This Week

Mama's Black Sheep • August 19, 2022, 5:00 pm

If you take one guitar, a bunch of drums, two amazing voices, a dash of humor, a touch of love, and some outrageously strong musicianship…mix ‘em all together…and stir well….you’ve got the recipe for a great time!

Mama’s Black Sheep is the musical collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Touring together since 2008 and both veterans of the singer-songwriter circuit, Miller & Cerulli will make you feel like you’ve been listening to their music for years. Driven by Miller’s versatile guitar grooves, Cerulli’s innovative percussion, and two voices that blend like honey and whiskey, Mama’s Black Sheep create acoustic rock & blues with a style that is distinctly their own. With two well received CD’s to their credit (Unmarked Highway, 2010; Drivin’ On, 2011) and a third in the works, Mama’s Black Sheep has been burning up the road touring extensively throughout the continental United States and the Caribbean playing nearly 200 shows a year. Visit them at: Mama's Black Sheep

Foggy May • August 19, 2022, 9:30 pm

Foggy May formed in the summer of 2010 in Westminster, MD. Foggy May is a rock n’ roll trio with David Klima on Vocals/Bass, Ben O’Brien on Guitar/Vocals, and Reed Rhoads on Drums/Vocals. Starting from the beginning, we made our debut performance at Pig Roast 2010. The set consisted of 5 cover songs and out first original tune, ‘Constipated Pig’. Many tunes and gigs later, we are still a rock n’ roll trio playing music for the people. In 2011, the band continued to write material and gig whenever we could. Shows in this year include performances at local clubs like the VFW, American Legion and Winfield Fire hall. We also hit the high school circuit and played at the Westminster High school and Manchester Valley High school talent shows. Foggy May are the two-time first place winners at the Manchester Valley Talent Show. This year gave us experience playing at a multitude of venues. We played at Applebee’s, the St. John’s Carnival and the Recher Theater.
 
2012 started with a recording session at Nonsuch Productions in Bowie, MD where we recorded our first four track E.P. This year brought us house shows, interviews, and a first place spot at the Rock for Liberty Battle of the Bands. This is about when we developed a comradery with other groups. Generating a local music scene was rewarding and fun! We played venues like Baltimore Soundstage, Jams Music Center, Benet Cerf Park, and even a Crab feast in 2012. In January of 2013, we competed in our second Rock for Liberty Battle of the Bands and won first place. We met plenty of cool people at these shows and it was great growing up around other local musicians where we supported each other and had friendly competition. After more writing, it was time to hit the studio. In April, we recorded our second four track E.P. at Blue Room Productions in Bethesda, MD. That compact disc was handed out at shows that year like Westminster Fall Fest, Brass Monkey Saloon, and Sportsman’s Hall Skating Rink. In March of 2014 we played at ‘Cool Schools Polar Bear Plunge’ at Sandy Point State Park. This was our biggest show at the time. We learned how to play in cold weather and entertain a large mass of folk. We continued to learn new cover songs to keep shows fresh for ourselves and the regular attendees. Of course we spent more time on songwriting and showcased our tunes at Fish Head Cantina, Ottobar, Greene Turtle, Shockwave Records, live on Classic Rock the Vault (internet Radio) and at our first Wedding. 2014 rounded out with a few recording sessions at Echoes Recording Studio in Sharpsburg, MD to make our first seven track L.P.
 
In January of 2015, the band released our first self-titled record. That same month we played our second Cool Schools Polar Bear Plunge which somehow topped the last. In addition to the house shows with our beloved fellow musicians, the group played at Gettysburg Rock’s Music Festival, Hauser Estate Winery, Carroll Arts Center, Main Street Music Fest in Ellicott City, and the Westminster Skate Park. We also hit the college circuit and performed at Carroll Community College, St. Mary’s College, and Frostburg University. 2015 was our first year playing at Launch Music Conference where we played two slots in the festival line-up. Of course we played Pig Roast for the sixth year in a row and played live on Irie Radio-98.1 FM in Ocean City, MD. The trek continued in January 2016 when we traveled south to Atlanta, Georgia to audition for America’s Got Talent. Although we were not selected to be on the show, it was interesting and informative to see the ‘behind the scenes’ action of the show.
 
