Streaming Concert_#470: Roots Café - Geoffrey Himes' 70th Birthday

An die Musik Live!

409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Roots Café - April 2022

Recorded on 4/24/22

Singer-songwriter Geoffrey Himes
celebrates his 70th birthday
with Billy Kemp, Willem Elsevier & Friends

Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Jazz Times, No Depression, Paste and others, Geoffrey Himes is also a longtime singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with Fred Koller, Walter Egan, Si Kahn, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, James Von Lenz, Jim Patton, Ken Kolodner, Andrew Grimm, Tony Denikos, John Seay and others. Himes, a singer-pianist, performs in a duo with Love Riot violinist Willem Elsevier. This month Himes will premiere the new song, “Old Wedding Rings.”   http://www.facebook.com/RootsCafeBaltimore

Billy Kemp was born and raised in Baltimore, where he led the area’s best country-rock band of the ‘70s and ‘80s (the Paradise Pickers) and its best rock'n'roll band of the ‘80s and ‘90s (the Paradise Rockers). The singer-guitarist has played with Tommy Conwell at the Meadowlands, with Jeanne Pruett at the Grand Ole Opry and with Tommy Overstreet in Europe. He produced albums for Edge City and Linda Nelson and composed music for “Bo and Mo: A Rockabilly Musical,” Maryland Public Television and the American Visionary Art Museum. For most of this century, he has been writing, recording and touring North America and Europe as half of the Appalachian folk duo Jeni & Billy. He has relaunched his solo career with his first solo album in 12 years: “Another Life,” a celebration of his roots in Maryland, followed by an anthology of unreleased vintage tracks, “The Painter's Bucket” and the 2020 album “The Craig Demos.” Each of these albums features co-writes with Geoffrey Himes, who will join Kemp for this show.

Willem Elsevier is a trained violinist who has found success in both the classical and jazz worlds. He is best known, however, for his role in Love Riot, the Baltimore rock band that recorded with producer Eric Ambel and toured widely. Elsevier’s sophisticated solos helped the band beat out 2,500 other bands from around the globe to win the Yamaha Music Quest competition  in Japan in 1994. Elsevier has also recorded with such acts as Billy Kemp and Milkshake. Since 2012, he has been performing and songwriter in a duo with Geoffrey Himes.

Streaming cost: $12
Link will remain active for one week

Donations welcome

Visit Website

Upcoming Events

Tue, June 18, 7:00 PM

Charlie Ballantine/Amanda Gardier Series, featuring pianist Jose Andre

In-person Attendance →

Tue, June 18, 7:00 PM

Charlie Ballantine/Amanda Gardier Series, featuring pianist Jose Andre

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Thu, June 27, 7:00 PM

Anna-Lisa Kirby Reimagines the Music of Leonard Cohen

In-person Attendance →

Thu, June 27, 7:00 PM

Anna-Lisa Kirby Reimagines the Music of Leonard Cohen

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Fri, June 28, 7:00 PM

Sam Newsome & Max Johnson

In-person Attendance →

Fri, June 28, 7:00 PM

Sam Newsome & Max Johnson

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sat, June 29, 7:00 PM

Songs of Freedom with Keith Snipes

In-person Attendance →

Sat, June 29, 7:00 PM

Songs of Freedom with Keith Snipes

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sun, June 30, 4:00 PM

Brian Kooken Trio "Groovin' On" CD release concert

In-person Attendance →

Sun, June 30, 4:00 PM

Brian Kooken Trio "Groovin' On" CD release concert

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Sat, July 13, 8:00 PM

Nick Sjostrom "1rregardle55" album release show

In-person Attendance →

Sat, July 13, 8:00 PM

Nick Sjostrom "1rregardle55" album release show

Get Access to the Live Stream →

Wed, July 24, 7:00 PM

Stephen Philip Harvey Octet Double Live Tour

In-person Attendance →

Wed, July 24, 7:00 PM

Stephen Philip Harvey Octet Double Live Tour

Get Tickets →

Quarantine Concert Series_#115: Carl Cornwell Quartet

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series_#116: Bill Heid Trio Three-peat

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series_#117: Wolf/Patrick/Jackson

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series_#118: Greg Thompkins and Olde SkooL Band

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series_#119: Cellist Sydney Bennett

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series_#121: Renee Tannenbaum Trio

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series #47: Bill Heid Trio

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series_#122: Amit Peled: Beethoven's 250th Celebration

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series #48: Lafayette Gilchrist & Kevin Pinder

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series_#123: Gabrielle Goodman and Friends

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series #49: Ronn McFarlane, lutenist

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series_#124: Eric Kennedy and Joel Santiago

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series_#125: Linda Harris and Light Switch Band

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series_#126: Mayu Saeki, flute & Warren Wolf, piano

Get Web Access to the Video →

Quarantine Concert Series # 9: Robin Bullock

Video of his Quarantine Concert #9 →

Streaming Concert_#314: Chris Barrick Band

Get Web Access to the Video →

Streaming Concert_#315: Mathuin Smith Quartet Live Stream

Get Web Access to the Video →