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"I made my way over to Fletcher's, arriving just in time to catch a hard-rocking and high-energy set by the Baltimore-based Beltways. The band skillfully combines catchy pop tunes with hard-driving rhythms and a slightly rootsy sound for great results."
— Geoff Cabin, Rock Beat International

 

15+ years strong — Established in 1994, The Beltways continue to rock 'n' roll with the Mid-Atlantic music scene. Playing as far west as Los Angeles, as far north as Boston, and as far south as Knoxville, these Baltimore natives have been compared to The Replacements and Cheap Trick, with the American roots feel of Graham Parsons and the rock 'n' roll sense of The Rolling Stones.

The band released their third full length CD "black and white and...red all over" in summer 2006 and glowing reviews abound for all of their efforts. For the eponymous debut release (1996) Geoffrey Himes said, "...one of the best rock recordings yet to come out of Maryland in the 90s!" And for the sophomore record, "Stella on Mars" (1998) Claudio Sossi wrote, "...a mix of devastating hooks and pure rock and roll."

The Beltways have played live showcase spots with notable acts such as Jonathan Richman, Mojo Nixon, Old 97's, Lotion, Albert Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult and many others. The Beltways also released one EP in 2001 and been guests on several compilation discs.

The line up is a solid four-piece combo with the occasional addition of mandolin, pedal steel, and piano with some help from a supporting cast of various musicians from the region. Do yourself a favor and give The Beltways a spin!

 

The Beltways are:
Jay Filippone — vocals, guitar, slide guitars, baritone guitar
Pete "Koon Boy" Kuhn — drums, vocals
Billy Patrick — bass, piano, organ, vocals
Bob Kannenburg vocals, guitar, slide guitar, harmonica

Support Musicians:
Chuck Lemasters — pedal steel guitar
various musicians mandolin, acoustic guitar, vocals

Alan Dahlstrom saxophone

All band members are affiliated with BMI.

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