Downside Up was formed at their debut performance and first time ever playing together at Annapolis Fringe Festival October of 2016! Lee Priddy needed more music to fill the performance time, so he put them together that night 30 minutes before they went on with a few songs they all luckily knew in common (songs by Rush, Journey, Led Zeppelin etc...) and called them an old Priddy Music Academy band name "Downside Up" and hence that is how they were formed and have been together ever since. Downside Up went on to win Priddy Music academy's Battle of the Bands 2016 over 14 year old and over categories and went on to get 5 individual judges picks. The band is Lucy O'Brien on vocals, Joe Matthews on guitar, Mackenzie Priddy on bass and vocals, John Priddy on keys, and Andrew Priddy on drums.
Go With The Flow was originally formed in 2014 and won the 2014 Priddy Music academy Battle of the Bands. Since then they have played at the Bay Music Festival last year and many other events such as Eastportarockin, Nextival, Paws for a Cause, Naptown Nerdfest, Up.St.Art Magazine launches for Jimi Haha, First Sunday Arts Festival, and many others events. The young band has also done 4 hour professional shows at Severna Park Taphouse, Ramshead Roadhouse (there once a month) and Union Jack's Annapolis. They were also featured in the Winter addition of Up.St.Art Magazine.
This year they come back with a new vocalist Tommy Perrell and guitarist Z Lambert. Returning members are Mackenzie Priddy on bass, John Priddy on keys, and Andrew Priddy on drums. They will be bringing high energy classic rock, r & b, and funk songs to the stage this year.
Delmarva's own Jones Boys band has been together since January 1992. This energetic group enjoys playing current country hits along with traditional country music. Darren Jones, the band's leader, plays keyboards and bass while his brother, Brett, plays rhythm and fills in on drums and bass as needed. Tom Kaufman is the lead guitarist but also plays pedal steel. The audience can always count on Tom's rousing rendition on the fiddle of "The Orange Blossom Special." Jim Jones, Darren and Brett's father, was an original member of the group, but he has since been replaced by Bobby Simmons, who plays drums.
The Jones Boys have appeared in Nashville and at numerous fairs, and have opened for Hank Williams III. They have performed onstage at the Harrington Raceway and Casino and at clubs throughout Delmarva, where audiences are always entertained by their rendition of songs from artists such as George Jones, George Strait and more. The Jones Boys also have the ability to perform almost any country song requested during their shows.
SKRIBE Playing at 4:50-5:30
Skribe travels from town to town in a blue hearse spreading their own blend of garage folk: a soulful sound that draws from roots Americana & the 60's garage spirit. The bands' latest release 'Postcards' rumbles & creaks from the blues punk growl of 'Mayonnaise & Honey' to the Hawaiian lapsteel laced ballad 'Strangers' - a tribute to The Kinks. Skribe’s non-stop live presence has ignited musical collaborations with the area’s most skilled musicians & generated a cultured following. Skribe’s blooming creative career should not be considered a rolling stone…it’s a boulder. http://skribestudios.com/
"an eclectic, ultra smooth blend of earthy, gritty, modern folk music for the soul from the soul. A band that I can work and drink to all day." - Katch 1 Natural Koncept
Skribe plays an oil can called a canjo-zookie. It’s an eight-string guitar with a biting, blues-y rasp. Skribe’s got the voice (and the old-school Cadillac) to match. Accompanying himself on the suitcase-kick and hi-hat, Skribe’s “M.I.Y.” is a barn-burning roots number. - Ben Naddaff-Hafrey NPR
skribe is a down to earth, no frills garage folk outfit out of Maryland making solid good time tunes, for whatever good times means to you -The modern Folk Music Of America www.themodernfolk.net 2016 Rammie Award - Best Opening Act - Rams Head Onstage
Band Members Aaron Yealdhall - vocals / guitar / canjo-zookie / electric kazoo / kick / hat Gingerwolf - Lapsteel Jacob Panic - banjo
Bird Dog & The Road Kings with special guest Jon Glik Playing at 6:00-6:45
The icons of Rockabilly music, these are Eastern Shore of Maryland’s Honky-Tonk Truckin’ Country Blues Guys and one of the all time favorites of the festival! The first 20 years were spent traveling from New York City through the Nations Capital heading to the lights of Nashville and Austin to the Florida Keys and Easton, Md. Small towns, big cities, roadhouses to ballrooms, deck bars to concert halls and festivals along the way.
The last dozen years or so the Road Kings’ road travels are more like Rt. 50 and I-97, Baltimore, D.C. and the Eastern Shore, “GREAT TO BE HOME GUYS”.
Bird Dog Wheeler (vocals, guitar) and Billy West (lead guitar and vocals) are enjoying their 30 something years together. Charlie Briddell (bass and vocals) joined the duo in 1983 and Roger Lewis (drums and vocals) rejoined the group in 2012. With the total number of years together, the foursome are enjoying their music and camaraderie more than ever and it is so evident in their sound, performance, and overall professionalism. Special guest Jon Glik will appear with them at the 2017 Bay Music Festival. Jon Glik is one of the great fiddlers of our generation.
The Lions Club of Centreville would like to thank Bird Dog Wheeler again for his tremendous support of the Bay Music Festival since it started 35 years ago.
