|Joseph Isaacs's web site
Author, musician, and organizer of
the Music Matters Showcase-
What is the Music Matters
4 different acts every show take turns entertaining- playing
4 song sets each and then going back around again. Its an
eclectic mix of music, all of it wonderful. You will be taken
aback by the excellent local talent. Come out and check out
what everyone has been talking about. Showcases are free,
but donations to Bread for the City for the Home
|Where/when/who is playing the Music
Matters Showcase besides Joseph Isaacs?
All venue info is near bottom of web site in
Mad City Coffee House, 10801 Hickory Rd Columbia MD Saturday
(look for the Long and Fosters Sign)
Dec 21st Dominic Larocca, Purple Jim, Kyle Chandler & Clare
Jan 18th Carlos Cysneiros, DL Weiner,TBA
Feb 8th Dejon, TBA
Feb 21st Uncle John Sawbriar, TBA
Directions to all gigs and links to bands playing are at the bottom of
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
|Links below to some of the acts that play the showcase:
Check out their web pages!
|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!
|check out these free mp3s of me, Billy Carter (lead guitar), Rich
Levinson (percussion) and Ed Kaitz Harmonica
Joe Isaacs Writer- Fantasy Novel Soul Hosts
Chapter 1 The Red Rose
The day Wayden’s world died started well enough.
His mother ascended the staircase after services, leaving Wayden and
his eight-year old twin brother, Mavik, with an opportunity to play. She
looks like a ghost, he thought. Pale milky skin, gown of lace contrasting
with long tresses of red that unfurled across her slender shoulders, a
river of fire and blood.
Mavik muttered, "I need to paint."
Mavik turned in the direction of his studio, but Wayden grabbed him by
the baggy sleeve of his tunic.
"Mavik! You're always busy. Come play!"
Mavik shook his head sadly, his intense sea-blue eyes bearing into
Wayden. His voice dropped to the softest of whispers. "The Source is
calling me. I can taste it."
Wayden preferred the taste of apple crumble sprinkled with honey
roasted pecans, but he knew the taste Mavik referred to. When
Wayden used his Glimpser magic or Beast Tongue, he could taste the
Source as well. It tasted like dirt.
Mavik disappeared into his studio, the oak door clanking shut behind
That was his brother, ‘Little Old Man’ the maids called him, always
"Perhaps, it would be wise for you to attend to your own studies,"
thought Kolram, the Glimpser, from inside Wayden's mind. Not
everyone had a Glimpser, or a wizard of any sort in their mind. In fact,
the only other soul host besides himself Wayden could think of was
Mavik. Kolram had been with Wayden for as long as he could
Perhaps, Kolram was right that he should study.
Wayden thought. “I'll study later. I don't feel like it right now.”
Kolram thought, “And later you still won't feel like it. You won't feel like
it till you do it, so just do it.”
“Leave me alone! I just want to play, Kolram!"
The name Kolram resonated throughout the foyer hall. Wayden cursed
his own stupidity. I shouldn’t have said Kolram’s name aloud, he
thought. They might arrest me the same way they did that Light magician
who performed in the square.
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