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Concert Series:

All shows start at 8:00 PM, unless otherwise noted.

Doors open at 6:30 PM

All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. $3.00 service charge per ticket on all credit card orders and $1.00 per ticket on cash or checks. Due to limited seating, advance tickets are recommended. Sorry, we do not accept unpaid reservations. The concert room opens for seating at 6:30pm. Due to the nature of this business, shows are subject to change. Please call to confirm, 410-795-1041.

ASCAP, BMI & SESAC have tripled their Performing Rights Organization fees for Baldwin’s Station. Baldwin’s is now forced to charge $3.00 extra per ticket beginning January 1, 2014 to cover these costs.

Whodunnit for Hire Wild West Murder Mystery Parties
INTERACTIVE PRODUCTIONS

Yo Ho! Murder Mystery Dinners

Ahoy ye hearties! Yo ho! Chart ye course for a swashbucklin' good time at "Dead Men Tell No Tales," the Pirate Themed Murder Mystery Dinner Party here at Baldwin's Station Restaurant in Sykesville, Maryland. Pirates and wenches be admitted (costumes are encouraged but not required).

This is not a play where you watch actors and actresses put on a performance. This is an interactive game where you play along. Some guests will be asked to solve whodunnit, others will be accused of the killin'. Watch out! It could be you!

Ye'll be enjoying a three course dinner with entree options and happy hour drink prices all night fer ye rum.

Join us if ye dare... 

June

ROBIN BULLOCK

Robin Bullock

Thursday, June 15

Tickets are $20

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“Celtic guitar god.” ~ Baltimore City Paper

“Breathtaking…brilliant technique, always in service of the music.” ~ Guitar Player
“A musician whose technical skill and stylistic expertise are second to none…a time-served folkie of the highest calibre.” ~ Classical Guitar (U.K.)

“Dazzling spirit…what he offers is not just virtuosity for the sake of virtuosity, but also the sensibility of one on a quest between past and present, traditional and modern.” ~ Trad Magazine (France)

Robin Bullock is a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist, whose virtuosity on guitar, cittern and mandolin blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands and their vigorous Appalachian descendants into one powerful musical vision. The 17th-century harp tunes of legendary Irish bard Turlough O’Carolan, the spirited jigs and reels of rural Ireland, the haunting ballads of the southern Appalachians and evocative original compositions all find a musical common ground in Robin’s music, where lightning-fast fingerwork one moment is perfectly balanced with tender, quiet intimacy the next. A warm, friendly presence onstage, Robin effortlessly creates a magical world for the audience with his multi-instrumental wizardry, taking them on a journey to the heart and soul of Celtic and American traditions.

Originally rising to prominence as a founding member of the innovative acoustic world-music trio Helicon, Robin’s solo career has won him three Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE Awards, a Governor’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, and a feature broadcast on National Public Radio’s hugely popular Celtic music program “The Thistle and Shamrock.”

 

SONiA

In Honor of Pride Month

SONiA

Thursday, June 22

Tickets are $20

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“There is an exuberance and passion shining from SONiA as she warms the audience with her humanity, charm and a touch of glamour.” ~ Roger Dietz, Sing Out Magazine

SONiA (Rutstein) disappear fear is one voice, one guitar, bending sound and light into her own songs helping fans leap to their feet for nearly 30 years. Touring the world with 18 award winning albums delivering powerful songs that challenge injustice, performed with passion and hope, she has gained a devoted and growing fan base in over 20 countries.

Frequently described as the “Female Dylan,” SONiA is the recipient of the Coin Of Honor from a joint coalition of United States military for her humanitarian efforts. She has received the GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian Music Awards) for Female Artist of the year and the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian American Anti Defamation) Award for Best Album to name a few.

