Mark Meadows pianist Quintet will be at Caton Castle

The Caton Castle Lounge & Package Goods, 20 S. Caton Ave. in Baltimore, will host a dynamite jazz show on Sat. Aug. 8th from 6-10 p.m. with the Mark Meadows Quintet featuring a tribute to Bobby Timmons and Wayne Shorter with Mark on piano, Elijah Balbed on sax, Romeir Mendez on bass and Aaron Seeber on drums.

Hello folks, hope everything is well with you. The weather has been great and I am enjoying every moment of it. I have been out and around everywhere doing my book signings and I appreciate all of you who have invited me to their event, no matter what kind of event, no matter if it is indoors or out. I will be there.

Now folks, this is a steam crab season and it is better than last year, because Maryland crabs are plentiful this year. The Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival is coming August 22nd at National Harbor, Maryland. It is held under the cover of the grand tents, 300 Waterfront Street for two sessions from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. This is the 6th Annual Maryland Tradition. The festival is an “All-you-can-taste extravaganza complete with over 60,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more. For more information and tickets, go to

Patricia Johnson

Patricia Johnson’s 6th Annual African American Authors Expo will be held at the Radisson North Baltimore Hotel, 2001 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, Maryland on Saturday, August 15th. It is free and open to the public and is a family fun event including hundreds of authors from all over the country showcasing their books, including Rosa “Rambling Rose” Pryor. For more information, call 443-421-2070.

More closely to home, there is another crab feast hosted by St. Edwards Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, August 9th from 3-7 p.m. at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, 6526 Holabird Avenue in Baltimore. Music by DJ Mike Jones. For ticket and information call 410-925-2573.

Enjoy another Maryland Crab Feast hosted by “Red Hat Hons/Book Club” on August 8th from 2-6 p.m. at the Corinthian Lounge & Restaurant, 7101 Windsor Mill Road in Windsor Mill, Maryland. All you can eat chicken, crab soup salads, corn on the cob, soda, water & beer and of cause hot stem crabs. For more information, call Pat Wheatley at 410-922-9231.

The Movers and Shakers Social Club” do not have steam crabs, but they have a whole lot of fun every 2nd Friday from 8 p.m. until 12 midnight featuring hand-dancing and line dancing with a light buffet at the Elks Lodge, 411 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Towson, Maryland. All are welcome who are over 21. For more information, call 410-241-2919.

SPINDELLS are performing

. The Spindells will perform at the 21st Annual Ruth M. Kirk Family Fun Festival at the Franklin Square Park on North Cary and West Fayette Street on Saturday, August 8th with many other bands.

If you are looking for a place that are safe and has good food and/or great entertainment, here are some of my favorite places. Check them out and let them know that “Ramble Rose” told you. They are: The American Legion Post #285, 2324 McElderry Street in Baltimore, 410-522-0935; Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore, 410-669-9856; Avenue Bakery, 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue, 410-225-3881; Colin’s Seafood Grill & Gar, 3653 Offutt Road, Randallstown, Maryland, 443-272-7818; Caribbean Paradise, 1818 N. Charles Street, 410-332-8422; Duffy’s Lounge & Restaurant, 3412 Frederick Road, 410-945-1011; Elks Lodge #1043, 2008 Harford Road, 410-366-9412; 5 Mile House, 5302 Reisterstown Road, 410-578-8831; Granny’s Restaurant, 10300 Mill Run Circle, Owings Mills, Maryland, 410-654-0101; Maceo’s Lounge, 1926 N. Monroe Street, 410-523-3117; Melba’s Place, 3126 Greenmount Avenue, 410-366-6536; Poets Athletic Club, 918 E. North Avenue, Roots Bar & Lounge, 2148 Vine Street, 410-945-7398 and Caton Castle Lounge, 20 S. Caton Avenue, 410-566-7086.

Curtis-Anderson here with friend Tim Watts

Curtis Anderson, Baltimore’s renowned radio personality, passed away Wednesday, July 22nd. He was a former air personality and program director for WWIN AM/FM radio. His funeral was at Wylie Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 4th. He will be truly missed by family and so many friends. Condolences to all who loved him.

Mark your calendar and meet me at the Caton Castle Lounge for a musical treat and party you will not see anywhere else onSaturday, August 22nd, 6-10 p.m. for the NFL Hall of Fame “Lenny Moore and Greg Hatza Sportsman Lounge Reunion” featuring Greg Hatza on organ, Peter Fraize on sax, Brian Kooken on guitar, Robert Shahid on drums and special guest Sam King on sax.

MY LAND OF MERCY! Honey Child! Caton Castle will never be the same. Only go if you love good music and good food, otherwise stay away and make room for us. I will see you there.

Well, my dear friends, I am of time and out of space, but remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.