sounds from

anna rg / zach rowden duo

ANNA is trying to find places in between traditional and experimental music worlds. now in brooklyn, once in baltimore, and before in appalachia / she spent the last decade studying with masters of traditional fiddle and banjo music in Kentucky and Virginia. her main duo, anna & elizabeth, just released their third studio record on smithsonian folkways / it was heralded by the New Yorker as “a radical expansion of what folk songs are supposed to do.” ZACH deals with the acoustic and performative possibilities of the upright/electric bass & violin. Current projects/collaborators include Iancu Dumitrescu and the late Ana-Maria Avram’s Hyperion Ensemble (member/soloist), The Ghost (with Michael Foster, Derek Baron) Tongue Depressor (with Henry Bridsey), Charmaine Lee, Tyshawn Sorey, Robert Black, Leila Bordreuil, Paul Flaherty, Chris Cretella, Matt Sargent, and Wendy Eisenberg.

PLUS sets from local legends

owen gardner, one of the horse lords, plays something mysterious and beautiful
(will he recreate his incredible 2017 season, though ? )
allison clendaniel /


Doors at 8:30, music at 9

Event location:

The Red Room at Normals Books and Records 425 E. 31st Street Baltimore, MD 21218

The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.