WTMD’s 5 emerging stars of Baltimore’s music scene, as heard on The World Cafe
Baltimore experimental rockers Celebration are one of the city’s rising stars.
Yesterday, NPR’s the World Cafe spotlighted Baltimore’s music and culture as part of the show’s “Sense of Place Series.” Host David Dye had a session with breakout stars Future Islands, and led a tour through Baltimore music past and present — with some help from the WTMD staff.
One of Dye’s segments was a list of 5 up-and-coming Baltimore musicians, presented by Sam Sessa, WTMD’s Baltimore music coordinator. Listen to the full segment here — and download all five songs for free.
You hear so much about Baltimore’s experimental music scene, but this city also has a vibrant Americana scene. The Herd of Main Street, led by the husband-and-wife duo of Peter and Gena McKibben, is one of the standouts.
Originally written as a gift for drummer David Bergander’s son Asa, “Tomorrow’s Here Today” kicked around for several years before Celebration decided to record and release it on their new album, “Albumin.”