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House of Hamill
POSTPONED
Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:30 pm.
Seekers Church, Washington, DC, 20012 (Directions)

House of Hamill House of Hamill
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House of Hamill House of Hamill
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We're afraid we've had to postpone this show. We'll get them back to Maryland as soon as we're able! All current tickets will be refunded.

Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan met 10 years ago, late one night backstage at a theatre in rural Pennsylvania.  

Brian's band Enter The Haggis and Rose's group Burning Bridget Cleary were sharing a stage that evening, and the two bonded over a love of Irish fiddle tunes, Radiohead, and 4 AM whiskey. Their paths crossed a dozen times over the next decade on the road, but it wasn't until the Folk Alliance 2014 conference in Kansas City that they finally became musical collaborators. Burning Bridget Cleary's guitarist and drummer had their flights canceled at the last minute, and Rose (in desperation) asked Brian to grab a guitar and join her onstage. The two performed with virtually no rehearsal for over an hour, and their connection was powerful and immediate. A few months later Brian moved from Canada to Philadelphia, and as a tribute to the first tune Rose ever taught Brian, House of Hamill was born. 

Brian and Rose are both accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, and despite being young, have over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them. Together, they write unusual new fiddle tunes and exciting, unpredictable original songs while also breathing new life into traditional and contemporary songs. Both are confident and unique lead vocalists, and the blend of their two voices in harmony is hypnotic and irresistible. 

Whether House of Hamill is playing songs from their debut album "Wide Awake" (September 2016) or stomping through a set of original jigs and reels, their chemistry onstage is always engaging and often hilarious. Spend an hour listening and you'll leave with tired feet, a huge smile, and a new appreciation for the versatility of folk instruments in a modern context. House of Hamill is on the bleeding edge of a new generation of traditional musicians.

HOUSE OF HAMILL - Fierce Cottage (Reel Set)

Songs of Love & Resistance
Joe Uehlein & the U-liners w Sam Gleaves, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer
Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:30 pm.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852 (Directions)
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door.
Students (with ID) & Children: $15 advance, $20 door.
$2 per ticket box office fee added to all purchases.
Advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show.
All tickets are general admission.
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The U-Liners The U-Liners
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Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer & Sam Gleaves. Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer & Sam Gleaves.
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Songs of Love & Resistance:
The U-Liners with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, and Sam Gleaves!

We need more love and less hate in this world! Throughout history music has played a special and powerful role in advancing causes for social justice and in bringing people together to build a better world. That's what this concert is all about. Art is a critical complement to activism for no matter how brilliant our attempts to inform, it is our ability to inspire that makes the difference, and that the role of art and music. Love is all there is!- Joe Uehlein

Joe Uehlein & The U-Liners

The U-Liners, with special guest Rickie Simpkins on fiddle, bring their special brand of folk, country, and Americana music with a collection of new original songs that have something to say about the world around us from their new CD, Sweet Lorain. From his early days growing up in steel communities along the banks of the great Lake Erie, and working in an aluminum mill in Central Pennsylvania, Joe developed a keen interest in folk, country, and Rock & Roll and the sounds of working class and protest music. Joe & The U-Liners have become well-known performers of songs of work, hope, freedom, and equality. 

Joe & The U-Liners have performed with artists as diverse as Pete Seeger and Tom Morello, Boots Riley and the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Dave Alvin, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, and Billy Bragg. They have played all of Washington, DC’s finest venues, including the Birchmere, Strathmore Music Hall, IOTA Club, Jammin’ Java, Gypsy Sally’s, and more.  They have played NYC’s Knitting Factory, Starlight Ballroom, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and Bally’s in Las Vegas.

The U-Liners are celebrating 15 years together and feature Avril Smith on guitar, Larry Ferguson on drums, Jessica Lake on vocals, Barry Warsaw on bass, Tom Espinola on mandolin, and often feature Rickie Simpkins on fiddle.

www.uliners.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheUliners

CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER with SAM GLEAVES

Multi- Grammy Award winners CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER find common ground with SAM GLEAVES in the music they love from Appalachia as well as contemporary songs that embrace singing for and about social justice. They combine their fiddles, banjos, mandolin and guitars into a tradition bearing, songwriting, multi-instrumental, hot-licks, rich harmony singing, inter-generational supergroup. With nearly forty years between them in age (Sam is 25 yrs. old while CF & MM are 60-somethings), the trio proves that some music is ageless. Cathy produced Sam’s highly acclaimed CD, “Ain’t We Brothers” with guests Tim O’Brien, Janis Ian and Laurie Lewis. CATHY & MARCY released their 45th recording this year, “GET UP AND DO RIGHT” as well as a new self-named album by SAM GLEAVES & TYLER HUGHES. Tradition meets it’s future in this dynamic trio.

