Carpe Diem Arts: Duo Blanco y Negro De Cuba

Carpe Diem Arts presents Dúo Blanco y Negro on May 26, 5:00pm. One-hour concert followed by wine and cheese reception with the artists. The concert will take place at Contemporary Tapestry Weaving Studio & Gallery, 5592 Poplar Lane, Royal Oak (near the Bellevue landing of the Oxford Ferry).

Take a trip to Cuba with Dúo Blanco y Negro.  Enjoy the polyrhythmic percussion, guitars, melodious melodies and vocal harmonies of Yenobis Delgado and Edwin Rivera, and experience Cuban music, considered by many to be one of the richest and most influential musics of the world.

The reception and concert setting alone are worth the price of admission. Delight in the beauty of Ulrika Leander’s tapestry studio and gallery. Make it an afternoon outing and include the 10-minute ferry crossing to Oxford and back to Bellevue, on the oldest, privately owned and operated Oxford Ferry, established in 1683.  Visit historic Oxford and treat yourselves to crab soup at the historic Robert Morris Inn, ice cream cones at the famous Scottish Highland Creamery on the harbor, or sandwiches from the General Store on Morris Street, and have a picnic across the street in the beautiful waterside park.

Tickets are $25, or $15 for students and low-income; or free in exchange for volunteer hours in support of Carpe Diem Arts. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4093742 

Carpe Diem’s Music in the Gallery series is made possible with support from the Dock Street Foundation, and by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.

More info: www.CarpeDiemArts.org/music-in-the-gallery

www.ctwtapestries.com

301-466-0183 / Facebook: Carpe Diem Arts on the Shore

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Chris Noyes May 7

On Tuesday, May 7 at 12:15pm, Carpe Diem Arts and Brookletts Place will present local favorite Chris Noyes in concert. Known far and wide for her angelic voice and superb accompaniment on guitar and ukulele, Chris will serenade us with a marvelous medley of songs in celebration of Mother’s Day and the Month of May:  story ballads, spirituals and love songs, contemporary and traditional tunes, songs of the sea, and hauntingly beautiful melodies that will leave you wanting more! For those who enjoy singing, there will be plenty of opportunity to join in on a round and chorus or two. Recommended for audiences of all ages.

The monthly 45-minute performances are FREE and open to the public.

Lunch is available at 12 noon with reservations (2 weeks in advance)—for $2.75.

RSVP: 410-822-2869 / abrown@UpperShoreAging.org

The Carpe Diem Arts performance series at Brookletts Place is made possible by the generous support from the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Dock Street Foundation, Talbot County Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Artistic Insights Fund c/o Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Brookletts Place, and by individual contributions to Carpe Diem Arts and to the Talbot County Senior Center.

This is the last concert in the 2018-2019 Carpe Diem Performance Series at Brookletts Place. The series will resume again on Tuesday, September 10.

More information:  BusyGraham@carpediemarts.org /301-466-0183. www.CarpeDiemArts.org/Facebook: Carpe Diem Arts on the Shore / Brookletts Place

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Nicole Saphos Jazz Trio April 28

Carpe Diem Arts will host a one-hour concert on Sunday, April 28 at 5:00pm, featuring the acclaimed Nicole Saphos Jazz Trio, in the beautiful, Contemporary Tapestry Weaving Studio and Gallery at 5592 Poplar Lane in Royal Oak, MD, near the Bellevue landing of the Oxford Ferry. Ulrika Leander’s incredible tapestries will be on view in the Gallery. www.ctwtapestries.com The concert will be followed by a reception with the artists.

NICOLE SAPHOS JAZZ TRIO: For as long as she can remember, jazz bassist and singer-songwriter Nicole Saphos has reveled in the elegant emotionality of The Great American Songbook. After graduating from Temple University in 2012 with a Jazz Performance degree, the Los Angeles native relocated to Washington DC and began her professional music career in earnest. To date, she has performed at such venerated venues as The Kimmel Center, Lincoln Center, Rockwood Music Hall, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Nicole’s trio has coalesced around drummer Ele Rubenstein and guitarist John Lee. In the fall of 2016, she released her critically acclaimed debut album, “Tiptoe,” followed by Buzz & Bloom in 2018. www.nicolesaphos.com

Carpe Diem’s Music in the Gallery series is made possible with support from the Dock Street Foundation, and by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.

More info: www.CarpeDiemArts.org/music-in-the-gallery /www.ctwtapestries.com

301-466-0183 / www.facebook.com/events/833577913642662

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Lea Morris on March 24

Carpe Diem Arts presents Music in the Gallery Concert Series featuring Lea Morris with Heather Aubrey Lloyd and Kristen Jones. The concert will be held at Contemporary Tapestry Studio & Gallery, 5592 Poplar Lane, Royal Oak (near the Bellevue landing of the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry) on March 24 at 5:00pm.

