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The Cory Seznec Band w. Swampcandy
Monday, August 4 at 8pm

A Franco-American musician/globetrotter originally from Annapolis, Cory Seznec is back in town for this special one-off concert at Rams Head. This is music that cross-pollinates the rich tapestry of old American folk music with scorching African grooves and a “terrific melodic pop sensibility.” Cory is a fingerstyle guitar and claw hammer banjo specialist, but the music goes on a wild journey with his Gallic band, featuring  David Chalumeau on harmonica, Thomas Garoche on upright bass, and Renaud Ollivier on African percussion.


For Fans Of: Kris Dollimore, Mike Snowden, Armadillo Blues, and Damned and Dirty

Anthony David: Simple Man Summer
Wednesday, August 13 at 8pm

Anthony David is an R&B singer/songwriter from Atlanta! The single, “Words” featuring India Arie from his album Acey Duecy, was nominated in 2008 for a Grammy and several NAACP Image awards. You can expect to hear some of Anthony’s timeless hits as well as new unreleased material from his upcoming studio album entitled Simple Man, which will be released in spring 2015. For this tour, Anthony will be stepping away from a big production kind of show and keep the show low-key by performing an acoustic set with only him, his guitar and hopefully you!! The unplugged and intimate vibe will surely be an unforgettable experience for all passionate music lovers and listeners.


For Fans Of: Mali Music, Eric Roberson, Kindred The Family Soul, Rahsaan Patterson, Ledisi

Jason’s School Of Music Student Showcase
Sunday, August 24 at 1pm
*All Ages Matinee

Join us for some of our area’s youngest local talent in this showcase presented by the students at Jason’s School Of Music, where guitar students will perform original compositions, as well as jazz, blues and rock. As advertised from the Capital Gazette, Jason’s Music Center presents guitars and other instruments to let middle school students play and learn. The reason for the program is to help guide children to make smart decisions and avoid gangs and drug related lifestyles. Come support these spectacular students while they show us what they are learning at Jason’s School of Music!!


Julie Roberts
Monday, August 25 at 7:30

With her deep, blues-soaked country voice that poignantly captures the pain of the wronged and forgotten, Julie Roberts has quickly become a crowd favorite! Her first full-length release in almost three years, “Good Wine and Bad Decisions” marks the acclaimed singer/songwriter’s defining musical moment so far. This album represents Roberts’ debut with the legendary Sun Records, world-renowned home to such icons as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. This first release on Sun in decades, “Good Wine and Bad Decisions” is a genuine milestone in the label’s history, as well as Roberts’ own artistic and personal journey.

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For Fans Of: Deanna Carter, Jo Dee Messina, Kelly Pickler, Jennifer Nettles, SHeDAISY, Lee Ann Womack

Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan
Tuesday, October 7 at 8pm

Noam Pikelny:
Noam Pikelny has emerged as the greatest banjoist among a new generation of acoustic musicians! Noam is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a string ensemble known as “a virtuosic revelation” and “wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative.” In 2012, Noam’s 2nd album, Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album! He continues to broaden the awareness of the banjo through his work with Punch Brothers, collaborating with Wilco, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, & Jon Brion for the soundtrack, This is 40, a feature song on The Hunger Games!! How cool!?

Stuart Duncan:
Stuart has performed on thousands of recording sessions, featuring all of Nashville finest players and singers demonstrating his ability to shift easily from the most ancient sounding Appalachian tune, to some deep jazz and funky contemporary melodies. In addition to his extensive recording and performing career as a fiddler, Stuart also sings, writes songs, and plays mandolin, guitar, and banjo! Duncan is a 4 time Grammy Award winner, 6 time Academy of Country Music award winner, and a winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Fiddle Player of the Year” award for 7 consecutive years!


For Fans Of: Punch Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Steep Canyon Rangers

Macy Gray
Saturday, October 11 at 1pm
*All Ages Matinee

A multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling R&B singer, songwriter, actress AND mother of three teens, will be here at Rams Head On Stage!! She says of her latest album titled The Way, “I wanted to create a record that reflects who I’ve become as a woman, mother and artist. This album is very personal to me. I want my fans to understand the place where I’m at in life and feel inspired by my music because it’s relatable.”

Her career includes multiple Grammy, Billboard, MTV and BRIT Awards, and record sales of over 25 million worldwide! Her music transcends genres, from experimental soul and alternative rock, to retro-disco and hip-hop and is now ready to share her journey with YOU!


For Fans Of: Jill Scott, India Arie, Mary J. Blige, Angie Stone, Corrine Bailey Rae

Gaelic Storm
Wednesday, October 15 at 8pm

Gaelic Storm’s ability to skillfully incorporate a rock sensibility into their sound makes them a rare group to come across and definitely worth while! Recently, they have performed on the same bill with acts such as Zac Brown Band and the Goo Goo Dolls and even Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett! They perform at events as varied as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Milwaukee’s Summerfest. With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to bring you twelve tales of plight and plunder, whiskey-drenched pirates, flying cannon balls and the ladies of ill repute. Ready your sea legs; you’ll need them for The Boathouse!

