Calico Jack out, Friends and Bok in at SPSChange in concert lineup
Rockland — There has been a change to Sail, Power and Steam Museum's concert by Calico Jack Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Due to illness, the featured duo will not be performing. However, Jay Speakman and John Broderick will fill in. All are friends of local folk master Gordon Bok, who will introduce Speakman and Broderick by performing a few old favorites.
Tickets are $12; calling 701-7627 ahead for the best seats is recommended.
The music of cruising sailor/songwriter/raconteur Janie Meneely celebrates the people and places of the Chesapeake Bay. She and her partner Paul DiBlasi perform together as Calico Jack, captivating audiences with their evocative imagery and spot-on sense of Bay characters and traditions. Their songs echo the stories of the watermen and their communities and provide glimpses into Bay history and legend. The concert will feature a “musical endorsement” by Gordon Bok.
DiBlasi was a long-time performer with the colorful Pyrates Royale, a mainstay of the Maryland Renaissance Festival near Annapolis, Md. His strong guitar work and powerful vocals give voice to much of Meneely’s material. He adds a sprinkling of classic work songs and ballads to Meneely’s mix of originals, broadening their scope to include music of the seven seas.
Sharp’s Point South and the Sail, Power and Steam Museum are at 75 Mechanic St. For more information on the museum and its programs, call 701-7627 or 596-0200; send email to email@example.com; or visit sailpowerandsteammuseum.org.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.