All performances are in the Museum’s Harms Gallery starting at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. with beer and wine for sale.
February 16 KEN & BRAD KOLODNER QUARTET
This dynamic quartet pushes the boundaries of the American Old-Time tradition. Ken Kolodner on hammer dulcimer and fiddle, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo, Rachel Eddy’s multi-instrumental talents and soulful singing bring an incredibly powerful energy to the group, and Ralph Gordon on the bass and cello. This remarkably talented group of musicians will rock you to your soles. This performance is sponsored by a matching grant from the Maryland State Arts Council Maryland Touring Grant. Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door.
March 16 NICOLE ZURAITIS GROUP
Brooklyn-based vocalist and pianist Nicole Zuraitis has made a name for herself internationally as a jazz singer and songwriter. She is the 2016 winner of the New York City Songwriting Competition Coffee Music Project, recording her winning song "I Like You a Latte" at the famous Metropolis Studios in London in 2017. With musical tastes as wide ranging as her city, she cultivates her diverse musical background into a sound that is rich with vocal and rhythmic innovation. Her operatic training at New York University provides a firm foundation for rare vocal power and range. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door.
April 27 AL PETTEWAY
Presented in partnership with Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance. Please join us for an evening in concert with Grammy and Indie award winning guitarist, Al Petteway. Al plays acoustic fingerstyle that is deeply influenced by his love of Celtic, Appalachian, folk, and blues. He has performed on dozens of CDs and soundtracks, including Ken Burnes’ PBS series, The National Parks-Americas Best Idea. Originally from the D.C. area, he and wife, singer / songwriter Amy White, now live in the mountains of western North Carolina. Al’s latest CD includes several pieces from “The Waters and the Wild”, a project inspired by his love of the Chesapeake area. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. For more information, and to purchase tickets: www.smtmd.org