Early bird get’s the worm!! Check out some awesome shows just recently made available for you! Get your tickets before they sell out; it’s looking like a good year still ahead.
The von Trapps
Sunday, September 14 at 1pm
You can’t find another name as universally known as von Trapp! The story of the family who escaped Austria, moved to the US, and toured the world singing for two DECADES has inspired generations since the film, “The Sound of Music.” The history continues as the great grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp take up the family tradition anew. Meet Sofi, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp, 4 siblings that, for the last 12 years, have been singing on stages around the world to critical acclaim and packed houses.
The siblings have toured and traveled over five continents – Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and North America – and performed extensively in the UK, New Zealand, China, Japan, and the Philippines. The von Trapps made their Carnegie Hall debut in December 2012 with Pink Martini and the New York Pops Orchestra under the direction of Steven Reineke. They have also appeared with dozens of major symphony orchestras in the US and Canada, including the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Toronto Symphony, the Pacific Symphony, and Nashville Symphony among others. They have appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show and they’ll be right here at Rams Head On Stage soon!!
Ricky Nelson Remembered starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson
Monday, September 22 at 8pm
Ricky Nelson is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie AND No. 1 TV show in the same week! Talk about triple threat, right!? Life Magazine coined the phrase ‘Teen Idol’ after him and he is credited with the revolutionary country rock sound! Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson’s life and music touched millions; his twin sons, multi-platinum recording artists, Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, relive the music and memories in their multi-media event, Ricky Nelson Remembered.
With their band, Nelson, Matthew and Gunnar’s reached an unprecedented achievement in 1990 with their self-penned “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection”, cementing the Nelson family as the only family in history to have three successive generations of No. 1 hit makers!! (wish that kind of talent ran in my family!!) In the early 90’s Nelson dominated MTV and went on to sell over 3.5 million copies of their debut album, After the Rain. Join us in a little Monday night party with the Nelson family!
Lady Rizo Presented by The Annapolis Fringe Festival
Saturday, October 4 at 9pm
Lady Rizo is a ‘Cabaret Superstar’, according to New York Magazine, as the Grammy-winning starlet has sung with everyone from Yo Yo Ma to Moby to Alan Cummings! The ‘Cabaret Superstar’ revives the genre by creating vintage arrangements & theatrical explorations of pop songs from every decade.
In January 2010 she won her first Grammy on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma that was released on a Holiday album featuring Diana Krall, James Taylor and Alison Krauss among others. She also sings and records with multi-platnum recording artist Moby and was nominated for an MVPA for the choreography the video for the single New York, New York featuring Debbie Harry. Lady Rizo is the Mistress of Ceremonies for current hotspot The Darby, a decadent modern supperclub in the West Village. (The same spot as the legendary nightclub Nell’s) She performs her pop arrangements there nightly to entertain music luminaries like Prince, Ashford and Simpson, Beyonce & Jay-Z.
Southern Culture On The Skids
Tuesday, October 21 at 8pm
True to their name, North Carolina’s Southern Culture on the Skids offers an affectionate parody of local white-trash trailer-park culture, matching their skewed outlook with a wild, careening brand of rock & roll. Scot’ music is a typically Southern-fried mix of rockabilly, boogie, country, blues, swamp pop, and chitlin’ circuit R&B, plus a liberal dose of California surf guitar and a hint of punk attitude. Where else can ya find all that from one group!?
Following an early incarnation as a relatively straightforward roots rock outfit, they morphed into a raucous, sleazy, tongue-in-cheek party band obsessed with sex and food; in fact, fried chicken became a crucial part of their live performances, whether it was used in eating contests or tossed into the audience! Come out and join us for a topsy turvy Tuesday night!
John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band ft. John Jorgenson, Herb Pedersen, Jon Randall & Mark Fain
Wednesday, October 22 at 8pm
This new bluegrass group features four legendary musicians: John Jorgenson on guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, guitar and vocals; Jon Randall on guitar and vocals; and Mark Fain on bass. They made their first IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival appearance as a group in 2013 and have also performed at the Grand Ole Opry.
Check out this fresh bluegrass group as they perform for us in October showcase what they have prepared together as a group! Each artist is individually unique and talented, and as a group even more spectacular.
Motown & More: A Holiday Celebration
Sunday, December 7 at 7:30pm
Celebrate the season with an old school musical revue, holiday style! It’s the music of our times, Motown & More, from legends like The Temptations, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Sam Cooke, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye and more!! Listen to some traditional soul and R&B classics with a few holiday tunes to insure a unique holiday experience for all.
Led by the extraordinary vocals of Bryan Fox, Gene McBride, and Jeffrey Walker, the Motown & More musical accompaniment features Carl Anderson (drums), Glenn Douglass (keyboards), Gerry Gillespie (keyboards), Robert “WaWa” LeGrand (guitar) and Rick Watts (bass) with special guests, songstress Shang and saxophonist Art Sherrod, Jr.
Friday, December 19 at 8pm
Saturday, December 20 at 3pm & 8pm
All Ages show!
Come hang out with us for our annual Carbon Leaf weekend! Check out Virginia natives Carbon Leaf while they weave their signature indie-rock blend of Celtic, Appalachian, folk, and country into a rousing new brand of music best described as ‘ether-electrified porch music’. The five-man band’s steadfast arrangement of guitar, bass, drums, and mandolin is rounded out with more exotic instruments, like the bouzouki, fiddle, accordion and penny whistle, all tied together by lead singer Barry Privett’s bold, straightforward baritone.
Long beloved in their hometown of Richmond and known for high-energy live shows, the group entered onto the national scene in 2002 by winning an American Music Award with the Irish-tinged hit “The Boxer”. Pioneering dreams, broken hearts, love’s renewal are all common themes found all throughout Carbon Leaf’s music!