The New Day Anachronisms


Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Cello, Ukulele.


My name is Paul Armstrong, an intermediate (plus) acoustic guitar and fill-in harmonica player. I say 'intermediate (plus)' because that's what I see in most self-described 'advanced' players. What I do know is that I have a good handle on my instrument, I can play and sing on key and tempo. I play harmonica on a rack with guitar.

I lead both (currently) a virtual open mic forum, "Columbia Strums & Drums Collaborative," and with two others on accompanying guitar and bass, a live-play acoustic ensemble, "The New Day Anachronisms" (NDA), in Howard County/Columbia, MD.

We derived our name from our time of life. "Anachronisms" means something misplaced in time. We honor great material many have forgotten or never got to enjoy; likewise, we love playing music many wouldn't expect of our years. While we're available as-is, NDA is seeking an intermediate+ lead acoustic guitarist, mando and/or fiddle with background/harmony vocal ability, for ongoing small-venue engagements. We focus in pop, folk and soft rock of the 60s thru 2000s, and offer a full PA. From prospective members, we ask availability and dedication for practice/rehearsals (1-2 days/wk), then pre-gig, we rehearse set lists for two days, with a day off prior to gig days.

We are post-professional, and play for the sake of music across the board. With strong affinities toward busking, we prefer to find or be invited to venues in the local community. For love of what we do as friends and musicians, we prove that donations-based does not equal lousy. Give us your requests and we'll work up a set list!

Those interested please message me at your earliest convenience for further info.

** We assure we are, and ask that musicians joining us for indoor practice, rehearsal or performance be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and up-to-date with boosters.**

Screen name:
The New Day Anachronisms
Member since:
Jun 24 2022
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:


5 for Fighting, Adele, Alanis Morrissette, Badfinger, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Chris Cornell, Counting Crows, Eagles, ELO, Elton John. Eric Clapton. Fountains of Wayne, Green Day, James Taylor, Jason Isbell, Jimmy Buffet, Joan Armatrading, John Denver, Keane, Matchbox 20, Neil Young. Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Seals and Crofts, The Beatles, The Cars, The Cure, Tonic, Train, U2, and many more. We have a library of over 900 songs.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:



- Larger - Fender Passport Venue Series 2 PA, Bose S1 Pro, Beat Buddy

- Busking - Bose S1 Pro w/Yorkville EXM Subwoofer; Beat Buddy


- Nine guitars (Rainsong, Taylor, Alvarez, Takamine, Fender, Ibanez and Cordoba (acoustic) with a Yamaha RS520T and Vox electric guitars.

Seven-harmonica stack

Full pedal board featuring TC-Helicon Acoustic Play, Boss VE-2, Zoom AC-3 and Boss SY-1.