Driven to Clarity, a Baltimore-based band whose diverse palette draws from such genres as funk, folk, rock and pop, has entertained audiences throughout the east coast. Their debut album, independently released in 2015, has gained critical acclaim and can be heard on both FM radio and Sirius. DTC’s sound has been described as addicting and has been heard while sharing the stage with such acts as Patti Smith, Sam Sparrow and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. Guaranteed to make your bad day better, your good day great and maybe even get up and dance, DTC is excited to play in a city near you.
Michelle Hannan & One Blue Night, based out of Frederick, MD, is one of Maryland’s top up and coming independent country bands. Riding the momentum of their first single, Tonight I’ll Scrape a Heart Off the Barroom Floor, the band is starting to see critical acclaim roll in. The single was recently featured by top industry blog, Saving Country Music, as one of the top 25 new country songs in America in June of 2018. The band features the warm, soulful vocals and songwriting of Michelle Hannan, along with her husband; singer, songwriter, and bassist Jason Hannan.
A wide range of traditional and progressive Bluegrass, Newgrass, and anything else we feel like playing from Country to Rock, covers and originals.
One-Eyed Pug, a local band formed in 2005, covers an eclectic range of both classic and modern rock, from the Beatles and Tom Petty to the Foo Fighters. Known for interacting with their crowd, the band features talented musicians switching between piano, bass, and guitars to provide a variety of styles to enjoy.
Ragged Company is a 4-piece, roots music group that has performed in various venues in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. All members are professional, caring musicians who are in it for the joy of playing music and sharing their music with others. They currently cover a wide range of performers including, Patti Griffin, John Prine, Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, The Grateful Dead, Over The Rhine, Grace Potter and many others. They also include original music written by 3 of their 4 members.
Over the past decade Freddie Long, whose music has been described as a “t-shirt and jeans blend of pop, rock, soul, and honesty,” has come a long way, cultivating local roots into an act recognized throughout the eastern US and beyond. The singer/songwriter that calls Frederick County, MD home has garnered numerous music awards, opened for many major national acts, had music licensed and aired internationally, and secured corporate promotional partnerships, all in addition to recording three full albums of original material and playing thousands of shows up and down the eastern half of the US.
Tapping Tuesday is tomorrow for Mug Club Members!! May 7!
Come out and have the DIPA Thing!!
It’s a deliciously bitter IPA with a bunch of citrusy hop aroma from Amarillo, Southern Cross and Cascade hops.
A sort of West Coast/NE hybrid that defies a specific label or category. Random and yummy.
And remember, MC Members – Groot buys your first DIPA!
Skatt-Daddy plays Blues and R&B (Motown) music that is perfect for dance parties, festivals and concerts.
“This band is extremely talented!”
“Harmonies very tasteful”
“They make you want to get up and shake your thang”
“Great music for wine tasting”
“Terrific band and we could hear our conversations”
This trio consists of Mike Tash/guitar, Mary Shaver/vocals and guitar and Bob Mallardi/vocals and bass. Mary has been working together for nearly a decade as a guest vocalist with Bad Influence, and they decided to bring their special brand of blues to Barley and Hops on 5/1. Join them for an evening of songs and stories. This is a unique show and one not to be missed! Also appearing 6/5 at Barley and Hops.
One of the Washington area’s top honky tonk bands, The Backroads Band plays classic country music like it was played back then. In no time at all, they’ll have you out on the dance floor doing a boot scootin’ two step or snuggling up close for a buckle polishing slow tune. Their sound is vintage country from the 1940s-1970s plus original roots songs written in that early country style.
Adam Trice and his band, Red Sammy, play simple, down-to-earth Americana folk rock music. Songs about work, hard work, love & loss are all entwined in the songs. “If you like your singing gritty, your tunes roughly hewn from country blues and your poetry sharp and to the point, this is just waiting for you.” ~ Americana UK
“Red Sammy’s Adam Trice crafts shambling roots rock on a foundation of hushed melancholia. Although his gravely voice suggests a Dylan influence, his slow-burn delivery points to something more measured.” ~Baltimore Magazine
Staying at the apex of the mid-Atlantic region’s competitive blues and roots music scene for a career that spans three decades isn’t easy. But that’s what the Bad Influence Band have done — even while extending their reputation across the country thanks to wildly entertaining, high-energy performances, extensive airplay and three well-received albums.
Whether performing at a festival, on a stage at Kennedy Center or on Memphis’ hallowed Beale Street, the four-piece group featuring guitarist Michael Tash, harmonica ace and singer Roger Edsall, bassist-vocalist Bob Mallardi and drummer David Thaler are unabashed crowd pleasers thanks to their expert ensemble playing, strong melodies, addictive grooves, sly original songwriting and sheer intensity.
“The most important thing is that everybody has fun — the audience and us,” explains bandleader Tash. “Whether we’re playing an original song or a classic, we’re going to put our hearts and souls into it in a way that people can hear, see and practically touch.”