(ill YAY' mee) n.
award-winning percussive rock-folk from Baltimore, MD

upComing and inComing.

Social media has taken you away from us. We want you back – and we’ll write you for it.

As the noise level in our lives keeps getting turned up, sometimes it’s nice just to get a letter from a friend. It’s in our nature and our band name, an acronym often used between penpals: I love you and I miss you.

We’ve traveled through 45 states in 15 years and met tens of thousands of people. Maybe you’re our personal friend on Facebook. Maybe you follow the band’s Instagram. You're OBVIOUSLY on the mailing list - but how many people still read it? So many ways to connect, and we find we still just … can’t. Full inboxes. Full up on the fatigue of Facebook arguments. Fearful of how your information gets used.

So, we’d like to meet you at your mailbox. When we’re coming to your town, when we’ve got new music, maybe for the holidays – we want to send you a physical post card. We can’t find ones we like. So we’re making our own. Our photography. Our design. Just for you. Here’s what you need to do:

EVERYONE on our e-mail list will get a thank-you mp3 in our July e-mail upDates (if you’re NOT on it, subscribe on the right there...).

Now, to get postcards we need a snail mail address. E-mail postcard@ilyaimy.com. Though we feel it should go without saying, our e-mail and snail mail lists are sacrosanct. Only we use them, and only to advertise our music and our shows in your neighborhood.

-     rob & Heather

PS – of course you can still find and follow us on all your favorite social media at ilyAIMY, but seriously … Snail mail, my friends. It’s the future.

Sat 6/16 - Free Spirit Gathering (r,H,K,R,S,J).
Camp Ramblewood | 2564 Silver Rd, Darlington, MD 21034 | programming all week, ilyAIMY headlines Saturday night | Pricing at freespiritgathering.org

Sat 6/23 - Singer-Songwriter Afternoon Showcase in the Park w rob, Somniatis, Maryjo Mattea, Sarah Beth Driver & Hari Vasan.
6195 Sunny Spg, Columbia, MD | 4pm | Suggested donation $5-10

Tues 6/26 - Baltimore Residence Inn (r,H).
800 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205 | 6pm

Thurs 6/28 - 8x10 w The Hills and the Rivers and the High and Wides (r,H,K).
10 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230 | 7pm | $12

Fri 6/29 - Vini Culture (r,H).
20 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 | 8pm

Thurs 7/5 - rob and Rowan Firestone's Culinary Tavern (r,R).
105 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 | 10pm

Fri 7/6 - New Deal Cafe w Mike Duck (r,K,R,S).
113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770 | 8.30pm

Fri 7/13 - Barley and Hops Microbrewery (r,H,K).
5473 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704 | 7pm

Sat 7/14 - Oscar's Alehouse (r,H).
916 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701 | 8pm

Sat 7/21 - ArtSpace (r,H,K).
750 Center St, Herndon, VA 20170 | 7pm | $20 (tickets available here)

Tues 7/24 - Baltimore Residence Inn (r,H).
800 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205 | 6pm

Thurs 8/2 - rob and Rowan at Firestone's Culinary Tavern (r,R).
105 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 | 10pm

Fri 8/3 - Rams Head Savage Mills (r,R,K).
8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD 20763 | 9pm

Sat 8/4 - Takoma Park Folk Festival Fundraiser.
El Golfo | 8739 Flower Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Wed 8/8 - Farm Brew Live (r,H).
9901 Discovery Blvd, Manassas, VA 20109 | 5pm

Sat 8/18 - Miscreation Brewing (r,H,K).
6 Center Square, Hanover, PA 17331 | 7pm

Thurs 8/30 - rob features at Bump N Grind w Billy Coulter.
1200 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Fri 8/31 - Barley and Hops Microbrewery (r,H,K).
5473 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704 | 7pm

Thurs 9/6 - Firestone's Culinary Tavern (r,H).
105 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 | 10pm

Sat 9/15 - The Event Barn at Harper's Ferry (r,H,K).
1062 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 | 8pm

Fri 9/21 - the Hof Garden (r,H,K).
2818 W Broad St Suite A, Richmond, VA 23230 | 8pm

Sat 9/22 - Music On Malphrus (r,H,K).
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry | 110 Malphrus Road Bluffton, SC 29910 | 7pm | $20

Thurs 9/27 - The Noble Live House Concert Series (r,H,K).
Richmond, VA | 7.30pm  | $15-20 suggested donation | RSVP to Julie at noblelive@comcast.net

Fri 9/28 - 3rd Street Coffeehouse (r,H,K).
305 Mountain Ave SW., Roanoke, VA 24016 | 7pm

Thurs 10/4 - Firestone's Culinary Tavern (r,H).
105 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 | 10pm

Wed 10/10 - Ron Goad's Singer/Songwriter Showcase w. featured artist rob.
Epicure Cafe | 11104 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030 | 7.30pm

Fri 10/12 - Miscreation Brewing (r,H).
6 Center Square, Hanover, PA 17331 | 7pm

Sat 10/13 - Bowie on the Green (r,H).

Thurs 11/1 - Firestone's Culinary Tavern (r,H).
105 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 | 10pm

Sat 11/17 - 7 Locks Brewing (r,H,K).
12227 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm

Thurs 12/6 - Firestone's Culinary Tavern (r,H).
105 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 | 10p

Sat 12/8 - New Deal Cafe (r,H,K).
113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770 | 8.30pm

 


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Links provided on the calendar are to Facebook events. All times and addresses and dates and for that matter the very EXISTENCE of venues are accurate to the best of our knowledgeComScore. We encourage you to always call ahead to confirm details of any given show! Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.

Heather's got a lot of solo shows - for a full listing check out her website at heatheraubreylloyd.com.

DATE EVENT
SUN, JUN 17 @ 5:00PM — 7:00PM Songwriter Sundays @ MilkBoyCollege Park, Md
THU, JUL 5 @ 12:00PM — SUN, JUL 8 @ 3:00PM National Women's Music FestMiddleton, Wi
TUE, JUL 10 @ 7:00PM Laurel Branch LibraryLaurel, Md
WED, AUG 1 @ 4:00PM — SUN, AUG 5 @ 4:00PM Falcon Ridge Folk Fest Most Wanted!Hillsdale, NY
WED, AUG 8 @ 5:00PM Farm Brew Live/ The YARDManassas, Va
FRI, AUG 17 @ 6:00PM Black Ankle VineyardsMt. Airy, Md
TUE, AUG 28 @ 6:00PM Residence Inn @ John's HopkinsBaltimore, Md
WED, SEP 12 @ 7:00PM Epicure (feature)Fairfax, Va
FRI, NOV 16 @ 7:00PM Maryland Folk Fest @ Weinberg Center(opening for Tom Paxton, Spook Handy), Frederick, Md

 


About Open Mics.
About Featured Artists.
About the recordings.
About OTHER Open Mics.

Open Mics and Evolution (rob at the Library of Congress)

rob's Open Mics (FB):
Every Monday at Teavolve Cafe and Lounge.

upComing features at Teavolve:
6/4 - TBA
6/11 - Rock Baker
6/18 - Steve Pelland
6/25 - Matt Roach

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