Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

 

Event Date: March 11, 2017

 

Guitar lovers unite for the 5th Annual Guitar Festival, Callaway, MD

 

“They are spellbinding acoustic musicians, with a rare mastery of American roots styles. Parents will be as entertained by the sublime musicianship and droll lyricism as kids are by all the musical mischief.”  The Boston Globe

 

 

Callaway, Maryland, February 13, 2017 - Guitar lovers unite for the 5th Annual Guitar Festival by Power Jam Music Alliance with an afternoon Guitar Workshop and evening Guitar Concert and Art Show. The event is held March 11, 2017 at 5 South Event Ctr., 21030 Point Lookout Road, Callaway, MD 20620. The festival is sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council.

 

Tickets: Workshop: $5; Advance Ticket to Guitar Concert: $7; Advance workshop and Concert $10; At the door guitar concert, $12; At the door guitar concert and workshop $17 ($12+$5): (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-guitar-fest-2017-tickets-31789163243)   

 

The headliner for the festival is Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer.  They’ve earned two GRAMMY® Awards and an additional 11 GRAMMY® nominations. They produced and performed on Tom Paxton’s GRAMMY® nominated UK CD's and tours. Tom says, “Cathy & Marcy are at home in a dozen musical styles. They swing you, jazz you, and old timey you till you just give up and bliss out”.


The featured performances are by local guitar artists Longman Joseph Norris, and Dylan Galvin.  The opening acts are Jessica St. Claire, David Flood, Josh Riley and Brandon Aksteter.


The Art Show will display paintings and other art works by local artist.


Come with your guitar at 2 PM to 4 PM for the Guitar Workshop with Cathy & Marcy and stay around for the Concert and Art Show at 7 PM to 11 PM. 


All ages are welcome. The festival is sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council.

 

www.pjma.info


Cathy & Marcy are a formidable powerhouse of sound, with a repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk, old-time country and swing music. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the acoustic & electric guitar, five-string banjo, mandolin, cello banjo, ukulele, percussion and many other instruments. Cathy & Marcy have performed at hundreds of bluegrass and folk festivals, appeared on the “Weekend Today Show”, “CBS Early Show”, National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered”. The duo has toured worldwide from Japan to New Zealand, Vancouver to New York and everywhere in between. American Voices Abroad chose Cathy & Marcy to perform in China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu for the U.S. Department of State.
Billboard Magazine sums it up well for what Cathy & Marcy has in store for PJAM’s 5th Annual Guitar Fest:  “As close to flawless folk/bluegrass as it gets.”


The Guitar Fest featured guitarist is "Longman" Joseph Norris; he will share his folk music, historic songs and storytelling. Norris is a St. Mary's native, with family roots dating 370 years to St. Mary's City. He is well known in Southern Maryland as a musician and singer, and his performances feature storytelling about the people and history of Southern Maryland. His stories recall a legendary ghost ship on the Wicomico River, experiences of Civil War soldiers, the Chesapeake Bay region and its people, the lives of watermen and farmers, and as a tribute to his Cherokee roots, the American Indian. Norris has released three CDs, one with his twin brother David, the others solos, including his most recent "Mariner's Compass."


Dylan Galvin is one of the most exciting and talented performers in the Maryland and DC area. His soulful, somewhat bluesy style not only works for his own songs, but puts a fresh spin on classic covers as well." - Dee Jay Gude, SOMD online.  

 

Dylan Galvin is Berklee College of Music grad with a degree in songwriting and performing. He has worked with Paul Simon, John Mayer and Joe Satriani, played from LA to Boston, Key West and has 15 years of experience performing professionally. He can play ambient instrumental background music, belt anthemic pop tunes that get people dancing and singing, whip out a mouth-trumpet solo or play a beatboxing arrangement of Bach.


“Our world is in desperate need of meaning, truth, love and art,” Galvin wrote in his biography that summarizes his core message. “I want people to able to experience the joy of stories like the ones that intrigued my young mind into the world of music.” 

 

“They are spellbinding acoustic musicians, with a rare mastery of American roots styles. Parents will be as entertained by the sublime musicianship and droll lyricism as kids are by all the musical mischief.”  The Boston Globe

 

The Power Jam Music Alliance was started in St. Mary's County in June of 2003 and is incorporated in Maryland as a not for profit corporation.

 

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Fred Heather

Email: booking@pjma.info

Phone: (240) 925-8659

 

Power Jam Music Alliance Inc

Lexington Park, Maryland

Web: www.pjma.info

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: 5th Annual Guitar Fest

Event Date: March 11, 2017

Event Time: Come with your guitar at 2 PM to 4 PM for the Guitar Workshop with Cathy & Marcy and stay around for the Concert and Art Show at 7 PM to 11 PM. 

Event Location: 5 South Event Ctr., 21030 Point Lookout Road, Callaway, MD 20620

Admission: Workshop: $5; Advance Ticket to Guitar Concert: $7; Advance workshop and Concert $10; At the door guitar concert, $12; At the door guitar concert and workshop $17 ($12+$5): (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-guitar-fest-2017-tickets-31789163243)    

Web: www.pjma.info

Contact: Fred Heather, booking@pjma.info, (240) 925-8659

Description: Guitar lovers unite for the 5th Annual Guitar Festival by Power Jam Music Alliance with an afternoon Guitar Workshop and evening Guitar Concert and Art Show. The event is held March 11, 2017 at 5 South Event Ctr., 21030 Point Lookout Road, Callaway, MD 20620. The festival is sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council.   The headliner for the festival is Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer.  They’ve earned two GRAMMY® Awards and an additional 11 GRAMMY® nominations. They produced and performed on Tom Paxton’s GRAMMY® nominated UK CD's and tours. Tom says, “Cathy & Marcy are at home in a dozen musical styles. They swing you, jazz you, and old timey you till you just give up and bliss out”. The featured performances are by local guitar artists Longman Joseph Norris, and Dylan Galvin.  The opening acts are Jessica St. Claire, David Flood, Josh Riley and Brandon Aksteter. The Art Show will display paintings and other art works by local artist. Come with your guitar at 2 PM to 4 PM for the Guitar Workshop with Cathy & Marcy and stay around for the Concert and Art Show at 7 PM to 11 PM. 

 


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