Chesapeake Scenes at The Mainstay September 25


Mainstay founder, Tom McHugh, spoken word artist Captain Andy McCown and musicians Bill Matthews and Tom Anthony bring Chesapeake Scenes, songs and stories of the Bay, to The Mainstay in Rock Hall, Maryland for a special Sunday morning show on Sunday September 25 at 11:00 a.m. Admission is $15. For information and reservations call 410-639-9133. Information is also available at the Mainstay’s website

chesapeake-scenesChesapeake Scenes is an ever-changing mix of songs and stories that pay tribute to the beauty and majesty of the Chesapeake Bay. Included are original songs and poetry by Tom McHugh who sings and plays banjo and harmonica, spoken word pieces gathered and presented by Andy McCown and bluesy guitar and vocals by Bill Matthews all with the support of Tom Anthony on bass.

The songs and stories also pay tribute to the people who live on the shores and work the waters of the Bay. The songs and stories are about everything from the love of an old boat, to a waterman working in winter, to what’s on the table in an Eastern Shore home.

Chesapeake Scenes has recorded a CD and performed their music, stories and poetry in venues ranging from local libraries to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

The concert is sponsored by Echo Hill Outdoor School and Pennsylvania State University.

The Mainstay (Home of Musical Magic) is the friendly informal storefront performing arts center on Rock Hall’s old time Main Street. It is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit dedicated to the arts, serving Rock Hall, MD and the surrounding region. It is committed to presenting local, regional and national level talent, at a reasonable price, in an almost perfect acoustic setting. Wine, beer, sodas and snacks are available at the bar.

The Mainstay is supported by ticket sales, fundraising including donations from friends and audience members and an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

For information and reservations call the Mainstay at 410-639-9133. More information is also available at the Mainstay’s website

Upcoming Mainstay performances include:
Sept. 26   Mainstay Monday with guest Sam Guthridge
Sept. 30   Chuck Redd and The Jazz Young Bloods
Oct. 1       Brazil Project: Rogerio Souza and Edinho Gerber
Oct. 3       Mainstay Monday with guests Vaughn Brathcer and Ray Anthony
Oct. 8       The Daryl Davis Band
Oct. 10     Mainstay Monday with guest Henning Hoehne, reeds

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