Lunar Bay Music & Arts Festival - SUNDAY - featuring Keller Williams, Yellow Dubmarine, Cara Kelly & The Tall Tales
Freedom Enterprises, Troy Lawson, Dawgone, Country Devils, Bumpin Uglies, Pasadena, All Mighty Senators, Walk ins Welcome
461 Quaker Bottom Rd
Havre de Grace, MD, 21078
10:00 AM (event ends at 7:00 PM)
This event is all ages
Since he first appeared on the scene in the early '90s, Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his 16 recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Williams' solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer.
Today, whether performing as a one-man band (a stage show constructed around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs while accompanying himself on an acoustic guitar connected to a Gibson Echoplex delay system that allows him to simulate a full band), with a backing band (of which he has many - Keller and The Keels, Williams with Moseley, Droll and Sipe, and most recently Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys, among others), or solo acoustic with simply he and his guitar, Keller always reveals himself as a is an artist of great stylistic breadth and infinite imagination.
He is a singer, songwriter and musician, always on a quest for the new. Keller Williams has never followed the prescribed path laid out by the conventional music business but rather one of his own making. It's a path that has served him well.
Yellow Dubmarine pays tribute to the greatest Beatles songs of all time, performing the music from the "1" album in a tightly rehearsed reggae style. The album features every number-one single released by The Beatles in the United Kingdom and United States from 1962 to 1970. Issued on the 30th anniversary of the band's break-up, "1" was the world's best-selling album of the 21st century, selling over 31 million copies. Devoted to paying tribute to The Beatles, Yellow Dub has toured hard, covering 44 states already. They've been touring in support of their first recorded effort, a dubbed out interpretation of the iconic album, Abbey Road, entitled, "Abbey Dub." Now, they are playing the #1 hits, and crowds of young and old are flocking to experience Yellow Dubmarine's imaginative and irie vibes. Between the Beatles classics, slinky reggae grooves, and skanky horns, every show is sure to be a punky reggae party.
Annapolis, MD based Bumpin' Uglies (also known as the Uglies) are deliberately carving out their own captivating niche in the rock/reggae scene. The Uglies come with a fresh new approach that smoothly incorporates reggae, ska and rock, coupled with honest, well-written lyrics that weave clever, real-to-life stories throughout their work. The mixture is unique, yet reminiscent of earlier reggae and ska bands with the talent and attitude to forge a DIY path to success, such as Sublime, The Mad Caddies and Reel Big Fish. One listen to their music hooks like an addictive habit, with solid rhythm sections and memorable hooks that draw you to listen again and again. The Uglies are a band that makes music appealing to both hardcore music fans and casual listeners who want an easy listen, both of whom will hear something different in every listen.
The Uglies have earned residencies at several venues in the Mid Atlantic region, and have been spreading their sound at live shows around the country since 2009. Their music and popularity has organically spread throughout the East Coast, and 2011 and beyond will see Bumpin' Uglies touring new cities around the nation, spreading their trademark laid back yet precise live performances. The Uglies have the mettle to carry the torch of the reggae/ska/rock genre into the future; to be the band that builds its own success simply by delivering memorable music from their souls; music which listeners can relate to and fully embrace.
Bumpin' Uglies released their debut LP, Free Candy, in June of 2011. Not since Sublime was selling 40 oz. to Freedom out of the back of their van has an independent LP surprised the listening public with such well-crafted and prolific sounds. Free Candy dares to feel accessible and raw in a rootsy sense, with real, sparkling talent and versatility giving the entire album excellent shape and allure throughout. Lead singer and song writer, Brandon Hardesty proudly claims that, "Free Candy is music for people with real lives and real problems. Most of the songs are based on experiences I've had throughout my twenties, so I think there are themes in the songs that most people can relate to."
Imagine the feeling you get the moment you put on your favorite band and all your problems seem to drift away. That feeling is spreading across the U.S. thanks to Pasadena. Formed in 2000 by lead singer Joey Harkum in his hometown of Pasadena, Maryland, the band's popularity has grown as they have gone from playing in small bars in Pasadena to signing with management from 1Koast Entertainment and performing for sold out crowds all over the U.S. Over the past few years Pasadena has provided smooth bass lines, emotional lyrics, intricate rhythms, and beautiful harmonies that have helped create an unbreakable bond with their fans. Pasadena believes in freedom of expression and by composing and performing their original music they liberate themselves from any struggle or conflicts they may face. Thanks to the heart and soul poured into each and every song, Pasadena's music has inspired an ever-growing fan base.
All Mighty Senators
All Mighty Senators is a rhythm fused quintet from Baltimore, which has toured the United States and Canada extensively. AMS released their first recordings under Baltimore indie Merkin Records before releasing four albums under their own Dog Eat Dog Records to both critical and popular acclaim.
Their live shows, fronted by the charismatic Landis Expandis and guitar-god Warren Boes, have remained one of the most revered on the East Coast, and have established AMS with a diverse and rabid following, ranging from indie-philes to rave cadets to festival freaks. Although their genre defying sounds have drawn comparisons to such disparate acts as Sly and The Family Stone, Frank Zappa and Beck, AMS continue to be one of the few true originals. With their latest offerings, "Music Is Big Business" and ¡°All Mighty Senators - Checkered Past, New Tomorrow: Essential AMS (1988 - 2005)¡±, AMS have cooked up yet more postmodern musical stew that reveals why they are on the forefront of today's rapidly evolving music scene.
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