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THE NORTH EAST
FALL FOLK & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2024

TICKETS: $22 - $16 | RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8+

Get ready for a night of “foot-stomping fun” with Charm City Junction and Wicked Sycamore, as they take The Milburn Stone Theatre stage for “The North East Fall Folk & Bluegrass Festival” on November 2nd, 2024. With a sound steeped in traditional roots music and experimental folk, these two talented groups bring their own unique style and energy to the stage. Charm City Junction's lively arrangements of old-time, bluegrass, and Irish music will have you dancing in your seat, while Wicked Sycamore's sweet harmonies, stripped-down songwriting and soulful storytelling will tug at your heartstrings. Together, these two groups make for a perfect night of bluegrass and folk that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. Join us on November 2nd, 2024, at The Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College, for “The North East Fall Folk & Bluegrass Festival” with Charm City Junction and Wicked Sycamore - a night you won't soon forget!

About Charm City Junction:

From dance inducing Old Time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based acoustic roots quartet Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they'll go next. Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places — but always with an eye on tradition.

Formed in 2014, Charm City Junction has taken the acoustic music scene by storm performing around the country gaining high praise along the way for their high-energy, captivating and dynamic performances. Patrick McAvinue, 2017 IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year, takes charge with his virtuosic, powerful and musical approach to the fiddle. Clawhammer banjo wizard Brad Kolodner adds his playful, driving, melodic and groovy Old-Time touch. Sean McComiskey, soars through the tunes and fills the gaps with his soulful button accordion playing. The versatile bassist Alex Lacquement drives the train, locking everything together with his commanding and tasteful choices. Drawing from separate musical backgrounds, the four members have found a common ground on which to develop their unique approach. Since releasing their highly anticipated debut album Charm City Junction on Patuxent Music in the fall of 2015, they have performed prestigious festivals including Grey Fox, Old Songs, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival and an appearance at the Kennedy Center. They released their second full-length album, Duckpin, in the summer of 2018. The record debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts.

2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year Nominee

“Carrying the torch of interesting, rootsy music.” – Sirius XM

“This quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places but always with an eye on tradition."

- Washington Post

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About Wicked Sycamore:

Wicked Sycamore is an all-female trio hailing from the Baltimore/DC area, consisting of Juliette Bell on guitar, Lainie Gray on mandolin, and Madeline Waters on cello. Their sound can be described as contemporary folk with a mischievous edge that is grounded in traditional roots music but branches out into Americana, bluegrass, funk, and jazz. They write original music ranging from fun and light-hearted sing-alongs to deep, introspective tunes for the ages. Their music combines intricate vocal harmonies with thoughtful arrangement, mood shifts, and story-telling. They are proud to add their voices as both female musicians and songwriters to the modern music landscape.

 

Wicked Sycamore won the Charm City Bluegrass band competition in 2019 and they were awarded two WAMMIES in 2021 for Best Bluegrass Group/Artist and Best Bluegrass Album (In More Ways Than One) in the DMV-area. Wicked Sycamore has played at festivals such as DelFest, Greyfox Bluegrass Festival, Charm City Bluegrass Festival, Sultana Downrigging Festival, and Annapolis Baygrass Festival, as well as onstage at venues like The Hamilton, The 8X10, Union Stage, The Avalon Theatre, and the Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University.

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THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED IN PART BY THE MARYLAND STATE ART COUNCIL'S TOURING ARTIST GRANT

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