An Interview with Local Band, Dublin 5

By: Jeni Parris Brady

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


Five Questions with Willy Braun of Reckless Kelly

By: Rams Head on Stage

Led by brothers Willy (vocals/guitar) and Cody Braun (vocals/fiddle/mandolin/harmonica), alternative country-rock band Reckless Kelly formed in Bend, Oregon before relocating to Austin, Texas in 1997. As children, the band’s co-founders and front-men toured the country with their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys. It’s utterly natural that the band – born in the dreams […]

April 24, 2017


Meet Local Musician Bryan Ewald

By: Jeni Parris Brady

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

By: Jeni Parris Brady

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

By: Jeni Parris Brady

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

By: Jeni Parris Brady

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

By: Jeni Parris Brady

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

By: Jeni Parris Brady

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


Out on the Town, Annapolis Style…

By: Sinead Harold

In Ireland, where I’m from, we have a huge pub culture. The pub is where folks go to gather and exchange with friends or work colleagues what we’ve been up to in our day-to-day lives. It’s kind of a meeting hub for our social lives, so to speak. I’ve found that historical Downtown Annapolis is […]

May 20, 2016


Sounds of September

By: Lindsay Bolin Lowery

True, summer’s coming to a close. But live music continues to waft through the streets, pubs, and parks of Annapolis during the month of September. Whether it’s a rockin’ cover band you’re after, young emerging artists with a surprisingly mature sound, the melodic sounds of indie rock, smooth jazz or even grooving gospel, the local lineup will not disappoint.

August 27, 2015