Saturday, June 8, 2019
5:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's remarkable arrival onto the music scene. Since its formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date. Early on, during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world, in the midst of the grunge era no less, that it was still cool to swing. The band, cofounded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's all original core line-up includes Scotty Morris (lead vocals and guitar), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen "The Kid" Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arranger).www.bbvd.com/
An energizing party rock band, 'misspent youth' plays for thousands of fans from New Jersey to South Carolina, and headlines at festivals, clubs, charity concerts, and corporate events. Their approach to music is characterized by pure harmonies and tight rhythms. They play crowd pleasing songs covering the biggest hits from bands like Aerosmith and Journey to Bruno Mars and Maroon 5. Nominated by the Maryland Music Awards for Top Cover Band in 2014 and 2015, the band has performed with many amazing artists over the past ten years. www.misspentyouth.com
Folky, soulful, bluesy, funky, catchy, smooth, organic. These are all proper adjectives that describe the Maryland based group Pressing Strings. Whether they are playing in a backyard, local brewery, or rocking a festival stage, the melodic quality of the music stands out among the crowd. Robust rhythms guide heartfelt songwriting that is familiar yet fresh and innovative. The three piece has been steadily creating and performing for the better half of a decade now. Members Jordan Sokel, Nick Welker, and Brandon Bartlett all grew up with a close bond to their instruments and eventually formed out of the bustling and notoriously musically rich state capital of Annapolis, Maryland. pressingstrings.com
NAPTOWN BRASS BAND
The Naptown Brass Band is a New Orleans-style street band that is taking Annapolis by storm with their riotous renderings of old favorites and modern hits, all with the solid beat of pure, unadulterated fun. They blast out high energy grooves for dancing in the street (or on the beach). They are dedicated to exposing more of the world to the great tradition of brass bands and second line beats. http://naptownbrassband.com