Two of the most exciting folk groups on the East coast fill the Patterson with deft musicianship and tight vocal harmonies filtered through a broad musical prism.
The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary) are one of the most enthralling folk duos currently on the scene. Originally from Ireland, O’Leary started playing traditional music with the Mayock family, traditional musicians from County Mayo, when he was growing up in Dublin. After he moved to New York City in the early ‘90s, he immersed himself in the city’s own folk music scene and travelled widely. Since hooking up with Jefferson Hamer, they have refined their own sound, merging the influences of both of these worlds. They have performed and collaborated with artists across the folk spectrum, including Beth Orton, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Anais Mitchell, and Sam Amidon.
One of Baltimore’s brightest new folk groups, Charm City Junction, are a product of the myriad and exceptional roots music communities that exist in this city. The band consists of Sean McComiskey on button accordion, son of Irish accordion master Billy McComiskey and an innovative and exceptional player in his own right; Brad Kolodner, clawhammer banjo player and one of the leaders of a new school of Baltimore old-time musicians; the incredibly versatile bassist Alex LacQuement; and nationally renowned bluegrass fiddler Patrick McAvinue. Together they forge a new sound and draw from each of the deep wells of their musical heritages. 8pm. $23, $20mbrs, $26, $23 door.
The Murphy Beds
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