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The Music City Maryland festivals will take place in May of every year in Catonsville.  The First Annual Festival will take place on Saturday May 18th, 2019 in the parking lot behind Iamps at Jenning’s Cafe from 4-11PM.

The bands perfoming in this year’s festival will be The Silverites, Roscoe Stamford, Cancelled Stamps, Stone Dust Riders, Society Fringe Players, Circle 9 and The Players Band.

Beer and Food vendors will be on hand as well as a Cornhole Tournament. There will also be artists and photographers selling their work as well as some hand crafted jewelry and custom tie dye t-shirts. The Festival is Sponsored by Sun Rider 9 Productions, Iamps at Jenning’s Cafe, and Bills Music House.


Sun Rider 9 Productions has put together a special presentation. These short film productions will come out each week over the next month or so.

First up we have a clip from the film Catonsville: Music City Maryland including some outtakes from the band Juice and Cabbage.

And second we have footage of the song M written by Juice and performed by Kevin Beebe and Kurt Reisenweber of Juice, and filling in on drums and bass are Cabbage and Dennis Barth from Stone Dust Riders. From the Music City Maryland festival at Jennings Cafe May 18, 2019 filmed by Thom Stromer and even includes some film clips of the crowd by Billie Jo Timmons Reynolds.

Edited by Sun Rider 9.

 

 


 

The first promotional video for the first annual Music City Maryland Festival set for Saturday May 18th, 2019. Features The Silverites, Roscoe Stamford, Society Fringe Players, Stone Dust Riders and the Players Band. All song copyright protected ©️ Features clip from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

 

 


 

The Players Band will be closing the show playing from 9:30 to 11:00pm Saturday May 18th. This Catonsville band got its start as Mobtown Beat in the mid-nineties and later transitioned with most of the original lineup into one of the premier Ska/Reggae original acts in the Mid-Atlantic region. Opening for national acts such as Joe Strummer, the B52’s, the Skatalites, and Toots and the Maytals.

https://www.facebook.com/PlayersBandSka/

Master Plan is the song from the album Half Time and is available on iTunes.

Song is copyrighted ©️

 

 


 

 

The Music City Maryland festival is beyond excited to announce the legendary Circle 9 has been added to the lineup!! The band and its members have been heavily featured in the Catonsville: Music City Maryland film. Joe Gallagher, Dennis Barth, Brian Lutz, Dave Linantud, and Bob Sipes, all members of Circle 9 played in several other bands in the film that include Sporatic Sunjam, Roscoe Stamford, Stone Dust Riders, and Society Fringe Players. Circle 9 formed in 1995 and made multiple albums performing live for well over a decade. Welcome to the festival Circle 9!

 


Cancelled Stamps

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The Music City Maryland Festival is thrilled to add Baltimore based Cancelled Stamps to the 2019 festival lineup!

Cancelled Stamps are a Baltimore based original band. With a love of 90s rock, 80s new wave, and a modern edge, they’ve created a sound all it’s own.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/cancelledstampsbaltimore/


For the inaugural year of the 2019 Music City Maryland Festival, we featured an assortment of acts of original bands and song writers from Catonsville. From hard rock to progressive rock, from stoner rock to rockabilly, and even some full on Ska/Reggae, this festival has it all.

Features Roscoe Stamford, Circle 9, The Silverites, Society Fringe Players, Stone Dust Riders, Cancelled Stamps, and the Players Band.


Today we are featuring the full show of Kurt Reisenweber and Kevin Beebe of Juice, which includes Cabbage and Dennis Barth of Stone Dust Riders on drums and bass.

The 3 songs are This is It This is Not, M, and Nicole Brown.

From the First Annual Music City Maryland Festival May 18, 2019 at Jennings Cafe.

Filmed by Thom Stromer and edited by Sun Rider 9 Productions.


Division Chief is a new band with members Bob Sipes and Dee Settar of Foghound fame, and Ryan Bowen from Sporatic Sunjam and one of the many Society Fringe Players drummers.

From the Music City Maryland Festival at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville May 18, 2019 performing Angel Redemption, Break Even, and Rehab’s for Quitters originally written and performed by Bob Sipes and Roscoe Stamford.

A few of Roscoe Stamford’s songs were featured in the film Catonsville: Music City Maryland and the song Rehab’s for Quitters is actually the closing theme song of the film.

Filmed by Thom Stromer and aerial drone footage by Dennis Barth. Edited and Produced by Sun Rider 9 Productions LLC.


Division Chief is a new band with members Bob Sipes and Dee Settar of Foghound fame, and Ryan Bowen from Sporatic Sunjam and one of the many Society Fringe Players drummers.

From the Music City Maryland Festival at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville May 18, 2019 performing The Middle, Instrumental, and Where the Truth Lyes.

Filmed by Thom Stromer and aerial drone footage by Dennis Barth. Edited and Produced by Sun Rider 9 Productions LLC.


The Silverites live in Catonsville, Maryland.

From the Music City Maryland Festival at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville May 18, 2019. Performing T.A.L.C., Around the Bend, and My Little Ballantine.

Joe Schwartz guitar player recorded the opening narration and Michael McLaughlin the bass player filmed the opening sequence at the SDR Compound for the film Catonsville: Music City Maryland. Joe Schwartz is from Catonsville and worked at Bills Music House for a number of years.

Filmed by Thom Stromer. Edited and Produced by Sun Rider 9 Productions LLC.


Cancelled Stamps features Shannon Cassidy on vocals and guitar, Jen Pruitt on vocals and guitar, Dee Settar on bass and back up vocals, and Pete Roper on drums.

From the Music City Maryland Festival at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville May 18, 2019. Performing Smile, Dreams Into Dust and Lights Go Down.

