The Dirty Grass Players: Dead Allman Brothers Tribute
Kendall Street Company
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Dirty Grass Players
The Dirty Grass Players are an up and coming band with their own spin on bluegrass. They use traditional style vocal harmonies and mix it with a jammy improvisational feel to keep listeners on their toes. They have been playing regionally in Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Ben, Ryan and Colin and their friend Steve Gallagher had started playing bluegrass together in early 2015. By summer Steve was planning on moving to Nashville and Ben had met Tocco and Berman at Dear Jerry (tribute to Jerry Garcia) and invited them to jam. Once they joined the band, they really began to shape the sound. You can hear influences of traditional bluegrass like Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Del McCoury band, as well as some heavier ‘newgrass’ like Tony Rice, Infamous Stringdusters, and Travelin’ McCourys. They also have some music that includes jazz style improvisation as well as some group improvisation similar to the Grateful Dead and Railroad Earth.
Turning heads while showcasing original bluegrass and newgrass tunes such as “Backwards Drifting”. The Dirty Grass Players bring a solid performance from a group of musicians that come from diverse backgrounds, but have one similar interest in playing for the love of music.
The Dirty Grass Players are:
Alex Berman: banjo/vocals, Ben Kolakowski: guitar/vocals, Alex Tocco: fiddle/vocals, Ryan Rogers: mandolin, Colin Rappa: bass fiddle
Kendall Street Company
Kendall Street Company is a six-piece rock band based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. Known for their immensely energetic and unpredictable live performances, the band's musical style incorporates elements of jam, folk, jazz, ska, funk, and psychedelic rock. Fusing genres, they embrace mind-altering riffs as well as soulful and jazzy wit, while remaining true to their folksy songwriting Roots. The Company evokes an ever-changing kaleidoscope of sound, spinning out an organic repertoire entirely their own. The band maintains a central presence on the East Coast having performed over 100 shows in the past calendar year at venues from Fort Lauderdale to New York City. This includes dates at Lockn' Music Festival (next to Umphrey's Mcgee), Shadefest (Avenue, MD), The Shack Up (Richmond, VA), and headlining slots at the Misty Mountain Music Festival and Jam Fish Music Festival. Their set at Lockn was described by Relix Magazine as "raising the crowd's energy with frontman Louis Smith and guitarist Ben Laderberg's acoustic/electric interplay and lively, technical breakdowns".