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Hey there! Back again with this week’s live music calendar. Some very exciting things happening in the Greater Annapolis Area Music Scene. Firstly, there are more and more artists finding a way to utilize technology to keep getting music to the good folks at home. Hurricane Kevin’s Virtual Open Mic Night will show how far reaching our musical family can reach by including talent from around the globe this week, as well as the launch of Kevin’s solo projects “Tuesday Tea”. We also have the continuation of the series “Tunes From the Town”, which has been put together by Annapolis Town Center and Symmetry to benefit Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM). AMFM is a group dedicated to assisting local musicians who have found themselves with cut gigs and this conglomerate will match up to $5,000 in donations to AMFM.

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Monday April 20th

The SQRRL Show @ 12 pm

Ocean 98 Casa Concert Series presents Higher Education @6pm

TGIMA with Michael K. @ 6pm

Quarentiny Concerts @ 6:15pm (shared to Annapolis Streaming)

Tunes From the Town presents Alexander Peters @7pm (benefiting AMFM)

Hurricane Kevin’s Virtual Open Mic Night @7-11pm

Online Piano Bar with Jeremy Ragsdale @ 8pm

Ray Worten and Joey Harkum LIVE from the Office @8pm

Tuesday April 21st

The SQRRL Show @ 12 pm

Tuesday Tea with Hurricane Kevin @ 4pm

Quarentiny Concerts @ 6:15pm (shared to Annapolis Streaming)

Noelle and Jeff LIVE! @ 7:30pm (benefiting the Lighthouse Shelter)

WTMD Cabin Fever Series ft. Pressing Strings @8pm

Future Country—Check band page for time updates!

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Wednesday April 22nd

The SQRRL Show @ 12 pm

Quarentiny Concerts @ 6:15pm (shared to Annapolis Streaming)

Tunes From the Town presents PJ and Neal @8pm (benefiting AMFM)

Thursday April 23rd

The SQRRL Show @ 12 pm

Quarentiny Concerts @ 6:15pm (shared to Annapolis Streaming)

Tunes From the Town presents Nick DePietro (of The Vibesmen) @ 8pm

Aaron Hawkins of Loose Ties @ 8pm

Ocean 98 Casa Concert Series presents Sweet Leeda @ 6pm

Friday April 24th

The SQRRL Show @ 12 pm

Quarentiny Concerts @ 6:15pm (shared to Annapolis Streaming)

Ryan Kozel’s Back Porch Jam Session @ 6pm

Tunes From the Town presents Mac and Blue @8pm (benefitting AMFM)

Saturday April 25th

Miles Gannett presents Quarantine Country @ 5pm

Quarentiny Concerts @ 6:15pm (shared to Annapolis Streaming)

Sunday April 26th

Jordan Sokel of Pressing Strings @ 10am

Gardner Bakee LIVE @ 12:30pm

Shawn Owen Acoustic Sunday Funday Livestream @ 2pm

Troll Tribe @ 3pm

Quarentiny Concerts @ 6:15pm (shared to Annapolis Streaming)

Spencer Joyce @ 7pm

PBR Acoustic Sundays with Brody Kean @ 8pm

Last week was also the launch of Shakya’s innovative take on this whole long distance live music thing… quite literally playing music, live, in front of you, at a comfortable distance. On April 13th local musician Shakya began the Social Quarantine Unified Isolation and Distancing (SQUID) Tour, where he travels to local residences and performs for you! While promoting his new soul R&B single, “Melt,” Shakya asks that you donate a minimum of $10 to a local benefit and cover the gas money to secure a spot on the tour.

SQUID Tour. Photo courtesy of Shakya Facebook Page.

All medical personnel and those participating in charity work during this pandemic can take part in this without the donation! Some highlights so far include one family setting up a performance space in their driveway, PA system and all, stopping by Jimi Davies’ (of Jimi’s Chicken Shack) spot and being gifted a mask from him and wife Karen, and on the first day of the tour a special birthday performance. “I went into it not knowing what to expect, I just wanted to do something and see what people thought” Shakaya reflected “and they really liked it!” The SQUID tour will be continuing for the foreseeable future, so head on over to the event page and get jiggy with it!

SQUID Tour. Photo courtesy of Shakya Facebook Page.

As always, keep tabs on your favorite local artists as some live streams will be more spontaneous! For example, trumpet player from local jazz group Unified Jazz Ensemble, Tim Stanley, will be hitting the web at some point next week and Ruben Dobbs of Swampcandy will be going live at some point on Sunday. You can also follow Annapolis Streaming and Naptown Music to find more events and catch many of the performances shared!

Stay safe, support local music, and keep your ear holes filled! Until next week!

Marley Crank

Marley is an Annapolitan of 13 years and has fallen in love with the city and all of its energy--specifically its diverse musical energy. Between out of town acts coming out to Rams Head on Stage, friends’ bands playing at local bars such as Stan and Joe’s or Harvest, and weekly jam sessions like the Traditional Irish Music at Galway Bay, she always finds music to enjoy. Marley also loves spending time outside by the water, indulging in Annapolis’ many delicious restaurants, and interacting with the local pooches.