PRESSING STRINGS Playing at 7:15-7:55
Pressing Strings is a soul stirring trio based out of the Maryland’s capitol city of Annapolis. Their sound is a blend of American Roots, Blues, Folk, Rock and Reggae. The music stems from lead singer Jordan Sokel’s bluesy and soulful songwriting and anchored firmly by drummer Brandon Bartlett and bassist Nicholas Welker. As a trio the band has performed and recorded relentlessly, consistently releasing new material. 2016 saw two new EP’s from the band. Five From Three (March 2016), a 5 track EP done mostly live with minimal overdubbing, and Most Of Us (summer 2016) which the band teamed up with producer Scott Jacoby (John Legend, Jose James, Vampire Weekend…) and engineer/producer Neil Dorfsman (Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan…). They are currently on tour on the east coast. https://www.pressingstrings.com/
Band Members Jordan Sokel-guitar/vocal Nick Welker-Bass Brandon Bartlett- Drums
The Lee Priddy Trio Playing at 8:20-9:00
The Lee Priddy Trio is a power trio based in Annapolis with Craig Tambascio on vocals/bass Mark St Pierre on drums, and Lee Priddy on guitar. This band can play just about anything in any style as a 3 piece. They have an eclectic set list. There will be a variety of tasty jams from Santana, SRV, Hendrix, Rush, The Cure, Stevie Wonder, RHCP's, Foo Fighters, Beatles, Spin Doctors, Marley, The Boss, REM, ZZ Top, Black Keys and many more!
AC/DB Playing at 2:25-2:45
AC/DB (an acronym for Avery, Chris, Doug & Ben) went together to Priddy Music Academy's Rock Band Summer Camp August of 2016 and have been together ever since under Lee Priddy's guidance. They practice an hour a week at the academy plus their weekly private lessons at the academy. They also get together at their parents' houses for some extra practice. The band consists of Chris and Ben on vocals (both study with Jennifer Marie), Chris (Studies with Craig Tambascio) and Ben (Studies with Jeremy Boss) on bass, Doug (Studies with George Cowan) on guitar, and Avery (Studies with Brad Kimes) on drums. Although they are 10-11 year olds, AC/DB packs a powerful punch and puts on a spectacular show!
Tracey Eldridge- FOR THE KIDS! Playing at 3:20-3:35 and 4:25-4:45
Tracey Eldridge is one of the most popular children's performers in the Maryland/D.C. area. Her energetic and interactive performances at concerts, libraries, schools, mall "Kid's Clubs" camps and children's birthday parties have delighted countless kids and parents. Tracey is highly respected in both the regional entertainment and educational communities. She is proficient on several instruments and in a wide spectrum of musical styles having studied, performed, and taught for more than 25 years. She infuses creative interactive play and music with gleanings from her experience in theater, movement, and clowning. Tracey's contagious exuberance motivates children to participate without self-consciousness. In addition to her musical performances, Tracey entertains as a clown, balloon sculptor, and face painter. Tracey's new CD, NEVER MIND THE RAIN, features 14 original songs and musical stories complete with imaginative sound effects and recorded with full bands. The CD features 25 of the Baltimore/DC area's finest roots musicians performing zydeco, Dixieland, folk, swing, boogie woogie, Hawaiian, Appalachian, rockabilly, reggae, and rock 'n' roll. NEVER MIND THE RAIN teaches children in a most delightful way about different styles of American "roots" music and about the instruments that characterize each style. http://www.traceyeldridge.com/ and http://www.traceykidsmusic.com/
Sarah Paige Playing at 5:35-5:55
Sarah Paige is a young up and coming singer/songwriter who joined Priddy Music Academy in 2014. She is self taught on guitar and has studied voice as well as being in the bands Vinyl Nation (classic rock) and Acousticca at the academy. Her voice lead Acousticca to place 3rd at the Priddy Music Academy Battle of Bands in 2015. Her vocal styles are reminiscent of Florence and the Machine, Suzanne Vega, and Lisa Loeb. With her finger style guitar playing, unique voice and creative arrangements she draws people in. She also performs original material.
Jillian Taylor is making her third appearance at the Bay Music Festival. She is from Baltimore, Maryland and is 20 years old. Jillian Taylor has been a singer/songwriter since she was little and began singing in a band at 15 years old. She is currently studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston majoring in Professional Music with concentrates in Songwriting, Music Production, and Music Education. . The young singer-songwriter has a rock-solid foundation, having trained four years under the wing of local music teacher Lee Priddy at Priddy Guitar Academy in Severna Park. Priddy is proud of his former student’s current string of successes. "She’s probably one of the best singers I’ve had through here,” he stated. There she learned to sing and play guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. Taylor credits old-school folk musicians like Paul Simon and Don McLean with influencing her style, which she describes as “singer-songwriter pop with a folk flair.” Her other Influences are Taylor Swift, Colbie Calliat, Sara Bareilles, Ed Sheeran and Christina Perri. Her music is available on iTunes . For news about Jillian Taylor and her new music, visit“Jillian Taylor Musician/Band” on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/JillianTaylorMusic/
2nd Chair Playing at 8:00-8:20
2nd Chair brings their own energetic mix of original hard rock to the Bay Music Festival. This up-and-coming trio is from Kent Island and consists of Zachariah Lambert on guitar and vocals, Jesse Kirchner on bass, and Christian Rogers on drums. They are excited to make their Bay Music Festival debut this year!