Rhiannon Giddens – The Freedom Highway Tour

“Detailed, strongly conceived and powerful in its music, singing and songs, Rhiannon Giddens’s Freedom Highway will get to you, and stick with you.” –The Wall Street Journal

Freedom Highway is full of songs [that] sound like they’ve been lurking around the American subconscious for centuries, passed along by oral tradition or via song collectors and academics until they found their way to this particular singer, to this particular album, to this particular moment in history.” –Uncut

Acclaimed singer-songwriter, banjo player, and fiddler Rhiannon Giddens brings her prodigious voice and fierce spirit to Frederick once again. Co-founder of the GRAMMY®-award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops and a fan favorite on CMT’s “Nashville,” this powerhouse musician returns to the Weinberg stage in celebration of her latest release, “Freedom Highway.” Don’t miss as original, traditional, and civil rights-era songs combine in an emotionally-charged musical exploration of history.

Join us for a 6:30pm pre-show lecture exploring the importance of music in African American history by Dr. Terry Scott of Hood College’s M.A. Humanities program.

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Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Americana, LIVE Series, Music, Vocalist
October 1, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

Martin Sexton Trio

“The real thing, people, a star with potential to permanently affect the musical landscape and keep us entertained for years to come.” –Billboard

“Call him a soul shouter, a road poet, a folkie, or a rocker and you wouldn’t be wrong” (The LA Times). Known for hit albums like “Black Sheep” and “Seeds,” singer-songwriter Martin Sexton brings his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess to Frederick in celebration of his latest release, “Mixtape of the Open Road,” a cross-country trip through diverse musical landscapes.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Americana, Folk, LIVE Series, Music
October 21, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

The Steel Wheels

“Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels.” –NPR

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains, these rockin’ Weinberg favorites weave Americana, bluegrass, folk, and old-time music for a style all their own, incorporating acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters. Shimmering harmonies take on a new percussive streak as they storm the stage in celebration of their latest release, “Wild As We Came Here.”

You may also like: An Evening with Dailey & Vincent and Mandolin Orange

Photo by Sandlin Gaither.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, LIVE Series, Music
November 16, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

We Banjo 3

“We Banjo 3 transcend even the best of superlatives.” –Huffington Post

Among the most celebrated young musicians in Ireland today, award-winning quartet We Banjo 3 infuses traditional tunes with a modern Americana sound. From banjo and fiddle to mandolin, guitar, and vocals, these two sets of brothers make a bold and extraordinary musical statement, delivering “freshness and finesse bordering on magical” (The Wall Street Journal).

UPSTAIRS (Balcony/Mezzanine): Reserved seating
DOWNSTAIRS (Orchestra/Rear Orchestra): General admission

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Americana, International Act, Irish, LIVE Series, Music
March 7, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets DOWNSTAIRS - General Admission
March 7, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets UPSTAIRS - Reserved Seating

Dead Horses

“All I know is that I can’t stop listening… But don’t take my word for it. Take a listen for yourself.” –The Huffington Post

Milwaukee-based folk band Dead Horses has cultivated a soulful roots sensibility well beyond their years, fueled by the powerful musical and literary prowess of bandmates Sarah Vos and Daniel Wolff. With a timeless sound informed as much by early prose à la Whitman as modern Americana music, it’s a can’t-miss evening for music lovers of all varieties.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Americana, Folk, Music, Tivoli DISCOVERY Series
May 3, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Pay-What-You-Want (Suggested donation $10)