Writing songs in Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, German and in multiple genres from blues to middle eastern to country and western she has sold over a million units. SONiA’s latest double CD “LIVE at MAXiMAL” was in the first round running Grammy for Folk Album of the year and received the nomination for Best Live Album by the IMA (Independent Music Awards, USA)

From the Opera House in Sydney to the bomb shelters in the Middle East to the Woody Guthrie Festival and Phil Ochs nights to dusty living room corners, SONiA has had the thrill of sharing the stage with many of her heroes including Bruce Springsteen, Peter, Paul and Mary, Chris Thile, Sarah McLachlan, Emmylou Harris, Ferron, Sheryl Crow, Pete Seeger, Pansy Division and many more. She is endorsed by 7 international manufacturers including the SONiA Signature Model Santa Cruz Guitar, Shubb Capos, Fishman Transducers, Audix Microphones, John Pearse Strings, D’Adarrio, and Monster Cables.
She resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her partner and wife, Terry Irons.

July

DAVID BUSKIN

David Buskin at Piano

Thursday, June 22

Tickets are $20

David Buskin has been writing, recording and performing his music professionally since 1970. He’s made about fifteen albums, most as half of the duo Buskin & Batteau or in his notorious “geezer band” Modern Man. His songs and jingles have been recorded by many great artists; a sample: Judy Collins, Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Mathis, Astrud Gilberto, Tom Rush, Dixie Carter, Roberta Flack, Mel Tormé, Take 6, Phoebe Snow, Richie Havens and Arlo Guthrie. He is a New York Nightlife Award, Bistro Award and Clio Award winner. Earlier this year he was given the ASCAP Jamie deRoy Award for excellence in songwriting.

He’s organized, written for or participated in numerous concerts for organizations like The Hole In The Wall Camp, Stand For The Troops and WHY/Hunger. For seven years he was a principal contributor to the late Isaiah Sheffer’s Thalia Follies, a thrice-yearly political cabaret in NYC. He has also written special material for, among others, Bette Midler, Paul Newman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Whoopi Goldberg.
His new musical, Victory Train, written in collaboration with Jake Holmes, is scheduled for production in the fall of 2018.

David Buskin in Wikipedia

August

August 25, 2017

Murder Mystery

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Dinner & Mystery Game 7-9PM
Cost: $60 per person plus tax & gratuity
Happy Hour drink prices all evening
Mystery Party Menu

Advance Reservations Required: 410-795-1041

 

September

HEATHER AUBREY LLOYD, KIPYN MARTIN & VICTORIA VOX

Singer/Songwriters in the Round

Heather Aubrey Lloyd Kipyn Martin Victoria Vox

Thursday, September 7

Tickets are $20

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More than a decade touring the U.S., Heather Aubrey Lloyd has brought her lush, passionate voice to every type of venue, from folk festivals and bars to bait shops and clothing-optional resorts. A recovering reporter, her songs drift from journalistic to deeply personal, each narrative offered up in her distinctive alto and layered over finger-picked guitar. Her sets are rounded out with a few pieces on djembe, the instrument that earned her primal reputation as co-front for the Baltimore-based band ilyAIMY. She’s backed and supported Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, Shawn Mullins, performed as a 2012 Most-Wanted Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and was a DC Lilith Fair Talent Search finalist. In Jan. 2015, she began work on her second solo CD, “A Message in the Mess,” a collaboration with Reno band, The Novelists.

“Lloyd’s voice has a powerful emotional and technical range, using everything from a delicate whisper to a bluesy growl to breathe life into the folk narratives.” ~ Michael Duck, The Morning Call

Kipyn Martin is an emerging Indie Folk artist whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. She plays festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Texas. Accolades for Kipyn include multiple Gold Awards in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (most recently for “God Is Love” from her 2017 album release, Dance Across the Sky), as well as the honor of Washington Area Music Association’s WAMMIE Award for New Artist of the Year. 2017 finds Kipyn touring to promote Dance Across the Sky, and traveling to perform Joan & Joni: A Tribute to the Music of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell with duo partner Allison Shapira.

