Thurs Sept 1st - Carol Anne Bosco w Griefcat

"Crocodile" is the first album released under DC cellist Carol Anne Bosco's name, and will be available September 1st, 2022.  The work is a enthusiastic blend of Bosco's classical background and the music she grew up enjoying, pulling influence from artists as varied as the Punch Brothers, Esperanza Spalding, Lake Street Dive, and D'Angelo.  Lush string arrangements, cheeky guitar solos, imaginative vocal harmonies, and tasty back beats all lend themselves to a style of music that is interesting and unique.

"Crocodile" is the first album released under DC cellist Carol Anne Bosco's name, and will be available September 1st, 2022. The work is a enthusiastic blend of Bosco's classical background and the music she grew up enjoying, pulling influence from artists as varied as the Punch Brothers, Esperanza Spalding, Lake Street Dive, and D'Angelo. Lush string arrangements, cheeky guitar solos, imaginative vocal harmonies, and tasty back beats all lend themselves to a style of music that is interesting and unique.

Carol Anne Bosco

Carol Anne Bosco

Griefcat

Griefcat

Thursday, September 1, 2022 IMT presents Carol Anne Bosco's FIRST ALBUM RELEASE w special guest Griefcat  

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7pm 

Tickets: $15 advance (+$2 service fee) /$20 at door 

Carol Anne Bosco performs “gypsy noir,” a mix of her own making somewhere between gypsy folk and pirate jazz. Carol Anne writes, sings, plays cello and is joined by local professionals on guitar, bass, drums, violin, and sometimes accordion, ukulele, other cellists and singers, you name it!

The album release of "Crocodile" will be a performance of the album in its fullest form, with string quartet (sometimes adding second cello to make it a quintet - you can never have too many lower strings!), three-part vocal harmonies featuring contemporary folk trio Wicked Sycamore, and full rhythm section with guitar, drums, and bass + special guests Griefcat!

More info at cellobosco.com

Lush harmonies and heartfelt lyrics, often with a wink or quirky twist, await you with the brilliant award winning singer/songwriter duo: Griefcat. Described as "Local Favorites" by Washington City Paper, Griefcat is comprised of veteran singer-songwriters Louisa Hall and Annie Nardolilli. Annie and Louisa met behind the scenes at a variety show in 2015, and felt an immediate kinship after Annie sang about a Hot Park Ranger, and Louisa about her Barista Boyfriend. They reunited to play the 9:30 Club in 2018 and vowed to form a band: Griefcat. They scheduled their first rehearsal in 2019, wrote a song about vaccines and egg rolls, and the rest is (recent) history. 

Griefcat's songs range from hilarious to sincere with a unique sound akin to Flight of the Conchords, mixed with a little Dolly Parton and an indie flair. Griefcat entertains with music about the trials, joys, and tribulations of modern life. As one concert goer said, seeing Griefcat was "the most fun I've had since Lizzo."

More info at griefcat.com

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by the brand) AND Booster REQUIRED. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.  

Doors open half an hour before showtime. 

Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

Tues Sept 13th - Karan Casey Trio and The Alt

Karan Casey Trio

Karan Casey Trio

The Alt

The Alt

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 IMT presents Karan Casey Trio and The Alt (co-bill) 

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7pm

Tickets: $30 advance (+$2 service fee) / $35 at door (Children & Students w ID) $25 advance (+$2 service fee) / $30 at door 

Karan Casey Trio

KARAN CASEY, one of Ireland’s finest singer-songwriters – and a leading advocate for gender balance in the Irish folk and traditional music scene – will make her first U.S. tour in three years from September 1-18, a slate of 13 performances that will highlight her recent work, including her album Hieroglyphs That Tell the Tale and new, as-yet-unreleased material. Her passion for storytelling through songs, her ability to give centuries-old lyrics and themes a universal, modern setting, and her belief that music can help change the world have enabled Casey to forge a deep connection with audiences everywhere.  

