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Musicians In Their Words

Musicians In Their Words is our occasional series on musicians in the Baltimore and Maryland region in which artists talk about how place informs their music, and how their musical approach is influenced by culture, class, and history.

If you have suggestions for musicians to profile here on Maryland Morning, drop us a note or send us a tweet to @marylandmorning or give us a call at 410-881-3162.

And now, another installment in our series on local musicians.  Producer Jonna McKone sat down with rapper, DJ and writer Abdu Ali to talk about his music, his influences and the regular dance party he organizes.

On January 16th, he performs with Lower Dens at Ottobar and on January 30th he hosts the dance party Kahlon at The Crown.  And Ali has a new mixtape called MONGO coming out in February.  

Musicians In Their Words: Sweet Saro

Dec 7, 2015
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And now we take a listen to the Baltimore-based band Sweet Saro.  They released a self-titled EP back in September.  Lead singer Abby Becker and drummer Adam Scott Farkas sat down with our producer Jonna McKone to talk about their work. You can catch their next show at the Mobtown Ballroom January 16.

Danny Greenwald - Glassine


   Now we take a listen to the Baltimore-based musician Danny Greenwald. His one-man band is called Glassine and the new album, No Stairway, is comprised solely of manipulated field recordings captured inside of a Guitar Center in Brooklyn, New York and in Baltimore.  Jonna McKone produced this audio postcard. 

The album was released on the record label, Patient Sounds. We’re looking for more musicians to profile on the show – send us a note to with your suggestions.  

Bobby Donnie Plays The Bobby Donnie Songs

Mar 27, 2015
Bobby Donnie

Fluid and  experimental Baltimore duo Bobby Donnie have a self-described sound of "a band of people learning how to play instruments."  They released their inaugural album last month titled, Bobby Donnie Plays the Bobby Donnie Songs. Stephanie Barber and Joan Sullivan started making music together 2013 and have since toured on east coast, appearing with other Baltimore groups including Dan Deacon and The  Degenerettes. Maryland Morning's Jonna McKone sat down with the band earlier this week.