Contact: Janie Meneely
8011 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
443-786-0463 • email@example.com
Bay Music/Calico Jack
The music of cruising sailor/songwriter/raconteur Janie Meneely celebrates the people and places of the Chesapeake Bay. She and her partner Paul DiBlasi, who call themselves Calico Jack when they take the stage, captivate audiences with their evocative imagery and spot-on sense of Bay characters and traditions. Their songs echo the stories of the watermen and their communities and provide glimpses into Bay history and legend.
Calico Jack requires a concert setting—that is, we need an audience. For background music, mood music or a dance band, you’ll have to look elsewhere (we can probably recommend someone with a nautical slant). That’s not to say we have to be on stage. We’re happy to gather in your living room or regale your group for an after-dinner romp right there in the restaurant. Waterfront locales are always our favorite venues—yacht clubs, deckboats, town docks—but we’re happy to play anywhere people are ready to listen.
A standard set runs about 45 minutes; a standard concert performance generally involves two sets with a break in between. For festivals we are happy to play 3-4 sets day, so long as there is adequate space in between for us to rest our voices.
We will happily provide and set up our own sound system.
Festival (multi-set) performances: $600/day
One-audience shows (one or two sets): $400
House Concerts: $15 suggested donation per person
( Never run a house concert? See below.)