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  • What's up with folk and country

      Jeremiah Clark and the Charmers play at Joe Squared in Station North on Oct. 26 in honor of the release of their new alt-country record, Bad and Gettin' Worse. For more information, visit jeremiahclark.net. On Nov. 3 at Metro Gallery, the Mole Suit Choir, the duo made up of Normal's Books' Rupert...

  • What's up with folk and country

    Sometimes it's all about the song. On Friday, March 29, Minas Gallery hosts Songwriters in the Round, a chance for you to hear some top-notch local songsmiths like Adam Trice of Red Sammy, Cliff Murphy (who works with Maryland Traditions finding some of the best musical treasures in the state),...

  • What's up with folk and country

    Maybe you remember the old Johnny Cash television program from way back. Well, Johnny and June and their friends would put on a hell of a holiday show (as you can see on the DVD re-release), and we're expecting Bobby E. Lee and the Sympathizers, who are finishing up their new album, to bring that...

  • What's up with folk and country

    Baltimore's alt-country mainstays June Star just put out their eighth album, Kill the Lights. They put on a great live show at Windup the other night and you can listen to Kill the Lights at junestar.bandcamp.com.* On July 14, some of our favorite people here at Strum und Twang will be coming together...

  • What's up with folk and country

    Country music's always been good for feuding about what country music is. Local honky-tonk hero Arty Hill just stepped into the middle of a brawl between the great Ray Price and the CMA's Male Vocalist of the 2012, Blake Shelton, with a fiery blog post on No Depression. Check it out at nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/blake-shelton-and-ray-price-bone-of-reinvention...

  • What's up with folk and country

    First things first: Pete Seeger will be speaking at Peabody's graduation ceremony Thursday, May 23, where he will receive the Peabody Medal. It's hard to think of anyone in American music more deserving: Seeger is a true American hero and is at least partially responsible for everything that follows....

  • What's up with country

    Washington D.C.'s Thorn Apples host their second annual Holiday Hootennany with Highland Hill Boys and Letitia Van Sant (pictured), who had our No. 2 local country record, at the Windup Space Dec. 22. SUT kinda hopes to hear Van Sant sing Dolly Parton's "Hard Candy Christmas." And rumor is she's...

  • What's up with country

    There's a whole host of kickass, hot-rod country Telecaster pickers around these parts that grew up hanging around Danny Gatton's garage and trying to steal licks from the ever-wary Roy Buchanan. Now these guys are all middle-aged, and they don't play hipster bars, but it's worth your while to...

  • What's up with country

    Winter is the time for wood-sheddin' in the country and folk world. Seems like everybody SUT talks to is holin' up to write and record. Our "Best Country" artist Arty Hill is recording two records this winter: The first, he says, is a bluegrass affair with Baker Award-winning Smooth Kentucky; the...

  • What's up with country

    The Baltimore String Felons finished a killer album this summer and went on tour with it, only to have their van broken into and all their shit-including a 100 copies of the CD and a banjo-stolen. They're trying to raise some cash, so they can get some new gear and hire a bounty hunter to track...

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