Past Shows

Past Shows

April 30, 2016: Last-minute fill-in show (trio) at Roofer’s Union in DC.

April 16, 2016: Mad City Coffee (10801 Hickory Ridge Rd #101, Columbia, MD 21044) for Joe Isaac’s Music Matters Showcase.

March 17, 2016: As the featured artist at Marc Avon Evans’s long-running Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and a Cup of Joe, 713 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

March 16, 2016: Jon short set as part of the Baltimore Songwriters’ Association’s monthly showcase at Bertha’s in Fell’s Point (734 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231).

February 13, 2016: Benefit show for Music4More at Teavolve, with Mosno Al-Moseeki and the Moonbeams and ilyAIMY. This was a good one.

November 21, 2015: With Midway Fair at Mum’s Bar in Federal Hill (1132 S Hanover St, Baltimore, MD 21230) for Tim Kaye’s birthday party!

November 7, 2015: Opening for Woody Lissauer at Edith May’s Paradise (hosted by Georgie Jessup, at 7711 Apple Ave., Jessup, Maryland).

November 6, 2015: With Midway Fair at Roofer’s Union in Adams Morgan, DC. 2446 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009.

November 5, 2015: Ledbetters (1639 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231) for happy hour (5-9) with Midway Fair.

October 30, 2015: Reverb Collective (2112 N.  Charles St. Baltimore, MD, downstairs from Brothers Music). With Stephen Lee, Happy Haines, and more.

October 29, 2015: Playing guitar for Joe Scala and the Marksmen at Ledbetters (1639 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231) for the late show 9:30-1:30.

October 25, 2015: Solo on Caroline Ferrante’s Americana radio show.

October 21, 2015: With Midway Fair at Ledbetters (1639 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231) for happy hour (5-9).

October 10, 2015: With Midway Fair at the Baltimore County Arts’ Guild’s Art-AGstravaganza.

October 9, 2015: Ze Mean Bean Cafe, 6:30-9:30. 1739 Fleet Street, Fells Point, MD 21231.

September 30, 2015: Playing guitar for Joe Scala and the Marksmen at Ledbetters (1639 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231), happy hour 5-9.

September 11, 2015: Solo at Ze Mean Bean Cafe.

August 29, 2015: Folk n Potluck 2 at Reverb Collective (2112 N.  Charles St. Baltimore, MD, downstairs from Brothers Music). It’s a mini folk music festival, with music all day! Check out the Facebook event for the full lineup. My solo set at 6:50, and then I’ll also be playing guitar with Steven Lee at 11:55. Oh, and it’s potluck! I’ll be bringing potato gratin. The cover is donation based, but $5-10 is suggested.

August 21, 2015: Solo at Ze Mean Bean Cafe.

August 14, 2015: Solo at Ze Mean Bean Cafe.

August 9, 2015: Sunday Songwriters’ Songfest at Frederick Coffee Company (100 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701). Music from 4-7 p.m. Andrew Luttrell is also on the bill!

July 25th, 2015: Full band (Midway Fair) at the Hamilton Street Festival. We play at 12:30-1:15 on the Gibbons Ave. stage (the stage at the south end of the festival).

June 17, 2015: Short set at Bertha’s for a Baltimore Songwriters’ Association showcase.

May 7, 2015: I’ll be at the Waypost in Portland with Jake Kelley and Barry Brusseau Facebook event is here. If you know anyone in Portland to send our way, that would be awesome!

April 16, 2015: Short set at Bertha’s for a Baltimore Songwriters’ Association showcase.

March 22, 2014: Teavolve Cafe and Lounge, 1401 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD. Katie Bowers Band (Katie & Joe Scala) will headline, playing, I hope, many of their original songs. Mosno and I will be doing opening sets.

2013: I could have sworn I played some shows in 2013 …

May 19, 2012: At the Catonsville art expo, 3:00-5:00. I’ll be playing guitar with Black Dress Jess (aka Jessica Rhee) and mandolin with the Andrew Luttrell Band. More info at this Patch link. They’ve packed an amazing bill with some of my favorite local artists into a short concert: Dylan Lee Brady, Acacia Sears Band, and ilyAIMY are also playing. It’s at the Maryland State Government Building, 106 Bloomsbury Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228.

