Albums at 50 concert series features Baltimore favs reinterpreting classic records from 1972

Modified: May 2, 2022

Categories: WTMD News

So much of today’s music is informed by what came before. And all this year, we’re celebrating classic albums from 1972 with a new concert series titled Albums at 50.

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WTMD’s Albums at 50 series kicks off May 12 and continues through Sept. 23

It kicks off May 12 with the Baltimore Boom Bap Society re-interpreting Curtis Mayfield’s “Super Fly” – a top-to-bottom reimagining of this record, with rapping, beatboxing and more. The series continues June 30 with Marian McLaughlin and special guests performing Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon.” Both of these shows will be hosted at WTMD.

The biggest show in the series will be Ed Hough & Friends featuring John Ginty and Berry Duane Oakley (of the Allman Betts Band), Cris Jacobs, Bobby Thompson and Mike Gambone performing the Allman Brothers’ “Eat A Peach” album Sept. 9 at Power Plant Live.

Albums at 50 wraps up Sept. 23 with The Old Part of Town & special guests Pressing Strings, the Honey DewDrops & Anne Watts reinterpreting Neil Young’s “Harvest” at WTMD.

Here is a full rundown:

May 12: “Super Fly” by Curtis Mayfield, reimagined by the Baltimore Boom Bap Society, featuring rapping, beatboxing, sampling and more. 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show. 1 Olympic Place in Towson.

June 30: “Pink Moon” by Nick Drake, performed by singer-songwriter Marian McLaughlin, accompanied by guest singers Quinton Randall, Irene Jalenti and Sheyda Do’a.

Sept. 9: “Eat a Peach” by the Allman Brothers Band, performed by Ed Hough & Friends, featuring John Ginty and Berry Duane Oakley (of the Allman Betts Band), Cris Jacobs, Bobby Thompson and Mike Gambone at Power Plant Live

Sept. 23: “Harvest” by Neil Young, performed by The Old Part of Town with special guests June Star, the Honey Dewdrops & Anne Watts & The Noctones.

Tickets for “Super Fly” by the Baltimore Boom Bap Society are available now:

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  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 on a sample collected within 72 hours, is required at check-in.

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