Upcomong Shows:

SAT April 22:
Eleanor Ellis and Andy Cohen
Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop,  8 pm
4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
http://www.acousticblues.com/ 

ELEANOR ELLIS, ANDY COHEN, WILLIAM LEE ELLIS (PREACHIN' IN THAT WILDERNESS TOUR)
MON April 24:  10:30 call, 11 AM Shoot: 'Songwriter's Notebook', cable TV show, Rik Palieri, host. Near Burlington VT

TUES April 25th: House Concert at Kieron Means's house, Lewis NY   

THURS April 27th: Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866 , 7 pm, www.caffelena.org

SAT. April 29th: House Concert Ulster Park, NY, for John Pagliarulo, https://www.eventbrite.com/ house concert with andy cohen   

 SUN April 30th Brooklyn Folk Festival http://www.brooklynfolkfest.com/  3:15 main stage, (listed under Preachin' in the Wilderness)

**SUN MAY 7 Doc Rogers, House concert followed by pot luck and picking' party.
New London NH
4PM
Reservations by email at coachdoc49 at gmail dot com.
Suggested donation:$20.00
The concert will feature Andy Cohen with Bill Ellis and Eleanor Ellis, recreating their rollicking Preachin' in the Wilderness CD. Check out CD baby at https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/acbeee to sample tracks and join us for a rollicking afternoon and evening.

GERMANY TOUR
18.05.17: KIM, Göttingen (Peter Funk/Axel Küstner)
19.05.17, Hannover-Linden, Zum Stern, http://www.gaststätte-zum-stern.de/, 0511 / 215 82 08 (Mike Ideker)
20.05.17: Bad Zwischenahn (Niedersachsen), Hof von Bothmer, http://www.hof-von-bothmer.de/, 04403 93630
21.05.17: Bookholzberg (Niedersachsen), Musikschule Strings, Thomas Schleiken, schwarzesross.com/, 0171-5231964, blindlemonrecords@t-online.de
22.05.17: Bookholzberg (Niedersachsen), Schwarzes Ross, 04223 9256680
23.05.17, Lemwerder (Niedersachsen), Weser Yacht Club, http://www.restaurant-weser-yacht-club.de/, 0471 39 10 285
24.05.17: n. n.
25.05.17: Göttingen, Vinyl Reservart, Rote Str. 17, 0551 79774533
26.05.17: n. n.
May 27: Jochen Ritter, Riedenburger Str. 73, 93309 Kehlheim, Livingroom Concert (Jochen Ritter, phone: 015779744657 or 09441682244 in the evening, joritter@gmx.li)
28.05.17: Doren (Bregenzerwald), Livingroom Concert at Andi Saitenhieb (Stegen 124, 6933 Doren, Austria) 0043/660/7215176 andi@andisaitenhieb.de
30.05.17: Pflugdorf (Bayern), Livingroom Concert at Rainer Wöffler, Weilheimer Strasse 27 , 86946 Pflugdorf   08194-9983034      info@rainer.woeffler@sons-of-the-desert.de
31.05.17: n. n.
01.06.17: n. n.
02.06.17: Bad Gandersheim (Niedersachsen), Café im Klosterhof, www.klosterhof-brunshausen.de/, 05382 3141 (Axel Küstner)

JOHN CEPHAS FESTIVAL
Saturday June 10
BOWLING GREEN, VA
Stay tuned for details

SILVER SPRING BLUES FESTIVAL
Saturday June 17
Silver Spring, MD
stay tuned for details

Instructor, AUGUSTA BLUES & SWING WEEK
July 16 - 21
Davis & Elkins College
Elkins WV  
https://augustaheritagecenter.org/augusta-schedule/blues-swing/


Instructor, PORT TOWNSEND ACOUSTIC BLUES WORKSHOP
July 30 - Aug 6
Fort Warden State Park,
Port Townsend WA
http://centrum.org/port-townsend-acoustic-blues-festival-workshop/                

 

Past Shows:

2071

Sat. April 1
Eleanor Ellis & Phil Wiggins
8 pm
Common Ground on the Hill Concert Series
Carroll Arts Center
Westminster MD

Saturday April 8
Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival
noon - 9:30 pm
Hampton University, Ogden Hall
Hampton VA

2016

Sat. Jun 4
Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) festival
1- 1:30
Yurt Village Stage,
( festival is Sat June 4 - Sunday June 5)
Glen Echo Park, MD
http://www.fsgw.org/
Free

Saturday, June 11
John Cephas Piedmont Blues Festival
Main Street, Bowling Green VA
workshops 11 - 11:30
show 2 - 8 pm
www.johncephasfestival.com

