Shows: Uptown Concerts at The Clubhouse


Uptown Concerts
Baltimore County Arts Guild

Uptown Concerts, Inc. &
Baltimore County Arts Guild
present concerts at The Clubhouse

443-540-0226
All audience members must be fully vaccinated — Proof is required. According to the CDC masks need to be worn when indoors even if vaccinated.

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Toby Walker
Toby Walker (photo by Larry Sribnick)
* POSTPONED TO JUNE 2ND *
Thursday, January 27th
TOBY WALKER

Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm

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All audience members must be fully vaccinated. Proof is required.
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Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer (photo by Irene Young)
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer (photo by Irene Young)
Thursday, February 10th
CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER
Opening: Sean McGhee

Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm

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Two-time Grammy® Award Winners, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer are master musicians with a career spanning over 35 years. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and more. Their repertoire ranges from classic country to western swing, gypsy jazz to bluegrass, and old-time string band to contemporary folk (including some original gems).

Cathy & Marcy have performed at hundreds of bluegrass and folk festivals and taught at close to 100 music camps worldwide. Happily known as “social music conductors” ready to start a jam session, a community sing, or create a music camp helping others learn to play and sing, the duo’s past students include Kaki King and Rhiannon Giddens.

They have performed with Pete Seeger, Theodore Bikel, Tom Paxton, Patsy Montana, Riders in the Sky, and a wide range of musical luminaries. They have entertained the Queen of Thailand, been keynote singers for the AFL-CIO, appeared on the “Today Show” and on National Public Radio. The Washington Area Music Association has recognized the duo with over 60 WAMMIE Awards for folk, bluegrass, and children’s music. Cathy & Marcy advocate in Washington for unions, health care for children, and the rights and livelihoods of artists.

The duo has toured worldwide, from Japan to New Zealand, Vancouver to New York, South Africa to Israel and everywhere in between. Recent festivals and venues include Merlefest, Wintergrass, Denver Ukefest, and Kate Wolf Music Festival. American Voices Abroad chose Cathy & Marcy with fiddler Barbara Lamb to perform in China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Department of State.

Cathy & Marcy earned Grammy Awards for their recordings “cELLAbration: a Tribute to Ella Jenkins’: and “Bon Appetit!: Musical Food Fun”. Their CDs “Postcards” and “Banjo Talkin’” were GRAMMY finalists in the Best Traditional Folk Album category.

Cathy & Marcy currently live in Silver Spring, Maryland and Lansing, North Carolina.

Sean McGhee

Sean McGhee, a long time member of loved duo Side by Side with Doris Justis, will be opening this show for Cathy & Marcy. Sean is an outstanding tenor vocalist and a master of the 12-string guitar, with a quick wit and irreverent sense of humor. Sean was half of the duo Side by Side with Doris Justis. In 2000, he joined Mack Bailey (Hard Travelers & Limeliters) and Rick Dougherty (Limeliters, Kingston Trio & The Folk Legacy Trio) to perform as the “Three Folk Tenors” at the Birchmere Music Hall. He’s appeared solo at the Oscar Brand WFMA Tribute, shared the stage with Kipyn Martin twice and opened for the Joan and Joni Show. In September, 2021 he opened for long-time friend and folk legend Carolyn Hester and her daughters Amy and Karla Blume. He’s also learning the violin, much to the distress of his cat.

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Linda Baer
Lara Herscovitch
Lara Herscovitch
Thursday, March 24th
LINDA BAER & LARA HERSCOVITCH

Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm

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Linda Baer: As a performing singer-songwriter I create songs with narratives and musical leanings that are steeped in the rich traditions of Appalachian folk song, Hebrew chant, Delta Blues, British balladry, Yiddish laments, and more. As a composer, I go “where the song takes me;” that means that I sometimes compose from outside my comfort zone. For example, I have written songs with Cajun, Flamenco, and Calypso shadings. As a result of these explorations I have a wide variety of music to offer the listener, with the common thread of catchy melodies and poetic lyrics that tell of the journey of the human spirit. I play guitar, piano, clawhammer banjo, Celtic harp, and lap dulcimer to accompany my singing.

I have composed songs in English, Hebrew, French, Spanish, and Yiddish. While I write primarily in the folk music vein, I have also composed art songs for voice and piano or guitar accompaniment. I recorded some of my original folk-songs, art songs, and blues on my first release, “Stones of Auguste” (1993). The title cut imagines the sculptures of Auguste Rodin coming to life. I am currently recording a CD of original Jewish music that includes new settings for the liturgy and songs that offer new interpretations biblical narratives.

