Jordan Hudkins from Rozwell Kid.

If you missed Rozwell Kid‘s show at New Spire Stages in August, boy did you miss out. The band hasn’t been doing much performing this year, even if that means they are gearing up for some new stuff in 2020, as singer Jordan Hudkins told me backstage that night.

Still, if you fancy yourself some Rozwell Kid, Hudkins might just be able to quench that thirst as he returns to Frederick by taking the Cafe Nola stage Saturday night. Also on the bill is one of my favorite Frederick bands ever, Mr. Husband. And this, friends. This is where it gets sad.

Because, as Kinny — the lead singer — recently told me in a very, very, very exclusive statement … well, actually, just read for yourself:

“It is with a sadness deeper than Dawson’s Creek that we announce the final performance with bassist Jasen ‘bassin Jasen’ Reeder for the foreseeable future. He will be moving onto other indie rocking opportunities and we wish him well. Please come out and help us close out an era of Hubby that has truly been good to me and the boys. Gad bless. Yr brother in friendship and wonderment — Kinny.”

Indeed, this will be the second time in the span of a month that a member of a Frederick band’s rhythm section is moving on and saying goodbye via a show at Cafe Nola — if you recall a couple weeks ago, Marcus Collins embarked on his final performance with Crooked Hills at the same venue. Of course, it goes without saying that we wish Jason the best with whatever he has next, but let us not forget that for those of us Mr. Husband fans, this will be our last opportunity to see the classic lineup for at least a long while.


And to think: You don’t even have to miss out on a few other shows that will rock your world in order to see it. That’s because three hours earlier at Sky Stage (assuming it doesn’t rain, of course), you can check out Miss Lonelyheart, Dot Dash and Dumb Valley beginning at 7 p.m. Led by power, punk, and persistence, that’s a slate of bands you definitely will not want to miss.

But friends, that’s not all! Because over at the Eagles Club, also beginning at 7 p.m., is the heaviness of Half Heard Voices, Marzy Maddox and Weed Caughin. Expect faces to be melted and guitars to catch fire as that goes down, only a block away from Sky Stage.

As for those who prefer a little less electricity with their musical performance art, the great Kathy Mattea will bring her six-string to the Weinberg Center on Saturday night as well. The fun there begins at 8 p.m. and it promises to help you soft-rock (or country-rock … or americana-rock) the night away, should that be something in which you are interested.

Another thing in which you might be interested, if you’re looking for like-minded things? How about the Bluegrass Shindig, which is scheduled to go down at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Blue Side. Among the performers will be Josh Crews, Brett Kretzer of The Plate Scrapers, and Katie Powderly, hot off her recent performance at the Weinberg Center.

So, really. It’s a jam-packed Saturday filled with excellent options for music in Frederick, and therefore, if you opt to sit at home, this is one of those days where you truly would be missing out on some truly special things.

Now, as I always ask, did I miss anything? And as I always know, of course I did. So, if you’d like to be included in next week’s roundup, email

Be safe. Be well.

Follow Colin McGuire on Twitter: @colinpadraic.

Follow Colin McGuire on Twitter: @colinpadraic

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