THE ROOTS CAFÉ AND EDITH MAY’S PARADISE PRESENT:
GEOFFREY HIMES & WILLEM ELSEVIER
WITH THE COSMIC COWGIRLS
AT EDITH MAY’S PARADISE IN JESSUP MARCH 24
Geoffrey Himes & Willem Elsevier
perform their original songs
with opening act Georgie Jessup & the Cosmic Cowgirls
at Edith May’s Paradise
Saturday, March 24, at 7 pm
Suggested donation $15, BYOB (& a dish or treat if you want to)
7711 Apple Ave, Jessup, Maryland, (410) 799-3755
More info: www.rootscafe.org or
Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Baltimore City Paper, Nashville Scene, Jazz Times, No Depression, Paste and many more, Himes is also a longtime singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with Si Kahn, Fred Koller, Walter Egan, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, Jim Patton, Tony Denikos, Alan MacEwen, Ed Pettersen, Andrew Grimm, Bob Kannenberg and others. This month Himes will premiere a new song: “A Thirty Year Old Fool.”
Willem Elsevier is a conservatory trained violinist who has found success in both the classical and jazz worlds. He is best known, however, for his role in Love Riot, the Baltimore rock band that recorded with producer Eric Ambel and toured widely. Elsevier’s sophisticated solos helped the band beat out 2,500 other bands from around the globe to win the Yamaha Music Quest competition in Japan in 1994. Elsevier has also recorded with such acts as Billy Kemp, Mary Battiata and Milkshake. Since 2012, he has been a performer and songwriter in a duo with Geoffrey Himes.
THE COSMIC COWGIRLS:
This trio of three Maryland women features singer/pianist Georgie Jessup, singer/guitarist Christina Van Norman and singer/fiddler Tina Kaarsberg. Jessup, the hostess with the mostest at Edith May's Paradise, is a veteran singer-songwriter with four albums to her credit. She was the subject of an award-winning documentary film, “Woman in a Man's Suit,” and is the leader of the band, the Philosopher Dogs. Van Norman is a songwriter too, the leader of the Cryin’ Fridays and the veteran of such acts as Billy Kemp & the Paradise Rockers, the Beltway Bandits, Edge City and Anonymous Bosh.
EDITH MAY’S PARADISE:
Edith May's Paradise is a magical place that's part-vintage-toy museum and part-time-warp-musical-instrument museum and part-1930s juke joint, all nestled in the basement of a farmhouse in rural Maryland. To get there, plug the address (7711 Apple Ave. Jessup, MD 20794) into your GPS, follow the directions to Apple Avenue, and when the street ends, continue on up the paved road up to the next house. Park alongside the circular driveway and come on in the front door.
UPCOMING SHOWS IN THE ROOTS CAFÉ SINGER-SONGWRITER SERIES
AT AN DIE MUSIK LIVE:
April 8: “Singles & Hits: An Evening of Baseball Songs”
with James Von Lenz, Alan MacEwen and Geoffrey Himes
May 20: An Evening with Lea Gilmore