"Courageous as hell and country to the bone -- Amazingly talented Sam Gleaves, the best young songwriter around, heads into new territory with his brilliant album AIN’T WE BROTHERS, joined by a group of world-class musicians and singers. Varied, intelligent, moving –  these songs stay with you." -Lee Smith, Appalachian author
Midwest Tapes’ said  “GET UP AND DO RIGHT: is “a master class in organic acoustic music.” Billboard Magazine called Cathy & Marcy “As close to flawless folk/bluegrass as it gets.”

samgleaves.com
cathymarcy.com
Video links:
Cathy & Marcy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8zf2O7viys
Sam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1udLmz5x5w
Trio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1qNr69urU8
Trio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3Jgxcs4AlQ

Visit Joe's website at uliners.com.

"Voices", performed by the U-Liners (www.uliners.com) at the Institute of Musical Traditions (www.imtfolk.org), Takoma Park, Maryland, USA on July 12, 2014.

For The Tillerman: A Tribute to Cat Stevens
w host Billy Coulter
Monday, October 30, 2017, 7:30 pm.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852 (Directions)
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door.
Students (with ID) & Children: $15 advance, $20 door.
$2 per ticket box office fee added to all purchases.
Advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show.
All tickets are general admission.
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Billy Coulter Billy Coulter
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Lauren Calve Lauren Calve
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Tony Denikos Tony Denikos
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Billy Coulter Lauren Calve Tony Denikos
Andrew McKnight Brian Simms

A stellar cast of regional artists pay tribute to Cat Stevens, a singer/songwriter who supplied much of the soundtrack for the '60s and '70s.

The show will start with a round-robin acoustic set hosted by Billy Coulter and featuring the talents of Lauren Calve, Tony Denikos and Andrew McKnight. The second half of the night will be devoted to showing off interpretations of Cat Stevens' rich arrangements with full band performances from Billy Coulter and Brian Simms with Arch Alcantara, Bill Williams and Evan Pollock.

Lauren Calve -facebook.com/laurencalvemusic1
Tony Denikos -tonydenikos.com
Andrew McKnight - andrewmcknight.net
Brian Simms - junkyardsaints.com

 

Visit Billy's website at billycoulter.com.

Cat Stevens Greatest Hits Album Live || Cat Stevens Best Songs

Maeve Gilchrist and Keith Murphy
Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 pm.
Seekers Church, Washington, DC, 20012 (Directions)
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door.
Students (with ID) & Children: $15 advance, $20 door.
$2 per ticket box office fee added to all purchases.
Advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show.
All tickets are general admission.
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Maeve Gilchrist Maeve Gilchrist
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Keith Murphy Keith Murphy
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In this first time collaboration between two much sought-after musicians and artistic directors, Maeve Gilchrist and Keith Murphy will bring their talents together in an unusually intimate and acoustic setting.

A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Maeve is a familiar voice to the New England folk scene as a virtuosic harpist and vocalist who seamlessly weaves together contemporary textures, harmonies and driving rhythms into her traditional Celtic harp playing casting a spell on audiences across the world. Best known for her explorative composition and collaborations, Maeve is looking forward to getting back to her traditional roots for this series of concerts.

Newfoundland’s Keith Murphy is well known as a multi-instrumentalist of extraordinary ability and a beautiful singer with a rare collection of songs from both sides of the Atlantic. 

Having met through WGBH’s Brian O Donovan on his St Patrick’s day Celtic Sojourn, an annual celebration of Celtic music of which Keith is currently the musical director, these two musicians have long been searching for an opportunity to get together to play and sing the music that they love.

A unique amalgam of strings and vocal harmonies, knotted together to create a heartfelt and organic sound. This is sure to be a rare gem of a concert combining two musicians whose love of their respective traditions shines through every note they play.

“Ah, Maeve`s riffs. A thing of spellbinding sensuality and depth. She manages to create spaciousness and an intimacy all at the same time, with her delicate and uncluttered chord voicings, and Bill Evans-like openness.” Ellen Cranitch, Lyrcic FM

“A phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity.” Dirty Linen

“I can only envy Keith Murphy’s wonderful singing — whether you’re talking of feeling or tone, every note rings clear and true.” Dáithí Sproule

Visit Maeve's website at maevegilchristmusic.com.

Maeve Gilchrist sings Beeswing by Richard Thompson

The Geezer and the Kids
Bryan Bowers, Danny Knicely & Geoff Goodhue
Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:30 pm.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852 (Directions)
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door.
Students (with ID) & Children: $15 advance, $20 door.
$2 per ticket box office fee added to all purchases.
Advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show.
All tickets are general admission.
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Geoff Goodhue, Bryan Bowers & Danny Knicely. Geoff Goodhue, Bryan Bowers & Danny Knicely.
l-r: Geoff, Bryan & Danny Knicely.
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Bryan Bowers Bryan Bowers
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Geoff Goodhue Geoff Goodhue
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Join us for an evening of masterful picking, fiddling, soulful singing, and storytelling!

Bryan Bowers (Washington state-based Autoharp Hall of Fame member, songwriter, and singer), Danny Knicely (world class Virginian mandolinist, guitarist, and mandocellist), and Geoffrey Goodhue (New England based singer and multi-instrumentalist) come together for a special evening of American folk and mountain music.

