"IRISH MELODIES with CHARM CITY JUNCTION"
March 14, 7:00 pm
Howard County Library System's Charles E. Miller Branch
9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City
Enjoy an evening of foot stomping Irish melodies performed by Charm City Junction, the Baltimore-based band comprised of four of the most talented and promising young acoustic roots musicians in the country: Patrick McAvinue on fiddle, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo, Sean McComiskey on button accordion and Alex Lacquement on upright bass.
One hour performance, followed by a reception with the musicians, including light refreshments and ticket giveaways from 8 - 8:30 pm.
FREE – Registration strongly encouraged: Reserve your seat after 2/13 at www.hclibrary.org or by call 410-313-1950
In partnership with Howard County Library System (HCLS)
“This quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places but always with an eye on tradition."
- Washington Post
From dance inducing Old Time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based acoustic roots quartet Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they'll go next. Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places — but always with an eye on tradition.
Formed in 2014, Charm City Junction has taken the acoustic music scene by storm performing around the country gaining high praise along the way for their high-energy, captivating and dynamic performances. Patrick McAvinue, one of the most in-demand and highly respected bluegrass fiddlers in the country, takes charge with his virtuosic, powerful and musical approach to the fiddle. Clawhammer banjo wizard Brad Kolodner adds his playful, driving, melodic and groovy Old-Time touch. Sean McComiskey, an incredibly talented Irish button accordion player, soars through the tunes and fills the gaps with his soulful playing. The versatile bassist Alex Lacquement drives the train, locking everything together with his commanding and tasteful choices.
Drawing from separate musical backgrounds, the four members have found a common ground on which to develop their unique approach. Since releasing their highly anticipated debut album on Patuxent Music in the fall of 2015, Charm City Junction has performed at Grey Fox, The Kennedy Center, Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, Strathmore Hall and were an Official Showcase Band at the 2015 IBMA Convention and a nominee for the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year. Visit www.charmcityjunction.com for more information.