July 13, 2024
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Jefferson Holland to perform at 49 West in April

On Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m., Chesapeake Troubadour Jefferson Holland, will celebrate the history, heritage and ecology of the Bay through tall tales, poems and songs in a program he calls “Annapolis Verses Eastport.” Jeff will be accompanied by his friend Hugh Cassidy on cello. 49 West serves coffee, wine and American fare in laid-back environs presenting local art, along with diverse musical acts. The seating is cabaret-style in an intimate listening room.

Seating is very limited, so be sure to reserve your table by calling: 410-626-9796.

Admission: $10

Jeff Holland has been writing and singing about the Bay since he sailed into Annapolis in 1981. He was a founding member of the Chesapeake folk group Crab Alley in the 1980s and founded Them Eastport Oyster Boys with partner Kevin Brooks 25 years ago. Jeff was appointed the Poet Laureate of Eastport in 1994. He served as the director of the Annapolis Maritime Museum and most recently as the Riverkeeper for the West and Rhode Rivers, and co-produced the Chesapeake Music Festival at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in 2019 as part of the Smithsonian’s Year of Music.

Hugh Cassidy is a jazz cellist and metal sculptor who lives on the West River in Shady Side. He’s also a former world-champion powerlifter. In 1971, Hugh became the U.S. National Powerlifting Champion as well as World Powerlifting Champion.

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