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Josh Riley to Perform for the Guitar Concert at the 5th Annual Guitar Festival

Josh Riley returns to perform at the 5th Annual Guitar Festival Concert on 11 March at 5 South Event Center in Callaway MD.

His very first performance in front of an audience on guitar, was actually two years ago at the 3rd Annual Guitar Fest. Since then, he as has been signed by a record label, and regularly plays in front of crowds that range between 4,000 and 7,000 people!

In his short tenure as a guitarist, he has played with many artists. He is part of a band called Urban Street Level, and they play in front of thousands of people at numerous christian concerts. He has played with Chuck Hall, who is in the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame and tours Europe and plays blues music during the summers. Lastly of note he has played with P-Funk and the All Stars in DC night clubs, and has played with Phillip Parsons and his band and Michael Damron, Billy Yeager, and Teddi Custer.

When Josh was asked what musicians have influenced the music he plays? His hands down answer is: “B.B. King, the smoothness of his guitar playing, how deep and mellow his tone is, that is what I aspire to be. I will not stop until I get there either.” He definitely considers himself a blues guitarist. He loves finger style blues, such as Keb Mo’.

He is signed by a record label based in Gainesville, FL. He will be singing and playing his first single titled “Music Man” at this year’s guitar fest concert. Music Man is a completely original song, written entirely by Josh. The recorded and produced version of the song will be released this summer on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, and radio stations nationwide. He will also play around with some Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, John Mayer songs, and he will throw some Country and Classic Rock in there too.

He says his goal is to “make people smile when they listen to his music”.

David Flood to Perform for the Guitar Concert at the 5th Annual Guitar Festival

               

David Flood will be opening for the headliner Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer sharing his +40 years of love of the guitar.

David Flood grew up just outside of Annapolis, on the southern shore of the South River. His mother was a trained singer; she was a student at Julliard School of Music at the age of 16.   David was the middle child—being born 10 minutes before his twin in a family of 5.   They all learned to love singing and were a part of school and church choirs well into their teens. They got together with neighborhood kids and sang Christmas carols going door to door.

 David started playing guitar when he was about 19 and focused on learning songs that he liked—lots of Neil Young and The Grateful Dead; then songs by James Taylor, The Eagles, John Prine, Tom Waits and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.  At the age of 25,  he was accepted by Saint Mary’s College (SMC ) in the music program with a study as Voice Major.  He met his wife Mary while attending SMC   She still gigs with him off and on, but he is more driven to play---if only to focus on being more aware and understanding of himself and others; music is the great communicator.

  He has been writing songs for over 40 years and presently has 2 CD’s of original songs/music: “First To Hit Ground” and “Circlin’ The Drain”.    The CD’s will be available at the Guitar Festival, Guitar Concert.   He loves to play and sing songs!

 

Roadside Banner out at Event Center

Despite the high winds on Wed 15 Feb we got two roadside banners up at the 5 South event center.  One faces the south going traffic at the south entrance and other faces the north going traffic at the north at the north entrance.  Look for the banner the next time you are driving to or From Callaway Maryland.

5th Annual Guitar Festival

PjMA has been awarded a Touring Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council  to bring Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer to Guitar Festival 2017. 

“They are spellbinding acoustic musicians, with a rare mastery of American roots styles. Parents will be as entertained by the sublime musicianship and droll lyricism as kids are by all the musical mischief.”

— The Boston Globe

They’ve earned two GRAMMY® Awards for “cELLAbration: a Tribute to Ella Jenkins” and for “Bon Appétit!”. An additional 11 GRAMMY® nominations include their CDs, “Postcards” and “Banjo Talkin’ in the Best Traditional Folk Album category. They produced and performed on Tom Paxton’s GRAMMY® nominated “Live in the UK” CD and
tour. Tom says, “Cathy & Marcy are at home in a dozen musical styles. They swing you, jazz you, and old timey you till dyou just give up and bliss out”.

Come with your guitar at 2 PM to 4 PM for the Guitar Workshop with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and stay around for the Guitar Concert and Art Show at 7 PM to 11 PM. All ages are welcome. The festival will be held at the 5 South Event Center, 21030 Point Lookout Road, Callaway, Maryland 20620.

 

 

Park Rock 2016

Check out Park Rock Fest 2016 at www.ParkRock.com to get all the details about the event.  The headliner for 2016 is Gus G who was lead guitar with Ozzy Osbourne on the metal stage.  The new location for Park Rock Fest 2016 is the St. Martys County Fairgrounds located south of Leonardtown.   Similar to last year there are three stage with music ranging from metal, to Punk to Pop to Acoustic.  All in one location, all in one day and all for one low price. 

 

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