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Esperanza Spalding presents Emily’s D+ Evolution at Maryland Hall – October 9th!

Rams Head is thrilled to announce an exceptional presence at Maryland Hall on October 9th!. Four time Grammy award winner Esperanza Spalding, a stunning composer, bassist and vocalist with grace like no other. The Oregon born and raised musician was a child prodigy playing with the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at the young age of five. At just 15 she was a concertmaster, composing her own music and playing the acoustic bass professionally with local bands and at 20 she became Berklee College of Music’s youngest- ever instructor. In 2011 Spalding made music history becoming the first jazz musician to win Best New Artist in the Grammy’s, beating out artists such as Justin Bieber, Florence and the Machine, and Drake. Her newest album Emily’s D+Evolution is a testimony to her artistry. In the album, Spalding sings with a brilliant gusto,… Read More >

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Shooter Jennings: Son of a Legend, Performance of a Lifetime at Rams Head On Stage

Plenty of musicians, actors and athletes have wilted under the pressure of following in the footsteps of their famous parents. For every Dakota Johnson (“Ben and Kate” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”) there are tens of wannabe famous people simply not making the cut. Imagine the pressure felt by Shooter Jennings, a bluesy southern country rocker who was born to a pair of country music royalties — Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. Shooter Jennings, who will play at 8 p.m. Thursday at Rams Head On Stage, was influenced not only by his famous parents, but also by family friend Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) and 1980s rockers Guns N’ Roses, quite an eclectic group for an emerging artist, but that is just how it is to be a child of the 80s. Jennings can excel on piano and guitar, as well as… Read More >

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Living Colour brings its signature noise to Annapolis

There are certain bands which elicit an immediate thought of their most famous song. Anyone who thinks of Kiss almost immediately jumps right to “Rock n’ Roll All Night.” Beyonce on the brain normally entails “Put a Ring on It.” Some bands, such as Radiohead, absolutely refuse to play their first and biggest hit “Creep” during live shows. Then there’s New York City-based Living Colour, a band of city boys formed by British-born Vernon Reid in 1984, which unequivocally embraces its success and does not shy away from playing the hits. Their first appearance at Rams Head On Stage in the mid-2000s was a surprise to many in the audience who had no idea the venue’s walls could hold in the thrashing sounds of Living Colour’s Corey Glover-voiced hits “Cult of Personality,” “Glamour Boys” and “Leave It Alone.” Winners of… Read More >

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Cubano flavor heating up On Stage with Tiempo Libre this week!

If you’ve got the tiempo, Rams Head On Stage has a batch of Cuban flare ready to be served up Jan. 29 when Grammy –nominated Tiempo Libre visits Annapolis for an 8 p.m. performance. Based in Miami, the Cuban natives who make up Tiempo Libre are known for their live performances, during which spectators will get a taste of timba, R&B, jazz and pop music. The group, supporting its 2011 Sony Masterworks release “My Secret Radio,” have performed in front of thousands of people at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Playboy Jazz festival. Tiempo Libre, formed in 2001, have accumulated critical acclaim as well as some throughout the mainstream circles — the group has performed on “Dancing with the Stars” and the short-lived (it’s not their fault!) “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.” The group released its debut… Read More >

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