A Waterford native, Casey was among the vanguard of the Irish music revival’s “third wave” of the late 1980s/early 1990s, a founding member of the seminal Irish American band Solas before launching her solo career in 1999, and going on to record 11 albums. Though steeped early on in Irish traditional and folk music, Casey has long followed an eclectic path, whether studying classical music (she is a talented pianist), fronting jazz bands or working with Frank Harte, a much-revered folk/traditional singer from Dublin. The list of artists she’s performed with is similarly diverse: James Taylor, Maura O’Connell, Karen Matheson, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Tim O’Brien, The Chieftains, The Dubliners, and Béla Fleck, among others.

On her September 2022 tour, which will include her fourth appearance on NPR’s legendary Mountain Stage syndicated folk music radio program, Casey will be accompanied by a pair of accomplished musicians, both members of popular Irish band Beoga: Niamh Dunne (fiddle, vocals), who comes from a rich family heritage of Irish traditional music; and Seán Óg Graham (guitar), a talented arranger, composer and producer who is in great demand as an accompanist.  

Casey’s concern for the marginalization of women led her to spearhead the #FairPlé (“Fair Play”) campaign in 2019 to promote gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. #FairPlé  (“plé” is the Irish word for “discussion”) prompted the rise of a movement called “Mise Fosta (Me Too),” which aims to address concerns about women’s personal safety and security in Irish music circles, from performance situations to recording studios to touring. 

Casey’s repertoire has long included traditional, contemporary or original songs that speak to the condition of women, and her still-unfinished new album – some of which she will debut on the upcoming tour – follows that precedent: “It’s a deeper, longer conversation about women,” she says. 

Returning to the U.S. – where she lived for several years during the 1990s – is always a special occasion for Casey, who has often spoken of the influence of American music, and artists such as Nina Simone, on her career. After more than two years of dealing with isolation and other effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, the September 2022 tour makes this latest visit all the more welcome.
 
“Coming to the US all those years ago allowed me to explore – and to be – who I wanted to be, and I’ve always had a special place in my heart for America since then,” says Casey. “I’m really looking forward to it.”
 

The Alt
The beautiful mountain Knocknarea in Ireland’s County Sligo is said to be the final resting place of the ancient Irish warrior-queen Maeve. The ‘Alt’ is a storied glen on the side of Knocknarea, and it was in the shadow of this glen in the little village of Coolaney that the three master Irish traditional musicians in The Alt—John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O’Leary—first gathered to rehearse. Each player in The Alt is a leading light of today’s folk scene and though this could be easily called a supergroup, at its heart The Alt is really a celebration of friendship and song. The old ballads, winding tunes, and freshly discovered songs that each artist brought to the table reflect the pure love of the song that has made Irish music so beautiful and compelling over thousands of years. It’s this same love of the song that the Irish brought to America, nestling into their new homes in Appalachia and forming the bedrock that would bring us American country, bluegrass, and old-time music. The Alt are fully aware of this history, and in fact chose to record their debut album in the quiet isolation of a small cabin in North Carolina’s Appalachian mountains. Alone with just the scurrying sounds of little mice accompanying them, each of these master musicians was able to use their partnership to touch at something deeper in the music, something swift and beautiful and magical that has always run beneath these songs.

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by the brand) AND Booster REQUIRED. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. 

Doors open half an hour before showtime. 

Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

Mon Oct 10th - John Jorgenson

Info TBA

updated COVID policy for IMT venues (as of 3/7/22):

1) Proof of Vaccination (double or single as required by the brand) AND Booster

2) mask

3) without these items admission to the event will be denied

4) If the show is sold out, there will be no refund for failure to comply with the IMT Covid Policy

5) As denoted by "*" non-IMT venues with which we associate for individual performances may have slightly different Covid protocols. 

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Carol Anne Bosco w Griefcat

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

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Karan Casey Trio and The Alt (adult admission)

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $30 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $35 at the door ($25/30 for children and students with ID).

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Karan Casey Trio and The Alt (children's admission)

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $30 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $35 at the door ($25/30 for children and students with ID).

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