Most recent CD Release is “Into the Western Wind” available on Band Camp @ https://cancelledstamps.bandcamp.com/album/into-the-western-wind.

Written by Cancelled Stamps. Recorded at Waterford Digital, Severna Park, MD in May 2018. Engineered and mixed by Frank Marchand. Produced by Cancelled Stamps and Frank Marchand.

Visit Cancelled Stamps on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/cancelledstampsbaltimore/

Filmed by Thom Stromer. Edited and Produced by Sun Rider 9 Productions LLC.

All Songs are copyrighted ©️


“I remember playing my last song with Circle 9 as the sun was setting behind the stage and looking up and seeing a blood red moon upon the horizon. Thinking this could only mean one thing. TROUBLE! Sure enough the skies opened up shortly thereafter and the rains fell.

But that wouldn’t stop our party of music no it would not. As the rains receded I looked upon the stage to find a trio of players had begun the musical festivities yet again. Starting with Dave Linantud, Paul Kelley, and Porky as the first lineup of the Society Fringe Players. It was time to wipe off the camera and set back up.

We were fortune enough to capture the entire second lineup of SFP featuring Dave Linantud, Brian Lutz, and Andy Och. Please enjoy this history making set”

-J.D. Barth

From the Music City Maryland Festival at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville May 18, 2019. Dave Linantud performing “Let’s Smoke Some Reefer”, followed by SFP performing “Peace and Love Motherfucker”, “Proud to Love You”, and “West Mexico”. Written by Dave Linantud.

Visit SFP on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/SocietyFringePlayers/

SFP podcast @ http://societyfringepodcast.libsyn.com/

Filmed by Thom Stromer. Edited and Produced by Sun Rider 9 Productions LLC.

All Songs are copyrighted ©️


The Players Band brought the Ska/Reggae beats to the Music City Maryland festival and brought the house down!

Closing out the festival, several members are from Catonsville including brothers Andy and Dan Schneider who are founding members and first cousins of drummer Ryan Bowen from Sunjam and Division Chief, and Dennis Barth bass player of Sunjam, Circle 9, Stone Dust Riders and also president and CEO of Sun Rider 9 Productions the creator and producer of the film Catonsville: Music City Maryland, and the producer of the Music City Maryland Festival.

From the Music City Maryland Festival at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville May 18, 2019. Performing “Diesel Girl”, “5446”(written by Toots and the Maytals), “Nude Beach”, and “Dave’s Song”.

Players Band albums available on iTunes @ Halftime by The Players Band https://music.apple.com/us/album/halftime/148234129

On Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/PlayersBandSka/

Filmed by Thom Stromer. Edited and Produced by Sun Rider 9 Productions LLC.

All Songs are copyrighted ©️


Stone Dust Riders performing a set of Jeff Neuman songs to pay tribute to one of the greatest song writers coming out of the Catonsville music scene.

Jeff Neuman spent many years playing music along side Sean Kearney and Cabbage of Stone Dust Riders. Some of these songs were written by both Jeff and Sean. Dennis Barth of SDR playing bass in this set.

From the Music City Maryland Festival at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville May 18, 2019. Performing Overbrook, Steve the Dolphin, Basketball, Spring Grove and Invisible Friend.

The film Catonsville: Music City Maryland had a very large segment on Jeff, honoring him and all his incredible work and the film was dedicated to his memory.

Filmed by Thom Stromer. Edited and Produced by Sun Rider 9 Productions LLC.

Songs are copyrighted ©️

Visit SDR @ https://www.facebook.com/StoneDustRiders/


Circle 9 reunion at the Music City Maryland Festival. Fasten your seatbelts for this one.

“Every festival has that one moment. That segment in time where everyone looks up at the stage and their minds are melted and absolutely blown away about what just transpired. This festival had several great moments, but none so astonishingly spectacular than Circle 9 guitarist Joe Gallagher’s solo on the song Zero. How powerful was it? You might say powerful enough for the skies to open up shortly thereafter and bring down the heavy rains.”

-JD Barth

“I think Circle 9 conjured it. I think there is something thru the matrix of existence, we tripped something and brought that storm to make it epic for us somehow.

That kind of shit happens to Circle 9 all the time. That was what the band was about just weird shit all the time.”

-Dave Linantud

From the Music City Maryland Festival at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville May 18, 2019. Dave Linantud, Joe Gallagher, Will Berry (Porky), and Dennis Barth performing “Nostalgia” and “Zero”, followed by Brian Lutz jumping in on bass and the band performing “Moai”, “Pickett’s Charge”, and “Appomattox Courthouse”

Visit Circle 9 on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/TheCircleOfNine/

Filmed by Thom Stromer. Edited and Produced by Sun Rider 9 Productions LLC.

All Songs are copyrighted ©️


Stone Dust Riders features Sean Kearney on vocals and guitar, Cabbage on drums and Dennis Barth on bass. This is just and incredible set and the dual lead solos on Lowground is absolutely SICK!!

From the Music City Maryland Festival at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville May 18, 2019. Performing “Bike Ride”, “42”, “Spaceship Landing” (written by Kyuss), “Dust Ride” and “4 on the Floor”. “Between the Lines”, “Busted” and “Lowground” featuring Kevin Beebe.

Visit SDR on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/StoneDustRiders/

Filmed by Thom Stromer. Edited and Produced by Sun Rider 9 Productions LLC.

All Songs are copyrighted ©️

JD Barth


Sun Rider 9 Productions is putting together the First Annual Oktoberfest to be held in Catonsville at Iamp’s at Jennings Cafe on Saturday October 19th from 2-9pm.

Features 5 bands: Godzilla, Experience, 3 Fifths, Dawgone, and Tony Don’t Play That.

Here is a snap shot of the featured bands.

$10 cover charge and event is rain or shine.