• Prairie Fire drops for Charm City Junction

    One of the most uniquely entertaining groups on the old time music scene is Baltimore's Charm City Junction, a band that seamlessly incorporates Celtic folk styles into their repertoire of traditional tunes from both sides of the Atlantic. They were formed

  • Duckpin – Charm City Junction

    Sometimes when I’m overextended, I listen to new music in the background while answering emails, preparing song licenses or making dinner. Then I circle back later and give the CD my undivided attention for a few listens before I write

  • Jaybird video from Charm City Junction

    Charm City Junction, a Baltimore-based string band that cleverly mixes bluegrass, old time, Cajun, and Celtic fiddle music, has released a live video featuring one of the tracks from their new album, Duckpin. The quirky quartet includes fiddle, banjo, bass, and

  • Charm City in Civilization VI

    Civilization VI, the recently-released video game from Firaxis and 2K Games, contains a special treat for fans of bluegrass and old time music. Patrick McAvinue and Brad Kolodner from Charm City Junction were tapped to provide some of the music

  • Charm City Junction at Grey Fox

    Here's a set of tunes guaranteed to get your blood pumping on a Monday morning. It's Charm City Junction at this summer's 2016 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, shot by Fred Robbins as part of his annual archiving of festival events. The guys break

  • Friday at Grey Fox 2016

    Friday of Grey Fox 2016 was jam packed full of a wide variety of traditional and progressive bluegrass and related musics, legends, and new faces and sounds. Whether one wanted to see names that they had known and followed for

  • Bluegrass on the Grass 2016

    Once again, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania has hosted their free festival, Bluegrass on the Grass on campus. It's an event for the local community, as most students are gone now for summer vacation, but faculty and staff also often

  • Charm City Junction

    I'm not sure I've ever encountered a record I enjoyed this well, where I've had so much trouble quantifying the sound. It's all joyfully conceived and brilliantly played, but running counter to so many stylistic norms... and yet it works