I started and ended this week's show with a new group called The Bridge.
The Bridge is a unique rock band from Baltimore whose music combines elements of blues and roots, spiced with funk and soul. They have recently become known coast-to-coast, and even in Europe, for their gritty and grand live performances and poignantly hand crafted albums. Following in the tradition of classic / southern roots rock, and flavoring their sound with Americana sensibilities, the band has built their own niche between the jam, country, and bluegrass genres.
The Bridge will be performing at the Fenario Gallery this coming Friday and Saturday nights. Tune into KRVM's Routes and Branches Saturday afternoon for a live in studio performance.
Other good shows to catch this week, both at the McDonald Theater, are Old Crow Medicine Show on Tuesday and Keller Williams on Thursday.
The Bridge - Born Ramblin' - Blind Man's Hill
Jonatha Brooke - My Sweet And Bitter Bowl - The Works
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - The Devil's Inside My Head - Rattlin' Bones
Keller Williams - Reinhart Rag - Live, With Moseley, Droll and Sipe
Little Feat - Fat Man In The Bathtub - Join The Band
Texas Tornados - Wasted Days And Wasted Nights - Live From Austin
Los Loneley Boys - Another Broken Heart - Forgiven
Dave Alvin - Rio Grande - Ashgrove
Sonny Landreth - Blue Angel - From The Reach
Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Hobart's Blues - Solid Ice
Rodney Crowell - Sex And Gasoline - Sex And Gasoline
Hank III - Workin' Man - Damn Right Rebel Proud
Digney Fignus - What Kind Of Fool - Talk Of The Town
Old 97's - Ride - Blame It On Gravity
Star Anna - Crooked Path - Crooked Path
Old Crow Medicine Show - Caroline - Tennessee Pusher
Patrick Kavaney - Time Has Got (The Best Of Me)- Weather Or Not
Milton - All The Time - Grand Hotel
Powderfinger - Lost And Running - Dream Days At The Hotel Existence
Ry Cooder - Johnny Cash - I, Flathead
Johnny Cash - Big River - The Essential Johnny Cash
Yarn - Music's Only Outlaw - Empty Pockets
The Derailers - The Blood Of A Man - Guaranteed To Satisfy
Ralph Stanley II - If This Guitar Could Talk - This One Is II
Jo Kelly Stephenson - Blood and Money - I See Flowers, You See Cars
Bourgeois Gypsies - Unsquare Dance - Faulty Fairytales
The Woody Guthrie Tribute Tour - Lonesome Valley - Ribbon Of Highway, Endless Skyway
The Bridge - Heavy Water - Blind Man's Hill