Best Bets: "Bridge of Sighs" Robin Trower onstage Tuesday at Annapolis' Maryland Hall

There were still seats left at press time for Robin Trower's 8 p.m. show at Maryland Hall on Tuesday.

The guitarist famous for his stint with Procol Harum and as a solo performer brings his show to Annapolis this week. He made his mark with Procol Harum, but then solidified his spot in guitar riff stardom with the first four notes of 1974's "Bridge of Sighs."


His latest release is titled "Where You Are Going To?" The new CD is more of a rocker, but still squarely based in Robin's love for Blues.

On top of his solo work he also recorded three albums with Brian Ferry and five with Cream bassist the late Jack Bruce.


Trower is touring with Richard Watts on bass and vocals, and Chris Taggart on drums.

Tickets range from $60 to $75 and are available through ramsheadonstage.com .

Kevin Eubanks spent 18 years as guitarist and music director for The Tonight Show Band but his patter with The Tonight Show host Jay Leno belied his solid credentials as a first-rate player who held down gigs with Art Blakey and Roy Haynes.

Eubanks brings that talent to Blues Alley in D.C. this weekend playing everything from strong swingers to introspective ballads and Latin tinged tunes to that funk out of his native Philadelphia.

Look for him Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. Tickets are $40 and available at bluesalley.com .

On East West Time Line, Eubanks explores the chemistry he maintains with musicians on both coasts. And once again, his distinctive fingerstyle approach to the instrument is in the service of tunes that run the stylist gamut from urgent swingers to introspective ballads to Latin-tinged numbers and some get-down Philly funk

World jazz quartet, Veronneau, plays a blend of bossa nova, jazz, samba and swing with an international flair in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. And, they bring it all to 49 West Coffeehouse, 49 West St., Sunday night.

Their 2018 CD release Love & Surrender has gone straight into the USA world-music Top 10 chart during the first week of release, following the success of earlier albums Joie de Vivre and Jazz Samba Project, which both climbed high in the US jazz and world music charts, earning rave reviews.

Call 410-626-9796 to make reservations as seating is limited for the 7 p.m. show.

On Thursday at 49 West Coffeehouse in Annapolis, check out the Shroom Pickers, with special guests The Truehearts, at 8 p.m.

The Shroom Pickers have described themselves as "a freshly sprouted patch of rootless dung-lovers, specializing in off-kilter country-folk music for the bemushroomed yokel and cosmopolitan cowperson alike."

That said, they are in reality Miles Gannett and Sean Finn of Baltimore's Fractal Cat, joined by Annapolis's Ahren Buchheister on pedal steel and dobro. They draw inspiration from Townes Van Zandt, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and the Incredible String Band. They play originals by Gannett and more.

The Truehearts are a Nashville duo, singer-songwriters Debra Buonaccorsi and Steve McWilliams, whose music is characterized by close harmonies and close ties to the roots of American country and folk music. It has been described as rich with the "sound of wood and steel and stories of the everyman."

Tickets are $12.

Other shows this week


Cris Jacobs Band with Jimi Davies (Jimi Haha): Rams Head On Stage, 33 West St. Annapolis, 8 p.m. $40 at ramsheadonstage.com .

BSO Presents Schubert the Great: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Tickets start at$30. Call 410-783-8000.

Fat Whiskey: Old Stein Inn, 1143 Central Ave., Edgewater. 8 p.m. Free. Call 410-798-1544.

Peabody Opera Theatre: Cherubin: Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, 17 E.Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore. Free. Call 667-208-6620.


The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary: The Patterson/Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. $18 general, $15 members. Call 410-276-1651.

Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson with Tony Furtado: Rams Head On Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis. 8 p.m. Tickets $24.50 at ramsheadonstage.com .

Shenandoah Run Concert: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis. 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Call 410-974-0200.


AM-FM's "In The Vane Of … Stevie Wonder: Annapolis Artists Playing Tributes & Stevie Wonder Inspired Originals": Rams Head On Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis. 7 p.m. Tickets $30 at ramsheadonstage.com .


Unified Jazz Ensemble: 49 West Coffee House and Wine Bar, 49 West St., Annapolis. 8:30 p.m. $10 cover. Call 410-626-9796.

Compiled by E.B. Furgurson III.

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