Dr. Candice Mowbray
Dr. Candice Mowbray is a beloved friend of the camp and has appeared as a guest several times. She is a wonderful guitarist and a wellspring of wisdom. Her credentials include a PHD in Classical guitar performance and various accolades from the press.
“A beautiful player, so expressive and musical”–John Feeley, guitarist
"Reverie's program has an artful and intelligent flow...
The playing throughout is splendid" –Blair Jackson, Classical Guitar Magazine
“A great musician, beautiful tone, a joy to work with”–Marcelo Berestovoy, guitarist
Reverie (apple music)
Dennis Chambers is among the top drummers in the world and has drummed for Carlos Santana, P-Funk, George Duke, John Mclaughlin, Steely Dan, Tobias Hurwitz and too many others to list. When he visited us, we did a concert in which he jammed with all of us! Chambers has been featured on the cover of Modern Drummer Magazine and has received numerous awards and endorsements.
Lindsey Golden is a professional dancer and choreographer with a focus on dance fusion, contemporary dance combined with a variety of other dance styles, and cirque arts. Starting out in DC, she moved on to Baltimore and created University of Baltimore Contemporary Dance Company. In 2012 she formed The Lindsey Golden Project and started Golden Dance Experiment, a contemporary dance fusion company. Since then Lindsey has worked with many Baltimore dance companies, circus performers, and flow artists, performing all over Baltimore city and Washington DC.
98 Rock DJ and television personality, Matt Davis, was a big part of the camp for many years, featuring our bands on his local music show, Noise in the Basement. He has visited camp several times and still collaborates from time to time with camp director, Tobias Hurwitz. Davis breathes life into Baltimore’s original music scene, featuring local talent on 98 Rock Radio and frequently organizing showcases and battles of the bands.
Michael Angelo Batio
Michael Angelo Batio is arguably the best technical rock guitarist in the world. He tours extensively, shredding for the global community and is know in China as “Hands Without Shadows” due to his amazing speed and clarity on guitar. He is a beloved friend of the camp and has been a guest several times. MAB and Tobias Hurwitz have collaborated on many projects over the years, including the song Zen Shred Zone, which features a guitar dual between Angelo and Mattias ai Eklundh with Tobias bookending the festivities.
Mike Orlando is a smokin’ shred guitarist. He was a top ten finalist for Guitar Player magazine's Guitar Superstar of the Year in 2008 and has worked with musicians like Zakk Wylde and Bumblefoot. His first solo album, Sonic Stomp, was released in 2006 and the follow-up, Sonic Stomp II, was released in 2010. In 2010, Orlando formed the band Adrenaline Mob with Symphony X vocalist, Russell Allen.
Paul Reed Smith
Paul Reed Smith is the founder and owner of the Maryland based guitar company, PRS Guitars. His innovations in guitar design have had indelible influence in the industry and his instruments are played by huge stars like Carlos Santana and Alex Lifeson. He is likened to a modern Leo Fender and kindly provided Tobias Hurwitz with the iconic “Ravens” guitar that was seen so many times on the jumbotron in M&T Bank Stadium.
Sonia-Disappear Fear is a songwriter, a band, and a visual artist named Sonia Rutstein. Sonia hails from Baltimore, Maryland. She has received many awards, including the Coin of Honor from the US Army for her humanitarian efforts, and the GLAAD award for Best Album. Sonia has shared the stage with many of her heroes, including Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger. She tours the world singing her uplifting songs in several languages.
Stuart Hart is a smokin’ guitar player with over 5,000 compositions around the world generating sync income. Some of Harts best known credits include creating original music for Mark Burnett’s Mind Control, 500 Questions, Funderdome, Beat Shazam, Celebrity Apprentice, as well as Long John Silvers Restaurants, Netflix, Smirnoff, various movie trailers as well as main-title themes for Candidly Nicole (VH1), I Love Nick Carter (VH1), It’s all Relative (TLC), Paradise Run (Nickelodeon), Fishing Mavericks (NBC Sports), Bye Felicia (VH1), Grand Theft Auto for the game The Lost and The Damned.
Voodoo Blue was a wildly popular Baltimore based band who were beloved mascots of the camp and featured as guests many times. Guitarist and bassist Dan and Clunky were students of Tobias as well as stadium rocking, signed musicians. Voodoo Blue embarked on a national tour of the Dayjams campuses and leader Dan Book eventually went on to become a platinum-selling, BMI Award-winning producer and songwriter living in Hollywood CA.
The Great Gambian Griots
The Great Gambian Griots are traveling all the way from Africa to tour the states and they're stopping at Baltimore Rock fest along the way! This is a major coup for the camp and you’ll see what I mean if you have two minutes to watch this amazing video clip!