RedSamlookaville's Repackaged Goods:
A Night of Songs by Baltimore's Red Sammy and Palookaville
Tickets: $12 general, $10 for students and seniors, $15 at the door
Songwriters Howard Markman (Palookaville) and Adam Trice (Red Sammy) present a night of songs revisited, each warranting a special kind of new interpretation, as well as new, never-been-heard songs. The two songwriters will trade songs of heartache, redemption, love and loss while holding true to their own unique sensibilities. A rotating cast of stellar musicians will help with the repackaging including Red Sammy's resonator guitar player, John Decker; Palookaville’s Glenn Workman (keyboards & vocals), Jim Hannah (drums & vocals), and Chas Marsh (bass & vocals). Howard Markman (Palookaville)
A veteran of the Baltimore music scene, Markman has played with a variety of Mobtown bands. 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. Markman drew from the instrumental prowess of the first band and the songwriting ambition of the second to produce three solo CDs, exploring a life that sometimes gets dark, sad, and lonely but can still be a wild and deeply satisfying ride. He continues to evade the musical border police with Palookaville, a collaborative project featuring master musicians Glenn Workman, Chas Marsh, and Jim Hannah. Palookaville performs new arrangements of Markman’s solo work as well as original compositions, and plans to begin recording its first album in the coming year.
"Looking at the world through soot covered glasses, Markman slides through a variety of musical moods with uncommon grace and biting humor. Equal parts Ry Cooder and Woody Allen." (John Lewis – Arts Editor, Baltimore Magazine) Adam Trice (Red Sammy) Adam Trice is the singer/songwriter for the gritty Americana band, Red Sammy. The band name is a reference to Flannery O'Connor's short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find," (1955).
Life, work, hard work, disappointment, love and loss are all themes within his storytelling. Red Sammy's latest album, These Poems With Kerosene, blends the simplicity of song with poetic sensibilities. We encounter various characters who all share a similar miserable and heartbreaking circumstance in life. They frequent the same places: package goods stores, lonesome bars, street corners. Some characters sound frustrated and angry while others are indifferent to their own bleak situation.
"If you like your singing gritty, your tunes roughly hewn from country blues and your poetry sharp and to the point, this is just waiting for you,” (Americana UK).
"Trice’s voice resembles a young Tom Waits or Leonard Cohen, his hoarse croak effectively channeling the mournful regions of the heart and soul," (Urbanite Magazine).