Saturday, June 18
Silver Spring Blues Festival
11 am outside new Silver Spring library
900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD
Festival lasts all day by library and
Veterans Plaza, 8523 Fenton St., downtown Silver Spring
Free

June 24 - 26
Old Songs Festival
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont NY
with Tidewater Trio (Phil Wiggins, Rick Franklin)
http://oldsongs.org

Thursday June 30
Glen Echo Summer Concerts Series
Glen Echo Park, MD
7:30 pm
with Back Porch Blues (Jay Summerour, Eric Selby)
www.glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

I'll be teaching this summer at Augusta Heritage Center Blues and Swing Week, July 17 - 22  in Elkins VA. Info: www.augustaheritagecenter.org

2015

MARCH

Eleanor Ellis and Pearl Bailes
also appearing: Alpha Dog Acoustic Blues Band with Roger Hart, and Anthony Sepulveda
March 8
Tree of Life Coffeehouse
100 Welch Park Drive
7:30 pm
Rockville, MD 20850
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/826512850729519

 

GERMANY:
March 20: Friday: Hannover (Mike Ideker)
March 21: Saturday: Leer, Kulturspeicher (Bluestrain) 
March 22: Sunday: Bookholzberg, Worksohop
March 22: Sunday: Bad
 Zwischenahn, Hof von Bothmer (Blues am Meer) 
March
 23: Monday: Bookholzberg, Zum Schwarzen Ross (Blue Monday)
March  26: Thursday: Göttingen (KIM, Angerstr.)
March 27: Friday: Bad Gandersheim (Klosterhofcafe Brunshausen)

March 28: Saturday: Ockstadt (near Friedberg/Taunus) 
March 29: Sunday: Kahla (bei Jena) (Bluescafe) 

April 10, 11
Festival Motywy Bluesa
Poland
www.gospelblues.eu 

Thursday, April 16

49 West with Andy Cohen
49 West St, Annapolis MD
www.49westcoffeehouse.com
410-626-9796

Friday April 17
Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop with Andy Cohen
4701 Queensbury Road
Riverdale Park, MD 20737
8 pm
www.acousticblues.com

Saturday, April 18
Eleanor Ellis and Andy Cohen
The Bottling Works
426 East Main St., 
Romney, West Virginia. 

7:30 pm
contact: Shari Gallery <Sgallery@frontiernet.net> or look on <www.hampshirearts.org>.

 

Sunday April 19, with Andy Cohen
CHARLIE'S AMERICAN CAFE IN RIVERVIEW
4024 Granby St Norfolk VA 23508
2:00 - 3:30 PM Workshops: suggested donation $20
Andy Cohen: Blues finger style guitar coaching session
Eleanor Ellis: Using and understanding the capo: finding your best key and accompaniment
4:00 - 5:30 PM Concert
Suggested Donation $25 (Concert/Workshop Combo $40)
call Amy Ferebee 757-434-5385 to make reservations


Monday, April 20
Reston VA.
7 – 9 pm (with jam after)
Eleanor Ellis & Andy Cohen guitar workshop
ticket requests and information:  hhtowne@gmail.com Private residence just off
the Dulles Toll Road in Reston, VA. Directions will be sent after
ticket purchase."

 

May 22 - 24
teaching blues guitar at Folk College (a long weekend with many different kinds of music)
Huntingdon, PA
www.folkcollege.com
A three day immersion in all kinds of folk music held on the campus of Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, not far from Penn State. Three days of a unique music camp experience.

 

JUNE
JOHN CEPHAS PIEDMONT BLUES FESTIVAL
Saturday June 13
11am - 8 pm
Bowling Green, VA
info: 804-633-6212
www.bigtownevents@gmail.com 
www.johncephasfestival.com

Thursday, June 18
Eleanor Ellis & Jay Summerour
McGinty's Pub
SSBF Blues Week
8:30 - 11:15 pm
911 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD
www.mcgintyspublichouse.com 

 

Thursday, July 2, 6:30 pm
Riverfront Concert Series
with Back Porch Blues (Jay Summerour, Eric Selby)
(bring picnics & lawn chairs)
Washington College
300 Washington Ave.
Chestertown MD
http://www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/details/events_centers.php?id=8623

 


5th annual GREENWOOD BLUES CRUISE
part of the South Carolina Festival of Discovery
Thursday-Saturday, July 9-11
Historic Greenwood, SC
Artists/venues/schedule at www.greenwoodbluescruise.com

 

