Gordon Bok learned many tunes, sea songs, stories, legends and ballads growing up in Camden, Maine. Where he couldn’t find songs that matched his experiences or needs, he wrote his own, and he has kept up a lively flow of poems, songs, stories, choral and instrumental works. He has performed extensively in the United States, and in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand and has appeared on the radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor. Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan will open.
Daisy Nell (R) and Capt. Stan
“Curtain Up” host Aurelia Nelson
Tomorrow (Sunday) at 9AM Aurelia Nelson Welcomes Schooner Festival Chair Daisy Nell and Capt. Stan on her North Shore 104.9FM Radio show “Curtain Up”.
Daisy & Stan perform 2 songs and will tell you everything you need to know about next weekend’s Schooner Festival, one of our favorite weekends. Click here for a complete Schooner Festival Schedule.
And here’s the definitive answer to Joey’s question about the Lobster Bake (from the Schooner Fest website)
Schooner Festival Lobster Bake
Two years ago, local blogger Capt. Joey of GoodMorningGloucester came up with a great idea! Joey suggested that, in order to get the Gloucester community involved with the Schooner Festival, a community lobster bake should be held during the Festival.
Recognizing good advice, the Festival Committee held the 1st annual Community Lobster Bake in 2013 and it was a huge success! Check out GoodMorningGloucester to see just how successful the event was!
The Community Lobster Bake will be held again in 2014 on Saturday, August 30, 4:30pm-7:30pm at Maritime Gloucester on Harbor Loop in downtown Gloucester. Enjoy freshly steamed lobster, corn on the cob, and a Virgilio’s roll– all for $15 per person. Relax with your dinner on the slopes of the Fitz Henry Lane lawn while listening to Old Cold Tater & Friends. Also available for sale: hot dogs, hamburgers, cookies, cold sodas & spring water, beer & wine. Tickets available in advance from Maritime Gloucester or at the event.
Those of you who like Christmas music are in luck tonight. Fly Amero is signing Christmas songs with his brother J.B. and Allen Estes at the Rhumbline tonight starting at 8pm.
Then catch the Local Music Seen with Allen Estes 2011 Christmas Special at 11pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 (originally aired last year) featuring Dan King, Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan, Ann Marie, Bradley Royds, Inge Berge, Chelsea Berry, Dave Sag, Courtney Reid and Allen’s son Dylan Estes. Here’s a video of many of the performers singing Santa Claus is Coming to Town. (see more air times here)
Of course, there’s lots of other excellent music in town (not necessarily Christmas — see full schedule here), including Dennis Monagle with Marina Evans, Joe Cardoza and Dave Brown at Minglewood Tavern starting at 9pm.
Daisy Nell & Capt Stan and the Crabgrass Band– Jack Schwartz and Pat Conlon– will be doing their annual concert at the One World Coffeehouse, (UU Church, street level entrance), 57 Main St, Essex, MA, Saturday, April 2, 8 PM, 978-768-3690 for reservation list. Doors open 7:15. Daisy Nell and Stan Collinson will hold forth with some new material and old favorites, plus special guest Miranda Russell. Miranda will be sampling a couple of her duets with mother Daisy, as she prepares for her April 7 and 8th shows at the Shalin Liu Center in Rockport. Daisy and Stan will preform on banjo and guitar, with their usual combination of traditional and contemporary folks songs, blues, gospel, and maritime material, including a new song about the new schooner Ardelle which will be launched in Essex this spring. Pat Conlon will add his tasty mandolin licks while Jack Schwartz holds it all together on the stand-up bass. The usual selection of coffee, teas and a great choice of sweet treats will be available.Tight vocal harmonies, a varied repertoire, and some audience sing-alongs, will all make an evening of lively music.
For more information about the fabulous Daisy Nell and Captain Stan check out their website-