Music on the Eastern Shore

Milkshake Concert
Saturday, March 13, 2010
9:30 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Day with Maggie Sansone and Friends
7-9 p.m.
Four Winds Performing Arts Center
830 Romancoke Rd., Stevensville


Milkshake featuring Lisa and Mikel is a rock band for kids. The music features an exciting departure from traditional childrens’ music with its high-energy stage act. The act has won over preschoolers wherever it goes.

Maggie Sansone and Friends bring their contemporary, acoustic and early music instruments in new and innovative settings from ancient to modern times with special focus on Celtic (Irish & Scottish) tunes. A drummer and bag piper, Sue Richards will be featured for that St. Patrick’s holiday flavor.

Alison Brown Quartet
Friday, March 12, 2010
The Mainstay, Rock Hall
8 p.m.


Alison Brown is brilliant genre-bending player who takes the banjo and guitar far beyond their Appalachian roots with a rich, exquisite blend of bluegrass, jazz, Celtic and Latin influences that has been described as simply jaw-dropping. She has won and been nominated for several Grammy awards including a nomination this year for Best Country Instrumental Performance and is often compared to another banjo prodigy, Béla Fleck for her unique style of playing.

Session Americana
Saturday, March 13, 2010
The Avalon Theatre, Easton
8 p.m.


Picture this…A small round café table, ambient mics, a suitcase drum kit, an old electric bass, a field organ, a collection of acoustic instruments, six guys and, one surprise female vocalist and allow yourself to be swept back to a time when creating music was organic and spontaneous. SA is known for their unique, highly entertaining, and fresh take on an old-fashioned style of playing.

Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble––Band Concert
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Christ United Methodist Church, Chestertown
4 p.m.


This is the third in the series of four free concerts in the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble’s 2009-2010 season. Directed by Keith Wharton since the band’s founding in 2001, the community concert band offers area wind and percussion musicians the opportunity to continue or resume playing high-quality music in a large ensemble. The band, based in Chestertown, welcomes new members at any time, without fee or audition.