AUGUST

Monday, Aug. 31
Republic (with Rick Franklin & Pearl Bailes)
6969 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD
9 pm
301-270-3000
www.republictakoma.com

 

SEPTEMBER

Saturday Sept 5
Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop
workshop: exploring dropped D tuning, featuring Blind Willie McTell's “Statesboro Blues” for 6 string guitar
11:15 – 12:45
$15
info: www.acousticblues.com

Sunday Sept 6
Alonzo's Memorial Picnic, Baltimore Blues Society
(with John Nemeth, Brandon Santini, Slam Allen)
Rosedale American Legion Hall
1331 Seling Ave
Rosedale MD
$30 advance, $40 at gave
info: 410-744-2291
www.mojoworkin.com

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, Sept. 23
Ron Goad's SAW Music Variety Showcase (with Gina DeSimone)
Epicure Café
8 - 11 pm
11104 Lee Highway
Fairfax VA
www.epicurecafe.org 

Friday Sept 25, 8 pm
Women of the Piedmont Blues
featuring Eleanor Ellis, Jackie Merritt, Resa Gibbs, Valerie Turner, and Poet Gold
ArtsWestchester
31 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10601 
 https://artswestchester.org/events/women-of-the-piedmont-blues/
914-428-4220

 

OCTOBER
Friday Sept 30 – Oct 4
Blues in the Gorge
(other instructors: Pat Donahue, Josh White Jr.,Mary Flower, Scott Ainslie)
Menucha Retreat, Corbett OR
info: 503-695-2243
https://www.facebook.com/Menucha.Blues.In.The.Gorge
http://menucha.org/programs/blues
registration ends Sept 9

Friday, Oct. 16
7:30 pm
333 Coffeehouse
351 DuBois Road
Annapolis MD
443-333-9613
http://333concerts.org

Sunday, Oct. 18, 6 pm
Blues for Baltimore
with Kim Capps, Brian Nelson and others
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
10755 Scaggsville Road
Laurel MD
301-725-5200
www.eumclaurel.org

 

Wed. Oct 28
McGinty's Publichouse
8:30 - 11:30
911 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring MD 20910
301-587-1270
www.mcgintyspublichouse.com 


NOVEMBER
Saturday, Nov. 7
Piedmont Guitar workshop
Archie Edwards Blues Barber Shop
4701 Queensbury Road
Riverdale Park MD
Explore Dropped D tuning. We'll do an overview of the tuning itself and concentrate on "Babe I Want You To Know," one of Bo Carter's few non-risqué songs.
www.acousticblues.com

 

2014

FEBRUARY
Folklore Society of Greater Washington Midwinter Festival
Saturday, Feb. 8th
noon – 10:30 pm
Takoma Park Middle School
7611 Piney Branch Road
Takoma Park, MD
3 – 3:30 room 118
Archie Barbershop Blues Jam room 184, 3:30 – 5 pm
www.fsgw.org

MARCH
Friday, March 7
Common Ground on the Hill Baltimore Concert Series
Lea Gilmore
(Mike Baytop, Willie Leebel & I will be guest musicians on a song or two)
Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian church
6200 North Charles St, Baltimore MD 21212
8 pm
http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/concerts__main_page.html

Saturday, March 8
8 pm
Delta Blues and Dyland Deja-v (with Eleanor Ellis, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, Neil Harpe, Jay Summerour, and The Basement Band)
Caritas Society Fundraiser
Francis Scott Key Auditorium
St. John's College
Annapolis, MD
http://www.sjc.edu/friends/AN/caritas.shtml

APRIL

Merlefest
April 24 – 27
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC

www.merlefest.org

June

Friday, June 13
Columbia Pike Blues Festival warm-up
Back Porch Blues (Eleanor Ellis, Jay Summerour, Eric Selby)
& Little Bit A Blues with Warner Williams
6 - 9 pm
Penrose Square, Arlington VA

Saturday, June 14 
Silver Spring Blues Festival 
(festival runs 10 - 3, I play at noon)
Silver Plaza & Veterans Plaza
Downtown Silver Spring, MD

Sunday, June 15
Tinner Hill Blues Brunch with Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Society musicians
11 - 3
Alligator Pears (Eleanor Ellis & Pearl Bailes) at noon
JVs in Falls Church, VA

 

Monday Sept 15, 9pm
Republic w/Jay Summerour
6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD

Saturday Sept 20, 4:30 pm
JV's Alligator Pears (Pearl Bailes & Eleanor Ellis) w/Eric Selby
6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA
703-241-9504
http://www.jvsrestaurant.com/ 

