June Star

Location: R.A. Fountain

Baltimore-based June Star plays Americana, alt country, and roots and original music 

Formed in 1998 by Andrew Grimm, June Star has released 16 albums and toured extensively throughout the U.S.

Grimm, who writes the band’s original songs, is joined by Dave Hadley on pedal steel guitar and, when they’re closer to home, Mike Kuhl on drums.

Duckpin Dave Hadley, the latest outstanding pedal steel artist to play Fountain

“Duckpin” Dave Hadley, who grew up in Illinois, first played pedal steel with the U.S. Army band. He’s performed with LeAnn Rimes, Billy Strings, and Justin Townes Earl among others. He earned his nickname from his love of duckpin bowling.

Kuhl, a Baltimore native, also fronts his own jazz trio that performs regularly in Baltimore and, as a quartet, released their first CD, Kraft, last year. He teaches percussion at Towson State University.

Tags: acoustic Americana, Concert, folk, original