Wine & Canvas
Wednesday, July 9
I can’t think of a better way to get out some of that middle of the week stress then to get your paint on and drink some refreshing wine at Rams Head On Stage! The artists leading the class will bring in ALL of the supplies and the audience gets to learn how to paint this summery image and take it home!
Participants will be painting this-
How cool right!? Although this event is not ticketed through us and food and beverages are extra, it will be a great way to get out of the house and learn some new artistry skills! Grab some of your closest friends and join us for a good time! My friends go to these types of art classes all the time and rave about how fun it is, but I’ve still never been! What do ya say; you guys come try it out with me?
Wednesday, September 3
Award-winning vocalist Janiva Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today! Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty and beauty born from her life experience. A charismatic performer known for her electrifying live shows, Magness is a gutsy and dynamic musical powerhouse. She has received numerous Blues Music Awards. USA Today declared, “Magness is a blues star,” and The Philadelphia Inquirer said, “Magness sings superb, potent soul-blues with a scorching intensity.”
Why miss your chance to get down with Janiva Magness when this soulful blues band will be right here at Rams Head On Stage. If you’re a fan of Shemekia Copeland, Ana Popovic, Debbie Davies, Marsha Ball, Tedeschi Trucks Band, or even Michael Burks you’ll be sure to love Janiva! She has a soothing voice that gives you just enough to finish out the work week with a bang!!
Friday, September 12
Second only to U2 as Ireland’s most popular rock band, Bell X1 crafts a tight, melodic pop sound that calls to mind pre-electronic Radiohead and the more sedate side of Coldplay! What, whaaat… Since their music has started showing up on the likes of TV’s “The O.C.” and “Late Night with David Letterman,” they’ve snared a big U.S. fan base. Even playing in huge arenas in their home country, they still like to help set up their own equipment on stage, and their environmentally conscious activities include the purchase of carbon offsets for their tours. How awesome is that!?
These guys aren’t just super talented; they’re also really sincere in all their lyrics and passion they bring to the stage. Definitely not a show you want to miss… Bell X1 has a unique sound you won’t find anywhere else. If you are a fan of maybe The Frames, Coldplay, Radiohead, Beck, or the Villagers you’re going to like this group for sure! Check out their tour dates too, they are definitely staying busy, touring Australia in July! Let’s make friends with them and maybe we can tag along for a little summer vacation! (hehe)
Check them out at their website:
Saturday, September 13
Pat McGee Band was once upon a time, a Virginia based guy! About 10-15 years ago he had a HUGE college following bringing in some really loyal fans. Pat has some really fun, upbeat, poppy music with nice hooks but on his newest album he releases a lot of emotion he has hidden from us in his previous music releases. He shied away from a lot of deep personal pain, pleasure, regret, bliss, discouragement, love, anger, and fear and poured it all out in his album “No Wrong Way to Make it Right”. I don’t know about you, but when you can feel the passion behind the lyrics it brings me that much closer to the performer because it’s almost like we understand each other on some level, you know?!
As an artist Pat McGee really values the feeling he gives to his listeners and really wants them to understand the material on a different and more personal level. “When you know where someone is coming from I believe you appreciate how much they mean what they sing about… and I want fans to share in some of that intimate feeling when listening to my songs” McGee says. Chances are if you are a fan of Stephen Kellog, Carbon Leaf, Will Hoge, John Mayer, Ingram Hill, or Virginia Coalition you are just going to love listening to some of Pat McGee too!
This artist has a true talent that could bring light into your Saturday night! He has a really great variety of light upbeat and fun music, and deep personal and relatable songs. The perfect mix… I guess it’s kinda like Goldilocks type of concert!! JUST RIGHT!
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Saturday, October 18
Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film. You may be most familiar with his song, “Hallelujah”! It’s featured in the Pixar film, Shrek. And guess what… THAT’S RIGHT! He’ll be right here in Annapolis at Rams Head On Stage!
Rufus has released SEVEN studio albums and two live albums to date, including his acclaimed GRAMMY® nominated Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007. Rufus has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008 for his Release the Stars album. So I would say he is pretty accomplished, wouldn’t you!?
Musically Rufus has collaborated with many artists including, most recently, Robbie Williams, co-writing and dueting on the title track of Robbie’s Swing Both Ways album. Rufus has also worked with Elton John, Paul Simon, Antony, David Byrne, Joni Mitchell, Robert Wilson, Lou Reed, the Pet Shop Boys, Guy Chambers and Boy George among others.
Check him out here!
Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam
Sunday, November 30
Renowned for such Traffic hits “Feelin’ Alright” and “Hole in My Shoe” plus his solo signature tracks “We Just Disagree” and “Only You Know and I Know,” Dave Mason is excited to perform the music of Traffic. “I think that it is important to keep alive the legacy of four young men from the heartland of England and their contribution to contemporary music,” says Mason. “And ‘Traffic Jam’–aside from the obvious material–will hopefully grow into the basis for other artists to participate. Keep the spirit alive!”
His tour began January 3rd in Atlantic City, NJ and just confirmed with Rams Head On Stage he will be in Annapolis November 30th!! Traffic Jam concerts feature hits and deep album cuts from 1967’s Mr. Fantasy and 1968’s Traffic albums and even more Traffic jams PLUS new material and of course some classic Dave Mason music. Any fans of Steve Winwood, Poco, Pure Parrie League, Atlanta Rhytm Section, Humble Pie, or Buffalo Springfield will lose it when you listen to this awesome tour Dave Mason has prepared for us.
A critic from Nappersville IL reviewed Dave on this tour and had nothing but great things to say! “Mason’s voice is in great form- strong and clear- and his guitar playing is still as great as it ever was. He threw off his skillful tone and his finger dexterity time and time again. The Traffic half of the set included some of the more popular songs of his tenure, but it also included a slowed down, blues-ed up rendition.”
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Adrian Belew Power Trio
Saturday, December 6
Adrian Belew is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is perhaps best known for his work as a member of the progressive rock group King Crimson (which he has fronted since 1981) and for his unusual impressionistic approach to guitar playing involving arresting, yet frequently melodic sounds more akin to animals and machines than to standard instrumental tones. He has worked extensively as a session and touring musician, most famously with Talking Heads, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, and Nine Inch Nails.
This killer trio will be at Rams Head On Stage to knock your socks off! This power trio has been compared to the likes of Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Tony Levin, Stick Men, The Bears, and Frank Zappa. What better way to spend your Saturday night then rockin’ out with three performers who really know how to heat up the stage, just in time for winter! Jee wiz, let’s hope we don’t have a brutal winter again this year!