July 5, 2012

Foot Stompin’ Music

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What a hot day!!  The breezes were playing peek-a-boo with us.

We had a delightful sail on our 11:00 sail with a cool breeze from the Bay. On the 2nd and 3rd cruise, the breeze was less consistent, but we found a way to keep cool with the 5th sail aboard. The D-Sail (diesel).

The Roadside Show Band playing on the Schooner Woodwind II

The Roadside Show Band playing on the Schooner Woodwind II

By the sunset sail a breeze had picked up from the NW and there was cloud cover overhead. How delightful! The musicians tonight were The Roadside Show, a fun band with guitar, washboard, bongos, harmonica and more (with just 2 people). They have a terrific New Orleans funk sound, with great harmonies. I especially loved how they would sing about the light, and then the sun came out of a cloud. Great music.

Emily Brooke performing on the Schooner Woodwind II as we sail into Annapolis

Emily Brooke performing on the Schooner Woodwind II as we sail into Annapolis

And then to our surprise, the young woman sitting near me asked if she thought they would let her play a song. I asked her if it would be an original (not a cover tune). She said, “of course.” The band let her play… and I got goosebumps. Her name is Emily Brooke and she was terrific. She said that she was getting ready for her audition for “THE VOICE” in New York City, where she performs with her band.

These music cruises are so much fun and a terrific way to explore the genres of music. Come aboard and have some fun!

 

Sky above Schooner Woodwind II, looks like we sailed into a cotton ball bag!

Sky above Schooner Woodwind II, looks like we sailed into a cotton ball bag!

Captain Jennifer

About Captain Jennifer

Sailing has been a vital part of Jen's life since she was 5. Racing and cruising with her family filled her summers until she started teaching kids to sail. Her sophomore year in college, she sailed the Caribbean on a 125-ft schooner for credit in science, literature, and history. She now was addicted to schooner sailing. 3 years later, her family built the Woodwind. At 26, she became a captain.
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