Sept 21, Sunday
Artsfest, Annmarie Sculpture Garden
w/ Back Porch Blues (Jay Summerour, Eric Selby, Eleanor Ellis)
13480 Dowell Road
Dowell MD 20629/Solomon's Island
Annmariearts  

 

 

OCTOBER TOUR, UK
Friday 03 October:
The South London Blues Festival
The Ivy House
40 Stuart Road
SE14 3BE
http://www.thebarcodes.co.uk/Pages-Barcodes/SouthLondonBluesFestival.html 

Saturday 04 October:
Brooks Blues Bar
Jazz Cafe Posk
238 Kings Street
Hammersmith
London
www.brooksbluesbar.co.uk/

Sunday 05 October:
The Wharf
107 Brook Street
Macclesfield
SK11 7AW
http://www.thewharfmacc.co.uk/

Monday 06 October:
The Yard
32 South Street
Alderley Edge
SK9 7ES
http://www.theyardalderleyedge.com/

Tuesday 07 October: tbc

Wednesday 08 October:
Dunfermline Folk Club
The Thistle Tavern
Baldridgeburn
Dunfermline
KY12 9EG
www.dunfermlinefolkclub.co.uk/

Thursday 09 October:  Kinross, Perthshire - venue to be confirmed

Friday 10 October:   tbc

Saturday 11 October:   tbc

Sunday 12 October: House Concert. Edinburgh. 

Monday 13 October
The Heart of Hawick, Tower Mill, Kirkstile, Hawick.

 

 

2013

Saturday, Feb 2
Folklore Society of Greater Washington Minifest (festival from 11:30 am - 10:30 pm)
5 - 6 pm Traditional Song Room 108
Takoma Park Middle School
7611 Piney Branch Road
Takoma Park, MD
www.fsgw.org



Thursday, Feb. 7
Music in Diversity Series -

Piedmont blues with Phil Wiggins, Mike Baytop & Rick Franklin
University of Maryland Nyumburu Cultural Center
7 - 9 pm
tiny.cc/makeoursmusic
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=nyumburu+center&hl=en&sll=38.804821,-77.236966&sspn=3.835256,8.481445&hnear=Nyumburu+Cultural+Center,+College+Park,+Maryland+20740&t=m&z=17
Other parking is (1) metered on Campus drive and (2) a parking garage across Union Drive the street (west) of the Stamp Student union, which is just to the left of Nyumburu on the Map. Union Drive is one-way northbound

March

Wednesday, March 27
Blues Alley

with Warner Williams, Jay Summerour, Eric Selby
Shows at 8 & 10 pm
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington DC
202-377-4141
www.bluesalley.com

JUNE
FSGW (Folklore Society of Greater Washington) Festival
Saturday, June 1
Yurt Village Stage,  
 5 pm
http://www.fsgw.org/ 
 
Tinner Hill Blues Festival
Falls Church, VA
Sat. Jun 8
Main stage: Acoustic Blues Woman (Eleanor Ellis, Pearl Bailes, Gina DeSimone, Pat Quinn)
Blues Panel: 312 Park Ave, Falls Church VA (time TBA)
"Blues Houseparty" video showing - Falls Church Community Center 123 Little Falls St. (time TBA)
http://tinnerhill.org/blues-festival
 
NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance) conference
Sunday June 9
"Spotlight on the Blues" - panel with Eleanor Ellis, Phil Wiggins, Gaye Adegbalola, Angelo M, Christopher James
B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD
http://www.nerfa.org/
 
Silver Spring Blues Festival
Saturday, June 15
10 - 11 am
with the Archie Edwards Blues Ensemble
(free)
http://www.silverspringblues.com/

Marquee Lounge, with Jay Summerour, harmonica
Creative Alliance @ The Patterson
Saturday, June 15
7 pm
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
www.creativealliance.org

Armed Forces Retirement Home (for the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation)
June 18
Upshur St NW & Rock Creek Church Rd. NW 
Lobby of the Sheridan Building (open to the public)
6:30 - 7:45 pm 
w/ Pearl Bailes (Alligator Pears) 
www.acousticblues.com  

Chincoteague Home Concert Series 
Friday, June 28 
Chincoteague, VA
Eleanor Ellis & Esther Haynes with Jay Summerour & J.C.Veve
reservations & information: http://www.chincoteaguehomeconcerts.com/index.html

JULY
Common Ground on the Hill, Faculty
Week II, July 7 – 13
Women in the Blues, Juke Joint 
Westminster, MD
http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/index.html

Augusta Blues Week, Faculty
Davis & Elkins College, Elkins WV
July 14 – 19
http://augustaheritagecenter.org/blues-swing/ 

