Duo bringing music to Kings

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KINGS – East Coast duo Meneely van Sante carries sea-going tales and traditions inland for an afternoon concert at Sweet Revival Antiques and Coffeehouse on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m.

Sweet Revival is located at 12554 East Route 64 in Kings. The suggested donation is $5 or a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Stillman Valley.

Chesapeake songster Janie Meneely and guitar-playing Dutch balladeer Rob van Sante’s program will showcase their largely homespun folk music from the Chesapeake Bay and Beyond.

 Singer/songwriter Meneely, was born and raised on the Chesapeake Bay. She brings her nautical perspective to the world of folk music and storytelling, celebrating the maritime history, characters, and traditions of the Chesapeake Bay. Her music rambles from the raucous ruminations of ne’er-do-well charter captains to more thoughtful ballads about the people who make a living “working” the water. 

Four years ago, she partnered with Dutch-born guitarist van Sante, who lends his knack for melodies and flair for harmony to Meneely’s compositions. Rob draws deep from the well of traditional music, adding his virtuoso guitar as accompaniment or offering spellbinding a cappella renditions of gems he’s collected during a lifetime of performing around the world. 

Whether they sing about the past or the present, the Bay or Beyond, Meneely van Sante is delighted to share a few hours of music, merriment and (sometimes) mayhem. Be ready to sing along. 

For questions, please contact Laura Fitch at 815-761-5643.

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