The Dirty Grass Players

The Dirty Grass Players

Wicked Sycamore

Fri Nov 23

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

For any wheelchair or ADA needs, please contact the Box Office in advance of the performance at (443)-283-1200.

Please note that some of the tables and chairs will be cleared for this show to create a general admission pit. There will be a limited number of bar stools available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the bar.

The Dirty Grass Players
The Dirty Grass Players
The Dirty Grass Players are an up and coming band with their own spin on bluegrass. They use traditional style vocal harmonies and mix it with a jammy improvisational feel to keep listeners on their toes. They have been playing regionally in Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Coming from areas all around Baltimore, each player brings a different set of influence to the table.
Alex Berman: banjo/vocals, Ben Kolakowski: guitar/vocals, Alex Tocco: fiddle/vocals, Ryan Rogers: mandolin, Colin Rappa: bass fiddle

Ben, Ryan and Colin and their friend Steve Gallagher had started playing bluegrass together in early 2015. By summer Steve was planning on moving to Nashville and Ben had met Tocco and Berman at Dear Jerry (tribute to Jerry Garcia) and invited them to jam. Once they joined the band, they really began to shape the sound. You can hear influences of traditional bluegrass like Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Del McCoury band, as well as some heavier newgrass like Tony Rice, Infamous String Dusters, and Travelin McCourys. We also have some music that includes jazz style improvisation as well as some group improvisation similar to the Grateful Dead or Railroad Earth.

As they start to play more, their versatility shows in their original compositions and by playing tributes ranging from Old and in the Way to Iron Maiden to James Brown.
Wicked Sycamore
Wicked Sycamore
"Wicked Sycamore is an all female trio hailing from the DC/ Baltimore area. They can be described as contemporary folk with a mischievous edge that is grounded in traditional and roots music but branches out into jazz, blues, Americana, soul, funk, folk, rock, bluegrass, pop, and more. They write original music ranging from fun and light-hearted sing-alongs to deep, introspective melodic tunes for the ages. No matter the genre, their music relies heavily on thoughtful arrangement, instrumental prowess, and intricate vocal harmonies.

The women of Wicked Sycamore have been playing music together since 2015. Their musical journey began as members of an electric band that played rock, funk, and blues. They soon realized that they shared a desire to explore acoustic interests in a more intimate ensemble. As a trio, their music is driven largely by blending the familiar and traditional with the daring and unexpected. Each member is a multi-instrumentalist who brings a unique background and influence to their sound, highlighting their musicality and progressive songwriting

Wicked Sycamore has played around the Mid-Atlantic region at various venues, as well as festivals such as The Ladybug Festival, DOAH Festival, Takoma Park Folk and Street Festivals, and have appeared on local television and radio stations such as 89.7 WTMD, 94.3 WOWD, and Fox5 DC News. "
Venue Information:
The Soundry
10221 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD, 21044