Chesapeake songster Janie Meneely and traditional balladeer Rob van Sante join forces for an evening of maritime music from the Bay and Beyond. Commonly seen playing with the likes of Alan Reid (of The Battlefield Band) or John Connolly (who penned Fiddler's Green), Rob adds his virtuoso guitar to the array of Janie's "Bay-spun ?originals, while Janie adds vocal harmonies to Rob's traditional ballads.
Janie has been singing about Chesapeake people, places and history for going on (gasp!) 30 years now, chronicling the stories of Bay watermen or poking fun at sailors' traditions. The death of her husband (Paul diBlasi) two years ago left her without a musical partner, so this collaboration heralds the start of something new (www.janiemeneely.com).
Dutch-born Rob is a guitarist of skill and subtlety. His mother was a child prodigy on piano, so it's no surprise that music has played an important part in his life. During the 1970s, 80s and 90s he toured extensively throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, working with such stalwarts of the British folk and jazz scene as Danny Thompson, Jon Strong, Tom Napper, Tom McConville, Kate Rusby, John McCusker . . . the list goes on (www.reidvansante.com).
Both are delighted to bring you a few hours of maritime music, merriment and mayhem, and invite you to sing along.
Desserts and coffee served. $15 donation. At Carroll House, one of FSGW's most regular house concert venues!
For reservations and directions, e-mail Janie Meneely, or call Janie at 443-786-0463.
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