About the Author

Jeni Parris Brady, digital journalist, marketer, and music enthusiast, is the founder and owner of Naptownmusic. Jeni attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and holds her BA (in English) and MS (in Management; Marketing) from UMUC. She has worked in media since 1989, including over 20 years for Capital-Gazette Communications, and almost five years with Chesapeake Bay Magazine. In her free time, well… you never know quite where she’ll pop up, but there’s usually great live music, good friends, and plenty of hugs to go around! Photo courtesy of Dan Gillespie, DGital PhotographyPhoto courtesy of Dan Gillespie, DGital Photography

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An Interview with Local Band, Dublin 5

A big thanks to Ray Murphy and Jim Martin of Dublin 5 – who recently celebrated their 10th anniversary as a band – for taking time to sit down and chat with us about their experiences as performing artists based in Annapolis. Let’s get right to it!

April 28, 2017

Meet Local Musician Bryan Ewald

Bryan Ewald doesn’t talk much about where he goes, or with whom he tours, plays, or brushes elbows with, but if you check out his website, you’ll see many familiar names on snapshot photos: Rachel Yamagata, the Temptations, Jeff Beck, David Cassidy, Judd & Maggie, Bob Schneider, Pat Dinizio of the Smithereens, Shane Gamble, Stephen […]

February 21, 2017

Meet Local Musician Charles Kavoossi

My first introduction to Charles Kavoossi was at the 2006 Anne Arundel County Battle of the Bands. I quickly became a fan and followed him and his band THINK from event to event. After high school at Spalding, Charles (“Chaz”) took time to do some traveling, living in Boston, and later Portland. About 3 years ago, […]

January 18, 2017

A Conversation with Local Businessman and Patron of the Arts, Brian Cahalan

In my chat last month with songwriter David Glaser, he referred to local businessman and patron of the arts Brian Cahalan as someone who is eclectic in his musical tastes, running one of the finest listening rooms in Annapolis, 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery. I had an opportunity to sit down and talk with […]

October 26, 2016

Meet David Glaser, Veteran Annapolis Musician

My first memory of David Glaser was seeing him play at Charlie’s Westside, in West Annapolis, around 1980 – not merely a pub, tavern, taproom or bar, but “CHARLIE’S” (which closed in the early 80’s). He was the dreamy rocker; I was just another giddy fangirl on the dance floor. Although we now have a myriad […]

September 26, 2016

A Conversation with Local Musician Brandon Hardesty

Without doubt, Brandon Hardesty – front man of the Bumpin Uglies (Ska, Punk, Reggae) – is an Annapolis son, a title he proudly proclaims from every stage he steps on, whether at CaliRoots in California, on the Rombello Cruise, at SXSW in Austin, as part of the Warped tour, or when traveling nationally from club […]

August 10, 2016

A Conversation with Local Musician Michael McHenry

Local musician Michael McHenry’s brand of rock music has been described as soulful, psychedelic, and funky. With over 35 years of performing and recording experience, he has toured and played with bands including Sheena Easton, The Jacksons, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Locally, he’s worked with with Caribash, Clones of Funk, Six, Mama Jama, Mary Ann […]

July 13, 2016