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Soup Camel has been playing guitar and singing since he was 13. He grew up in a small town in NJ in the 50' and 60's and was influenced by ALL the music of that era including his Dad's Pete Foutain records, his Mom's Broadway Musical records and even Lawrence Welk. His life has been a long muscial journey which has settled into the sounds of early American Blues and Jazz (ca. 1900-1940). He loves to sing, he loves to play guitar, and he aint afraid to yodel.
Kimberlee Thorne has been involved in music since the day she was born. Her father, Henry Thorne, was the band director at Rivesville High School in Rivesville, WV. She has played music and sung all over the country and has many credits to her name including a stint in Nashville at Opryland.
Motown Minnie has been around music since High School and was married to well-known luthier, Gilbert Stiles. Gilbert was the one who got her interested in the bass and bought her Ruby Red, a 1930's Kay bass.
Alan Martin, aka the Beat Doctor, retired from Soup Camel Music on October 24, 2015.
David Insley, otherwise known as Delta Dave has been playing harmonica for years but is also a virtuoso on the clarinet. His early clarinet days included a stint in the Baltimore Colts Marching Band.
Chris Matthews, the youngest member of the group, has been involved in music most of his life and can play many different instruments but his fiddle-playing is what we like most. He rounds out the group and gives Soup Camel Music that "Americana" flavor.
Craig Miller Trio is part hard-driving bluegrass and part Appalachia-cyborg. Consisting of Craig Miller (guitar), Sam Guthridge (banjo/mandolin) and Todd Hocherl (drums) from regional act Grand Ole' Ditch, the music is steeped in the tradition of grinnin' whilst pickin'. Interesting rhythms rumble from a drum kit and the 11 strings on stage are ebbin and flowin their way through tunes ranging from John Prine covers to weird improvisational iterations meandering around and inspired by the oxygen shared by all in attendance. If you require a side of cool exploration with your main course of Americana then you need to come quench your thirst on some of these fine folks.
Cutting his teeth on the thriving mid Atlantic and Appalachian festival circuit, Maryland rural roads, a thriving and robust local music scene, and some of the MVDC region's premier music venues, multi instrumentalist , Singer and songwriter Andrew Roulette is always ready for musical gun slinging. As a solo act or in concert with other musicians, his smooth style and technical expertise mark him as a rising force. be it waterfall mandolin riffs, bluesy guitar licks or haunting lap steel accompaniment , his warm and welcoming vibe insures that there is something up his sleeve everyone.
Plank Stompers -
Plank Stompers do not like to think of themselves as a group; but rather, as a movement. Before knowing Plank Stompers, you must first know the Preamble to the Stompstitution: “We, the Stompers of the United Planks, in order to form a more funky union, establish ruckus, insure intergalactic stank-quility, and provide listening pleasure to whoever we may encounter along the way, do hereby proclaim: If sound was butter, and the last 250 years were a biscuit, then Plank Stompers would be the hypothetical knife that smears, scrapes, and swirls all of the sounds from the past together. Pickaxes and pianos, war whoops and woodwinds, fiddles sawin’ and crows cawin’, bass drones and mobile phones, all getting pushed into a greasy noise anthology.”
This is not to say that their music is an unorganized, incoherent smattering, but rather, is untethered to the previous burdens of genre-specificity. What began as a coffee shop college town duo, doing tricks for tips, and trying to interpret the meaning of bluegrass, while occasionally pissing off cats that wasn’t hip to their experimental sounds, has turned into a vehicle for group improvisation and a melding of old time soul with futuristic funk. Plank Stompers are now embarking on a mission to engage both themselves and their audience in singing, dancing, clapping, and getting down with their bad selves.
Lace up yer stomping shoes.
The Fly Birds-
The Fly Birds are a trio made up of Elizabeth Baker and Mary Dunlap of Winchester VA on Banjo and Bass and Sarah Twigg of Barton MD on the guitar. Their unique vocals as well as original style of folk music is topped off with tasteful songwriting skills and a charming presence on stage and record. The band was formed in April 2016 and plan to release their first record in 2017.
Check them out on Facebook to learn more about upcoming music releases and shows in your area!
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