Joseph Isaacs
author, musician, and organizer of
the Music Matters Showcase
Four different acts take turns playing 4 song sets each and
then going back around.  Its an eclectic mix of music, all of
it wonderful.  Showcases are free,but donations to Bread for
the City for the Home are accepted.
Where/when/who is playing the Music
Matters Showcase besides Joseph Isaacs?

Mad City Coffee House, 10801 Hickory Rd Columbia MD Saturday  
(look for the Long and Fosters Sign)

April 18th Dr. R and the Outpatients, Paul Harrison, Denee Barr with
Anna Debose Hankins

May 2nd Dominic LaRocca, Ben Isaacs, Laurence Baer

May 16th Lisa and Paul Fenstemacher, Jennifer Parde, Carlos

June 20th Bob Brill, Bucky Duster, the Spectacles

July 18th Kathy Stanley, Scott Sivakoff, Paul Loether

Aug 1st Dejon, Having Fun, Liz Fixsen with Friends

Aug 15th DL Weiner, Vince Hammond, TBA

Directions to all gigs and links to bands playing  are at the  bottom of
this page
These gigs are all free - donations to Bread for the City for the
Homeless are graciously accepted

*each performer plays 2 4 song sets of songs, concerts end times are
approximate might be a bit earlier or later
Email me at:
Mad City Coffee House
10801 Hickory Ridge Road
Columbia MD 21044
Look for the Long & Fosters- its tucked in a plaza and hard to
see from the road.  Its across from HCC.

From 95 (between Baltimore and DC) take route 32 West and
then take Broken Lands Parkway North to Hickory Ridge Road.   
(From route 29 you will be taking Broken Lands Parkway West).
Take Broken Lands Parkway towards Hickory Ridge RD.

Turn left on Hickory Ridge (it only goes in one direction).   Take
Hickory Ridge RD past Howard Community College and right
after Sunny Spring Rd there is a Long and Fosters on your left.  
That is Hickory Ridge Plaza where Mad City is tucked next to a
chinese restaurant.  Let the Madness BEGIN!
Link to Bread for the City
Click this link to the
lyrics of Joseph Isaacs
Genie in a Bottle live full band mp3
Love is an Ocean full band mp3
Rewind mp3
What if my name Wasn't Joe mp3
Soul Hosts by Joseph Isaacs

Forking right at the blacksmith’s shop, Wayden kept a brisk pace. His worn leather
shoes pounded the cobblestones. Glancing back through glaring sunlight, he spotted
his black-hooded stalker, jostling through a crowd of market goers, sword swaying
at his side.

Wayden’s breathing was ragged and his heart raced. The wizard in his mind calmed
him, but it only helped so much.

“Why would someone be following a lowly orphan like me?”  Wayden asked the

Wayden’s head itched, a signal that Grandmaster Kolram was preparing to
respond. "’Tis strange. One wouldn’t think a fifteen-year-old dressed in worn robes
would make a likely target for a thief.”

Wayden tried to stay calm, to think. “Maybe he’s after the bounty on unauthorized
use of magic?”

“But how could he be aware of my presence?” Kolram asked.

“I haven’t told anyone.”

Wayden chanced a glance. Was it his imagination or was his pursuer’s face gray—
an Ozac.

Wayden’s shoulders tightened. Could he be the same one—? No, this Ozac was six
feet tall— a foot shorter than the one who killed Nanny.

A familiar face, one of the acolytes from the temple, was heading towards an
alleyway Wayden had never explored.

“Thank the Source! He’ll help me."

“Wait―” Kolram said.

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