Cayamo 2014 – Day 7

Dateline Thursday, February 13, 2014

Our last day 🙁

But still full of music.

Started out with the Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale Radio Show. They were recoding their XM radio program live in the StarDust Theater. They do a little talk, but mostly featured artists on the boat:

  • The Secret Sisters
  • Kate York
  • Lucie Silvas
  • Erin McCarley
  • The Stella girls (Lennon and Maisey)
  • And a few more that I cannot remember

Seth Glier played backing piano, and CJ Hillman backed with the pedal steel.

After that show, we took a little break and then headed back to the StarDust to see Holly Williams again. She’s really good, but played the exact same set, and told same stories, verbatim, that she did a few days ago in a different venue. She has more material, so I can’t figure why she didn’t diversify a little.

Next up were Grace & Tony. In the Spinnaker. Sweet. Tony has an interesting style about him. They describe their music as a progression of bluegrass and punk (though I did not think of it as punky). They call it “Grassphemy”. Tony plays guitar, and Grace plays mandolin and banjo. They are quite dynamic, and very personable.

Then a little nap and dinner. Make it a quick dinner, as napping isn’t something to rush, we wanted to try to catch Erin McCarley, but missed it. 🙁

But we scored perfect seats for Hey Marseilles. They are six piece ensemble from Seattle. We had seen a little of their show on the pool deck, but the sound outside was not very good, due to to the wind and all. But in the Spinnaker Lounge, they were fabulous. They did not feel a need to blow the walls out, so the sound was very good.

Their performance in the Spinnaker Lounge was one of the best shows we saw all week.  I wish we could see them more often.  Watch them here:

 

After that show we have up our seats to an older couple, as we thought Humming House might be terribly loud like they were in a different venue. But they kept the performance acoustic with strings. We were in the back of the lounge, but could still hear very well. I really enjoyed these guys too. I wished we had kept our seats. But, it was getting late, and we had to get up early to be ready to get off the boat at 7:30am.

 

No regrets.

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