All performances are in the Museum’s Harms Gallery starting at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
January 19 ~ SOLD OUT! LULU’S FATE Lulu's Fate performs a mix of music from the Appalachian, southern string band, and country blues traditions, as well as early swing, gospel, original tunes and covers ranging from Hank Williams to Tom Waits. Comprised of Tom Espinola on mandolin & guitar, Kristen Jones on cello, and singer Kara Bolling, the trio blends virtuosic instrumentals with lush 3-part vocal harmonies to create new interpretations of traditional tunes. Lulu's Fate is based in the Washington DC metro area.
February 16 KEN & BRAD KOLODNER QUARTET
This dynamic quartet pushes the boundaries of the American Old-Time tradition. Ken Kolodner on hammer dulcimer and fiddle, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo, Rachel Eddy’s multi-instrumental talents and soulful singing bring an incredibly powerful energy to the group, and Ralph Gordon on the bass and cello. This remarkably talented group of musicians will rock you to your soles. This performance is sponsored by a matching grant from the Maryland State Arts Council Maryland Touring Grant. Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door.
March 16 NICOLE ZURAITIS GROUP
Brooklyn-based vocalist and pianist Nicole Zuraitis has made a name for herself internationally as a jazz singer and songwriter. She is the 2016 winner of the New York City Songwriting Competition Coffee Music Project, recording her winning song "I Like You a Latte" at the famous Metropolis Studios in London in 2017. With musical tastes as wide ranging as her city, she cultivates her diverse musical background into a sound that is rich with vocal and rhythmic innovation. Her operatic training at New York University provides a firm foundation for rare vocal power and range. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door.