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| Salty Dick (adult)
| Roger McGuinn
Billy Joel Featured
Singer-songwriter Billy Joel is the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. His album Storm Front includes the track "The Downeaster Alexa," about the plight of working-class fishermen on Long Island.
Gordon Lightfoot Featured
Gordon Lightfoot is an internationally renowned Canadian singer and songwriter who had several major hits in the 1970s. In maritime music, his most famous work is "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," the story of the sinking of the ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975. All 29 crew died.
Great Big Sea Featured
Great Big Sea blends traditional sea shanties, sea songs, vocals and acoustic instruments with modern sounds and arrangements to create a popular music punch that has turned heads around the world.
A compilation album with performances by Nick Cave, Sting, Bono, Lou Reed and many other leading recording artists.
Born in Staffordshire, England and now based in the northeast part of the country, Bill Jones has a sweet and soulful voice, and she plays accordion, piano, flute and Irish whistle.
The Boat Drunks are a tangy tropical rock band inspired by the music of Jimmy Buffett.
Singer/songwriter Capt. Joe Greno (a USCG licensed master) lives on his sailboat Saga and travels between the Islands and Florida performing at many coffee houses, churches, beaches and bars spreading a message of LOVE, light and encouraging all to follow your heart, follow your passion and "Follow Your Dream."
Clan McFunk creates smooth, jazzy, modern treatments of celtic classics, brought to life though the pure and angelic voice of a real Cape Breton girl.
Eileen Quinn is a smart and funny songwriter with an uncanny knack for capturing the spirit of the cruising life in words and music. She makes us laugh and she makes us think. Her quirky perspective demonstrates the irreversible effects of nine years of full time blue water cruising on a thirty-six foot sailboat.
Eric Stone’s career so far has produced 10 CD’s in a genre that can only be described as Nautical Americana. His music draws influences from his travels around the globe performing in over 9 countries and 35 US States. He has done shows in Australia, England, Costa Rica, Antigua, British & US Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.
Gerry McGowan is a singer whose album, Roll and Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea, was inspired by the beach at Hoylake, on Merseyside’s Wirral coastline.
Hobo Jim is an Alaskan legend. After many years of working in Alaska as a commercial fisherman, logger, as well as cowboy, Hobo took to writing songs about his occupations and wilderness lifestyle. Jim has performed with Reba McEntire and Ricky Skaggs, among many others. Jim’s songs have been recorded by George Jones, Randy Travis, and many more country stars.
J.W. Weir has been in the music business for over 30 years. A singer/songwriter out of high school, J.W. joined his first band, a folk/rock trio called Cloverleaf. This drove J.W.’s creativity and he began to crank out original music at a fervid pace. His band was also covering songs from Jimmy Buffett, Emmylou Harris and John Prine to Willie Nelson, Merle Haggerd and Hank Williams. After a couple of years J.W. embarked on a solo/songwriting care ...
Jeff Pekarek is a native of San Diego, California, with 35 years of experience as a professional musician and entertainer.
John Kraus and the Goers bring a 21st century drive to arrangements of traditional shanties and original maritime songs.
John Mock is an artist and the sea and its coasts are his muse. From New England to Chincoteague to Ireland, the Atlantic’s beautiful coastline and quaint villages, its wooden boats and whitewashed lighthouses, continue to inspire and inform John’s art. He captures in music and in photographs the heritage of the sea.
The late Johnny Horton was a country singer who contributed the 1960 hit 'Sink the Bismarck' to the maritime music catalog.
After combining his two passions, playing music and sailing, Mike Aiken moved aboard his sailboat and started to travel. Sailing took him and his music to Maritime Canada, then to Portugal and Spain. After some time playing in Europe, he sailed to the Caribbean and continued playing throughout the islands. Drawing from many sources and with a style all his own, Aiken likes making his music fun to play and fun to hear.
Mike Lange brings boogie woogie, swing, blues and old time rock'n'roll music to life with his singing and unforgettable piano style. Heavily influenced by the likes of Louis Jordan, Pinetop Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis, Mike does not believe in holding back. When Mike Lange sits down to play the piano you will hear all 88 keys come to life.