Shows: Cellar Stage Baltimore


THE CELLAR STAGE™ BALTIMORE at
Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton
5315 Harford Road * Baltimore, MD 21214
Located in the Hamilton area of Northeast Baltimore.
Concert information: 410-521-9099
Cell phone for info on day of show: 443-540-0226
uptownconcerts@gmail.com

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Friday, March 24th
HEATHER AUBREY LLOYD, KIPYN MARTIN & VICTORIA VOX
Singer/Songwriters in the Round

Tickets $21.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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More than a decade touring the U.S., Heather Aubrey Lloyd has brought her lush, passionate voice to every type of venue, from folk festivals and bars to bait shops and clothing-optional resorts. A recovering reporter, her songs drift from journalistic to deeply personal, each narrative offered up in her distinctive alto and layered over finger-picked guitar. Her sets are rounded out with a few pieces on djembe, the instrument that earned her primal reputation as co-front for the Baltimore-based band ilyAIMY. She’s backed and supported Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, Shawn Mullins, performed as a 2012 Most-Wanted Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and was a DC Lilith Fair Talent Search finalist. In Jan. 2015, she began work on her second solo CD, “A Message in the Mess,” a collaboration with Reno band, The Novelists.

“Lloyd’s voice has a powerful emotional and technical range, using everything from a delicate whisper to a bluesy growl to breathe life into the folk narratives.” — Michael Duck, The Morning Call

Kipyn Martin is a West Virginia native who now resides in the Washington DC area. Recent accolades include being named New Artist of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association in 2015 and winning Gold and Silver Awards in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. Her song “Nightbird” from her debut album, Undercover Muse won a Gold Award, as well as the Director’s Choice Award, in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and she received international distinction in the 2013 UK Song Contest when “I Believe in You” from Undercover Muse earned a semi-finalist rating. In addition to her songwriting and concerts Kipyn, along with Allison Shapira, presents a tribute show to Joni Mitchell & Joan Baez — The Joan & Joni Show.

Her voice is gathering a reputation in the region, hailed by listeners as “an instrument of unrefined purity” ~ Tony S. (Leicester Bangs) and “the most pure voice I’ve ever heard” ~ Karin Fuller (The Charleston Gazette).

Victoria Vox is a glorified band-geek and award-winning songwriter, originally from Green Bay, WI. The ukulele-toting Vox has been touring the world since 2006 at ukulele festivals, folk clubs, and listening rooms. Not only is she a household name on the ukulele scene, she’s becoming better known for her “mouth-trumpet” (as seen on the Jay Leno Show and in the Wall Street Journal), a jazz era vocal technique. She holds a degree in Songwriting from the Berklee College of Music, and although her music is eclectic, tapping into many styles: folk, soul, old-time, swing, pop-rock and chanson; jazz often comes to the forefront.

Buy tickets for Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Kipyn Martin, Victoria Vox: Songwriters in the round at Cellar Stage Baltimore



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Bill Staines

Bill Staines

Friday, April 21st
BILL STAINES
Opening: Lara Herscovitch

Tickets $21.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat. For over forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs and coffeehouses. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960’s and, for a time, emceed the Sunday hootenanny at the renowned Club 47 in Cambridge. Bill quickly became a popular performer in the Boston area. In 1971, after one of his performances, a reviewer for The Phoenix stated that Bill was “simply Boston’s best performer.” A decade later, both in 1980 and 1981, the annual Reader’s Poll of The Boston Globe selected him as a “favorite performer.”

In 1991, Bill entered his forth decade as a folk performer with an international reputation as an artist. Singing mostly his own songs, he has become one of the most popular singers on the folk music circuit today and averages around 200 concert dates a year. Bill weaves a magical blend of wit and gentle humor into his performances, and as one reviewer wrote, “he has a sense of timing to match the best stand-up comic.” His music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease, his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon.

“Any new song that can live comfortably beside the well-worn songs of folk tradition has a good chance of surviving the test of time. Such, we believe, are the songs of Bill Staines” ~ Charles “Sandy” Paton, Folk Legacy Records.

