Kiti Gartner & the Drifting Valentines is a band out of Washington DC playing western swing, rockabilly, old country and a pinch of jump blues. Their influences include music from the 1940s and on, including almost everything that came out of The Quonset Hut, RCA Studio B in the 50s/60s, Sun Records and Bakersfield.
Here’s the current lineup for May! Follow us on Facebook to track all of our events! https://www.facebook.com/BarleyandHop/
Starting out our Summer series with a very Special Duo Event!!!
Wednesday, May 1 – 5:30pm – 8pm – Mary Shaver & Michael Tash – An Evening of Songs and Stories
Mary has been working 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.
Friday, May 3rd – 7-10pm – Skatt-Daddy – Blues and R&B (Motown)
This band is made up of a group of seasoned musicians – Wayne Smith (Hot Dog) / Guitar & Vocals, A schooled musician, he has studied with many blues and jazz greats. He has taught members of Kix and Spiro Gyra to mention a few. He has performed alongside of the Four Tops, The Temps, Herbie Hancock & the Tower of Power. Donnie Shattenberg (Shatt) / Sax & Vocals – has performed with The Coasters, The Drifters & the Four Seasons. Larry Dotson / Drums & Vocals – Starting drumming at a very young age – has played with national acts opening for the Bar-Kays,, Norman Connors & Ray Parker, Jr., going on to drum for the Bar-Kays. Steve Starmer (T-Daddy-O) / Bass & Vocals – Originally from New York, he has toured and opened for well known artists Dio, Judas Priest, Badfinger, Joe Perry & many more. Aris Avelar / Keyboards – Originally from El Salvador, he’s played internationally for over 20 years. He’s brought a little touch of Latin groove to Skatt-Daddy.
Wednesday, May 8th – 6pm-9pm – Freddie Long – Everybody knows Freddie – Come sing along and have fun!
Friday, May 10th – 7pm-10pm – Ragged Company
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.
Friday, May 17th – 7-10pm – 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.
Friday, May 24th – 7-10pm – The Milldudes
A wide range of traditional and progressive Bluegrass, Newgrass, and anything else they feel like playing from Country to Rock, covers and originals. Josh Crews / Guitar & Vocals, Jason Hannan / Upright Bass & Vocals, Ron Webb / Mandolin & Vocals, Rob Benzing / Banjo & Vocals
Wednesday, May 29th – 6-9pm – Michelle Hannan & One Blue Night
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.
Friday, May 31st – 7-10pm – DTC
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.
The next Tapping Tuesday is coming up next week – 3/12/2019. All I’m telling you is it’s going to be a big, juicy IPA! And all of you Mug Club Members, Trixie is buying your first pint!!
Don’t miss out on our big St. Patrick’s Day Party on Sunday, 3/17. See flyer for details. Lots of food, drink specials, music, giveaways and bling. ALL DAY LONG!!! Come be Irish for a day!
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
It’s Mug Club Renewal time starting December 1!! Renew by Dec 10 and receive 1000 bonus points!
Renew by Dec 23rd, receive 500 bonus points and renew by Dec 31st to receive 100 bonus points.
Anyone not renewed by Dec 31st loses all points.
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.
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!!
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