The High and Wides
8 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2021
“Their confidence and credence are immediately apparent, and their ability to write original material and execute it so adroitly clearly bodes well for whatever lies ahead.” — Bluegrass Today
Formed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 2015, the High & Wides draw from their members’ extensive backgrounds in bluegrass and take the music to a place all their own, recalling an era when old-time, rockabilly, and proto-rock’n’roll coexisted in a murky soup of hillbilly string band music. Following the Billboard bluegrass top-ten debut success of their 2018 recording, Lifted, in December 2019 the band released their follow-up album, Seven True Stories, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart.
8 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 2021
“I learned to fly on broken wings…” — Deanna Bogart
With 40 years as a road musician, award-winning bandleader/multi-instrumentalist Deanna Bogart is adored by her fans for her adventurous, original, and diverse music career. This Jill-of-all-trades is recognized for her dazzling keyboards, soulful saxophone, smoky vocals, and cut-above songwriting. As she’s expanding now to include producing festivals and other artists, Deanna continues to grow as an arranger and mentor while nonstop gigging around the globe and playing with stellar musicians everywhere.
Los Day Trippers
8 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021
It was an old recording of Mongo Santamaria doing a cover of The Beatles’ classic “Day Tripper” as an Afro-Cuban cha cha cha dance beat that inspired the birth of Los Day Trippers. This unique and lively band started their musical journey at a neighborhood Mexican restaurant in 2018, striking a chord with generations of Beatles lovers while hitting a groove that drew from Latin music traditions like mambo, cumbia, cha cha cha, bossa nova, merengue, bolero, and others. In the experimental spirit of the Fab Four, let Los Day Trippers take you on an adventure of transforming lads from Liverpool’s beloved songs into something new, eclectic, and fun. https://losdaytrippers.com/
Two shows, 5 and 7 p.m., Saturday, May 8, 2021
“Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences.” James Taylor Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world with his terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues. https://www.tomrush.com/
Philip Dutton & the Alligators
8 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2021
Louisiana music from Satchmo to Chenier served up with a dash of local Old Bay flavor … A zesty musical recipe sure to spice up a special spring night in the Stoltz Pavilion! The Alligators’ goal is simple: bring a broad variety of music from Louisiana’s Bayou right here to Maryland’s Bay area. Their inspiration comes from legendary acts like Professor Longhair, The Meters, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Louis Armstrong, Jon Cleary, and so many others. https://www.facebook.com/philipduttonandthealligators/ Philip Dutton & the Alligators are a local favorite that serves up a zesty musical gumbo from Louisiana ranging from Satchmo to Chenier with a dash of Old Bay flavor!
8 p.m., Friday, May 21, 2021
Local singer-songwriter and guitarist KJ is homegrown Eastern Shore talent at its finest! KJ is an eclectic, soulful performer who has shared the stage with Grammy-winning acts like The Roots and Snarky Puppy. The son of a DJ, his musical influences range from Stevie Wonder and Miles Davis to Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. https://www.facebook.com/kentaviusjones/ Local singer-songwriter and guitarist Kentavius Jones is an eclectic, soulful performer who has shared the stage with Grammy-winners like The Roots and Snarky Puppy.
8 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 2021
It was as a songwriter that Dan Navarro started his career, mostly in collaboration with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated classic “We Belong”), The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb’ Mo’, Dave Edmunds, The Tempatations, Dionne Warwick, Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir, and many more... Throughout the 1990s, Dan recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro, until Eric’s retirement in 2009. Dan has since transitioned into a growing solo career, increasingly in demand on the national concert circuit, and touring nearly 100 dates per year. http://w.dannavarro.com/dannavarro/home.html