A one-hour concert in the beautiful tapestry gallery near the Oxford Ferry in Bellevue–between Easton and St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore – followed by a wine and cheese reception with the artists.

LEA’s music is described as SoulFolk, a seamless blend of gospel, jazz, country, R&B and contemporary folk. Having shared the stage with such luminaries as Odetta, Mavis Staples, Dar Williams and Anthony Hamilton, LEA has won multiple awards from the Washington Area Music Association as one of the regions finest vocalists, songwriters and recording artists.

Lea Morris with Heather Aubrey Lloyd and Kristen Jones.

Lea will be joined by Heather Aubrey Lloyd on percussion, vocals and guitar and Kristen Jones on cello and vocals. Both Heather and Kristen are well known for their performances and recordings with the popular group ilyAIMY.

Don’t miss this evening of outstanding vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements of both original songs and covers. An experience to share with friends and family alike.

TICKETS: $25 for adults, $15 for students and those with low income
Discount for groups of 5 or more, and for those who request assistance.
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4093714
Space is limited.

NOTE: Ulrika Leander’s world-renowned tapestry work will be on view in the Gallery.
www.ctwtapestries.com

More info about the artists:
www.thisislea.com / www.heatheraubreylloyd.com / www.kristenjonesmusic.com

The concert is funded in part by the Dock Street Foundation and by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.

CONTACT: BusyGraham@CarpeDiemArts.orgor call 301-466-0183
www.CarpeDiemArts.org/music-in-the-gallery / www.ctw-tapestry.com

Irish Music Duo LILT to Perform at Brookletts Place

Irish Music Duo LILT will have a free lunchtime concert at Brookletts Place: Talbot County Senior Center on March 12, 12:15-1:00 pm.

The Irish music duo LILT: Tina Eck (flute, tin whistle, vocals) and Keith Carr (10-string bouzouki, tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals) will present a collection of traditional and contemporary Irish tunes in a variety of forms — jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas — plus the occasional slow air and song. LILT loves and tries to capture the essentials of Irish traditional music: the boundless energy, wildness, and melancholy. Keith Carr is an ecologist, alongside being a renowned performer and music teacher; Tina Eck is originally from Germany and currently works as a German radio news correspondent when she is not playing music! www.LiltIrishMusic.com

More info: CarpeDiemArts.org/Brookletts-Place or contact Busy Graham@CarpeDiemArts.org / 301-466-0183 cell

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Junkyard Saints Feb. 12th

Carpe Diem Arts free lunch-time performance series presents Junkyard Saints. The concert will be held at Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton on February 12 at 12:15-1:00pm.

Four members of Baltimore’s own Junkyard Saints will perform a mix of Valentine’s Day love songs and Mardi Gras party classics, all in a New Orleans style.

The Baltimore-based JUNKYARD SAINTS have performed with such notables as Buckwheat Zydeco, The Iguanas, Marcia Ball, and Chuck Brown. The Saints are recipients of Washington Area Music Association’s WAMMIE Awards for “Artist of the Year” and “Best Roots Rock Group” for many years running.

With regular college and independent radio airplay across the country including National Public Radio, Junkyard Saints have played at some of the most notable venues and festivals in the country including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Pier Six, Ft. Lauderdale Cajun Crawfish Festival, Ft. Lauderdale Riverwalk Blues Festival, Bethlehem’s Musikfest, First Night, Iota, The FunkBox, and at private events for corporate and entertainment clients such as HBO, John Waters, Crayola, and Northrop-Grumman.

Bandleader BRIAN SIMMS was voted Musician of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association, and was nominated for a Grammy in 2009.  Keyboardist, vocalist, composer and arranger, Brian has recorded and toured with Rounder recording artist Disappear Fear, opening for and performing with Indigo Girls. In addition to leading and composing for his own critically acclaimed band, Junkyard Saints, Brian performs with many of the DC area’s most notable bands and musicians, including Billy Coulter, Patty Reese Band, Chopteeth, Squeeze Bayou and 2009 Grammy-nominated group Milkshake. Additionally, Brian records extensively; he has performed on over 100 CDs and he can be heard on numerous radio and TV spots, including Discovery Channel, HGTV’s Househunters and the Maryland Lottery.

The Carpe Diem Arts performance series at Brookletts Place is presented by Carpe Diem Arts in partnership with the Talbot County Senior Center at Brookletts Place.

The Brookletts concerts are made possible by the generous support of the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Dock Street Foundation, the Nancy A. Graham Memorial Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, and by individual contributions to Carpe Diem Arts and Brookletts Place.