Her voice is gathering a reputation, hailed by listeners as “an instrument of unrefined purity” ~ Tony S. (Leicester Bangs) and “the most pure voice I’ve ever heard” ~ Karin Fuller (The Charleston Gazette)

Victoria Vox is a glorified band-geek and award-winning songwriter, originally from Green Bay, WI. The ukulele-toting Vox has been touring the world since 2006 at ukulele festivals, folk clubs, and listening rooms. Not only is she a household name on the ukulele scene, she’s becoming better known for her “mouth-trumpet” (as seen on the Jay Leno Show and in the Wall Street Journal), a jazz era vocal technique. She holds a degree in Songwriting from the Berklee College of Music, and although her music is eclectic, tapping into many styles: folk, soul, old-time, swing, pop-rock and chanson; jazz often comes to the forefront.

“An undercurrent of toughness, a beautiful voice, great melodies and loads of charm make her unique folk/pop music impossible to resist. ”  ~ Vintage Guitar Magazine

CHRISTINE LAVIN

Christine Lavin

Thursday, September 14

Tickets are $25

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Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist/author/videographer who has been working as a musician based in New York City since 1984. She is currently producing her 23rd solo album, scheduled for release in the fall of 2017. Her 22nd album, CHRISTINE LAVIN & FRIENDS LIVE AT McCABE’S GUITAR SHOP was produced by Hillary Rollins, and includes five stellar LA performers (Gary Stockdale, Pat Whiteman, Cynthia Carle, David Lucky, and MaryJo Mundy), and the revered British singer/songwriter, Daniel Cainer. Christine sings seven songs on this album.

She has produced ten compilation CDs, JUST ONE ANGEL 2.0 being the latest, which have showcased the songs of dozens of singer/songwriters whose work she admires. The food-themed compilation ONE MEAT BALL, includes a 96-page cookbook that Christine edited.

For four years she hosted “Slipped Disks” on XM satellite radio, playing CDs slipped to her backstage by compatriots, and she is now the occasional guest host for the City Folk Sunday Supper on WFUV-FM at Fordham University. She also writes freelance for various publications (including The Washington Post, Huffington Post, The St. Petersburg Times, The Performing Songwriter, The Finger Lakes Times, and Delta “Sky” Magazine)

The book THE PLUTO FILES: THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE PLANET, written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, includes the complete lyrics to Christine’s song “Planet X,” which details Pluto’s history and planetary status debate. The book is published by W.W. Norton — and Christine got a “D” in Astronomy in college (see kids? You CAN make up for the mistakes of your youth) She has appeared in concert with Neil deGrasse Tyson as part of his “Astronomers & Comedians” tour, and is fairly certain she is the first Astronomy D student to ever do so.

Christine founded the group, “Four Bitchin’ Babes” in 1990, toured with them for eight years, and the group has continued successfully to this day, performing concerts all over the US.

Ms. Lavin’s song “Amoeba Hop” was turned into a science/music book by illustrator Betsy Franco Feeney (Puddle Jump Press), received the stamp of approval from The International Society of Protistologists, and a “Best Book Award” from The American Association for The Advancement of Science.

Betsy and Christine have collaborated again on HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, a children’s book with CD that tells the story of an oil spill with an emphasis on clean, alternative energy. More than 50 singers from around the world are included on the CD. That book was crowdfunded by Kickstarter and is currently looking for a publisher.

Christine performs concerts all over the US, Canada, and points beyond (Australia, Germany, Israel), and hosts knitting circles backstage prior to each show. Songs of hers have been performed by artists as diverse as Broadway stars Betty Buckley, Sutton Foster, and David Burnham, cabaret divas Andrea Marcovicci, Barbara Brussell, and Colleen McHugh, the college a cappella Dartmouth Decibelles, and The Accidentals, winners of the National Harmony Sweepstakes championship.

