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Local Music Takes Center Stage at Reisterstown Festival

We take a closer look at this weekend’s music lineup, which includes a variety of local bands playing original music and covers.

Organizers of the made a point to emphasize local music this weekend. The festival boasts eight bands that all call the Reisterstown area home or did at some point.

Here’s a rundown of who’s playing:

The Reisterstown Jazz Ensemble (Saturday 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.)
A 20-piece jazz band that boasts a catalog of more than 600 tunes in various jazz styles, swing, latin, funk and pop. Check out on the band from December 2010.

The Rez (Saturday 12:45-2:15 p.m.)
This genre-bending band plays danceable rock ‘n’ roll for the soul. Elements from a diverse array of genres including funk, folk, reggae and hard rock come together in one cohesive, unique sound.

Third Pearl Band (Saturday 2:30-4 p.m.)
This female-fronted band plays a wide range of classic rock, from Aerosmith to Janis Joplin to Z.Z. Top.

The Dave Jacobson Band (Saturday 4:15-5:45 p.m.)
Three seasoned Baltimore musicians paying tribute to the sounds of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead.

Smooth Kentucky (Saturday 6-7:45 p.m.)
A Baltimore-based bluegrass/Americana band, Saturday’s set features guitarist/singer Cris Jacobs (of The Bridge and The Cris Jacobs Band) and fiddler extraordinaire Patrick McAvinue. We caught up with the band in January 2011 after they in Reisterstown.

F.T. Blindman (Saturday 8-10 p.m.)
A Baltimore-based rock/jamband that plays a wide range of originals and covers by bands like The Allman Brothers, Little Feat and Bob Dylan.

Guilty in a Sense (Sunday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
A three-piece trio that plays classic rock from 70s, 80s, 90s and today.

The Rube-Goldberg Solution (Sunday 1-3 p.m.)
Calling themselves a club/party band, they play a wide range of covers, including songs by Steely Dan, The Clash, Rick James, The Beatles and more.

Come out this weekend and support local live music!

Editor’s note: Owings Mills-Reisterstown Patch Editor Marc Shapiro plays lead guitar in The Rez.

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