Howard Markman & Palookaville
Howard Markman & Palookaville invite you to attend the band’s official debut on Saturday, November 17, 8 p.m., at An die Musik in Baltimore.
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind evening by an exciting collective of some of Baltimore’s most talented veteran musicians at one of the city’s premier music venues. Howard Markman & Palookaville -- Glenn Workman, Jim Hannah, and Chas Marsh – will perform songs from Markman’s first three albums and premiere songs from the band’s next album. And what’s an official debut without special guests and other surprises?
Tickets: $12 general, $10 for students and seniors
Doors open at 8 p.m.
A veteran of the Baltimore music scene, Markman has played with a variety of Mobtown bands from country to avant-garde, from folk-rock to R&B. He is probably most recognizable for his stints as guitarist with Baltimore’s premier improvising roots band Freewater in the ‘70s and with Disappear Fear, featuring Sonia, in the ‘90s. On his 2005 solo album, "Half Smiles Blue Skies," Markman drew from the instrumental prowess of the first band and the songwriting ambition of the second to carve out a personal collection of songs, exploring a life that sometimes gets dark, sad, and lonely but can still be a wild and deeply satisfying ride. His latest album, “Welcome to Smalltimore," was released in 2010.
The songs on his latest album, “Welcome to Smalltimore”, combine pop sensibilities with a twangy guitar and a quirky worldview of a delighted cynic. With his new band, Palookaville, featuring an all-star cast, Howard continues to bring all this material to life, delighting the crowds, while continuing to evade the musical border police.
Palookaville is howard - guitar & vocals, Glenn Workman - keyboards & vocals, Jim Hannah - drums & vocals, and Chas Marsh - bass & vocals.