Centrum Blues Week, Faculty
Port Townsend, WA
July 28 – Aug 4
http://centrum.org/port-townsend-acoustic-blues-festival-workshop/


AUGUST
Thurs, August 22
7:30 pm
Ram’s Head on Stage
Roots of Annapolis with Eleanor Ellis, Neil Harpe, Max Ochs, Cory Seznec, Jay Summerour
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

SEPTEMBER
Saturday, Sept. 28
6 - 8 pm
ARTworks concert with Eleanor Ellis, Andy Cohen, Walter Liniger
Beaufort, S.C.
http://beaufortcountyarts.com/pr.htm

OCTOBER
Friday, Oct 11
Eleanor Ellis, Phil Wiggins, Rick Frankllin
Carroll Cafe
Seeker's Church, 276 Carroll St. NW @ Takoma metro
http://carrollcafe.org/

2012

JANUARY

JAN 17, Tuesday
Soldiers' Home (Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation)
with Pearl Bailes

 

JANUARY 20, Friday
8 pm
Cujini's Pizza

19616 Fisher Ave.
Poolesville MD
301-349-5800
with Back Porch Blues (Jay Summerour & Eric Selby)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cuginis-Pizza/125977800759576?ref=ts


JAN 28, SATURDAY
Folklore Society of Greater Washington monthly program
with Phil Wiggins, Rick Franklin

Washington Ethical Society, Washington DC
8 PM
http://www.fsgw.org


FEBRUARY

FEB 4, SATURDAY
MINI-FEST, Folklore Society of Greater Washington
Takoma Park Middle School

7611 Piney Branch Road
Takoma Park MD
http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php

FEB 24, FRIDAY
Creative Alliance at the Patterson
3134 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD
w/ Phil Wiggins, Mark Wenner & The Nighthawks

8 pm
http://www.creativealliance.org/events/eventIndex.asp?ID=3

MARCH

Friday, March 9
Carroll Cafe (across from Takoma Park metro)
w/ Mike Baytop & friends
opening for MSG

For more information, contact info@carrollcafe.org, visit website www.carrollcafe.org,
or call Jesse at 301-562-4147 any time or 202-829-9882 the night or the show.

March 23, 24, 25
A weekend of Blues hosted by the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation
Sat. March 24, Eleanor Ellis guitar workshop 12 - 1 PM

For further activities:
www.acousticblues.com

APRIL

Tuesday, April 3
Noon - 1 pm
with Back Porch Blues (Jay Summerour, Eric Selby)
WPFW and Ben & Jerry's Cone Day (free ice cream & music)
4205 Fairfax Corner Ave
Fairfax VA

THU APRIL 5, 2012 / 7:30 PM
Screening of the documentary "Blues Houseparty"
with discussion & music after from Eleanor Ellis, producer and editor, and Phil Wiggins, featured musician
ARTISPHERE - Dome Theatre

$8
1101 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Virginia
www.artisphere.com
(Free parking with validation on nights and weekends!)

Thursday, April 12
El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Ave
Silver Spring MD
7 - 9
with Pearl Bailes (as The Alligator Pears)
elgolforestaurant.com


APRIL 13, Friday
Carroll Cafe
open for Scott Ainslie

http://carrollcafe.org/


APRIL 21, Saturday

Old Brogue
Great Falls, VA
with Back Porch Blues (Jay Summerour, Eric Selby)

http://www.oldbrogue.com/

May

May 16, Wednesday
Blues Alley
with Jay Summerour, Eric Selby, Warner Williams

www.bluesalley.com

Thursday May 17
Riverdale Farmers' Market

across from Archie's barbershop
(4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale MD) by the railroad tracks

Sat. May 19
Poolesville SpringFests,Whalen Commons

19701 Fisher Ave
Poolesville MD 20837
1 - 6 pm
with Back Porch Blues (Jay Summerour & Eric Selby)
http://www.poolesville.com/

Sat. May 25
8 pm
Cujini's Pizza

19616 Fisher Ave.
Poolesville MD
301-349-5800
with Jay Summerour
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cuginis-Pizza/125977800759576?ref=ts

JUNE

FRIDAY, JUNE 8
Back Porch Blues (Eleanor Ellis, Jay Summerour, Eric Selby)
Dogwood Tavern

132 W. Broad St., Falls Church VA
10 pm - 1:30 am
info:
703.237.8333
www.dogwoodtavern.com

Thursday, June 14
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Riverdale Farmers' Market

across from Archie's barbershop
(4701 Queensbury Road) by the railroad tracks

 

