Snapshots: Cris Jacobs @ Frederick Fairgrounds — 10/21/20

Cris Jacobs - Frederick County Fairgrounds - 10.21.20 7Cris Jacobs performs at the Frederick County Fairgrounds on Oct. 21, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock)

Cris Jacobs, a Baltimore native and arguably one of the Charm City’s top songwriters and performers, took the stage recently in support of Grace Potter way out at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.

His appearance was announced just a few weeks back as part of what has become the unexpected gift of the fall season — the Showtime at the Drive In series of performances hosted by All Good Presents and Baltimore Soundstage. It was Cris’ first time performing at a drive-in style concert and his first live gig since February.

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Song of the Day: “I’m on Top of the World” by Caleb Landry Jones

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Caleb Landry Jones (Photo by Jacqueline Castel)

Earlier this year via Sacred Bones, actor, musician, and artist Caleb Landry Jones released his debut album, The Mother Stone, which NPR Music praised as “part Frank Zappa, part Syd Barrett, part White Album era John Lennon, it’s completely bonkers.”

Recently, Caleb presented a new single “I’m On Top Of The World” b/w “Jug A Long Jam,” which champions his boundary-pushing work as a songwriter/arranger, propelling his music beyond hero worship and into exciting new territory.

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Livestream Preview: Colin Hay Plays Men at Work @ Mandolin, 11/1/20

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Colin Hay (Photo by Sebastian Smith)

Singer-songwriter Colin Hay burst onto the global music scene as frontman for Aussies Men at Work. Colin revisits the greatest songs and other surprises of that remarkable band with his Los Angeles-based Men at Work Touring Band in a livestream show via Mandolin on Sunday, Nov. 1!

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Live Review: Grace Potter @ Frederick Fairgrounds — 10/21/20

Grace Potter - Showtime at the Drive In Frederick - 10.21.20 16Grace Potter performs at the Frederick County Fairgrounds on Oct. 21, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock) 

While performing musicians painfully prepare for what could be a long winter with limited options for reaching their fans in the flesh, some have made the trip to Maryland as of late to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the newly dubbed Showtime at the Drive In series of concerts being held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.

Last week, Grace Potter made the trip down from her current home in the mountains of Vermont to take the stage for a solo performance organized by All Good Presents and Baltimore Soundstage.

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Song of the Day: “Instant Night” by Beauty Pill

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Chad Clark and Erin Nelson of Beauty Pill (Photo by Morgan Klein)

DC-based band Beauty Pill is pleased to present their new single and accompanying video for “Instant Night.” It is the band’s third record of 2020 and Beauty Pill’s first song without drums.

“Instant Night” is also the band’s most strikingly orchestral release, highlighting the woodwind quartet that fused with the band in 2018 which features Sarah Hughes, a young, respected DC jazz luminary.

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Live Review: CloZee @ Frederick Fairgrounds — 10/23/20

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CloZee performs at Frederick Fairgrounds on Oct. 23, 2020. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Baltimore Soundstage and All Good Presents recently featured CloZee with Memba at Frederick Fairgrounds as an entry in their socially distanced drive-in series. After many months of not going to any shows live, enjoying and living the ambience of a show was one of the best feelings. And CloZee didn’t disappoint as she DJ’ed a two-hour set with new music for everyone to enjoy.

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Livestream Preview: Fellowcraft @ DC9, 10/27/20

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Fellowcraft (Photo courtesy Eventbrite)

Fellowcraft are a four-man band who mix a healthy does of blues and R&B into their indie prog rock. Jon Ryan MacDonald (guitar and vocals), Brandon Williams (bass and vocals), Pablo Anton-Diaz (lead guitar and vocals), and Zach Martin together create an unstoppable rock and roll machine that carry you back to the days of classic rock albeit full of their own original twists.

Performing live from the stage at DC9 on Tuesday, Oct. 27, Fellowcraft livestreams the show for you to watch at home!

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