Newly Announced and On Sale at Rams Head On Stage – September 3rd!

We know you’ve been busy all weekend with Labor Day festivities. But here at Rams Head Promotions, the shows keep comin’.  (Just wait till you see next week!)

Here’s what just went on sale today at our Annapolis venue, Rams Head On Stage:

BWB Featuring Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum & Rick Braun
Tuesday, October 8

BWB’s album and tour, “Human Nature” spotlights the three most distinct stylists in contemporary jazz today: Trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Kirk Whalum, and guitarist Norman Brown. Each a musical force in his own right, they team up to bring a new spin to such well-known Michael Jackson tunes such as “Billie Jean,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Man in the Mirror,” and many more!

For Fans Of: Jazz, Euge Groove, Richard Elliot, Kim Waters, Boney James, Gerald Albright, Walter Beasley

Maggie Sansone’s Windrift Celtic Band Featuring Robyn Bullock, Katie Davis Henderson & MatthewBell
Wednesday, January 1

Welcome in the New Year with Maggie Sansone‘s Windrift Celtic band along with guitar virtuoso Robin Bullock. This exciting double billing includes special guests Katie Davis Henderson on fiddle and Matthew Bell on bodhran and percussion. A popular annual event at Rams Head on Stage, the performers will take you on an exciting musical journey to the heart and soul of the Celtic and American music as they weave a magical spell with virtuoso performances sure to delight and amaze!

This is Robin’s first time at Rams Head On Stage. His guitar playing has been praised as “Breathtaking…brilliant technique, always in service of the music.” – Guitar Player .

Maggie Sansone is a WAMMIE winner (Washington Area Music Association) and owner of Maggie’s Music, featured on CBS TV  “Sunday Morning .”  She is heard on Fiona Ritchie’s The Thistle & Shamrock (NPR) who said “Maggie’s music is a gathering place of much Celtic-rooted and inspired acoustic music in the USA”.

For Fans Of: Celtic Music, Bonnie Rideout, Ensemble Galilei, Natalie Macmaster, Áine Minogue

Junior Brown
Thursday, January 16

“A lot of people tell me they don’t like country music, but they like what I am doing,” says Junior Brown. “I hear that line more than anything else,” which is ironic because a couple of licks is all it takes to erase any doubts concerning Junior’s stylistic allegiance.

His music combines the soul of country and the spirit of rock n’ roll. There’s usually a wide-eyed look accompanying one who witnesses Junior’s unique instrumental prowess for the first time… or the second, or third, for that matter. Junior invented his own guitar, one that combines the standard 6-string guitar and the steel guitar. In Junior’s hands, the guit-steel is an amazing tool, a means to creating some of the hottest, most heartfelt playing heard in years (and in a town likeAustin, that’s saying something). His talents have led major magazines like Musician to herald Junior as a genius. Life magazine honored him as the only contemporary musician included in their “All Time Country Band,” and Guitar Player magazine’s 1994 “Best of…” listings made him their #1 lap steel player, #2 Country Artist, and #3 country album (Guit With It).

For Fans Of: BR-549, Asleep At The Wheel, Dale Watson, Joe Ely, Johnny Cash

Eddie fromOhio
Saturday, January 18

Too energetic to be labeled just “folk”, and not angry enough to be pegged “alternative”, Eddie fromOhiocontinues to defy description with their unique blend of vocals and acoustic instrumentation. A bedrock foundation of hand and stick percussion and a textural flavoring of guitar/bass/harmonica support the four-part harmonies and lyrically-driven original music. While this combination has drawn comparisons like the Grateful Dead meets Peter, Paul & Mary, or like Jewel fronts the Barenaked Ladies, EFO fuses a multitude of musical influences to create their own trademark sound.

Performing Songwriter writes, “The manic strumminess recalls Ani DiFranco or Dave Matthews, but there’s also a deep undercurrent of high, lonesome mountain harmony that should appeal to fans of Alison Krauss and Union Station.”

The Smithereens
Friday, January 24

Known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop that inspired countless alternative rockers, The Smithereens gained popularity with “11” the album that spawned college campus favorites “A Girl Like You”, “Blood and Roses” & “Blue Period”. In April of 2011 Smithereens released “2011” their first album of new material in 12 years. Produced by Don Dixon (who helmed Especially For You, the group’s breakout debut), the seminal New Jersey rockers picking up right where they left off: with irresistibly catchy hooks and rapturously fuzzed-out guitars. Back on the road with their catalog of classic hits as well as new favorites, The Smithereens return to Rams Head On Stage for two shows this winter.

For Fans Of: BoDeans, The Cure, Gin Blossoms, Marshall Crenshaw, R.E.M.

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