JUNE 16, SATURDAY
Silver Spring Blues Festival
Silver Spring MD
with the Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop group

www.silverspringblues.com


JUNE 22, 23, 24
Old Songs Festival
Altamont, NY

http://www.oldsongs.org/festival/

 

July

JULY 16 - 19
Chincoteague Home Concerts Series
Artist in Residence Program

Concert Wed., July 18
Chincoteague, VA
www.chincoteaguehomeconcerts.com

 


JULY 29 - AUGUST 5
Blues at Centrum
Port Townsend WA

http://www.centrum.org/blues/


AUGUST

Friday, August 3
Port Townsend Blues Festival
Key City Playhouse

419 Washington St
Port Townsend WA
8 - 9 pm
360-385-7396
www.keycitypublictheatre.org

Saturday, August 4
Port Townsend Blues Festival
Khu Larb Thai Restaurant

10:40 pm - midnight
225 Adams St
Port Townsend WA
360-385-5023
www.khularbthai.com

Friday, Aug. 10
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society concert at
Couth Buzzard

8310 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA
7:30 - 9:30 pm
http://pnwfolklore.org

Sunday, August 26
Music in the Yards
Eastern Market Flea Market

2 - 3:30
in schoolyard across from Eastern Market
7th and C Sts. SE
Eastern Market Metro stop.
www.easternmarket.net

Wednesday, August 29
Blues Alley with Phil Wiggins, Mark Wenner & the Nighthawks (acoustic)
Shows at 8 & 10 pm
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington DC
202-377-4141

www.bluesalley.comAcoustic performance with Phil Wiggins, Eleanor Ellis, and Mark Wenner and the nighthawks. Mark and Phil and Eleanor are some of the last surviving founders of the DC Blues Society, and the shows are dedicated to the memory of the late founders Jerry “the Bama” Washington, John Cephas, John Jackson, Archie Edwards, Flora Molton and Ben Andrews

 

SEPTEMBER

Sat. Sept. 1
DC Blues Society Festival
Carter Barron
free
starts at noon
with the Archie Edwards Blues ensemble 4 - 5 pm, workshop stage
www.dcblues.org



Thursday, Sept 13

El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Ave
Silver Spring MD
7 - 9
with Pearl Bailes (as The Alligator Pears)
elgolforestaurant.com



Saturday, Sept 22
Bluestober Fest, Washington Grove, MD
6 - 7 pm Back Porch Blues (Eleanor Ellis, Jay Summerour, Eric Selby)
7:30 - 10 pm Billy Thompson Band
Gazebo, corner Grove Road & Center St.
(McCathran Hall if bad weather)

OCTOBER

Thursday Oct 4
4 - 6pm
Riverdale Farmers' Market

across from Archie's barbershop
(4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale MD) by the railroad tracks

Friday Oct. 5 8 pm
Cugini's Pizza

19616 Fisher Ave.
Poolesville MD
301-349-5800
with Jay Summerour

Saturday Oct. 6
8 pm
Old Brogue

760 Walker Road
Great Falls VA
With Jay Summerour
http://www.oldbrogue.com

 

November

NOVEMBER
Saturday November 10
Fifth Annual College Park Blues Festival
Ritchie Coliseum

(across from University of Maryland)
Route 1
College Park, MD 20740
See Directions and Parking options
6- 11:30 pm
Free
6 - 7 pm "Founders" - Eleanor Ellis, Rick Franklin, Mark Wenner
www.dcblues.org

 

Saturday, Nov. 17
Creative Alliance at The Patterson

3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224
info@creativealliance.org
410/276-1651, or fax: 410/276-3206
Baltimore MD
"The Streets of Baltimore" with Phil Wiggins, others: new & old songs about Baltimore.
7:30pm. $17, $12 mbrs.
http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2012/streets-baltimore

Baltimore has always been a favorite subject for songwriters: it’s southern; it's northern; it’s full of eccentrics; and it’s easy to rhyme. For the third annual
‘Streets of Baltimore’ show, some of Maryland’s finest singer-songwriters—Victoria Vox, the Beltways, Tony Denikos and more—sing new songs and old about
their hometown. Journalist/songwriter Geoffrey Himes hosts. Benefits the College Peace Network, Creative Alliance and Roots Café.
JUST ADDED! Piedmont blues harmonica player Phil Wiggins with blues guitarist/vocalist Eleanor Ellis. If you haven’t heard these two
you NEED to! NO ONE plays harp like Phil Wiggins! AND Alan MacEwen of DC’s fabulous Bob Wills-style Texas swing band The Grandsons.

