The backyard show is back on Sunday August 28, 2022! This is always one of our favorite shows of the year.
We are excited to feature Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno as our guests. Of course The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet will perform with our pals Alex Lacquement (bass, harmonica, banjo, vocals) and Rachel Eddy (fiddle, guitar, banjo, vocals).
Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno play old-soul roots music, fluidly melding a backbone of Appalachian traditional music with fresh iconic melodies and the tightly wound vocal harmonies of indie folk. Both Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno, now just out of college, grew up steeped in old-time music, Leva in Lexington, Virginia and Calcagno in Seattle, Washington. After meeting in 2016 they soon collaborated on Leva’s debut record Time is Everything which Rolling Stone wrote “shone a light on the past without giving up its place in the present.” In support of the record, they embarked on an extensive tour that stretched to the most northern reaches of Canada and overseas to Europe. Over the course of these varied and occasionally lonesome shows and travels, the pair developed their collaboration into a distinct sound that led to the imagination and writing of their new eponymous record Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno, out now on Free Dirt Records. Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno have emerged as two of the most promising young roots artists. Indeed, Saving Country Music writes that, “Individually, Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno are already two of the most exciting, promising, and talented up-and-comers in most all of roots music, fluidly moving through old time, bluegrass, and classic country modes with an ease of execution, and displaying a passion for the enterprise of reviving old music that is infectious with the audience. Put them together, and they’re even greater than the sum of their arts, intertwining disciplines and influences seamlessly until it comprises a roots music symphony of two.” Whether they are playing as a duo or with award winning stringband The Onlies, it is clear that Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno are deeply invested in the future of roots music.
Sunday, August 28
3806 Fenchurch Rd
Baltimore MD 21218
WHAT TO BRING:
A lawn chair or blanket; something to eat/drink!
OR in case of rain/excessive heat:
The Stony Run Friends Meeting House 5116 N Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21210
FOR RESERVATIONS, RESERVE ONLINE (See below) or VENMO (ken-kolodner), or CONTACT KEN TO USE A CREDIT CARD OR SEND CHECK:
Send check to:
3806 Fenchurch RD
Baltimore MD 21218
Or venmo to: ken-kolodner
COST: Suggested donation of $26. ($16 for ages 18 and under)
Join the Kolodners for an intimate backyard concert featuring some of the finest old-time musicians around. Widely known as one of the top hammered dulcimer players in the U.S. and a fine old-time fiddler, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner is joined by his son, Brad Kolodner who has rapidly gained national recognition for his driving yet subtle old-time clawhammer banjo playing. Joining Ken & Brad will be Alex Lacquement on bass and vocals, Rachel Eddy on fiddle, guitar, and vocals. We are super pleased to feature Vivian & Riley. Vivian & Riley play old-soul roots music, fluidly melding a backbone of Appalachian traditional music with fresh iconic melodies and the tightly wound vocal harmonies of indie folk.