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 Bus, the top Grateful Dead tribute bands in the region going back 20 years. Everyone in Zydeco Jed traces their early musical experiences to roots rock and roll, and each has a connection with much of the same music that inspired Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and the family of the Grateful Dead. But over the years, each was exposed to jazz, cajun, country, and other styles that influences their playing. It’s this current blend of musical influences that is inspiring the band to write original material and pay tribute to so many styles of music, with a decided nod to the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, the Meters, Elvis Presley, and so many other great musicians. Zydeco Jed… Tom Ericsson, Mike Lessin, Chris Marsh, Nick Newlin, and Tom Bollinger… we wish you good health and happiness.
ilyAIMY leaves it to the fans to decide what they sound like to them. They say it sounds like some combination of Rusted Root, Buckingham/Nicks, Jethro Tull, acoustic Tool, Ani Difranco, Keller Williams, “Nickel Creek on crack”, Alice in Chains, the Indigo Girls, Metallica, and Cry Cry Cry – it’s no wonder ilyAIMY has shared events comfortably with folk acts (We’re About 9, Ellis Paul, Dar Williams and Pat Wictor), anti-folk acts (Hammell on Trial, Ember Swift) and pop-rock acts (the Blue Oyster Cult, Jeffrey Gaines, The Lloyd Dobler Effect, Gym Class Heroes) as well as death metal bands, reggae groups and hip-hop acts.
An ilyAIMY audience consists of fans that listen quietly while nodding their heads thoughtfully, a couple of guys headbanding, occassional ball-room waltzers, and that woman over there doing that weird raver thing with her hands…
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.
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!
Contemporary and Classic Rock, Country and Blues Acoustic Duo
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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Mark your calendar for the upcoming Ugly Sweater Contest and Party – December 21st with Liz Springer & The Built 4 Comfort Band.
Tonight we’ll have Semi Hollow, a local band out of Poolesville, MD playing from 7-10pm.
For the rest of December we have as follows:
December 5 – Alex Davis
December 7 – Black Rhinoceros
December 12 – Double Down Action
December 14 – Wharf Rats
December 19 – Freddie Long
December 21 – Liz Spring – Ugly Sweater Party
December 26 – ilyAIMY
December 28 – Red Sammy
We’ll see you soon!!!
The Force is an acoustic trio featuring guitar, bass, and harmonica. Performing an eclectic mix of roots music including blues, country, swamp rock, bluegrass, and traditional Jedi mind tricks. Featuring Tom Ericsson, Mike Lessin, and Chris Marsh.
Halloween Bash this Friday night at Barley & Hops with Zydeco Jed starting at 7:00pm. Prizes for best costumes!! 1st, 2nd & 3rd.
Tuesday, October 30th, will be the next Mug Club Tapping.
Cornholio Imperial Malt Liquor / 10% ABV / 11 IBU
It’s just what you think it is, but tastier.
Remember, Mug Clubbers, the brewers in the picture will buy your first pint on Tuesday!
See you soon!!
Cello+Guitar (vocal x 2). Ahren and Erin weave together a tapestry of intricate melodies that brings to life their self-deprecating nerd rock.
The Bodine Brothers offer a bodacious blend of high energy classic rock, hard drivin’ outlaw country, blistering blues and smokin’ southern rock. The Bodine Brothers perform an assortment of songs by ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Santana, Poison, Bob Seger, Dwight Yoakam, Waylon Jennings, John Cougar Mellencamp, Steppenwolf, Bad Company and many more.
“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