DECEMBER

Saturday, Dec. 1
Richmond Folk Music Society
With Jay Summerour
8 pm
Congregation Or Ami

9400 W. Hugenot RoadRichmond, VA
$12 advance, $15 at door
804-647-7856
http://www.richmondfolkmusic.com/page3.htm

Tuesday, Dec. 4
Noon – 2 pm
Downtown Holiday Market

8th & F Streets NW
Washington DC
http://www.downtownholidaymarket.com/performers_schedule.aspx?day=4


Sat. Dec 8
Chincoteague Home Concert Series
Chincoteague VA

7:30 pm
with Back Porch Blues (Jay Summerour & Eric Selby)
www.chincoteaguehomeconcerts.com

2011

Sat., Feb 12
8:30 pm
Beale Street Grill,
Rockville MD

with Jay Summerour and Rick Franklin
bealestreetgrill.com

Sat., Feb. 19, 7:30 (snow date Feb 26)
Hampshire County Arts Council
Romney , WV
with Rick Franklin & Jay Summerour
http://www.hampshirearts.org/index.htm
http://www.thebottlingworks.com/html/performer-profiles/rfranklin.htm

Monday, February 21,
12:00pm & 2:00pm

The Music Center at Strathmore
With Rick Franklin & Jay Summerour
http://www.strathmore.org

Sat., March 5 2011
8:30 pm
Beale Street Grill,
Rockville MD

with Jay Summerour
bealestreetgrill.com


TUES. March 8 2011
Catonsville Community College
with Back Porch Blues (Jay Summerour, Rick Franklin, Eric Selby)


FRIDAY, March 18 2011
333 Coffeehouse, Annapolis MD
With Andy Cohen & Max Ochs


APRIL
SAT., April 16 2011
Beale Street Grill, Rockville MD
8 – 11 pm
with Jay Summerour
bealestreetgrill.com

MAY
TUESDAY May 17 2 .:00-2:45 pm

Marriott International Cultural Appreciation Day
Marriott International headquarters
10400 Fernwood Rd
Bethesda, MD
with Back Porch Blues (Jay Summerour & Rick Franklin)


SATURDAY, May 21, 1:00 pm
Beal Street Grill Blues Festival - Fund Raiser for MS

9712 Traville Gateway Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
301-838-5590
with Rick Franklin & Friends
also appearing:
Mike Westcott Band
Daryl Davis Band
http://www.bealestreetgrill.com


SATURDAY, May 21
8 – 11 pm
49 West, Annapolis MD

Evening of acoustic blues with Neil Harpe, Gary Wright, Leah Weiss, Reuben Dobbs
49westcoffeehouse.com

JUNE

SUNDAY, JUNE 5
West Street 1st Sunday Festival (with Neil Harpe)
Annapolis, MD
1:30 - 3:30
http://www.firstsundayarts.com/

49 West (with Neil Harpe)
Annapolis, MD
4 - 7 pm
49westcoffeehouse.com

 



JUNE 10, Friday
Tinner Hill Festival
Stifel & Capra 260 W. Broad St.
Falls Church VA
5-7
Welcoming & break music for author Carol Boston Weatherford's "Becoming Billie Holiday"
www.tinnerhill.net

JUNE 11 (Saturday)
Tinner Hill Festival
Falls Church, VA

10am - 12noon
Panel discussion: History of Women in the Blues
w/ Gaye Adegbalola, Dwan Reece, Inga Watkins
www.tinnerhill.org

JUNE 11, Saturday
Mad Fox Brewing Co

444 W. Broad St, Suite 1
Falls Church, VA
9 - 11pm
www.madfoxbrewing.com


SAT. June 18, 10 am- 7 pm
Maryland Folklife Extravaganza

At the Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
www.creativealliance.org
Maryland State Arts Council
www.msac.org

 


JULY

FRI JULY 8 and SAT JULY 9
11th annual Greenwood Blues Cruise
Greenwood, SC

www.greenwoodbluescruise.com
Back Porch Blues (Eleanor Ellis, Jay Summerour, Eric Selby)
9 pm-12 am each night:
Polo's Restaurant
FRI July 8, 6-8 pm
Arts Center
120 Main Street
SAT July 9, 11 am to noon
tent on Main St

 

August

Saturday, Aug. 20
8:00 pm
Beale Street Grill
Rockville MD

bealestreetgrill.com

September

Saturday, Sept 3
4 - 5 pm
with Archie Edwards group
Annual DC Blues Festival
http://www.dcblues.org/


Saturday, Sept. 3
8:00 pm
Beale Street Grill
Rockville MD

with Jay Summerour
bealestreetgrill.com

 

