Maritime Performance Series
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Musical group Wylder is known for writing rhythmic, lyrically-driven indie-folk with a penchant for foreboding storytelling about family and loss. First formed in Virginia by singer/guitarist Will McCarry, the group quickly grew to include Lonnie Southall on guitar/mandolin, Mike Pingley on drums, and Jackson Wright on bass/piano. Their debut album, Rain and Laura, caught the attention of Train’s Pat Monahan. He premiered their last two singles “Bitter” and “Save a Way” on his Sirius XM program Train Tracks, kicking off a successful run on stations around the country. In 2018, the band performed aboard floating music festival The Rock Boat XVIII, alongside Need to Breathe, Barenaked Ladies and Sister Hazel.
Diane Daly is a vocalist of moody contrasts and evocative depth. Certainly one who cannot be easily pigeonholed into one particular style, Diane has spent her career exploring a world of music from the strictest classical solos to avant-garde cabaret. Over the years, Diane developed a style and delivery of jazz and blues that is all her own. She has been fortunate to share the stage with such notable musicians as Keter Betts, Paul Carr, Wade Beach, and Benjie Porecki, to name a few. The deep emotional connection Diane has with music is apparent from the opening notes, captivating her audience with a sound that emanates straight from the heart.
Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking, and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur.
From inauspicious beginnings, John McCutcheon has emerged as one of the industry’s most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations. He has produced over twenty albums of other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary singer-songwriters to educational and documentary works. His books and instructional materials have introduced budding players to the joys of their own musicality.