We are "Music City" right? Well who knew. We will try our best to showcase local music whenever we can. Know someone? Let us know!
Davis Gestiehr is a seventeen-year-old, Blues/Alt. Rock singer-songwriter from Bethesda, MD. Davis began writing and playing music more than 12 years ago at the age of 5. The young composer and performer already has 3 award winning songs on iTunes with the all proceeds going to charity and his music videos on his YouTube channel have been viewed over 1.4 million times. Davis has performed with the band Green Day twice, been on America’s Got Talent Season 10 with his sister, Madison as the “Davison Duo”. Davis also sings the National Anthem for the Baltimore Orioles, the Washington Nationals, the Washington Wizards and many other professional and collegiate teams and has performed over 200 times at venues in the DMV area, including; The Kennedy Center, The Verizon Center/Capital One Arena, Xfinity Center, The Patriot Center, Charles E. Smith Center, Merriweather Post Pavilion, National’s Park, Camden Yards, Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club, The WharfDC and Jammin Java.
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The bond they have outside of music is Mt. St. Joseph High School in Baltimore. It was during their high school years that they first performed together. Now, more than forty years later, their sound is unique, exciting, and smooth. Their take on classic pop music is often unpredictable. Their secret weapon is the mandolin!
While they each went into different careers, a doctor, an attorney and a broadcaster, they have always found time to regroup to create musical memories for their faithful following.
Alan Reisinger has mastered the mandolin and takes the lead on 7 decades of familiar favorites.
Jeff Pecore picks a steady rhythm on guitar and creates recognizable introductions to favorites from Sinatra to The Beatles, The Eagles, and Santana.
John Patti backs them both with the beat of a cajon and congas.
The group has a monthly gig at The Cellar at Chef Paolino‘ s in Ellicott City, has performed at venues as diverse as house concerts, Germano’s Cabaret in Little Italy and the grand opening for the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, and most recently entertained a crowd of over 500 at Turf Valley Country Club during a benefit for Ellicott City flood victims.
Relocating from Canada to the United States in 2010, songwriter and artist Patrick Bedore has always had a love and passion for creating music. It wasn’t until 2016 when Bedore decided to create the Frenchie Tunes project. Recruiting musicians and vocalists to bring different and unique elements to the project, Frenchie Tunes has grown into a whole new persona. Growing with influences like Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan, the songs bring an array of styles to the table. The “Carried Away” album is a testament to where he is with his sound right now.
Blues/Roots/Funk artist Jason Anderson has been active in the Baltimore music scene for 17 years. A soulful vocalist/guitarist deeply influenced by the diverse musical fabric of New Orleans. While running a popular open mic in Ellicott City, he formed a bond with the members of what would become Soul Island Rebels in 2010. Now, 8 years later, Soul Island Rebels will be performing live on air on 89.7 WTMD’s Baltimore Band Block Party June 16th. Ellicott City is a hometown for Jason and several members of SIR, and the band is always humbled to play events such as Springfest and Main Street Music Fest.
For 15 years, ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You) have played everything from bait shops to biker weeks to clothing-optional resorts nationwide. Their energetic brand of new folk garnered honors from Kerrville Folk Festival, National Association for Campus Activities, the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Most recently, they are repeat Washington Area Music Association Winners for Best Contemporary Folk Group. They engage audiences with humor and award-winning narrative songs that pair an unforgettably soulful and powerful female vocalist with a percussive, clawhammer-like guitarist." Their infectious energy and rapid-fire lyricism is softened with cello and lush harmony, making ilyAIMY "a welcome jolt" and "an acoustically roiling, combustible attack on the usual singer/songwriter fare."
Come enjoy some of the best BBQ in MD (or anywhere, really!) and some great music!