The Sail, Power and Steam Museum will present a concert by Calico Jack Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come early for free coffee, cookies and good seats. Cost for the concert is $10.

the music of cruising sailor/songwriter/raconteur Janie Meneely celebrates the people and places of the Chesapeake Bay. She and 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.

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.

The Sail, Power and Steam Museum is at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St. For more information on the museum and its programs, call 596-0200, send email to or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to