In 2016, Foggy May played some wicked festivals like Launch, Artscape, Chasefest, and a Recovery Throw down in St. Mary’s County. We also played shows at St. Mary’s College and York College. Gigs this year included Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge in Annapolis, The Hard Rock Cafe’ in Baltimore, a Chili Cook Off in Gettysburg, a funeral in Westminster, and Connie’s Ric Rac in Philadelphia. This was the first year where the band had multiple shows in all 12 months. We kept busy in the studio as well where we began independently recording our second full length L.P, ‘Sal Paradise’.
 
2017 consisted of more home recording for the Sal Paradise record. In May, we competed in the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands and made it to the 2nd round. Highlights this year included our fourth performance at the Cool Schools Polar Bear Plunge, a frat party at the University of Maryland, the Jersey Shore Fest in New Jersey, the H-Street Fest in D.C, and Bottom County Festival at St. Mary’s College where we paid tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and performed with sox on our cox. As well as multiple local bars, house shows, and Baltimore clubs, Foggy May performed at Johnny’s Pizza and Pub in Ocean City, MD, the Barbary in Philadelphia, Shrine World Music Venue in New York City, and the Radio Bean in Burlington, Vermont.
 

Mama's Black Sheep • August 20, 2022, 5:00 pm

If you take one guitar, a bunch of drums, two amazing voices, a dash of humor, a touch of love, and some outrageously strong musicianship…mix ‘em all together…and stir well….you’ve got the recipe for a great time!

Mama’s Black Sheep is the musical collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Touring together since 2008 and both veterans of the singer-songwriter circuit, Miller & Cerulli will make you feel like you’ve been listening to their music for years. Driven by Miller’s versatile guitar grooves, Cerulli’s innovative percussion, and two voices that blend like honey and whiskey, Mama’s Black Sheep create acoustic rock & blues with a style that is distinctly their own. With two well received CD’s to their credit (Unmarked Highway, 2010; Drivin’ On, 2011) and a third in the works, Mama’s Black Sheep has been burning up the road touring extensively throughout the continental United States and the Caribbean playing nearly 200 shows a year. Visit them at: Mama's Black Sheep

Milton J • August 20, 2022, 9:30 pm

Milton J's music is an escape to a world we all relate to. His spectrum of sound can range from complex rhyme schemes over heavy riffs to rhyming in Spanish over trap beats. The signature sound is evident through his catalog. You can see the growth process of Milton J as an artist via progression of his releases. The image is simply to be your authentic self. In the end only your true self can be the realist. He works with musicians Nick "Rooster" Lewis (Bass Guitar) & Brandon Butts (Drums) on many full band records while also doing regular projects with producers like The Real Charlemagne & more.

 

 

Girls Room • August 21, 2022, 5:00 pm

Girls Room is an all female rock and roll band in Sussex County, Delaware. Featuring drummer Jill Brady, formerly of The Girlfriends, guitarist Kathy Nace-Jones, bassist Terri Brady & vocalist

Tyler Greene & The Friends • August 21, 2022, 9:30 pm

Tyler, Sarah, Andrew and Anthony are taking over Sunday nights at 9:30PM beginning in May.  All great musicians individually, as Tyler Greene & The Friends, they are extraordinary.  Expect surprise guests, particularly on the last Sunday of each month!

For our friends in the restaurant industry, enjoy our Industry Happy Hour from 10PM to close with 20% discount on food and drink!

Mondays with Bobby Lee • August 22, 2022, 6:00 pm

Bobby Lee is a country music singer/songwriter raised between the mountains of Mudfork, VA and the coastal shores of DE. His music is full of soul that will please any crowd.

Survey Sez • August 23, 2022, 6:30 pm

If you are intimidated by trivia. THIS is your game! Survey style game, Super fun, with NO WRONG ANSWERS! Teams try to match one another to create the most popular answer, and earn points. You always get at least one point! 1st place -$40 gift card, 2nd place - $10. Fun for all ages! Sign up 6pm, Game start 6:30 Free to play.

