THE NORTH EAST
FALL FOLK &
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 2023
ALL TICKETS: $25 | RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8+
Get ready for a night of “foot-stomping fun” with Charm City Junction and The Honey Dewdrops, as they take The Milburn Stone Theatre stage for “The North East Fall Folk & Bluegrass Festival” on October 28th, 2023. 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 The Honey Dewdrops' 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 October 28th, 2023, at The Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College, for “The North East Fall Folk & Bluegrass Festival” with Charm City Junction and The Honey Dewdrops - 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
About The Honey Dewdrops:
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, together known as the experimental folk duo The Honey Dewdrops, have released six albums and toured internationally since 2009, with over a thousand shows under their belts on stages such as A Prairie Home Companion, Merlefest, Celtic Connections (Glasgow, SCO) and the Bluegrass Jamboree (Germany). Artistically, Wortman and Parrish are inspired by American folk and traditional music and their sound expands on that style and showcases the dynamism and intimacy of musical duos. Laura and Kagey have called Baltimore City home since 2014.
"The Honey Dewdrops fill their fifth album with heart, and their sincere, stripped-down songwriting is just the kind of music we need more of. This music is sweet to the ears, easy on the heart, and will stick in your mind for some time to come."
- Baltimore Magazine
About J.D. Webb:
J.D. Webb is an American Singer-songwriter with a style rooted in folk, rock, and blues. His music has been compared to everything from Roy Orbison to Ray LaMontagne and draws on inspiration from musical greats like Tom Waits and Steve Earle.
Based out of Maryland, Jason has had the opportunity to play a variety of stages and festivals throughout the North East U.S. and in the past 10 years has even found himself sharing the the stage with artists like Todd Sheaffer(of Railroad Earth), Heather Maloney, Corb Lund, The Romantics, and HaHa Tonka.
Webb's songs aim capture the emotion and the imagination of his listeners by taking a distinctly cinematic approach to his writing.
A solo performer to be reckoned with, Webb's collaborative and energetic spirit also lends him incredible strength as a band leader with the Gritty Americana band The Good God Damn.
THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED IN PART BY THE MARYLAND STATE ART COUNCIL'S TOURING ARTIST GRANT