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 name. A close friend and co founder Brandon Sengstack and Jimmy took a week long poll from local business owners, whose heritage is Indian, and they unanimously gave the thumbs up and found no offense with the play on words. The rest has been show after show and a lot of fun yet hard work. They hooked up with bassist Scott Innes who plays an acoustic bass in the band and has a way of injecting funk into an Americana style. Scott also sings lead and backup on some of the over 100 tunes on a setlist spanning generations and bringing it all into the moment. They play locally and regionally throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia. Their style of music is known as Jug Funk , based on a nickname given to Jimmy also known as Jimmy James Jug Funk Petrohilos. The style is a hybrid of blues, funk, jug band and Americana. The style can be heard throughout their funky improvistional jamacoustic sound. The Brahman Noodles has something in their catalog that can find a happy common ground for almost any event. They have their own take on many rock, country, reggae and R&B. Jimmy has traveled all over the country and says a lot of his style was shaped while living in Northwest Arkansas in the Ozarks. “The folk music of that area is such percussive style“ that really grabbed me especially the sound of the slide guitar with the rhythm”
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.
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.
Contemporary and Classic Rock, Country and Blues Acoustic Duo
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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!!!
Halloween Bash this Friday night at Barley & Hops with Zydeco Jed starting at 7:00pm. Prizes for best costumes!! 1st, 2nd & 3rd.
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We are excited about the return of singer, song-writer and harmonica player Flat Foot Sam (Sam Peightal) performs a unique blend of Swing, Jump, Chicago and Down in the Basement ‘Gut Bucket’ Blues. In addition to being a dynamic front man, Sam is a strong and soulful singer. Whether he’s shoutin’ jump blues or crooning a ballad, he delivers with intensity and passion.
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
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 own style as “Texas, Louisiana and Chicago Blues meets Memphis Soul,” and local critics and musicians have likened her powerful voice to all her idols. But her path as an artist has not been a particularly straight or smooth one.
“Pulling from rock, pop, folk, jazz, and funk influences Chris’ sound is definitely his own. A ‘fan of the fan’ Chris loves to engage the audience making a show more like a group of friends in their living room than strangers in a venue.”
Blues rock band out of Poolesville, Maryland. Influenced by Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Bill Withers and Red Hot Chili Peppers, they deliver a sound that gets people moving and keeps them rockin’ all night long!