Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Seventh Season of Downtown Tunes Begins May 25

The seventh season of live music returns to downtown Leonardtown this summer when the Downtown Tunes series opens in the Square on Saturday, May 25, 2013, with a varied music program featuring acoustic music with popular trio Hamm-It-Ups, and The Eds, an acoustic duo of terrific singers and guitarists who do surprising things with mostly rock and roll songs.

The series will also feature evenings devoted to country, and rock and roll throughout the summer. All concerts are on the fourth Saturdays of the month and all are free. Shows begin at 6 pm and will run about three hours.

Hamm-It-Ups are Mary Lynn and Ray Hammett and their cousin Jeff Bowles. All are veteran musicians. Mary Lynn played guitar in southern Maryland’s first all girl rock and roll group quite a few years ago and Jeff Bowles used to play with the Paul Reed Smith Band. They are known for their vocal harmonies on cover tunes by groups like the Beatles and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

The Eds are Ward Carroll and Ed Gassie, guitarists from the popular local rock group Miles from Clever. The Eds play a variety of music and will impress listeners with their guitar skills and vocals.

Downtown Tunes will continue on June 22 regional Country music favorites Country Memories, one of the hardest working bands around, who offer up old and new country sounds, with an occasional classic rock and roll tune thrown in.

July 27 will bring The Piranhas to town, who play all kinds of rock and roll and are one of Southern Maryland’s most popular rising young bands.

The series winds up on August 24 with rock and roll by Geezer.

All shows are free but concert-goers are invited to bring chairs or blankets to sit on. Downtown restaurants will be open before and during the shows.

The series is organized and hosted by the Leonardtown Business Association and sponsored by Café des Artistes, WM Davis, Inc., Koch Consulting Group, LLC, Quality Built Homes and Winegardner Auto.

Rain dates will be the next day, Sunday, for all shows.

For information call Robin Guyther, Director, at 301 904-4452, or visit the Leonardtown web site, as the summer approaches.