Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contacts: Jeff Holland / 410 295-0104 / email@example.com
Janie Meneely / 443 786-0463
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 1, 2009
Who: Bob Zentz with William Pint & Felicia Dale
What: Chantey Folk Concert
When: Friday, September 11, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street
Annapolis, MD 21403-3323
Tickets: $15 at the door
Annapolis Maritime Museum hosts Chantey Folk Concert on Friday, Sept. 11
Sea music is in the air when Virginia troubadour Bob Zentz joins maritime musicians William Pint and Felicia Dale for an evening of sea songs, Friday, September 11, from 8-10 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.
Multi-instrumentalist Bob Zentz presents songs gleaned from the waterways and heritage of the Old Dominion State as well as classic chanteys from the days of sail. He takes time to tell the stories behind the songs, and he accompanies his rich baritone voice with dozens of ‘unplugged’ folk instruments. His Chesapeake Bay songs like “This Old Bay” and “The Last Skipjack” have become true classics that have been included in a number of anthologies. He was featured in the 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and performs concerts and educational programs throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Informative and engaging, Bob Zentz leaves his audiences with a song on their lips and a smile in their heart.
The Seattle-based duo Pint & Dale offer Annapolitans a taste of the sea from different regions—the West Indies, Wales, Brittany as well as their own Puget Sound. With vocals and guitar, octave mandolin, Irish pennywhistles and the exotic sounds of the hurdy gurdy, the couple brings an energetic and contemporary spirit to the cannon of work songs and forebitters that made up a sailor’s ditty bag. Their music fits into the world of modern folk, rock and popular song, but it’s rich with the narratives, rhythms, rhymes and lyrics associated with the days of the Tall Ships.
Whether it’s Zentz’s version of the classic “Paddy Lay Back” or Pint & Dale’s rollicking “One More Day,” the audience is often invited to chime in on the chorus and imagine themselves hard at work on the foredeck or cranking a capstan.
“Maritime music is one of our nation’s richest traditions,” says Annapolis Maritime Museum Director Jeff Holland. “Every fourth grader in the country knows what to do with a drunken sailor. We’re happy to give people an opportunity to get in touch with their own ‘inner fourth grader’ and chime in on some really fun songs, and maybe learn a little about our seafaring heritage while they’re at it.”
The concert will be held on Friday, September 11 in the new Bay Room of the recently renovated and reopened McNasby Oyster House, home to the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.; music begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $15. Beer and wine will be sold. For more information or directions, go to the museum’s website at www.amaritime.org or call 410-295-0104.