The monthly 45-minute performances — 12:15-1:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, September through May 2019 — are FREE and open to the public.

More information: busygraham@carpediemarts.org or 301-466-0183
www.CarpeDiemArts.org/brookletts-place
Facebook: Carpe Diem Arts on the Shore

Upcoming dates (Second Tuesdays)

March 12         Josh Dukes & Dylan Foley: Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

April 9             Fuad Foty and Family: honoring Arab American heritage month

May 7              Chris Noyes: Songs for Mother’s Day and the Chesapeake Bay

NOTE:  The Junkyard Saints will also be performing in the morning at the Chesapeake Center for adults with disabilities as a special outreach program with support from Carpe Diem Arts, the Dock Street Foundation and the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Maggie Sansone, Paul Oorts and Karen Ashbrook

Carpe Diem Arts free lunch-time performance series presents Maggie Sansone, Paul Oorts and Karen Ashbrook, music from Ireland, Belgium and Appalachia. The concert will be held at Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton on January 8 at 12:15-1:00pm.

Maggie’s Music Celtic trio of Maggie Sansone, Paul Oorts and Karen Ashbrook presents an engaging, upbeat program of lively jigs, songs and reels on the hammer dulcimer, bouzouki, guitar and mandolin — an upbeat launch into the new year!

Maggie Sansone is one of America’s most well-known hammered dulcimer recording artists and CEO of Maggie’s Music which has produced over 60 recordings. Maggie has received numerous Wammie awards from the Washington Area Music Association, both as a musician and record label. NPR host Fiona Ritchie of “The Thistle & Shamrock” show said “Maggie’s Music has been at the heart of a musical movement that explores American roots and Celtic soul in a great variety of authentic acoustic delights.” www.maggiesansone.com

Maggie Sansone (left) with Paul Oorts and Karen Ashbrook.

Belgian-born Paul Oorts performs on harp guitar, 10-string cittern, mandolin and musette accordion. He is equally at home with Celtic, American & European traditions including his native Flemish and French music. He is very active in the world of English, Contra and Vintage dances in the DC-Baltimore area and most often performs with his wife Karen Ashbrook.

For more than 40 years, Karen Ashbrook has been a pioneer and advocate in the development revival of the hammered dulcimer nationally internationally. Karen plays a wide variety of musical styles including Irish, Appalachian, Belgian, English, classical Jewish. She teaches at numerous festivals music camps around the States. With her delicate touch, trademark shimmering lilt ear for authentic ornamentation, Karen is considered one of the finest Irish hammered dulcimer players anywhere. Karen is also proficient on the wooden flute and pennywhistle.  www.karenashbrook.com

The Carpe Diem Arts performance series at Brookletts Place is presented by Carpe Diem Arts in partnership with the Talbot County Senior Center at Brookletts Place.

The Brookletts concert is made possible by the generous support of the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Dock Street Foundation, the Nancy A. Graham Memorial Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, and by individual contributions to Carpe Diem Arts and Brookletts Place.

The monthly 45-minute performances (12:15-1:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, September through May 2019) are FREE and open to the public.

Lunch is available at 12 noon with advance reservations.

RSVP: Amanda Brown — 410-822-2869 / abrown@uppershoreaging.org

More information: busygraham@carpediemarts.org or 301-466-0183
www.CarpeDiemArts.org/brookletts-place, Facebook: Carpe Diem Arts on the Shore

Other upcoming dates (2nd Tuesdays)

Feb 12 – Junkyard Saints: Celebration of Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day
Mar 12 – Josh Dukes & Dylan Foley: Celebration of Irish American Heritage Month & St. Patrick’s Day!
Apr 9 – Fuad Foty and Family: honoring Arab American heritage month
May 7 – Chris Noyes: Songs for Mother’s Day and the Chesapeake Bay

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Eloise & Company December 11

Carpe Diem Arts free lunch-time performance series presents Eloise & Company, with music from France, Scotland, Ireland, England, Quebec and New England for the holiday season. The concert will be held at Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton on December 11 at 12:15-1:00pm.

Featuring the combined creative force of three of the country’s most sought-after acoustic folk musicians: Owen Morrison, Becky Tracy, and Rachel Bell. These three crank out high-energy traditional music with unbridled energy and soaring beauty. Their depth and versatility is evident not only in their dynamic playing but also in their rich and unique repertoire, ranging from exciting original compositions to rock-solid tunes that have been around for hundreds of years — from driving Celtic reels to groove-infused French village dance tunes to elegant English melodies.

The Carpe Diem Arts performance series at Brookletts Place is presented by Carpe Diem Arts in partnership with the Talbot County Senior Center at Brookletts Place.

Eloise & Company will also present a concert at 10:30am at the Chesapeake Center for adults with disabilities.

