For years, the Charm City Bluegrass Festival has presented some of the best national and regional bands in Baltimore's picturesque Druid Hill Park.
On Feb. 1, WTMD and the Charm City Bluegrass Festival are teaming up to present this intimate evening of acoustic music -- as well as a screening of the new documentary about the festival. It's a celebration of folk, Americana and acoustic music in Baltimore, to help get you excited for this year's festival.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Sponsored in part by Flying Dog Brewery.
About The Honey Dewdrops:
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating nearly a decade of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.
After leaving their home base of Virginia and living on the road for 2 years, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, Maryland home and it's where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, released May 2015. Acoustic Guitar Magazine describes the set of songs as “a handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway.” And like their stage performance, these songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down.
About Ken & Brad Kolodner:
The dynamic father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo and fiddles pushing the boundaries of the Old-Time tradition into uncharted territory. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and Old-Time fiddlers in North America, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world. Together, they infuse their own brand of driving, innovative, tasteful and unique interpretations of traditional and original fiddle tunes and songs. They perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” In concert, they regularly perform as a trio with bassist Alex Lacquement who locks everything together with his commanding and tasteful choices.
An Evening With Charm City Bluegrass feat. The Honey Dewdrops and Ken & Brad Kolodner TrioThursday, February 01, 2018