Christine has recently added intermission tutorial activities to her concert — teaching audience members how to fold cloth napkins in the fancy “Downton Abbey” style. Even she can’t believe how popular this halftime activity has become. “It’s almost like they come for the napkin folding, then stay for the music,” she says quizzically.

Her award-winning book, COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA?? is available in paperback, kindle, iPad, and audio book formats. In 2011 it won the 43rd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Excellence In Non-Fiction Writing About Pop Music. Just One Angel, her first holiday compilation project, (22 artists, 22 Christmas/Hanukah/Solstice/New Year’s songs) became a four-artist west coast tour that hit the road in December of 2011, 2012, and 2013.

For eight years (2012-2016) Christine performed co-bill concerts with Boston comedian Don White all over the US and Canada.

OTHER AWARDS: In 2012 she won a NYC Nightlife Award given annually to the best concert and cabaret performers in New York City. Christine has also won five ASCAP composer awards, the Backstage Bistro Award for Best NYC Singer/Songwriter Of The Year, The Kate Wolf Memorial Award, and her album Good Thing He Can’t Read My Mind won Album Of The Year from the National Association Of Independent Record Distributors.

LATEST PROJECTS: Christine started creating videos for her songs in 2011, and now creates them for other artists (Robyn Landis, John Margolis, Don White, Ray Jessel, Honor Finnegan, Craig Werth, Grammy-winner Julie Gold, David Ippolito). She has many posted at Youtube and Vimeo. This one: http://www.vimeo.com/28256675 won the weekly indy short film contest on WNET in NYC and was broadcast on Channel 13 in NYC.

Christine Lavin was the keynote speaker in November 2016 at the annual North East Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) held in Stamford, CT. A written expanded edition of her presentation is available upon request — 92 pages of advice she’s gathered over the years that will help new performers find their way is this ever changing world.

“A garrulous comic observer of contemporary manners” ~ NY Times.
“An enchanting stage performer” ~ Cosmopolitan.
“Lavin is the central force in the most visible segment of the contemporary folk music scene. Captivating.” ~ Billboard.
“Christine Lavin puts delightful melodies behind wry, witty and perceptive observations about life.” ~ NY Daily News.
“Lavin can write serious, sensitive songs with the best of them. But it’s her funny material that sticks in the mind.” ~ Providence Bulletin.
“She’s a folkZinger!” ~ Orlando Sentinel

 

September 29, 2017

Murder Mystery

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Dinner & Mystery Game 7-9PM
Cost: $60 per person plus tax & gratuity
Happy Hour drink prices all evening
Mystery Party Menu

Advance Reservations Required: 410-795-1041

 

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—LOOKING AHEAD—

JUNE 22 - SONiA in Honor of Pride Month, tickets are $20

JULY 13 - David Buskin, tickets are $20

AUGUST 25 - Murder Mystery Dinner

SEPTEMBER 7 - Singer/Songwriters in the Round
Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Kipyn Martin & Victoria Vox

SEPTEMBER 14 - Christine Lavin, tickets are $25

SEPTEMBER 29 - Murder Mystery Dinner

OCTOBER 5 - Cliff Eberhardt with special guest Louise Mosrie, tickets are $20

OCTOBER 26 - Brooks Williams, tickets are $20

OCTOBER 27 - Murder Mystery Dinner

NOVEMBER 3 - Murder Mystery Dinner

NOVEMBER 9 - Garnet Rogers

More shows being added all the time - www.uptownconcerts.com

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The music at Baldwin’s Station is brought to you by Uptown Concerts, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the NorthAmerican Folk Alliance and dedicated to the preservation and promotion of folk and traditional music. Neither Baldwin’s Station, nor Joyce R. Sica earn any profits from the music presented by Uptown Concerts at Baldwin’s Station. Your tax deductible donations are very needed. Please mail your donation to Uptown Concerts, PO Box 1503, Randallstown, MD 21133, thank you. Joyce R. Sica 410-922-5210.uptownconcerts@aol.com -- www.uptownconcerts.com

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