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The Open Stage

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The Open Stage features the best of the Washington D.C./Baltimore area singer/songwriters, including members of the Songwriter's Association of Washington. Each show will feature an interview and music from a different songwriter, and we'll talk about song inspiration, the songwriting process, and of course, tracks from artists' CDs and upcoming shows to attend.

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Michelle's guest will be King Lewman, an ensemble led by husband/wife duo Kristan KING and Lance LEWMAN and also featuring Marv Egolf on bass and vocals. KING LEWMAN has been compared to the Beatles (Music Monthly),... more

A task force of folksingers will perform a free concert at the Washington Monument Sunday, September 6 at 2:00 pm. More than two dozen artists are slated for the four-hour program, titled “Balance The Bucks,“ including several... more

Grammy and Wammie award winner Jon Carroll(of Mary Chapin Carpenter and Starland Vocal Band fame)is back! He will be joining me for a short interview on the Open Stage to preview some of his upcoming shows, including... more

On Sunday, August 30, Second Wind Bandits band leader Bill Mulroney and fellow band member Ron Goad will join Michelle on the Open Stage. The Second Wind Bandits are a seasoned group of musicians including songwriter Bill... more

Les Thompson, a founding member of the Grammy-winning band, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, will join Michelle on Sunday, August 9th at 10 a.m. on The Open Stage to talk about his long musical history, his recording studio, and his... more

Award-winning singer/songwriter T. Edwin Doss will join Michelle on on The Open Stage to talk about his music and his upcoming CD release party on July 28th to promote his new CD, Rocky's Run. T. Edwin received FOUR Honorable... more

On May 21, Michelle will interview Grammy winner Daryl Davis, who has been keyboardist and bandleader for Rock ‘n Roll’s founding father Chuck Berry for over a quarter of a century. Mr. Davis has also worked with Jerry Lee Lewis,... more

Grammy winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer will join Michelle on Sunday, March 1st at 10 a.m. on The Open Stage to talk about their music and their upcoming events, including their SAW songwriting workshop on March 7th.... more

Award-winning singer/songwriter Patty Reese will join Michelle on Sunday, February 8th at 12:30 p.m. on The Open Stage to talk about her music, and her upcoming shows, including her new SAW/BMI showcase at JJ Muldoon's on... more

Award-winning Singer songwriter Laura Baron will join Michelle to talk about her music, including her new CD, Scenes from the Avenue and her upcoming shows. Laura's style combines the laid back groove of easy jazz, the dark undertones of... more
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