Monthly Chantey Sings

Next Chantey SingKessler & Perasso

Friday, November 11
8:00 to 10:00 pm
aboard steamer Virginia V
“I” Dock – Shilshole Marina
7001 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle

David Kessler & David Perasso, song leaders

David Kessler and David Perasso combine their keen sense of music and create tight harmonies that beautifully and meaningfully expresses their maritime, folk, and Americana repertoires. They have sung at the Princeton Folk Music Festival and the Northwest Folklife Festival, as a duo and in the group Strikes A Bell.

David Perasso mixes a love for the American folk revival, English and Scottish songs, and his ancestral Italian songs.  David Kessler collects songs from everyone he meets — some from sailing, some from Vermont, some from his family’s table, and some from foreign travelers.  He co-founded the MIT Chantey & Maritime Sing and the Single Malt & Song Society.

Sea Chanteys and other maritime music celebrate our connections to the sea, boats, and those who sail them.  They include work songs and foc’sle ditties with great choruses that tie our present day maritime traditions and lore to those of the past. The call-and-response form makes these songs easy to learn and fun to sing for adults and children alike. Come and lead a song of the sea or just join in on the chorus.

Admission is free but donations to benefit maritime preservation are welcome.  Fun for folks of all ages!  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Hosted by Wayne Palsson.