Both concerts are made possible by the generous support of the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Dock Street Foundation, the Nancy A. Graham Memorial Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, and by individual contributions to Carpe Diem Arts and Brookletts Place.

The monthly 45-minute performances (12:15-1:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, September through May 2019) are FREE and open to the public.

Lunch is available at 12 noon with advance reservations.

RSVP: Amanda Brown — 410-822-2869 / abrown@uppershoreaging.org

More information: busygraham@carpediemarts.org or 301-466-0183
www.CarpeDiemArts.org/brookletts-place, Facebook: Carpe Diem Arts on the Shore

Other upcoming dates (2nd Tuesdays)

Jan 8 – Maggie Sansone, Paul Oorts & Karen Ashbrook
Feb 12 – Junkyard Saints: Celebration of Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day
Mar 12 – Josh Dukes & Dylan Foley: Celebration of Irish American Heritage Month & St. Patrick’s Day!
Apr 9 – Fuad Foty and Family: honoring Arab American heritage month
May 7 – Chris Noyes: Songs for Mother’s Day and the Chesapeake Bay

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Tinsmith October 9

Carpe Diem Arts presents TINSMITH Featuring Brooke Parkhurst, Henry Cross and Rowan Corbett (from the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops). The performance will be at Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton on October 9, 12:15-1:00pm.

Tinsmith performs traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and Appalachia. Citing influences from blues to bluegrass, from funk to jazz to mountain music, Tinsmith brings traditional songs and tunes into the new century. Led by WAMMIE-winning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Brooke Parkhurst (banjo, Irish flute, tin whistles) and the awesomely talented Rowan Corbett of the Carolina Chocolate Drops (guitar, bouzouki, bones, djembe), the trio also features superb bassist and singer Henry Cross. www.Tinsmith.net

The Carpe Diem Arts performance series at Brookletts Place is presented by Carpe Diem Arts in partnership with the Talbot County Senior Center at Brookletts Place.

Tinsmith will also present a concert at 10:30am at the Chesapeake Center for adults with disabilities.

Both concerts are made possible by the generous support of the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, by the Dock Street Foundation, andby individual contributions to Carpe Diem Arts and Brookletts Place.

The monthly 45-minute performances (12:15-1:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, September through May 2019) are FREE and open to the public. Lunch is available at 12 noon with advance reservations (2 weeks in advance).

RSVP: Amanda Brown — 410-822-2869 / abrown@uppershoreaging.org

More information: busygraham@carpediemarts.org or 301-466-0183
www.CarpeDiemArts.org
Facebook: Carpe Diem Arts on the Shore

P.S. Mark your calendars for the 2018-2019 Carpe Diem concerts at Brookletts (2nd Tuesdays):

Nov 13 – Wendy Steve Jazz
Dec 11 – Eloise & Company: Music from France, Scotland, Ireland, England, Quebec and New England for the Holiday Season
Jan 8 – Maggie Sansone and Paul Oorts: Award-winning musicianship on hammered dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, Northumbrian small-pipes, bouzouki.
Feb 12 – Junkyard Saints: Celebration of Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day
Mar 12 – Josh Dukes & Dylan Foley: Celebration of Irish American Heritage Month & St. Patrick’s Day!
Apr 9 – Fuad Foty and Family: honoring Arab American heritage month
May 7 – Chris Noyes: Songs for Mother’s Day and the Chesapeake Bay

Carpe Diem Summer Solstice Celebration June 24

Phil Wiggins

The 2nd Annual Carpe Diem Summer Solstice Celebration will take place on June 24, 5:00pm, at St. Michaels Auditorium, SMMHS. The event will feature Phil Wiggins and the Chesapeake Sheiks, with special guest tap dancer Baakari Wilder and singer-songwriter Lea Morris.

Phil Wiggins is arguably America’s foremost blues harmonica virtuoso. While rooted in the melodic Piedmont or “Tidewater” blues of the Chesapeake region, his mastery of the instrument now transcends stylistic boundaries. Born in Washington D.C. in 1954, Phil Wiggins achieved worldwide acclaim over three decades as one half of the premier Piedmont blues duo of Cephas & Wiggins. Since the death of guitarist and singer John Cephas in 2009, Phil brought his harmonica wizardry to bear in a variety of musical collaborations.”
– National Council for the Traditional Arts

TICKETS: $10-25 — Please pay what you can at the door.
Free for students 18 & under.

More information: busygraham@carpediemarts.org or 301-466-0183
www.CarpeDiemArts.org
https://carpediemarts.org/concerts-st-michaels-auditorium
www.philwiggins.com / www.thisislea.com
Facebook: Carpe Diem Arts on the Shore

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