Delbert McCinton’s 24th annual Sandy Beaches Cruise has come to a close after a full week of varied and outstanding musical performances, including shows by the Mavericks, Marc Broussard, Marcia Ball, Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps, Band of Heathens, the Howlin’ Brothers, Paul Brady, the McCrary Sisters, Paul Brady, Danny Flowers, Wayne Toups and many more.
Sharon Vaughn, a fine songwriter we interviewed last January on the Sandy Beaches Cruise, is being honored at the Country Music Hall of Fame at 2 p.m. August 8th.
Singer-songwriters usually, and understandably, focus on their own songs when performing. But many also perform songs they didn’t write, especially in a festival setting like Cayamo 2017.
Much of the Cayamo 2017 lineup reads like a Who’s Who of previous Cayamos – Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Richard Thompson, Rodney Crowell, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Steve Earle, Paul Thorn, Glen Phillips and Jim Lauderdale, among others.
We’re looking forward to Delbert McClinton’s 2017 Sandy Beaches Cruise, which begins Jan. 6 in Tampa. There’s a relaxed vibe throughout the week, in contrast to other music cruises that include assigned seats and lines to get into shows.
The Flower Power cruise, which embarks in Ft. Lauderdale and includes stops in Falmouth, Jamaica and Nassau, Bahamas, will be hosted by the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz. Artists on the cruise include Eric Burdon and the Animals, Chad and Jeremy, The 5th Dimension, Lovin’ Spoonful, Rare Earth, Spencer Davis, Three Dog Night and the Yardbirds.
There were more great performances on Cayamo 2016 than anyone subject to the laws of time and space could hope to see, so missing some magical moments was a given
Highlights on the Cayamo disc include Buddy Miller and Nikki Lane on “Just Someone I Used to Know,” Lee Ann Womack’s take on “After the Fire is Gone” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Love’s Gonna Live Here.”
Interview with Shawn Camp about the World Famous Headliners’ new album and his colorful bandmates Al Anderson, Pat McLaughlin, Michael Rhodes and Greg Morrow.