Lara Herscovitch

Lara Herscovitch

For some people, what they do and who they are two different things. Not so for Lara Herscovitch, an “extraordinarily talented” (smother.net) American songwriter, poet, singer, performer, and policy social worker.

Lara’s award-winning music is “pure musical poetry” (The Courier): highly original, modern folk with shades of blues, jazz, and pop. As the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal wrote, “Singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch doesn’t write songs just for the ears, but also for the heart and soul.”

With a voice “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” she stands “above and beyond the pack” (Northeast Performer). Herscovitch is “a remarkable performer” (WSHU Public Radio). Former State Troubadour of Connecticut (2009-2010), Lara brings charm, authenticity, intelligence and a love of performing that immediately resonates with diverse audiences. She has appeared as a guest on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (American Public Media) and tours from Maine to Miami.

Lara also has extensive experience as a policy social worker, and has worked in the US, Latin America and Asia on behalf of disadvantaged individuals – focusing on education, community development, and juvenile justice. These themes are woven throughout her music. As Acoustic Live in New York City wrote, “She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect.”

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Friday, May 12th
ANNE HILLS & DAVID ROTH

Tickets $21.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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Anne Hills has become one of the better known voices of the contemporary folk music scene, receiving awards and recognition for her live performances (2009 Bound for Glory live radio show favorite- Ithaca, NY), her unique solo and collaborative recording projects (2001 WAMMIE for duet CD with Tom Paxton, Under American Skies), and her overall artistry and benefit work (2002 Kate Wolf Award, Carole Robertson Award & Kerrville Female Vocalist of the Year 1997). Her song “Follow That Road” was the title cut of the Martha’s Vineyard Songwriter Retreat and has enchanted audiences for over a decade. Whether she is singing her own song, the words of 6 year old Opal Whiteley, or the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley; accompanied with her guitar, banjo, or simply a Tibetan bell, she puts her whole heart and soul into the moment. So, even if you haven’t become familiar with her voice (featured often on XM/Sirius Folk Radio, The Midnight Special & many other folk shows) you won’t want to miss a chance to hear her songs and stories in person. She’s just begun touring more extensively, winning over audiences with her warm, lively and humorous performances.

The AllMusic Guide says, “A stunning soprano tone has made Anne Hills one of contemporary music’s premiere vocalists … Her knack for writing heartfelt songs [has] brought her to the upper echelon of her craft.” and Tom Paxton says, “Anne Hills is such an exquisite singer that it’s understandable that people might be swept up in the pure beauty of her voice and thereby overlook her writing. That would be a mistake. For me, Anne’s writing, in songs like ‘Follow That Road’ and many others, is as direct, melodic and deep as any work being done today. She is quite simply one of my absolute favorite songwriters.”

David Roth strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with his unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious, and powerful singing and subject matter. As singer, songwriter, recording artist, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and instructor, David has earned top honors at premier songwriter competitions — Kerrville (TX) and Falcon Ridge (NY) – and taken his music, experience, and expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries full-time for more than two decades. David’s songs have found their way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Kennedy Center, Peter, Paul, & Mary concerts, NASA’s Goddard Space Center (“Rocket Science” went up on the Space Shuttle Atlantis’s May 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Telescope), the classic folk song book “Rise Up Singing”, and 10 CDs on the Wind River and Stockfisch (Germany) labels. Featured on many of Christine Lavin’s Rounder compilations, the former artist-in-residence at New York’s Omega Institute has also been a songwriting judge at Kerrville, Napa Valley (CA), Tumbleweed (WA), Eventide Arts (MA), the Avalon Festival (WV), and the South Florida Folk Festival. This Chicago native (and two-time national anthem singer for the NBA’s Michael Jordan-era Bulls) has garnered accolades for his performances, workshops, writing, and recordings. The BOSE Corporation includes “Taller Than My Hair” and “Five Blind Men” on their “best of new folk” compilations, and several of David’s songs also appear in Barbara Glanz’s business best-selling books “Care Packages for the Workplace” (McGraw-Hill), “Care Packages for the Home” (Andrews-McMeel), “What Can I Do” (Lutheran Voices), and “The Simple Truths of Appreciation” (w/Ken Blanchard).

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