Public Hours: SAT & SUN Noon-6pm
3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21224
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Creative Alliance convenes some of the brightest old-time musicians, singers, and dancers in the country to celebrate where this music exists today. Join host artists Ken & Brad Kolodner for the Baltimore Old Time Music Festival!
On Friday night, Ken and Brad welcome a dizzying lineup of musicians including Brad Leftwich & The Humdingers, Bill and The Belles, and Jake Blount with his band.
Saturday is packed with hands-on workshops from many of our headline performers, intimate performances in the Marquee Lounge, afternoon concerts in the theater, educational conversations, and wild square dance to close out the festival on Saturday night. See you there?
WEEKEND PASS (includes Friday night concert, Saturday concerts, workshops, & Saturday Evening Dance)
$75, $70 MEMBERS (+$6 at the door) SOLD OUT
FESTIVAL SUPPORTER (includes one full weekend pass, reserved seating in the theater on Friday and all day Saturday, festival poster, thank you in festival program & more special surprises)
FRIDAY NIGHT KICKOFF CONCERT
$29, $25 MEMBERS (+$3 at the door) SOLD OUT
SATURDAY FULL DAY PASS (includes all Saturday concerts, workshops, & Saturday evening dance)
$55, $50 MEMBERS (+$6 at the door) | Ages 16 and Under $28, $23 MEMBERS (+$4 at the door)
SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE AND EVENING CONCERTS (7:00pm -11pm)
$12, $10 mbrs (+$3 at the door)
Note About Workshops: Weekend or Saturday Pass ticket purchasers will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a ticket confirmation and instructions for workshop registration. This email will arrive from the address email@example.com shortly after completing your purchase. For questions about this process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The full lineup is as follows:
Ken & Brad Kolodner- Festival Hosts
Bill & The Belles
Brad Leftwich & The Humdingers
Cathy & Marcy
Pete Ross & Kristina Gaddy
Saturday: Concerts and Conversations plus the following workshops. Advance registration is necessary for all the following workshops.
· 12:00 - 12:50 | Harmony Singing with Bill and the Belles
· 12:00 - 1:15 | Old Time Fiddle with Brad Leftwich
· 12:00 - 1:15 | Old Time Banjo with Jake Blount REGISTRATION FULL
· 12:00 - 1:15 | Old Time Guitar with Sam Barlett
· 1:30 - 2:45 | Old Time Fiddle with Tatiana Hargeaves REGISTRATION FULL
· 1:30 - 2:45 | Beginner Old Time Banjo with Cathy Fink
· 3:00 - 4:15 | West Virginia Fiddle and Banjo Duets with Jesse Milnes & Kevin Chesser REGISTRATION FULL
· 3:00 - 4:15 | Beginner Old Time Fiddle with George Jackson
· 4:30 - 5:45 | Old Time Mandolin with Reed Stutz
· 6:00 - 7:00 | Flatfooting with Becky Hill REGISTRATION FULL
· 6:00 - 7:00 | Maybelle Carter Scratch Guitar with Cathy Fink
Simply put, Alice Gerrard is a talent of legendary status. In a career spanning some 50 years, she has known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats and has in turn earned worldwide respect for her own important contributions to the music. Alice is particularly known for her groundbreaking collaboration with Appalachian singer Hazel Dickens during the 1960s and ’70s. The duo produced four classic LPs (recently reissued by Rounder on CD) and influenced scores of young women singers. She'll be joined by Tatiana Hargreaves fiddle and Reed Stutz on mandolin/guitar.
Jake Blount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer, and scholar based in Providence, RI. He is half of the internationally touring duo Tui, a 2020 Strathmore Artist in Residence and a board member of Bluegrass Pride. He is a 2020 recipient of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize. Although he is proficient in multiple performance styles, he specializes in the music of Black and indigenous communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of Ithaca, New York. He foregrounds the experiences of queer people and people of color in his work. He'll be joined by George Jackson on fiddle/banjo, Isa Burke on guitar, and Nelson Williams on bass.
Brad Leftwich & The Humdingers
Brad's music is a direct link to the traditions of the southern Appalachian and Ozark mountains. He grew up hearing the old-time music of his father, grandfather, and great-uncle, and learned from many of the last great traditional musicians from the turn of the 20th century. A well-known fiddler, banjo player, and singer, Brad has been performing and teaching traditional music for some 30 years. These days Brad performs as Brad Leftwich & The Humdingers with his wife and longtime musical partner Linda Higginbotham on banjo, Sam Bartlett on guitar, and Abby Ladin on bass.
An old-time trio that re-envisions and arranges traditional old-time tunes using percussive dance as if it was a drum set. The trio consists of Kevin Chesser on claw-hammer banjo, Jesse Milnes on fiddle and voice and Becky Hill on feet. All three artists have spent significant time in West Virginia learning from master elder musicians and dancers with the goal of respecting the tradition while pushing the boundaries of what old-time music is.
The Bill and the Belles:
With their enchanting debut album, Dreamsongs, Etc., Bill and the Belles have captured the freewheeling, lighthearted approach to music that has endeared them to listeners of every generation. With a spirited sound that falls somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, the group puts its own spin on a golden era of music, specifically the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. “We like old music and some of us are consumed by it,” says lead singer and guitarist Kris Truelsen with a knowing laugh. “But we don't have a desire to copy it. We want to sound like ourselves and tell our story.”
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Two-time Grammy award winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are master musicians with a career spanning over 35 years. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and many other instruments
Note About Workshops: Weekend or Saturday Pass ticket purchasers will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a ticket confirmation and instructions for workshop registration. This email will arrive from the address email@example.com shortly after completing your purchase. For questions about this process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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