Saturday, March 9 at 7:30PM
Daisy Nell and Capt Stan, with some additional mates in their band Crabgrass, combine the songs of the sea and shore with some bluegrass standards. Daisy Nell and Stan, joined by Jack Schwartz on banjo, Dimitri Eleftherakis on bass, and Maria Wolters on dobro have conjured up a unique sound with a variety of traditional and contemporary folk sources. Always with a grain of salt, Daisy Nell and Stan serve as the main stays of the act. Maria, Dimitri, and Jack take their leads with instrumentals and vocals, along with hearty harmonies.
Daisy has been associated with school programming for many years as a free-lance in-school artist, nursery school music teacher, and museum educator. She also has written and implemented on board interpretative programs on various vessels, including the Mimi and the schooner Adventure. She has written the signature song for Adventure, among others, and even takes a crack at advertising jingles on local cable TV.
Stan Collinson started out in high school folk groups and moved on to a performing duo in college with mandolin titan Taylor Armerding of Northern Lights and Barnstar! fame. When not tuning his guitar or dobro, he might be found tuning up an engine at his business, Gaybrook Garage in Essex.
Here is a video of Daisy Nell & Capt Stan performing their song “Schooner Nathaniel Stevens” at One World Coffeehouse.
Olivia Gale and Colin de la Barre are Meridian, a Cape Ann-based duo that specializes in both traditional and contemporary music sung in close two-part harmonies. Colin and Olivia met in the autumn of 2010 at Cameron’s restaurant in Gloucester where Colin had been singing with the local sea chantey group Three Sheets to the Wind for years. When Olivia began singing with the group, the two young singers struck up a friendship, which was quickly followed by the formation of a duo once they discovered how well their voices blended together. Meridian’s music ranges from nautical ballads to compositions from the British Isles to traditional Yuletide carols.