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Jam Sessions

Our Jam Sessions of acoustic, old time and traditional music resumes at the Old Mill in Bushwood, MD. Musicians and friends are invited to gather around 7 p.m. on the 2nd Friday and at 4 on the last Sunday of each month for music, conversation and lots of fun.Facebook

"The Bushwood Mill Jam Sessions" has it's own Facebook following.

 

 

 

Stephen Bennett

 

Appearing at our April Concert in Chaptico Maryland is one of the most prolific and original finger-style guitarists of his generation, Stephen Bennett who is also a leading exponent of the harp guitar. A challenging teacher, a gifted composer, and a performer of great sensitivity, the Toronto Finger-Style Guitar Association once referred to him as "the Jedi Master of Finger-style Guitar".

 

Stephen has performed around the world, shared the stage with some of the finest guitarists there are, and created a body of work that is respected (and loved) in many places.
From America: "Stephen's music draws the listener in. He has the ability to make you feel as though you are a part of the music he is making."

 

From France: "Stephen's compositions are so beautiful, filled with great emotion and great sensitivity. He is one of those musicians who serve the music, and only the music."


From Italy: "When I first heard him playing a few years ago, I felt like I had been pushed into a different world, where the lost emotions come back to your heart and make it beat in a different way. What Stephen can do, and few artists have this gift, is to speak directly to your heart and to move your best feelings!"

 

He is the founder of the Harp Guitar Gathering, an annual event that brings players, luthiers, scholars and fans of this instrument together for a weekend of performances, workshops and camaraderie.Whatever guitar he happens to be playing, in live performance or on recordings, Stephen's life-long love affair with the sound of guitar strings is apparent – and contagious!

 

For more about Stephen Bennett visit his website at harpguitar.com



 

SMTMD HomeSpun CoffeeHouse Concerts

Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance host various concerts thoughout the year ranging from local artists to various professional and international performers who may be passing through our area. Refer back to this page to discover details and links to scheduled performers as soon as we are able to book them. Our next scheduled concert will be in the early months of 2015. Stay tuned for details which will be posted as soon as we have them.



 

Past Performers at our HomeSpun CoffeeHouse

Steve Hickman
Grace Griffith
Sassagras String Band
Ann Hill
Cousins
GrooveSpan

Andrew McKnight

 

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