Sea shanties and sea songs have been getting a lot of attention recently, partly because they are sturdy songs that can be sung with gusto. Any number of people can sing them together, and spontaneous harmonies just add to the richness of the singing experience. This episode of Folk Espresso, “Women’s Voices at Sea,” celebrates female voices singing shanties and sea songs.
Local and regional musicians in this episode include Broadside; Pilots of Tiger Bay; The Pyrettes; The Cutters; Kate Power; William Pint & Felicia Dale; The Vashon Sessions; Spinnaker; Mary Garvey; Victory Music; SeaStar.
Other musicians in the episode include Kate Rusby; The Silver Darlings; Talitha Claypool Nelson; Debra Cowan; She Shanties; The Wailin' Jennys; Jean Redpath; The Johnson Girls; Cindy Kallet; Maria Fairchild; The Barbary Ghosts.