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August 17, 2009

Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell drop by Hightopps for impromptu jam

derek trucksGuitar prodigy Derek Trucks and Southern rock singer/songwriter Jason Isbell joined Baltimore's Old Man Brown and Tom Principato for an impromptu jam Saturday evening at Hightopps Backstage Grille in Timonium.

Trucks and Isbell were in town for the annual Hot August Blues Festival at Oregon Ridge Park Saturday.

After the show, they headed to Hightopps and jammed out for a while.

Head over to WTMD's Radio For Music People Blog for the full recap, courtesy of morning DJ Erik. 

(Handout photo of Trucks by Michael Schmelling)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:24 PM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Local music


I heard Eddie Vedder was supposed to show up, but he was a no show. I was so dissapointed when I showed up and he wasn't there.

For the record, I heard something like this was probably going to happen. But did I post about it? Nope. Believe me -- lesson learned.

You might have mentioned that Hightopps was the location of WTMD's/Hot August Blue's Festival's official "after party" rather than some random bar they stumbled into after the festival. It would only add a line to the story, but would provide some fairly relevant context.

Now I don't have to. Thanks, Scurvy!

This entire exchange really amused me, especially the Vedder reference. I love this blog.

Eddie Vedder is in Europe.........

Thanks NS for the update. I should have checked his itinerary before I went!

@Sam - Isn't that your job? Just checking...


I wish. I'm too busy being a voice for the voiceless, hope for the hopeless, joy for the joyless, a fist for the fistless, a brain for the brainless, pain for the painless ... you get the picture.

For bringing news for the newsless ;-P

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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