Baltimore’s Best Blues Music

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Check out Baltimore’s best blues music scene. Live music venues, events, and festivals featuring local and national blues artists.

The Charm City Kings

The Charm City Kings is a band based in Baltimore, Maryland. The group is known for their energetic live performances and their ability to get the audience up and dancing. The band has a strong following in the Baltimore area and has been playing together for over 10 years.

The Charm City Kings consists of four members: lead vocalist and guitarist, Mikey T; bassist, Aron; drummer, Brandon; and keyboardist, Chris. Each member of the band brings their own unique style to the table, which makes for a dynamic and exciting sound.

If you’re looking for a fun night out and some great blues music, be sure to check out The Charm City Kings.

The Nighthawks

The Nighthawks are a Baltimore-based blues band that has been playing together for over 20 years. The band is known for its high-energy live shows and has released six albums, including its most recent, “Devil’s Work.” The Nighthawks have been featured on NPR and in Rolling Stone, and their music has been used in films and TV shows.

The Grandsons

The Grandsons are a Baltimore-based band that plays a mix of blues, R&B, and soul. The band was formed in 2010 by singer/guitarist Brandon Graves and bassist/singer Eric Burdette. The two had been playing together in various bands for years before deciding to start their own group. They were soon joined by drummer Ryan Shaw and keyboardist Matt Jordan.

The Grandsons have been nominated for five Maryland Music Awards, winning Best Blues Act in 2017 and 2018. They have also been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series and CBS This Morning Saturday.

The Tunesmiths

The Tunesmiths are one of Baltimore’s best blues bands. With a unique style that combines elements of traditional blues, soul, and R&B, the group has developed a sound that is both timeless and fresh. The Tunesmiths have been entertaining audiences for over a decade, and their live shows are not to be missed. If you’re looking for a night of great music and good times, look no further than the Tunesmiths.

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