Tag Archives: Daisy Nell & Capt Stan

Daisy Nell & Capt .Stan with their band Crabgrass @ One World Coffeehouse – 4/18/15

LCrabgrass Jack Stan Pat Daisy-001ocal folkie favorites Daisy Nell and Capt. Stan with their band Crabgrass will play their unique brand of music at their hometown coffeehouse, One World, on April 18, at 8 PM. For coffeehouse night, the street level of the Universalist Church is transformed into an intimate performance space, a favorite of many performers from near and far. Daisy Nell and Capt. Stan,  are no strangers to this stage, who, along with Pat Conlon and Jack Schwartz, have played there annually since the early 1990’s.Daisy and Stan at Pete Seeger Sing Out

Essex native Daisy Nell is no stranger to the stage, having started out at the North Shore Music Theater at the age of 12 in a production of Red Mill. Since then, she has been playing her guitar and banjo in every venue from nursery schools to high schools, museums to the high seas. She is an educator, maritime historian, founding member of the Gloucester Schooner Festival and the voice of the annual schooner parade on Labor Day weekend. Now an author of 5 children’s books, Daisy says, “Working with kids is what gives true meaning to a life in music.” Her school residencies, CD’s, and concerts have infected generations with the love of folk music and singing. For the past 18 years, Stan Collinson has been her musical mate, and together they make the folk music that takes you on a musical voyage, carried away for an evening. Pat Conlon on mandolin and harmonica and Jack Schwartz on bass make up the band, known to them as Crabgrass, which is a reference to the bluegrass roots of both Pat and Jack, combined with the maritime aspects of much of the Daisy & Stan repertoire. Capt. Stan says, “You can take what we sing with a large grain of salt!”

The concert on April 18 will feature a special new song that Daisy has crafted for local music fan and photographer, Nat Stevens, who commissioned a song for his great grandfather’s schooner. Other aspects to look forward to this year will be a set of blues and swing tunes that the band has loved for many years.

Call 978-768-3690 t o reserve your seat, and a return call will confirm. Payment is made at the door.

Gordon Bok with Daisy Nell and Capt Stan – Saturday 10/11/14 at Old Sloop Coffeehouse

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.


Get all the Schooner Fest Scoop & Songs tomorrow morning at 9AM on North Shore 104.9 – And Joey, here’s your answer

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.

Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan and the Crabgrass Band Sat, April 12 8PM at One World

Garland 1Singers, Songwriters, & Musicians
Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan will perform on banjo and guitar, with their usual combination of traditional and contemporary folk songs, blues, gospel, and maritine material.  Tight vocal harmonies, a varied repertoire, and some audience sing-alongs, will all make an evening of lively music.
TICKETS: $15.00
RESERVATIONS: 978-768-3690
Please do not park in the Village Restaurant’s parking lot.  Parking is available behind the Police Station on Rte. 22.
Next Concert: May 10th, BILL STAINES.

Love Christmas music or not, lots of great live music choices in Gloucester tonight

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 April 2 at the One World Coffeehouse

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-