About Bryan Bowers:
Master of the Autoharp, Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller” Born in Yorktown, Virginia, Bryan Bowers was raised in New Bohemia near Petersburg of the Civil War’s Battle Of The Crater fame. As a child, Bowers would tag along with the field workers and gandy dancers and learned to sing old call-and-answer songs. Bowers recalls, “The music I heard while working in the fields was mesmerizing. And, I’d see the gandy dancers coming down the tracks, setting the rails and getting their ties straight. You’ve heard that song `Whup Boys, Can’t you line ’em?, Chack a lack.’ Whup Boys, can’t you line ’em? was the call the leader would sing. Chack a lack was the bounce- back of the hammer after falling on the pin. I just thought that music was something that everyone did. It was years later that I realized what I’d been raised around.”

About Danny Knicely :
Danny Knicely comes from a musical family steeped in a mountain music tradition for generations. He first learned music from his grandfather, A.O. Knicely, who has been playing dances and social events in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia since the 1930's. Danny has used his roots in old-time and bluegrass to explore various types of music from around the world. He has shared his music and collaborated with musicians in a dozen countries spanning four continents, including U.S. State Department tours in Tunisia, Morocco, and Russia.

About Geoff Goodhue:
Having begun Suzuki violin method at age 5, Geoff transitioned his focus to drumming at age 10 and went on to graduate from Ohio University in 2004 with a B.F.A. in Percussion Performance plus a certificate in Environmental Studies. Now living in Charleston, Vermont, Geoff performs regularly as mandolinist and vocalist in both Granite Junction and Beg, Steal or Borrow. Geoff has appeared on Mountain Stage in Morgantown, West Virginia and at Appleton Wisconsin’s Mile of Music with Composer and Producer, Nick Vandenberg. Geoff’s family outfit, The Goodhues Band, has performed with autoharp legend, Bryan Bowers, and was featured at the 2016 Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering in Newport, PA. As a member of Athens Ohio’s Realbilly Jive, Geoff played drums on an album of J.D. Hutchison’s original songs to be released on Howdy Skies Records in September of 2016 in collaboration with folk, country and bluegrass icon, Tim O’Brien.

Visit Bryan's website at somagency.com/bryan-bowers/.

Turn the Page Again written by Tim O'Brien and Lucas Reynolds about moving on through changes in life and seasons. Performed by The Goodhues Band at the Blackburn Performing Arts, Gloucester, MA

Al Petteway & Amy White
Annual Homecoming
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 7:30 pm.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852 (Directions)
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door.
Students (with ID) & Children: $15 advance, $20 door.
$2 per ticket box office fee added to all purchases.
Advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show.
All tickets are general admission.
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Al Petteway and Amy White. Al Petteway and Amy White.
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Al Petteway and Amy White. Al Petteway and Amy White.
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Al Petteway and Amy White return to IMT for their annual Homecoming Concert!

Al & Amy have long been a favorite among DC area audiences, with their eclectic repertoire that includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to Blues, New Age, and Jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, mountain dulcimer, and some of the finest vocals you'll hear in any genre. 

Before moving from the Washington, DC area to the mountains of Western North Carolina, Al & Amy won several Governor's Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, and a grand total of 50 WAMMIE Awards from the Washington Area Music Association including "Musician of the Year." Together, they won an Indie award for Gratitude, their album of original, groove-oriented instrumental guitar duets. Al went on to win a GRAMMY for his contribution to the album "Pink Guitar, The Music of Henry Mancini" and was voted one of the Top 50 Guitarists of all time by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine where he also won Silver and Bronze medals in the magazine’s “Players’ Choice Awards.”

Al & Amy’s music has been featured on a number of Ken Burns documentary films, most notably the soundtrack of the Ken Burns EMMY-winning documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. Their album, "Caledon Wood," (which includes the main theme of the National Parks documentary) was counted among the essential albums of the past 20 years in the Acoustic Guitar Magazine 20th anniversary issue. Al and Amy have released over 20 full-length recordings, and over a dozen instructional DVDs and books. They are visual artists as well, and their photography is represented by NatGeoCreative, the stock photo agency for the National Geographic Society.

After decades of instrumental composition, Amy's two most recent recordings feature her singing and songwriting, with Al contributing as co-producer and session guitarist. Both of her albums, Home Sweet Home: Songs of Love, Loss, and Belonging, and Didn't We Waltz reached the top ten on the FolkDJ radio charts nationwide and overseas. Al's recent solo projects feature his signature finger-style guitar playing with a wide variety of Country Blues, Celtic, Appalachian, and Jazz stylings. Al and Amy performances are always beautifully compelling. They are not only technically impressive, but are also heartwarming and brimming with magic, with each artist having the chance to shine and share.

Visit Al & Amy's website at www.AlandAmy.com.

SLIGO CREEK - Al Petteway & Amy White Live on JULY 16, 2010 GUITARS AND OTHER STRINGS CONCERT SERIES SONIA VLAHCEVIC CONCERT HALL