I have performed in concert as a headliner at coffeehouses, folk festivals, folk song societies, synagogues, and organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic for 30+ years. My music has been featured on Public radio stations, local network television, and Maryland Public television. In addition to my work as a singer-songwriter I have developed participatory concert-lectures of American Roots music (Blues, Appalachian, folksongs, etc.), Anglo-Irish balladry, Yiddish, and Ladino traditions. Previously I served as director of the Mt Vernon Place Coffeehouse in Baltimore, Maryland, the Program Chair for the Baltimore Folk Music Society, and was a co-founder of the Baltimore Folk Festival.

Lara Herscovitch is a gem of a modern American troubadour. A singer-songwriter-poet, performer & advocate, her highly original contemporary folk is spiced with blues, pop & jazz influences. She writes, sings & leads with authenticity, integrity, humor & heart & delivers performances that inspire, inform, uplift & entertain diverse audiences. Sound Waves Magazine described her mastery as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… Lara gets it all done with her skillful songwriting – musical timing, memorable melodies, compelling lyrics. It’s good for your ears AND your soul.” This craftsmanship travels on a voice that Performer Magazine called “clear & smooth like expensive liquor” & is accompanied by guitar infused with her skill as a percussionist.” Former State Troubadour of Connecticut, she has played thousands of notable stages and festivals including A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor & Pete Seeger’s Clearwater Festival & Great Hudson River Revival.

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Thursday, April 7th
JOHN FLYNN

Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm

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John Flynn
John Flynn

A wordsmith and poet of rare clarity, John Flynn writes powerful songs of humanity and hope. His dynamic performances are known for their disarming honesty and humor. Songwriter and activist John calls himself a “hopeful pessimist.” John sings from the heart. His powerful songs of humanity and hope are deeply rooted in the traditions of Woody Guthrie. From barbed political verse to joyous fun-loving lyrics for kids, John paints vivid, lasting images with words and music drawn from a palate of awareness, irony, humor, and compassion. He opens one of his recent CDs, The End of the Beginning, with the lines “Like river stone, it may be that some edges get worn smooth, or maybe it’s just that these days you don’t have as much to prove.” These words seem to capture not only the mood of the disarmingly acoustic release, but also something of the 59 year-old singer-songwriter himself. In 2005, Arlo Guthrie invited John to join his post-Katrina “Train to New Orleans Tour.” Arlo says of John, “More than just a good song writer, performer, or guitar player, John Flynn is a friend because he actually does the kinds of things to help make the world a little better.”

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Friday, May 20th
SETH GLIER

Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm

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Seth Glier

Grammy-nominated Seth Glier is a singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. NPR describes his voice as “otherworldly” while praising him as “an engaging performer and storyteller.” His critically acclaimed, emotionally dense catalog of work often draws upon traditional roots music, experimental instrumentation, and moody atmospheres that result in soulfully intelligent stories that can alternatively fight the power or break your heart.

“The music of Seth Glier veers towards being indefinable.” – Paste Magazine

With five albums, five Independent Music Awards, and even a U.S. State Department-sponsored international tour under his belt, Glier has also played with a diverse list of artists such as Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, James Taylor, Ronnie Spector, and Marc Cohn. He’s currently on tour and is debuting new music, including his two latest songs “If It Wasn’t For You” and “Stages”, both releasing in 2020. Inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, “If It Wasn’t For You” echoes the young activist’s own concepts about the transformative power of turning one’s trauma into gratitude and awareness. “Stages” captures the magic and secret joy that’s shared when close relationships evolve using the universal art of ritual. Both singles are available on exclusive, collectible 7″ vinyl in a very limited run offered only at his live shows. Glier plans to put out more music throughout the year while continuing to connect with audiences using his eclectic, often humorous, and always insightful artistry.

“Also a producer and multi-instrumentalist, Glier is recognized for his intelligent storytelling, moody atmospheres and emotive soulful vocals that tug at the listener’s heart.” – Earmilk

“‘Stages’ rides a steady, low-key beat with vibrant tones escalating by degrees until you’re hit with the song’s potent emotions.” – Popdust

“The singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist has been garnering worldwide acclaim for his “otherworldly” vocals and ability to craft a sound which is entirely his own.” – Gigslutz

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Toby Walker
Toby Walker (photo by Larry Sribnick)
Thursday, June 2nd
TOBY WALKER

Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm

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Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as an award winning, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter who has toured the US, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Blending the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz and rock, Walker has developed his own style and as such received numerous awards, including being the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award in Memphis and the NY Music Award for best instrumental CD. Walker has also been inducted into the NY Blues Hall Of Fame. 

Walker is a nationally recognized guitar instructor, having taught at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch, Woody Mann’s Guitar Seminars, The Swanannoa Gathering, and the National Guitar Workshop. Walker also has eight instructional DVD’s on Happy Traum’s Homespun Music Instruction, and has produced hundreds of instructional videos on his own.

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

 “Flat out… you have to hear this great musician… I’m blown away
Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane

“A fingerpicking guitar virtuoso”
– Happy Traum

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