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For Fans Of: The Young Dubliners, Enter The Haggis, Great Big Sea, Seven Nations, O’Malley’s March

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Friday, October 24 at 8pm

Tommy Castro is famed for his signature brand of tough, rocking rhythm and blues, thrilling fans around the world with his incendiary live performances. With his turbo-charged new Alligator Records album, “The Devil You Know”, he strips his music down to its raw essence as he rockets into the next phase of his storied career! Castro began his career by playing in local Bay Area cover bands prior to joining the nationally touring R&B party band, The Dynatones and has won the coveted 2008 and 2010 Blues Music Awards for Entertainer Of The Year.

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For Fans Of: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tinsley Ellis, Keb’ Mo’, Jonny Lang

Cheryl Wheeler & Patty Larkin
Thursday, December 11 at 8pm

Cheryl Wheeler:
You may not be familiar with Cheryl, but you have probably heard her music. She is extremely respected by her peers as a songwriter, which can be demonstrated by how many of them record her songs! Cheryl’s songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near!

Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her guitar wizardry, vocals, and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting,” “hypnotic,” and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer!


For Fans Of: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nancy Griffith, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, Shelby Lynne

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Silopanna Music Festival and get you Registered to Vote

On Saturday, August 16th we’ll all meet up at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds for all day celebration featuring amazing musicians, homegrown talent, artisans all at the Silopanna Music Festival.    But one vendor, in particular has a huge call to action.  That’s right, Register to Vote!

I asked to write us up a little bit about their call to action and what we can expect at Silopanna 2014 from them.   I know they’re rounding up some goodies to bring to the event – rumor is, diffraction glasses which will only enhance The Flaming Lips epic light show!

But in the meantime, if you check them out at Nissan Pavilion at some upcoming shows (ahem, Dave Matthews for example), you can get signed up to win some tickets to Silopanna Music Festival.   You know, the festival named for Annapolis spelled backwards.  So, here it is… a few words from  And don’t forget to register when you’re here on August 16th!


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What happens on November 4, 2014? Hint: it involves the ENTIRE House of Representatives. If you guessed P. Diddy’s 45th birthday, you would be right, but that is definitely not what I was going for. November 4 is the date of the 2014 midterm elections. Midterms are important because all 435 seats in the House, along with a third of the Senate, are up for grabs.

Since the dawn of time, music and politics have gone hand-in-hand like hamburgers and French fries. You can insert your own simile into that last statement, but the point is, you really cannot have one without the other. HeadCount is a non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer organization that works with musicians to help harness the power of music and promote participation in the democratic process.

So how do we go about doing this? First and foremost, we stage voter registration drives at concerts and live music events. By reaching young people and music fans where they already are, at concerts and online, we make civic participation easy and fun. Over the past ten years, we have registered over 300,000 voters. Through partnering with over 100 bands and artists, we average 1,000 events a year. It is very important that young people keep in mind that many of the issues they care most about are decided on the local and state level. Over the past few years we have seen action in the realm of marriage equality, gun rights, marijuana legislation and women’s rights all decided through local elections.

In addition to voter registration and address changes, we also offer concert goers the opportunity to fill out a voter pledge. This is a postcard that will be sent back to them in November reminding them to hit the polls. To make it even more enticing, the postcards are actually designed by famous poster artists and one lucky person who pledges in 2014 is also going to win a Cloud 9 Adventure (Jam Cruise, My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday, etc). That’s right – write yourself a postcard and you can be on a cruise this winter.

Finally, we have partnered with iCitizen in the field this year. “What is this iCitizen you speak of?” Well let me tell you. iCitizen is an amazing app for your smartphone. When you download it, you input your zip code and it populates with all of your elected official, both national and state, along with their voting records. But wait! That’s not all! It also has opinion polls and the results are sent to your elected officials. You can also see how folks in your state and across the country feel about that specific issue. Finally, it contains a newsfeed function that you can populate with whatever issues you feel strongly about – anything from civil liberties to environment, campaign finance to international affairs. It is an awesome app. (I happen to be a skeptic who does not like to download things onto my iPhone 4 because my phone is old, slow and out of space. However, I actually really like this particular app.)

We look forward to seeing everyone at Silopanna on August 16. Make sure you swing by our table to update your registration and pledge to vote. Apart from making sure you are ready to vote, you may be headed on a cruise this winter!


Matt and Kim => Register to Vote at Silopanna!

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Rams Head Live Shows on Sale Now!

Don’t you HATE when some really cool bands are in town and you never know about them!? Check it out, we have three recently announced bands at Rams Head Live coming soon, and they’re on sale now!

