Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Jeff Holland / 410-295-0104
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 8, 2010
The Lives of the Fishermen: The music of Jon Campbell comes to
Annapolis Maritime Museum on Sunday, March 28
New England songwriter, musician and maritime artist Jon Campbell presents his own musical take on fishing the North Atlantic at the Annapolis Maritime Museum on Sunday, March 28. Get ready to spend the evening holding your sides with laughter one minute, then wiping away a tear the next. But mostly you’ll be laughing. Campbell presents a sometimes riotously funny but always genuine look at the vanishing New England fisheries and the changing New England waterfront.
Himself a commercial fisherman, Campbell knows what he’s talking about. The native Rhode Islander started fishing after school when he was a kid, then began shipping out on the fishing fleet working from Point Judith, a harbor on the Rhode Island coast. He says he can make more money singing than fishing these days (most would add that you can make more money doing just about anything other than fishing these days). His themes touch on the realities of long-lining as well as the changing character of the waterfront--like Frederick’s of Galilee (a look at the fashions sported by the ladies along the dock) or Tanqueray Martini-o (about the drink you can see right through). The stories he tells come from the perspective of the guys on deck: “he was a real good hand, and we sure would miss him, but we iced him down and we kept on fishing . . .” about an unlucky cook who was killed at sea. Campbell has completed three CDs: Keep on Fishing, Catch and Release, and his most recent, Wish I’d Said That.
Annapolis audiences who have enjoyed hearing the homespun songs of Them Eastport Oyster Boys won’t want to miss Jon Campbell.
He’ll be appearing at the Annapolis Maritime Museum on Sunday, March 28 at 7 p.m. 723 Second Street, Annapolis, Md. 21403. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For reservations, directions and parking, go to www.amaritime.org.