Richard Walton • August 24, 2022, 5:00 pm

Richard has been a professional, passionate vocalist & solo acoustic performer for over 25 years. He is also one of the youngest musicians to be inducted into the Maryland Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame. Richard is an award-winning songwriter (42 total awards) & recording artist, releasing 13 CD’s (solo & with Richard Walton Group). He has worked as a solo performer in a variety of situations, including restaurants, corporate functions, coffee houses, schools, pubs, churches, concert halls, weddings, private parties, retirement communities, charity events and house concerts. He has maintained a database of hundreds of fans throughout the years; with Facebook, Twitter ReverbNation music pages to promote shows, concerts & events.

Show City • August 24, 2022, 9:30 pm

Three of the most talented local musicians, B.J. Muntz, Tim Cooney and Mike Littlejohn!

Summer Trivia Challenge • August 25, 2022, 7:00 pm

The Pond has hosted Thursday Trivia Challenge for about 15 years now, resulting in a database of thousands of questions. We try to keep our Trivia fresh, fun and a bit irreverent. The game begins at 7pm; we encourage teams to come in early for dinner and our HALF PRICE WINE by the bottle special from 5pm to 9pm.
 
Here's how our Thursday Trivia Challenge works (it reads complicated but easy to play)
 
~ Round 1, five questions each worth 5 points, one chance to double down in the round
~ Mini-Jump Ahead, one question having two or three correct answers, each correct answer typically worth 10 points. Example, provide the first name of each of the original three stooges.
~ Fast Action Round 1, an action round of five questions asked consecutively, team has three minutes to answer all five questions. Two points for each correct answer, 5 bonus points if all five answers are correct.
~ Round 1 Bonus, a team can wager up to 10 points that the team has accumulated thus far, but will lose the wagered points if the answer is incorrect
 
~ Round 2, five questions each worth 10 points, one chance to double down in the round
~ JUMP AHEAD/MIX-n-MATCH/PUT IN ORDER one question typically requiring five or six answers, each answer worth a designated amount of points. Example: name each state beginning with the letter M.
~ Fast Action Round 2, an action round of five questions asked consecutively, team has three minutes to answer all five questions. Four points for each correct answer, 10 bonus points if all five answers are correct.
~ Round 2 Bonus, a team can wager up to 20 points that the team has accumulated thus far, but will lose the wagered points if the answer is incorrect
 
~ Round 3, five questions worth 15 points, one chance to double down in the round
~ JUMP AHEAD/MIX-n-MATCH/PUT IN ORDER one question typically requiring five or six answers, each answer worth a designated amount of points. Example: name each state beginning with the letter M.
~ GAME BONUS Question. the team can wager up to 30 points the team has accumulated but will lose the wagered points for answering incorrectly.
 
PRIZES (in the form of Pond Prize Coupon for food or Pond merchandise): 1st place=$25; 2nd place=$15; 3d place=$10
 
The duration of the game should be about one hour and 45 minutes.

Lower Case Blues Thursdays • August 25, 2022, 9:00 pm

Lower Case Blues performs every Thursday around 9PM here at The Pond. 

Lower Case Blues is a jammin' trio that plays a new fusion of old blues, funk, and rock!  Beginning in 2003, LCB has been giving Delaware and the tri-state area some of the best blends of blues and rock music. 

Here are some of the great musicians and bands we have worked with:

Blues:

Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Los Lonely Boys, Michael Burks, Little Ed and the Blues Imperials, Samantha Fish, Eddie Shaw,  Chris Duarte, Vanessa Collier,  Albert Castiglia

Rock/Jam:

Robert Randolph,  Blues Traveler,  Grand Funk Railroad, .38 Special, Jakob Dylan, Gary Hoey,  Kings X,  Blackberry Smoke, Marcus King, Billy Bob Thornton, Dierks Bentley, Hip Abduction, Johnny Neel 

Funk:

Galactic,  Leo Nocentelli -The Meters, George Porter Jr- The Meters, Junco Pardners, Bernie Worrell

Visit their website at lowercaseblues.net for additional information.