About the Episode

Sailing the waterways of Annapolis Maryland on a 74 foot schooner, the wind in our hair, the call of the seagulls – and Jay Nash. These are just some of the components in this episode of the Live Music Society. Capt. Jenn of the Schooner Woodwind and her crew welcomed all of us aboard and we settled in for an afternoon on the water.

Stepping away from the kitchen this time we partnered with both a local catering company and a local distillery to highlight regional flavor profiles through light fare and craft drinks. Palate Pleasers, an Annapolis based company with over 30 years of providing exceptional catering to the area, served a four-course menu. Blackwater Distilling, of Kent Island, Maryland, is the most awarded distillery in Maryland today. The team created a craft drink paired to each menu item featuring both their Sloop Betty Honey Vodka and their Picaroon Rum.

Jay is a sailor in his own right and his art reflects its impact on his life through his song “Labor Day Blues”. We were not only lulled by the soft sway of the boat as we were anchored but were mesmerized by Jay’s voice, the beautiful melodies of his guitar and caught up in the lyrics of the songs he sang for us that day. The sun broke free of its cloudy haze as we sailed back to port. Connections and memories made not soon to be forgotten.

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About the Artist

I remember when I was kid, being dumbfounded, paralyzed and terrified all at once, when the notion of infinity first dawned on me. I think that I was eleven years old and in the sixth grade at Enders Road Elementary School. It was then, that the expanse of the Universe and the endless stream of time first dwarfed my perception of my own reality and it was then, for the very first time that I felt afraid and alone. This pre-pubescent, existential crisis was thankfully subverted by a fortunate discovery. Music.