Cameron Blake and Friends – MDI’s Ricky Baker and Pammie Pie, and musicians from Islesford – will team up for a concert benefiting the Islesford Neighborhood House on Tuesday, July 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Blake counts musicians as diverse as French composer Claude Debussy and folk icon Bob Dylan. Originally trained as a classical violinist, he received a master’s degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Following his discovery of Mr. Dylan’s work, Mr. Cameron quickly taught himself how to sing, play the piano and guitar, and began writing songs. “He found a deep freedom of expression through lyric writing and the American folk vernacular,” said Ms. Smallwood. “Songwriting quickly became his passion.”
In 2007, Mr. Camerson formed a band and has since recorded two albums “Over and Over” and “En Route,” which was selected by Tinderbox Music for a national college radio campaign, receiving heavy airplay and its single “On My Way to Jordan,” took first place in folk on www.ourstage.com.
He has performed at numerous venues throughout the East Coast, Texas, Michigan and in Paris, France; and he has collaborated with various musicians from the Peabody Conservatory, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and rock, country and Dixieland performers.
Tickets for preferred seating cost $20; others cost $12; and tickets for children younger than 10 cost $8.
The Islesford Neighborhood House is trying to raise money to winterize its entire community building and re-route the septic to another spot and improve the bathroom.
The Sea Princess, operated by Andy and James Allen, will leave Northeast Harbor dock at 6:30 p.m. and return after the show.
“He is being very generous and not charging too much,” said the event’s spokeswoman, Karen Smallwood. “Generally when we hire or charter a boat if we can’t be certain that the boat will be full making it worthwhile for the owner then it’s quite expensive.” Ferry tickets cost $15 for a round trip and $10 one way, no matter how many people are on board.
To find out more about Mr. Cameron, visit www.cameronblakemusic.com.
For more information about the Islesford concert, contact Ms. Smallwood at [email protected] or 244-5123.
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