Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contacts: Jeff Holland / 410 295-0104 / firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 11, 2008
Chester River Runoff & Don Shappelle to perform
at Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Summertime Maritime Concert Series
The Eastern Shore bluegrass quartet Chester River Runoff will perform at the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s free Summertime Maritime Concert series on Wednesday, August 20, at the museum campus in Eastport, and Susquehanna River singer/songwriter Don Shappelle will perform at noon on Thursday, August 21, at Annapolis City Dock near the Market House.
Chester River Runoff plays music that is continuously evolving from their inception in the fall of 2004 when four young musicians from divergent musical backgrounds decided to master the driving bluegrass that they all had loved. Together they have established a country bluegrass sound that echoes in the wide open spaces of the Chesapeake, carrying it to venues and radio airwaves across the region. They have grown from a small-town string band that relied more on humor than prowess, to a dynamic bluegrass band. With a confluence of styles and interests that flow together, they continue to develop a style that is all their own. High energy shows, and their ability to connect with an audience through sincere originals and unique takes on traditional music make a CRR concert a memorable experience.
The Wednesday concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located at 723 Second Street on the banks of Back Creek. Beer and wine are available for a nominal donation.
Don Shappelle, singer/songwriter from the Susquehanna River watershed, sings songs inspired by the beauty and history of the Susquehanna, the people, boats and places of the mighty river that flows into the Chesapeake Bay. “Listening to him singing from aboard a traditional Chesapeake Bay workboat is an especially appropriate setting for his body of work,” explains Annapolis Maritime Museum Director Jeff Holland.
He will perform solo for the Thursday concert at noon at the Annapolis City Dock from the deck of the Museum’s skipjack Lydia D docked by the Alex Haley Memorial near the Market House. Again admission is free; the audience is welcome to bring seating.
These two concerts are the last in this summer’s concert series, which has won an award for Best Heritage Event by Four Rivers, the Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County, and one concert has been featured on the NBC Today Show. The series is made possible by generous support of the members of the Annapolis Maritime Museum, the City of Annapolis, City of Annapolis Department of Economic Development, Four Rivers Heritage Area, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the Maryland State Arts Council, Weems & Plath, Davis’ Pub, Anston House Press, and other supporters.
For a complete schedule of performers, additional information and directions, see the Museum web site at www.amaritime.org.
Note to editors: it has been erroneously announced that the Joe Byrd Trio had been rescheduled from June 18 to August 27; that concert will not take place after all.