Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series
Sam Nitzberg & Matt Douglass
performing their own compositions in the round
with your singing host Goeffrey Himes
Tickets: $7 in advance/$9 at door
SAM NITZBERG & MATT DOUGLASS:
Fresh from their celebrated performances at the Creative Alliance for the Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Celebration, Sam Nitzberg and Matt Douglass return to the Roots Cafe for an evening of their original songs.
Former band mates with The Reactors, a staple in the 1980s Baltimore alternative music scene, singer-songwriters Sam and Matt have been playing music together again quite a bit in the last few years, and have just released "Grayest Hits", a 4-song EP available at http://www.cdbaby.com/samnitzberg."
The Baltimore Sun declared that the Reactors had followed the lead of new wave acts like the Clash, the Police and Joe Jackson, who have breathed new life into old rock conventions with the fresh air of reggae." After the Reactors disbanded, Nitzberg spent time as lead singer with the Sway before leaving to form the Odds in order to provide another vehicle for his own songs. Douglass released his first CD in 2002, winning honorable mention for songwriting that year from MD Music Monthly Magazine. The roots-rock singer-songwriter's 2008 CD, Big Lucky, features 11 originals with an interesting take on rock, country and blues.
Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Nashville Scene, 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, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, Jim Patton, Ed Pettersen, Phoebe Hunt, Paul Craft, Paul Margolis, Josh Charles, Andrew Grimm, Bob Kannenberg and others. This month Himes will premiere his new song, Long Forgotten Drug."
UPCOMING SHOWS IN THE ROOTS CAFÉ SINGER-SONGWRITER SERIES
AT AN DIE MUSIK:
December 9: Fifth annual Roots Café Christmas Show with Savannah Valentino
OTHER ROOTS CAFÉ SHOWS:
November 17: Second annual Streets of Baltimore: Songs of Our City concert for the Creative Alliance at the Patterson featuring the Beltways, Victoria Vox, Tony Denikos, the Grandsons Alan MacEwen and others