Cheap Trick
August 17th
Doors 7:00 pm Show 8:00 pm

Cheap Trick may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the 70’s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk, and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and many more, Cheap Trick is an incredibly musically talented group you definitely don’t want to miss, if this is your kind of music. Anyone familiar with the station Comedy Central? What about the Emmy Award winning show, The Colbert Report!?? Well guess what, Cheap Trick wrote and performed the show’s theme song that we all know so well!

Their most current release, The Latest, has garnered glowing reviews worldwide and continues their reign as power-pop progenitors as they continue their legacy of over 35 years in the music industry.


Mastodon w. Gojira, Kvelertak
November 4th
Doors 6:30 pm Show 7:30 pm

Art is a cyclical beast. The same can easily be said of Grammy Award nominated hard rock juggernaut Mastodon. The group’s four members recognize the importance of life’s omnipresent cycles on their SIXTH full- length album, Once More ‘Round the Sun. The band orbits around themes of loss and rebirth, twirling a sonic spiral of its signature robust riffing, hypnotically haunting sounds capes, triage of dynamic voices, and thundering seismic grooves.

Their most recently released album proves personal for Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, and Troy Sanders. According to the band, the very title says something slightly differently for each member. Dailor says, “Lyrically, we are discussing things that happened to us recently, whereas in the past we looked further back for inspiration. It’s about 365 days in this band. It was a tough and strange journey. We happened to be in the middle of completing a full rotation musically as everything else was going on.”

Who doesn’t like music you can relate to..? That’s the best part about actually listening to it, right!? Being able to relate to the people up on stage is what brings us to concerts and makes us want to buy their albums! This head-banging rock band will be here at Rams Head Live in the fall along with Gojira and Kvelertak! They are a rockin’ group that will be sure to liven up a Tuesday night!


Frank Iero and The Cellabration at Metro Gallery
October 9th
Doors 7 pm Show 8 pm

Does the name Frank Iero ring any bells, people? He’s from My Chemical Romance, and he will be at Metro Gallery in October! Get your tickets now before they sell out! The new project from Frank Iero and The Cellabration will be releasing Stomachaches on August 26th 2014! Believe it or not this album was based on the digestive issues Frank Iero was experiencing in late 2012. When my stomach hurts I definitely don’t think any creative juices are flowing, but apparently that’s what happened for Iero!!

His pain was so severe that he turned his basement office into a studio and would hammer out ideas every time he would experience any kind of pain. After reflecting on his work Iero found a common theme throughout the lyrics. A lot was reaching out for love and acceptance and longing for a place and sense of belonging. This former guitarist from My Chemical Romance, plays every instrument on the 12-track besides the drums.



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2014 Vendors Announced: 35 local Food, Drink & Retail Choices!

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Here it is, our list of food, drink and other specialty vendors at Silopanna Music Festival on August 16th at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds! Take a look at our wide variety of vendors – there’s something for everyone!

Let’s start with the FOOD! We’ve got Pro Shuckers, shucking Oysters with Fordham & Dominion Brewing, Kettle Corn, 8 different Food Trucks (Italian, Greek, Pizza, Panini’s, BBQ even Gluten Free eats from Doug the Food Dude), Rita’s ICE, local sausage featured at Rams Head restaurants from Hoffman’s meats and much more!

Wondering about DRINKS? How about some COLD Bud Light – there will be plenty-o-BUD, plus Red Red Wine on Wheels, Finlandia crushes, Jack Daniels (available at our FULL BARS), and did we mention craft beers from Fordham & Dominion?

But wait, there’s more! Charm City Yoga will be providing yoga sessions throughout the day , and we’ve got the “mobilehobo” truck from Annapolis’ own Hobo bags, the lovely ladies from Here. A Pop Up Shop, Third Eye Comics, the awesome Maryland apparel from Route One, Pure Board Shop, awesome prints from Ramon Matheu, displays from Annapolis Canoe & Kayak, and you can even register to vote with!

We plan on keeping you very very busy, so get ready!

Bud Light
Jack Daniels
Red Red Wine Bar
Pro Shuckers
Fordham and Dominion
Finlandia Vodka
Capitol Kettle Corn
Silopanna Food Trucks
Hot Stuff Panini
Cruisin Cafe
Greek on the Street
JZ Pizza
Better Thanks Carolina BBQ
Doug the Food Dude
Kool Zone
Silopanna Vendors
Annapolis Musicians Fund
Annapolis Canoe and Kayak
Blk Anchr
Charm City Yoga
Here. A Pop Up Shop.
Lille Pad Studios
Little White Fashion Truck
Pure Board Shop
Ramon Matheu
Rams Head Group
Reink Art Studios
Route One Apparel
Swede Tooth
Skyck Kydz
Third Eye Comics

Silopanna VIP

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