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Pop: Power Pop Rock: Roots Rock Moods: Featuring Guitar Blues: Blues-Rock Rock: 90's Rock

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The Beltways

17+ years strong — Established in 1994, The Beltways continue to rock 'n' roll with the Mid-Atlantic music scene. Playing whenever and wherever possible, these Baltimore natives have been compared to The Replacements and Cheap Trick, with the American roots feel of Graham Parsons and the rock 'n' roll sense of The Rolling Stones.

The band released their third full length CD "black and white all over" in summer 2006 and glowing reviews abound for all of their efforts. For the eponymous debut release (1996) Geoffrey Himes said, " of the best rock recordings yet to come out of Maryland in the 90s!" And for the sophomore record, "Stella on Mars" (1998) Claudio Sossi wrote, "...a mix of devastating hooks and pure rock and roll."

The Beltways have played live showcase spots with notable acts such as Jonathan Richman, Mojo Nixon, Old 97's, Lotion, Albert Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult and many others. The Beltways also released one EP in 2001 and been guests on several compilation discs.

The line up is a solid four-piece combo with the occasional addition of mandolin, pedal steel, and piano with some help from a supporting cast of various musicians from the region. Do yourself a favor and give The Beltways a spin!

As a footnote to his Biographay, The Beltways are due to release their 4th CD in 2012, "Chasing the Sun."