Talented Local Musicians to Pay Tribute to Their Inspirations at The Creative Alliance, 11/2-12/2
Talented Local Musicians Pay Tribute to their Inspiration Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, & Baltimore Jazz Diva Ruby Glover at The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224. The Beatle's 50 Years On The Air Tribute Performance is November 2nd, at 7 and 9:30 PM. Baltimore Loves Joni is on November 7th at 7 PM. A Tribute to Ruby Glover is December 7th at 8 pm.
The Beatles - 50 Years on the Radio - Saturday, November 2nd
In 1963 the Beatles' song I Want to Hold Your Hand was released on American airwaves and nothing has been the same since. They'll celebrate fifty years of the Fab Fours with a star-studded lineup, including Appalachian music duo The Honey Dewdrops, honky-tonk icon Arty Hill, ever-energetic multi-instrumentalist Brian Simms (Junkyard Saints), The Stone Hill All-Stars (featuring guest star Mike Barth of The Polkats), songstress Linda Nelson, and sister vocalists the Hello Strangers as they play two shows of all Beatles music. Emceed by Baltimore Beatles fanatics Tom Chalkley and Craig Hankin.
Showtimes: 7 and 9:30 PM, tickets can be purchased online.
Baltimore Loves Joni! - Thursday, December 7th
In honor of Joni Mitchell's 70th birthday (on the actual day!), several of the Baltimore area's favorite singer-songwriters gather at the Patterson to perform many of her songs. The show featuresSONiA of disappear fear, who Larry Flick of Billboard magazine says, "performs each gig with the passion and electric energy of an artist on opening night." Joni-philes will hear their favorite tunes performed by a variety of artists: from the complex and beautiful harmonies of We're About 9to the powerful positivity of Peabody graduate Sahffi; plus LEA's infectiously joyous voice and guitar; the haunting and delicate sound of Joanne Juskus & AdrIan Bond; the unique style of Teporah that melds Laura Nyro with Erik Satie, as well as the enthusiasm and warmth of Carl Corse, this Joni-jamboree promises to be a celebration of all songs Joni!
Showtimes: 7 PM, tickets can be purchased online.
A Tribute to Ruby Glover - Saturday, December 7th
w/Joyce Scott, Lea Gilmore, and special guest Marc Evans
Ruby Glover was one of the greatest champions of jazz Baltimore has ever known. From singing in the chitlin circuit theaters in the '40s and '50s to teaching jazz vocal technique and appreciation to helping found the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, Madame Glover was a petite, gracious, and beloved artist of Bmore. Her last performance at age 77 was on The Patterson stage. Tonight, Ruby's talented friends remember her. Lea Gilmore, a world-renowned vocalist and activist, and Joyce J. Scott, one of our most talented international visual and performance artists, both purvey world-class humor and share their musical lexicons in jazz, blues, and spirituals. The two divas celebrate Ruby Glover with support from guest vocalist and songwriter Marc Evans who drew rave reviews with his Creative Alliance debut two years ago. Derrick Thompson musical director of Lea's band Classically Blue is on keys; Michael Coates on bass, and Jesse J. Moody on drums.8pm. $20, $15 members. & students.
Proceeds benefit Baltimore Voices, a chorale of middle school students who travel to Scotland in 2014.