Delbert McClinton’ Sandy Beaches Cruise, one of our favorite musical events of the year, is set for launch on Jan.9. It’s blues, roots music and rock on the high seas, with a heavy infusion of talent from our hometown of Nashville.
Hemming may well have been the youngest artist on the Sail Across the Sun cruise (other than the School of Rock students), but won over audiences in her shows in the ship’s atrium.
On Cayamo, the real draw, as always, was the music, which began before the ship left Miami and continued nearly nonstop, almost to the minute the Pearl returned to its home port a week later.
Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Fullbright, a sensation in his first Cayamo appearance last year, took the Stardust stage at midnight for an “Unlikely Sit-In” show featuring Chuck Cannon, Holly Williams and Jim Lauderdale.
Review: On the Sandy Beaches Cruise, you come for the music.The cruise features an amazing array of artists, with blues, rhythm and blues and New Orleans influences among the most common denominators.
For years, we’ve heard great things about the Doyle and Debbie Show, a satirical take on country music with a long weekly residency at Nashville’s Station Inn. Instead of seeing it just miles from home, though, we finally caught up with it on Delbert McClinton’s Sandy Beaches Cruise.
Sun209 correspondent Paul T. Mueller was on board the floating Americana Music celebration known as the Cayamo cruise. Among the highlights: Kanene Pipkin, singer and mandolinist with The Lone Bellow, performed with the band during its set on Friday, February 7. Songs included “You Don’t Love Me Like You Used To” and “Green Eyes and a…
Richard Thompson was a solo artist on Cayamo this week. And a member of a duo. And a member of a trio. And it was all good. Thompson teamed with Loudon Wainwright for a reprise of Loud and Rich, playing a few originals, but largely covers of songs ranging from Bob Dylan to Charlie Poole. He also played two…