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Q & A with Tim Finch of Good Deale Bluegrass and Eastman String Band

Rams Head blogger Matt Ellis caught up with Tim Finch of Good Deale Bluegrass and the Eastman String Band in advance of his show on Friday.  Here’s a selection from their Q & A session. 1)      How long have you been playing with these two groups and how often do you guys get together to play every year?  Is everyone local? We’ve been playing Rams Head On Stage since way back when it held around 250 people; I think it’s been over 14 years playing at Rams Head On Stage so far. I started Good Deale [store] in 1999 in Deale, Maryland, and I started the Goodman Deale Bluegrass band the same year.  We used to play this huge bluegrass festival at Herrington Harbor South.  It was a big success, and the band caught on around here.  We played a… Read More >

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Rams Head On Stage Show Review: NRBQ (by Matthew Ellis)

I hear the name NRBQ, and I can’t help but remember eating one of those old, soggy, school lunch meat planks on a bun:  the Rib-a-Q, or as my senior year anthropology teacher affectionately referred to it – the Rib-a-Junk.  Fortunately for me, and the rest of the audience, the Rams Head On Stage was serving up only the best, hot country-rock funk on Tuesday night, and not the dreaded pork meat substitute from my high school nightmares past. NRBQ, which, for the unacquainted, stands for New Rhythm and Blues Quintet (and later Quartet), has been around since the late 60s, churning out an eclectic selection of music, and pulling from influences as wide-ranging as jazz, country, funk, R & B, soul, and classic rock – all with a little bit of playful and often zany keyboard experimentation by band… Read More >

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