The Splendid Anachronisms


Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Background Singer, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Steel guitar.


The Splendid Anachronisms (fmrly 'The New Day Anachronisms') currently performs as an acoustic trio hailing from Howard and Montgomery Counties, Maryland. Available for community and private event engagements, our music focuses in Americana and Popular music, 60s through 2000s.

We are often kudo'd on our acoustics and vocals. We thrive on community events, farmers markets and smaller venues (up to 100 or so). See us on Facebook ( or email us through this page.

We both HOPE to be spotted by venues, and while actively playing out, we CURRENTLY SEEK additional talent as described above, but especially hollow-body electric guitar player (think T5Z, Acoustasonic or PRS SE) to contribute mature, cool riffs and interludes in our varied sets. Steel guitar and Mando also welcome, as well as female vocalist.

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.

We play for the sake of music and bringing joy to our audiences. 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 us at your earliest convenience for further info.

** 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 Splendid Anachronisms
Member since:
Jun 24 2022
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week


Too many to mention. With a library of over 900 songs, we cover so much. Badfinger, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Chris Cornell, Tom Petty, 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.

Members Of Band

The Splendid Anachronisms are Paul Armstrong, Columbia, MD - lead guitar, vocals, harmonica; electronic effects. Mike Small, North Potomac, MD - guitar, vocals.


Instruments: Our Ensemble includes, Rainsong, Taylor and Ovation Acoustic Guitar, Fender Electric Bass and Acoustic Stand-up, Harmonica and percussion via drum synth.

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

- Busking - Bose S1 Pro w/Yorkville EXM Subwoofer; Fishman Loudbox Mini

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