May 23, 2012: The Metro Gallery (1700 N. Charles St.) for “The Nine,” DC songwriter Justin Trawick’s multi-city songwriter series.

The show starts at 8:00 and will end by 10:30. Each songwriter plays twice throughout the night in random order.

May 25, 2012: Teavolve in Harbor East. Last-minute!

1401 Aliceanna St
Baltimore, MD 21231

Show is 8-10.

June 7, 2012: Bread and Circuses, 401 Delaware Ave. Towson, MD 21286 (410-337-5282). A last minute show for my buddy Elliot while he’s in town. Help me make him regret his decision to continue pursuing a PhD in a far-away town. (Heh.) I’ll figure out something super cool for this show, you know, beyond playing it.

June 10, 2012: Honfest at the Bacardi Umbrella Radio Stage. With anywhere between 1 and 2 other members of Midway Fair. Oooh, mysterious! We play at 4:00.

June 17, 2012: Sunday Songwriters’ Songfest at Frederick Coffee Co. Todd Walker’s wonderful almost-weekly event at this beautiful little coffeehouse in Frederick, MD. Visit their web site for directions and menu. I’m very excited to share the afternoon with an amazing musician, Mosno.

June 24, 2012: UPTOWN CONCERTS AT ADAT CHAIM, 115 Cockeys Mill Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136. Opening for the amazing John Gorka. Show starts at 7:00. Advance tickets are recommended. Purchase tickets online at

July 6, 2012: At the 8×10 as a guest (on mandolin) with local hero Matt Pless. The 8×10 is at 10 East Cross St Federal Hill Baltimore, Maryland 21230. Matt’s been blowing up since being the opening track (and creating the cover art for)  Occupy This Album. Cara Kelley And The Tell Tale & the John Mancini Band are also on the bill.

July 13, 2012: As the featured performer at the Baltimore Folk Music Society’s Friendly Coffeehouse. The Coffeehouse is in its twenties and still going strong. This evening is also an open mic, so bring your instrument or your voice. Sign up early — it’s consistently extremely well attended. The feature usually plays around 8:30. The Friendly Coffeehouse is held in the basement of the Calvary Baptist Church, 120 W. Pennsylvania Avenue (corner of Baltimore & Pennsylvania) in Towson, Maryland. There is a parking lot off of Baltimore Ave.; go through the glass doors and down the steps straight back. There are drinks and snacks provided; please bring a small donation if you plan to partake. (The hosts buy the snacks out of their own pocket and volunteer to run the coffeehouse, so DO NOT be a cheapskate/freeloader or I will stop being friends with you!)

July 21, 2012: I’ll be playing guitar again with Black Dress Jess (Jessica Rhee) at Mad City Cafe for their long-standing songwriters’ series. I’m a big fan of Jess’s singing and songwriting: she puts on a quiet but emotionally intense show, and the room is always absolutely silent the moment she starts to sing. The set we played together in May got a huge response, so if you missed it (or you want to see it again), come down to 10801 Hickory Ridge Road #101  in Columbia, MD. Free show, but please be prepared to tip the performers.

August 11, 2012: At Bohemian Coffee House (1821 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, 410-400-0022) with two artists from the Pacific Northwest: Watching Whales Sleep (Americana/singer-songwriter/alt-country) and Praying for Greater Portland (experimental/noise/rock … it’s one guy and he uses live drums to create loops and then plays guitar over them). Music starts at 7:00.

August 18, 2012: Hot August Blues as a guest (on mandolin) with Matt Pless! Capping off a summer at some pretty high profile shows in Baltimore, Matt will take the stage at this huge summer festival. Time TBA.

August 25, 2012: Cromwell Valley Arts Festival, 3:00, Sherwood House at Cromwell Valley Park, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road, Baltimore, MD. I did my best to make this a Midway Fair show — it was our first show and we’ve been asked back every year, so it’s something of a tradition for us — but everyone is out of town that day. So it’s just me. I just saw that Letitia VanSant is playing, too. Be sure to catch her set, she’s really great. Check the poster for the other exciting stuff. It’s a cool little festival that’s grown and expanded every year.

Cancelled. August 29, 2012: Joe Squared Station North (corner of North Avenue and Howard St.), 7-9. A dinner set at Joe Squared! (Finally.) Chances are I’ll have a friend or two along for this one, so stay tuned. Cancelled.


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