Sunday, Sept. 11
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
6 - 7 pm
with Back Porch Blues (Jay Summerour & Eric Selby)
www.kennedy-center.org/programs/?millennium

October
Saturday, Oct. 1
6 - 7 pm
w/ Back Porch Blues (Jay Summerour & Eric Selby)
Bluestober Fest
Washington Grove, MD
Free Admission
www.washingtongrovemd.org

Saturday, Oct 1
8 pm
Beale Street Grill
Rockville MD
w/Jay Summerour
bealestreetgrill.com


Friday, Oct. 28
Murder Ballads for All Hallows' Eve
w/ Bob Friedman, Rick Franklin, Walker & Jay, Jon Glik (Del McCoury, David Grisman), Tom Chalkley on harp, steel player Randy Austin with wife Elizabeth McGraw-Austin on vocals.
Creative Alliance at the Patterson
3134 Eastern Ave
Baltimore MD 21224
8 PM
info@creativealliance.org


Saturday, Oct 29
8 pm
Beale Street Grill
Rockville MD
w/Jay Summerour
bealestreetgrill.com

November:

Saturday, Nov. 5
8 pm
Beale Street Grill
Rockville MD
w/Jay Summerour
bealestreetgrill.com


Sunday Nov. 20
Eleanor Ellis & Pearl Bailes
5 - 8 pm
Tinner Hill "Prelude to the Blues" concert to benefit the Tinner Hill Festival
Advance tickets only
Contact: Edwin B. Henderson 703-534-4627 or nikkigraves77@yahoo.com for tickets and directions

December

Monday, Dec. 5
12 - 2 pm
Downtown Holiday Market
8th & F Sts NW
www.downtownholidaymarket.com


Saturday, Dec. 10
6 - 6:45 pm

Riverdale Holiday Market (music from noon - 8 pm)
Riverdale, MD
http://www.rpholidaymarket.com

 

2010 :

APRIL/MAY
April 29 - May 02 2010
Merlefest
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro NC
www.merlefest.org

JUNE 2010
Friday, June 4
RA Fountain Store, Fountain NC, 252-749-3228
www.rafountain.com

Monday, June 7
Piccolo Spoleto
Charleston SC
www.piccolospoleto.com

Tuesday, June 8
O'Cool's
Wilson, N.C.

Friday, June 18
Venue Music Bar w/ Myron Samuels
Freeport, Maine
www.venuemusicbar.com

Saturday, June 19
Maine Blues Festival w/ Myron Samuels
Naples, Maine
www.mainebluesfestival.com

June 25 - 27
Old Songs Festival
Altamont NY
www.oldsongs.org/festival

JULY 2010
July 18 - 23
Augusta Blues Week (guitar instructor)
Davis & Elkins College
Elkins, WV
www.augustaheritage.com


SEPTEMBER 2010
Sept 17 - 19
Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Bristol TN/VA
www.bristolrhythm.com

OCTOBER 2010
2010 Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Camden SC:
Thurs Oct 7, 7 - 8:15 pm: Old Armory Steakhouse, 514 Rutledge St.808-432-3222
Fri Oct 8, 12 -2 pm The Pearl Restaurant, 707 W. DeKalb St 808-432-2285
Fri Oct 8, 7-8 pm, Bassett Gallery at Fine Arts Ctr, corner York & Lyttleton St.
Sat Oct 9 7 - 10 pm, The Pearl (see above)

Sun Oct 10, Charleston SC: The Circular Church, 150 Meeting St. 8-7 pm 843-577-6400

 

Wednesday 27 October - Masterclass - blues techniques, with Simon Prager
The Telegraph, Telegraph Road, Putney Heath , SW15 3TU
Tel: 020 8788 2011
To Book email: anntony@which.net
Fee £30 payable on arrival.
1.30 pm - 5:30pm.
There will be breaks and time to chat/play.
Tony Bell may well be on hand to advise on microphone technique.

Thursday 28 October
Eleanor Ellis ( US A ) with Simon Prager & A lan Glen (harmonica).
The Poacher, Hartlake Road , Tudeley, Near Tonbridge , TN11 0PQ .
Bookings; 01732 358934.


Friday 29 October
Eleanor Ellis ( US A ) with Simon Prager & A lan Glen (harmonica).
Brooks Blues Bar , The Telegraph, Telegraph Road, Putney Heath , SW15 3TU
Tel: 020 8788 2011
Doors 8pm. Music 9pm. Last food orders 9.45pm.
Book on email: info@brooksbluesbar.co.uk
More information www.brooksbluesbar.co.uk