Saturday February 7
DOORS @ 8:30pm
SHOW @ 9:30pm
Blue Miracle, a staple on the mid-Atlantic music scene, have toured from Maine to Florida, Colorado to Arkansas and everywhere in between. Their live shows are incredibly diverse, exploring funk, rock, jazz, and country while winning over fans of Santana, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, Rusted Root, Government Mule, and Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, all acts they've supported. Their debut CD "Stick It Out" has sold over 25,000 copies and won airplay on stations nationwide. "Blue Miracle" was produced by Sandlin (Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic), and "Stick It Out" by Derryberry (DMB, Ben Folds) and Altshiller (Phish).
Sunday February 22
Karen Collins, a coal miner's daughter from Southwest Virginia fronts one of the D.C. area's top honky tonk country bands, The Backroads Band, and plays classic country music like it was played back then. With a mix of original songs written in a classic country style to boot scootin' vintage country covers, they'll have you out on the dance floor in no time at all. Their sound is classic from the 1940s-1970s with a song list that ranges from Patsy Cline and Hank Williams to The Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry with a dash of Bob Wills thrown in. Their new CD "Tail Light Blues" is receiving rave reviews and airplay in the US and in Europe.
"what makes this album worthwhile is the original songwriting... and while ex Ernest Tubb pedal steel player Buddy Charleton, who guests on two tracks said, "I wish Ernest could have heard your songs," the person you can easily imagine singing them, especially the title track, is Loretta Lynn. They're that good, and that classic country." - 3RD Coast Music
"Karen has one of those voices perfect for Country music, lots of character and a little bit of an edge... this one is a highly recommended entry into the Honky Tonk sweepstakes in which we are all winners!" - Blue Suede NewsBuy Tickets
Saturday March 21
Nearly four years to the day from Sweet Leda’s release of their first LP Need The Music, Sweet Leda is thrilled to share their latest birth, a new full-length album, Let It In. Where Need The Music was key in the development of the band’s sound in its earlier years, Let It In captures the live and raw essence of what can only come from years of steady gigs, blood, sweat, and a few tears. To capture this essence, the band went old school on its own ass and tracked everything live. The whole band recorded all together in one room, tracking analog to 2” tape. What came out of the process is an intimate, in-your-face, edgy sound that exemplifies Sweet Leda live, at their best. (Full disclosure, there were a few overdubs; a few vocal harmonies, a few guitar parts, and for good measure, the band brought Ron Holloway in for a couple tracks!) At the helm are Producer Stephen Joseph Antonelli of Song Builder Studios (who also produced Need The Music), and Engineer/Mixer IRKO (Jay-Z, J Lo, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Live). Join Sweet Leda along with Philly/NJ-based friends Stolen Rhodes on Saturday March 21st, at The Metropolitan in Annapolis as we celebrate the release of LET IT IN!
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|Tickets go on sale on 01/30/2015 at 10:00 am EST|
Karen Collins & The Backroads Band
Sweet Leda CD Release w/Stolen Rhodes