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July 2018

The Hazards

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barley & Hops, 5473 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21740
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“The Hazards are bringing a new excitement to an old style of music... they somehow seem to channel the spirit and drive of the great early bluegrass bands, while adding a bit of their own unique personalities to the musical brew”. The group began as a duo, featuring Matt Geiger on guitar and Eric Knowles on banjo, playing and singing the music they loved: traditional bluegrass and mountain music from the Appalachians. They soon attracted not only an enthusiastic following…

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Murphy’s Shambles

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barley & Hops, 5473 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21740
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Murphy’s Shambles delivers Ireland’s well-loved traditional and contemporary tunes with a raw and gritty style. The quartet takes an unorthodox approach to pay homage to classic melodies and ballads. They weave old and new genres into seamless pieces that go beyond cultural and historical boundaries, united by a reverence for the human spirit from which rugged courage and bittersweet tenderness are born. Murphy’s Shambles carry their audience to a time of muskets, prison ships and penal colonies, and a place…

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Brahman Noodles

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barley & Hops, 5473 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21740
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The Brahman Noodles started performing under this name soon after a somewhat inaudible muttering from lead guitarist Jimmy Petrohilos over a bowl of Top Ramen.” I was trying to say ‘I am really getting tired of eating ramen noodles’ but it came out sounding more like Brahman Noodles” said Jimmy . A friend, Alexis, exclaimed” there is your band name! The Brahman Noodles”. Jimmy started drawing up different fonts and lettering and thought The Brahman Noodles is a great band…

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Zydeco Jed

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barley & Hops, 5473 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21740
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Once in a while a group of musicians gets together to play music, and something special happens. Zydeco Jed is one of those situations where rock and roll meets jazz, cajun, zydeco, country and some good old fashioned Grateful Dead. The band loves all kinds of music, and most of the members have played with a Grateful Dead tribute band... in fact, many of the band mates played together in local bands such as the Next Step and On the…

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August 2018

Double Down Action

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barley & Hops, 5473 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21740
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Contemporary and Classic Rock, Country and Blues Acoustic Duo.

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Wharf Rats

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barley & Hops, 5473 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21740
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The Wharf Rats, Live! are a well-established long format jam band with influences from the Dead, String Cheese, Bluegrass/folk rock roots, and many originals. The band features two lead guitarist, one who is a world famous Luther, he built his own guitar, a jazz drummer, incredible keyboard, solid bass player, and female vocalist. The band is in its ninth year and going strong!    

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Black Rhinoceros

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barley & Hops, 5473 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21740
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Black Rhinoceros is a new duo featuring Ahren Field (guitar/vox) and Erin Snedecor (cello/vox). Their smart arrangements turn complex melodies, chord progressions, and harmonies into beautiful and catchy pop tunes that ring in your head for hours.

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Mary Shaver & the Smokin’ Polecats

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barley & Hops, 5473 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21740
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The little girl grows up and buys her first record albums. Janis Joplin is a favorite. Later she sees Stevie Nicks in concert and is mesmerized by her sultry vocal delivery. These are the sounds that inspire a teenager’s passion for blues and R&B – music with grit and soul. Mary Shaver has been singing all her life. She is first and foremost a blues artist influenced by the likes of Slim Harpo and Big Mama Thornton. She labels her…

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Freddie Long

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barley & Hops, 5473 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21740
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"Freddie Long is starting down a sunny road paved with talent, devotion, and a sense of how to make music both fun and meaningful. I hope that this road is a long one..." -Nathan Olson, Indie-Music.com

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Crop Dusters

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barley & Hops, 5473 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21740
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The Crop Dusters are a brand new bluegrass band based in Frederick, MD. We feature some of the area’s top pickers along with dynamic original material. The Crop Dusters feature some of the top bluegrass musicians in the Washington, DC area: Jason Hannan and Howard Parker of Michelle Hannan & One Blue Night, Patuxent Records recording artist Rob Benzing, Ron Webb, formerly of Circa Blue, and Matthew Geiger of The Hazards. The band was formed as a joint venture by…

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