit…

He’s moonlighted as a singer and voice actor for 28 years, in major motion pictures like The Book Of Life (as the villain “Chakal”), The Lorax, Happy Feet (1 & 2), Rio (on the Oscar-nominated “Real In Rio”), Ice Age (2 & 3), and a dozen more; the hit videogame Fallout 4; TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; recordings with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Susanna Hoffs and Jon Anderson of Yes; the hit videogame Fallout 4, and hundreds of commercials for Subaru, Shakey’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Honda, Nationwide and more…

He has contributed countless hours in Washington on issues of intellectual property, copyright and performer’s rights, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board on behalf of the Nashville Songwriters Assn Int’l, the former AFTRA, NARAS, BMI , SoundExchange and the musicFIRST Coalition…

Dan also serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA, Folk Alliance, The Levitt Pavilions LA and the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, fighting the neuromuscular disease better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which tragically took Eric Lowen’s life in 2012…

In 2009, after 22 years and 12 albums with Lowen & Navarro, Dan released the spirited “Live at McCabe’s”, backed by his pals, Austin’s now-disbanded Stonehoney. He is currently finishing his next album , “Shed My Skin” — his first studio album of new material as a solo artist — is slated for release later this year.

He is the father of a 20-year-old son and a known abuser of acoustic guitars.

David Glaser

David Glaser

Guitarist David Glaser will be accompanying Dan Navarro.

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Kipyn Martin

Kipyn Martin

Thursday, April 27th
KIPYN MARTIN
with David Glaser

Tickets $17.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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Solo debut at Baldwin’s Station!

Kipyn Martin is an emerging Americana singer/songwriter whose roots sink into the banks of the Shenandoah River. According to folk legend John Gorka, Kipyn is “a beauty of a singer.” She currently plays festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Texas.

April 2016 saw Kipyn’s first solo performances in the southwest, including a concert at Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse renowned concert series in Dallas. By year’s end 2016, Kipyn will have toured from Boston to Hollywood (Florida) as one-half of the duo show, Joan & Joni: A Tribute to the Music of Joan Baez & Joni Mitchell. A collaboration with “recovering opera singer” Allison ShapiraJoan & Joni brings audiences on a journey from the heyday of the 1960’s to here and now, wherein Kipyn and Allison demonstrate the effect Joan and Joni have had on their own development as modern musicians.

In March 2015 Kipyn was honored by the Washington Area Music Association with their WAMMIE Award for New Artist of the Year. She also received two WAMMIE nominations this year (Contemporary Folk Vocalist, WAMA/SAW Songwriter of the Year). Other accolades include winning Gold, Silver, and 3rd Place Overall in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest for “Dance Across the Sky”. Songs from Kipyn’s debut album, Undercover Muse (2013), have also earned attention on national and international levels. “I Believe in You” scored a semi-finalist rating in the 2013 UK Song Contest, while “Nightbird” took home a Gold Award, as well as the Director’s Choice Award, in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

Since releasing Undercover Muse Kipyn has had the privilege of opening for John Gorka, Peter Yarrow, Ellis Paul, John Flynn, The Stray Birds, Ellis, Humming House, and The Kennedys. Kipyn also holds a Master of Music Degree in Composition from Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, VA), as well as a fervent passion for poetry and song. This aesthetic combination propels her as she tours with her much-anticipated EP, Dance Across the Sky.

David Glaser will accompany Kipyn Martin.


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Tret Fure

Tret Fure

Thursday, May 4th
TRET FURE

Tickets $18.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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Tret Fure began her career at the age of 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses in the Midwest. At 19, she moved to LA in hopes of obtaining a record deal. Within a year she was performing as guitarist and vocalist for Spencer Davis, touring with him and penning the single for his album “Mousetrap.” She went on to record her own album in 1973 on MCA/UNI Records, with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer. With the success of that release, she opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the J Geils Band.

One of the most prolific artists in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure has released 15 albums and CDs over the course of her 46-year career. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Fure has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, including her own work.

In the early 80s, Tret began exploring the independent side of the industry discovering the blossoming genre known as Women’s Music. She recorded with and produced some of the best of women’s music including the legendary “Meg & Cris at Carnegie Hall” (1983). She worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the 90s, producing, engineering and releasing three CDs together during those years.

Now after seven acoustic releases on her own label, Tomboy girl Records, she has re-established herself in the folk world, winning the 2004 South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition in 2 out of 3 categories, Best Overall and Best Up-Tempo Song. 2004 also brought her recognition with the prestigious Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Music. In 2009, Tret was voted “Pride In The Arts Favorite Female/Lesbian Musician.” In the same year she received the Janine C Rae Award for her work in Women’s Music. She is currently #3 on the top 20 CD charts for OutVoice.net and #1 on Reverbnation in Newport News, VA.

Her acclaimed solo releases include “Tret Fure” (1973), “Terminal Hold” (1984), “Edges of the Heart” (1986), “Time Turns the Moon” (1990), “Back Home” (2001) which took both album of the year and single of the year awards for 2001 from OutVoice Top 40, “My Shoes” (2003) in which Sing Out! Magazine says “Fure’s new solo venture signals her intent to do more than just move on. This album soars… She has never sounded better… This mature effort surely ranks among Fure’s finest works and will be savored by old-time fans and new fans alike.” “Anytime Anywhere” (2005) and “True Compass” (2007) a beautiful collection of songs of love and passion that lived in the top 20 charts of Outvoice for over a year. “The Horizon” (2010) was also in the top 10 charts and her title song “The Horizon” placed #1 in the Dec 2010 charts. “A Piece of the Sky” (2013) is #3 in the top 20 charts. Tret just released her 15th album, “Rembrandt Afternoons” (2015) which proves to be her best work yet. It has already been chosen by the acclaimed folk music show Midnight Special as their album of the week and has been in heavy rotation on several of the folk shows around the country. Her song “Riverbank” was #2 on the Acoustic Outpost charts for the week of February 15 and the song “Freedom” is #1 on Outvoice.net for June 2016.

Fure also markets of her own line of clothing named after her popular song “Tomboy girl.” In addition, while not on the road, Tret teaches guitar and songwriting individually and in workshop settings. She paints pet portraits on commission and, an accomplished cook, Fure has also published a cookbook, “Tret’s Kitchen,” featuring her own recipes. Along with bridging the marketing, production, music and art worlds, Tret also serves as President of Local 1000, The Traveling Musicians Association — a union geared toward helping traveling musicians find security and longevity.


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