The Cellar Stage at Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton Baltimore, MD
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The Billy Jonas Band at Cellar Stage
"the arch-elf of American music" ~ Charleston Gazette.
Throw out the rules when Billy Jonas hits the stage! It's a musical conversation... a sonic celebration... a splendiferous gathering of old and young, because at a Billy Jonas show, the ensemble is everyone.Billy Jonas is one of those rare performers who can engage and delight both young and adult audiences. Billy's clear tenor voice is well-suited to a plethora of venues, from intimate settings and workshop sessions to large halls and outdoor festivals. For more than two decades, his creative and interactive performances have enchanted and inspired folks from all walks of life touching hearts, souls, and minds world-wide. As a founding member of the acclaimed duo "The Billys,"Billy Jonas has made innovative use of "found objects." He helps audiences discover the music within common items and within themselves. It's a "neo-tribal hootenanny" — original "voice and percussion"-based songs with a generous dose of audience participation. The music mixes conventional instruments (guitar, bass, marimba) with homemade creations (using buckets and barrels, keys and cans, bells and body percussion). Billy tailors both his song selection and its presentation to uniquely suit each audience. It's spirited, straightforward music that is accessible to anyone and everyone, regardless of age or cultural background. The big-tent festival quality of Billy's music facilitates connection and community while fostering inspiration and... most importantly... FUN. Billy Jonas has shared stages with many renowned artists, including Alison Krauss, Peter Yarrow, Keb' Mo', Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea, Paul Winter, Michele Shocked, Justin Bieber, Ani DiFranco, David Wilcox, Richard Thompson, and Pete Seeger. His upbeat, engaging presence encourages active audience participation. His concerts are a magical mix of stagecraft and wholesome, open-ended, anything-can- happen spontaneity.
The Billy Jonas Band — Led by guitarist / vocalist / industrial re-percussionist Billy Jonas, the Band also features the supreme talents of Ashley Farmer (vocals, percussion), Sherman Hoover (vocals, bass, re-percussion), Juan Holladay (vocals, marimba, re-percussion), and the audience (vocals, percussion) because everybody's in the band!
"He engages the audience with a wild assortment of rhythm and word play that usually leaves them both entertained, and a little more in touch with their spiritual selves. He teaches, through experience, that music is everywhere." ~ Sing Out! Magazine.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. General admission seating.
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The Cellar Stage at Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton (View)
5315 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214