Frederick Folk Fest is an intimate pop-up concert series and annual music festival in the heart of downtown Frederick, MD, a unique city tucked below the Mason-Dixon line and nestled in snugly at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. www.frederickfolkfest.com
FREDERICK FOLK FEST PRESENTS: Megan Jean & the Klay Family Band
Hard-touring, foot-stompin', guitar beatin, upright lickin, washboard scratchin,' banjo pickin' madness with a voice like the devil herself.
Megan Jean and the KFB, or Klay Family Band, arrange a demented blend of Americana, punk, dance, and the avant-garde that they’ve taken to describing as, “a metal band, if it was 1927.”
Inventive percussion, electrified banjo, and a voice like the Devil Herself have earned Megan Jean and the KFB a dedicated following all over the East Coast. Calling the road home on a “never-ending tour,” this transient married duo has taken their nomadic musical lifestyle and transformed it into a kind of Voodoo that unites scenes, fans, and musical styles. This is a band that lives to perform, and is fueled by sheer guts and know how.
In April of 2012, the band was featured on PBS performing their original composition “These Bones” as part of a music documentary series Music Voyager, which broadcast internationally. In July of 2012 they were named the winners of the “Under The Radar Competition” at FloydFest in Floyd VA, which earned them a spot on the main stage in 2013. They have shared the stage with Shovels and Rope, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Rising Appalachia.
Doors 9:30 | Music 10 | 21 and up
With openers Tiny Timbers from Baltimore. Rootsy enough to remind you of your founding folk-fathers, energetic enough for indie lovers.