Music Park: Xylouris White @ Creative Alliance — 3/1/18

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Xylouris White entrances at the Creative Alliance on March 1, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Almost immediately after you see George Xylouris (laouto, Cretan lute) and Jim White (drums), you get the feeling they are two halves of the same whole. As the story goes, Jim met George back in 1990 in a bar in Australia but didn’t start recording and really touring together until 2013. And to a degree that friendship, built over decades, is the fuel for Xylouris White as we saw in a harmonious performance on Thursday at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theatre in Baltimore.

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Don’t Miss: Xylouris White @ Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3/1/18

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Xylouris White (Photo courtesy Bella Union)

Greek singer and lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White together are known as Xylouris White, and the duo released their third album, Mother, on Jan. 19 via Bella Union. The duo will soon tour the United States with a date in Baltimore at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson on Thursday, March 1.

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Snapshots: Barb Wire Dolls @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

Barb Wire Dolls @ Vans Warped Tour, Columbia, MD 07/16/2017 Barb Wire Dolls perform during VANS Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on July 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Greek quintet Barb Wire Dolls from their native Greece to Los Angeles several years ago. There, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead caught the band at Whisky A Go-Go in 2015 and offered them a record deal with Motörhead Music, where they have released their last two album.

Barb Wire Dolls published their latest Rub My Mind this year via Motörhead Music and hit the road with VANS Warped Tour, where Paivi caught them at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 17.

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