Essex, CT – When word got out that the Connecticut River Museum had sustained severe flood damage from Hurricane Sandy, area maritime musicians decided to rally for the cause and put on a benefit concert to raise funds to help offset the $70,000 of repair expense. Chantey Blast, scheduled for Tuesday, January 15 at the Centerbrook Meeting House, will feature some of New England’s top sea chantey singers in a rollicking celebration of the Connecticut River. The concert will showcase the many talents of musicians Rick Spencer, Dan Quinn, Geoff Kaufman and Joseph Morneault and others in both solo performances and group arrangements. The event kicks off at 6:00 pm with a chantey man “meet and greet” and a bit of libation followed by the show from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
The Centerbrook Meeting House is located at 51 Main Street in the Centerbrook section of Essex . Parking and seating is limited so come early. The suggested donation is $20 but all are welcome. The Connecticut River Museum is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the cultural and natural heritage of the Connecticut River and its valley. For more information, go to www.ctrivermuseum.org or call 860.767.8269.