Not-to-be missed music news

Delivering on Time
Running Late building area following
Runnin’ Late is a Delaware-based, “feel good” classic rock band influenced by both jazz and blues.

This classic bass, drums and guitar-playing group, with a sound similar to Van Morrison, The Eagles and Bruce Springsteen, also features keyboards and saxophone.

The band will play the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pa., on Thursday, Oct. 16, as a finalist in the third annual 102.9 WMGK Rock MD competition, supported by Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Runnin’ Late will compete against four other bands to win a $2,000 donation to the charity of their choice, free recording time at Philly Sound Studios, and the title of Rock MD Champions.

Also coming up is Runnin’ Late’s Christmas show at The Queen on Saturday, Dec. 13.
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American Songster
Dom Flemons comes to Arden
Considered “the American Songster” by many fans, Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops will bring his old-time folk music sound to Arden Gild Hall on Friday, Oct. 3, alongside the duo of Grace and Tony.

As part of the Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded in 2005 with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, Flemons has performed at the Newport Folk Festival and Bonnaroo, in addition to such renowned venues as the Grand Ole Opry.

Raised in Phoenix, Ariz., Flemons began playing percussion instruments in his high school band. After picking up the guitar and harmonica as a teenager, he played in local coffee houses and became a regular on the Arizona folk music scene until he was discovered and his career skyrocketed. Within the past three years he’s performed in front of one million people.

Flemons is currently set to work on his untitled third solo album, focusing on creating music that is rooted in history, with a contemporary approach.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and advance tickets are $15 and $18 at the door.
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West Coast Musician Comes to the Queen
Brett Dennen will perform Oct. 17
WXPN welcomes folk-pop artist Brett Dennen to The Queen on Friday, Oct. 17.
Dennen, who hails from California, began his music career at a summer camp called Camp Jack Hazard in the Sierra Nevada mountain range–a retreat that he would eventually return to for inspiration on Smoke and Mirrors, his fifth studio album, released last October.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $25.
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New York String Trio
Haas Kowert Tice coming to the Grand
The New York-based string trio of Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert and Jordan Tice—known as Haas Kowert Tice—have produced original sounds meshing improv and compositional turns, grounded by melodies and rhythms blending their bluegrass, classical and folk music styles.

They’ll be at the Grand on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.
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