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Journos' acoustic duo of Bryan Russo and Ryan Abbott have the great and fun honor of supporting Steve Miller Band on this stop of their 2023 summer tour!

Steve Miller has been an enlivening presence on the American music scene for more than half a century — and, in the course of that era, his releases have sold tens of millions of records and been streamed several billion times. Miller’s Greatest Hits 1974-78 received the RIAA Diamond Award with sales of more than fifteen million copies. It is among the 25 best-selling albums of all time.

General Admission: $39; Seating $69-$209


Eastport a Rockin’ has drawn attendees from across the region since 1997 and is known as the local music festival of the summer. 35+ bands will perform, keeping local, original music a key component of Eastport a Rockin’. Up and coming local bands with a wide range of styles will display their talents alongside longtime favorites. Over the years, Eastport a Rockin’ has featured such bands as Good Charlotte and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, and the next big act just might be in this year’s line-up.

General Admission: $30 May 13 – June 23; $40 at the gate.


We hope you can make it out to one of our favorite local spots next Friday (June 23) for an evening with our full band at Ocean 13 Seafood and Steakhouse. We’re doing the 8pm to 11pm thing and this place has some of the best food around, including a plate of blackened Caesar wings that will make you 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏.


Journos with Bryan Russo & Ryan Abbott with special guest Danah Denice “In the Key of WTF” Album Release! Friday, February 3, 2023 Doors: 6:30 p.m.; Show: 7 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room 40 E. Dover Street Easton, MD

Tickets: $25

“Smart lyrics and great musicianship. Journos plays the role of court jester: Clever and chaotic rabble-rousers whose job is to remind the monarchy of its mortality.” PopRiot Music

Award-winning journalist and lyricist Bryan Russo teams up with workhorse punk-rocker Ryan Abbott to produce a terrific collection of deep-thinking, hard-drinking songs.

A scathing editorial, Journos’ debut full-length album “In the Key of WTF” is a sonic statement that neither buries the lead nor misses the point. Russo’s lyrics recall the snark of Elvis Costello and dry humor of Randy Newman, while Abbott's hooks relentlessly propel this hard-driving quintessential record.

“In the Key of WTF” is a palate cleanser for an audience saturated with the static of televised news commentary, but it also does the trick turned up with your car windows down on a hot August night.



Sunday nights on Radio Kingston it’s "The Long Way Around with Malcolm Burn," and on this Sunday it's Journos! Interview, stories and songs, as Bryan Russo and Ryan Abbot of Journos give a rare acoustic performance. Stream the show from 8-10pm Nov. 27th here: Come along for a musical journey through the ears and eyes of Grammy Award winning record producer Malcolm Burn every Sunday from 8 to 10 PM on The Long Way Around.


BERLIN, MD: Vinyl Release Party

The Globe Theater, 12 Broad Street, Berlin, MD 21811

Friday the 13th (🧟‍♂️) in January we’re at the legendary Globe Theater in Berlin for our vinyl release party. We're doing a very limited colored vinyl edition of "In The Key Of WTF!" BOB loves the smell of vinyl - it stinks of beers and antiestablishmentarianism! BONUS: It's not just us, but there will also be a some other artists from BTORG Records including: Rabbits Anonymous, and Danah Denice (formerly of college radio darlings, The Dead Pens). Once again, BOB is excited to share all the new music that we've released now and into next summer!


Limited Seating Remains! Reservations recommended: 410-626-9796. Let them know which show you're planning to attend. Journos' debut album "In The Key of WTF" has been out for only 3 weeks, and is already making a splash on indie radio nationwide. Sure you can stream it online, but BOB suspects that you’re a vintage head like me, and you want that hardware in your hands, something you can feel, something with weight.

We wanted to do something special for our Annapolis brethren, our recent home base so we’re throwing a special release party on Saturday December 3rd just for our old friends at 49 West - one of our all time favorite venues. Call 410.626.9796 and make a reservation.


Paul Kares presents an intimate night with Bryan Russo! Known for his strong lyrical prowess, his soulful voice, and a genre fluid approach to his songs, Russo is a true “songwriter’s songwriter” grinding hard in the minor leagues of the music world like Kevin Costner’s character in “Bull Durham” yearning for a shot in the big leagues that probably isn’t coming.

“Russo sounds like the blues stomping on pop melodies. He’s got a soulful voice, and lyrics that bite”—Maryland Coast Dispatch “Russo is like if Johnny Depp and Tom Waits ate Bill Withers”—Joe Harkum of the band Pasadena “Soulful, Powerful, Heartfelt and Satirical. His talent is undeniable, so to ignore it would be total blasphemy.”—Slade Vegas, Las Vegas Freelance Rock Writer Proceeds to Paul Kares, a non profit for the culinary and musical arts

$65 Includes 4 course wine dinner and a concert


I'm very excited to get back to Chincoteague Island, VA tomorrow evening for one of my favorite gigs of the year as I'll be headlining the Chincoteague Arts Alliance Coffeehouse series with opener Emily Guemple at 6:30 in the PM.

I've been quite busy making the doughnuts again, so things have been reasonably quiet...but there's a new record being mastered as we speak and some cool things coming, musically speaking. Thanks!

$10 Proceeds benefit the Chincoteague Cultural Arts Alliance



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