March 2019

March Newsletter

 Hello SMTMD membership

So, it is March. The thermometer at my house read 21°F yesterday morning…Just a matter of time… Equinox is 4 days past St. Paddy’s, so the sun will cross the equator and start moving north in its seasonal meandering, dragging some BTUs with it. I am ready!

 Winter weather notwithstanding, we have been busy at SMTMD. We had very well attended events in the past month with a record breaking attendance at the February contra dance, and a super performance delivered by the Blue Rhythm Boys to a pretty much sold out crowd for our first concert of 2019. And we are not stopping to catch our breath; we have more in store. Saturday the 9th, we will have our second contra dance of the year, with the Southern Maryland Open Band flexing their musical muscles, while caller Ann Fallon keeps everyone on their shufflin’ toes. It will be a tough act to follow after last month’s blowout attendance, but what else is there to do? It’s still winter…come on out, bring a friend! 

Attention fiddle players!

The next concert will be April 26th, with Aaron Jonah Lewis, (https://aaronjonahlewis.com/) We are also sponsoring a fiddle workshop with Aaron. The cost is 20.00 for members, $25.00 for non members. This is a great opportunity to learn technique from an extremely talented multi instrumentalist. Aaron is fluent in many styles, but the primary focus of his music is Old Time, Appalachian, and Bluegrass. To sign up for the workshop, contact me at msmithz@md.metrocast.net.  I will send you more details.

The next open Mic date is  March 22nd, 7:30 – 10:00PM. Those who wish to sign up to perform at open mic can contact me at: msmithz@md.metrocast.net

Thanks to all Volunteers who continue to keep our organization running. SMTMD has no employees – we run on people power; if you want to apply to be part of the engine, contact any board member. All applications will be accepted!

 Until Next month,

Sincerely,

Michael