Railroad Earth at the 9:30; Caleb Stine at 49 West

Railroad Earth hits the 9:30 Club in D.C. Friday and Saturday night.

The band's jamming mix of bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz and more has developed a solid following since they formed in 2001.


After playing a few gigs dive bars and Elks lodges in their native New Jersey the band cut a demo and hit the festival circuit. They landed a record contract after playing the Telluride Music Festival six months after they had formed.

The rest has been one long jam.


Pedal-steel blues master Roosevelt Collier will also perform.

Enjoy the jamming Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $28 or $50 for a two-night pass. Doors at 7 p.m.

Tickets and info at 9:30.com.

There were a few seats left for both performances Graham Nash at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis at press time. He's on stage Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m.

The former member of the massively popular Crosby, Stills and Nash and former member of the Hollies will take the stage at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Tickets are $135 and available via ramsheadonstage.com.

There were also a few seats still available for Uriah Heap's show there on Monday night at $49.50.

It's pretty good week at 49 West, at 49 West Street in Annapolis, with Saturday night entry in the cafe art and performance space's American Roots Series. Pied piper of the Baltimore folk scene Caleb Stine performs with local picking veterans Gary Wright and Leah Chase. Ahren Buchheister sits in, too.

Stine plays from roots of workingman's folk music rooted in the mountains and labor traditions, but also deeply confessional..

He's been called a 21st Century Townes Van Zandt. The late City Paper said his 2014 album, "Maybe God Is Lonely Too", "houses Americana-tinged songs about death, falling in love, the prison-industrial complex, institutionalized racism, wanting a dog, and the empowering voice of God".

Gary Wright and Leah Weiss have been playing together for several years often with other players.

Wright on guitars and Weiss on fiddle and guitar play from Appalachian roots with country and rock-n-roll mixed, blended with rich harmonies their sound defines Americana.

On Monday night The 9 Songwriter Series comes to town at 49 west.

Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, "The 9 Songwriter Series" is a touring live music event based in Washington, D.C. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer-songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience. There is a rotation lineup for each performance and Monday's list is lead by Series founder, Justin Trawick. The lineup includes Alexander Peters, Andy Greenwald, Gage Rhodes, Stefan Heuer Musid, Michaek Kelly, Gingerwolf, Van Meter and Pletts. The show starts at 7:30.

... Where else can you hear almost 30 songs from nine different artists for only $10?

The Back Room at 49 West is small so it's not a bad idea to call ahead for reservations for these shows. 410-626-9726.


God Save the Queen, a Queen Tribute, 8 p.m.at the Warner Theater, 513 13th St NW, Washington, DC. $27 to $62. For tickets and information call 202-783-4000.

Ballyhoo takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. at Union Jack's, 2072 Somerville Road, Annapolis. Free.

Katt Williams returns to the stage for his latest national comedy tour, the 11:11 RNS World Tour. 8 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore Arena, 201 W Baltimore St, Baltimore $52 to $128. For tickets, call 410-347-2020 .


Dublin 5 performs at Union Jack's, 2072 Somerville Road, Annapolis, at 9 p.m. Free.

Rachael Yamagata: Songs, Stories, Solo Tour and All-Ages Matinee, 1 p.m. at Rams Head On Stage, 33 West Street. $24.50. Call 410-268-4545 for tickets and information.


Uriah Heep has sold over 30 million records and have had five US Top 40 albums. The band was the first Western rock band to perform in Russia and have headlined at stadiums worldwide. Uriah Heep is in demand globally and typically the band performs over a hundred shows a year. 8 p.m. at Rams Head On Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis. Tickets $49.50. Call 410-268-4545 for tickets and information.


Styx, a legendary superband, formed in Chicago in 1972, and has the distinction of being the first band in rock history to have four consecutive certified multimillion selling albums in a row. A presentation by FreshFarm Rocks! 7:30 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets $85 to $300. For tickets and information call 301-581-5100.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun