Baltimore band Midway Fair will open for The Kennedys at Cellar Stage on Friday, October 18th, 2013.
Midway Fair plays “Pretty music about ugly things,” and their folk rock sound and songwriting are a seamless synthesis of British and American traditional styles with indie rock. Artists like Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler, Richard Thompson, Tom Waits, and The Waterboys are big influences. Although many of their songs are crafted to be lighthearted and fun, they tackle serious subjects like war, poverty, and (of course) love with poetic grace and intelligence.
“Reminds me a lot of Fairport Convention […] The playing and craft are exquisite.“ ~Jon Worley, Aid & Abet April 2011.