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Catch a Case of Disco Fever at Signature Theatre

A black and white photo of Donna Summers is on a purple gradient and polka dot background with white text that says "DISCO FEVER"

Signature Theatre is bringing back the 70s with this disco-inspired cabaret. Disco Fever at Signature Theatre! Art provided by Signature Theatre Put on your bell bottoms and adjust those tube tops, it’s time to head over to Signature Theatre for their newest cabaret. Disco Fever is a celebration of, well, the music of disco. Under […]

Dance Along at ZAPATEO

Zapateo festival flier

The ZAPATEO festival brings music back to Earth with a camping extravaganza. ZAPATEO festival performer lineup – Image from When you look up the word zapateo, the first few results are videos of people dancing. They dance in a way that uses their body, their feet, as percussion. It loudly claims the dancer’s control […]

Feat of Clay

Clay Melton performing live on guitar - Photo courtesy of Miguel Martinez

Texas bluesman Clay Melton performs at Stages Music Arts in Cockeysville, Maryland on July 23.
Clay Melton hails from a long line of Texas bluesmen. ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughan were both on his radar growing up, and he also grooved to the strains of Buddy Guy. But it was a sonic encounter with Jimi Hendrix’s take on Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” that inspired Melton to chase the rock dream.

“I remember hearing that when I was kid, and it just blew my mind,” Melton, who is originally from Louisiana but now resides in Houston, reflected on that formative experience. “I got a guitar when I was about 11 [and that] sent me [to] older styles [including] lots of New Orleans funk and jazz.”
But it’s that Texas blues that’s called his name as an aspirant. With Melton on lead guitar and vocals—backed by Zach Grindle on drums and Zack Cox on bass—he will be coming to our area for a gig at Stages Arts Music in Cockeysville, Maryland, on July 23.

“It will be a genuine rock show,” Melton said of performing with his three-piece ensemble. “We all come from cutting our teeth in the live clubs, so there’s a lot of roots and blues influence, but at our core we’re a rock n’ roll band.

“We’re loud, we’re energetic. It’s a party.”