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‘Gayle McGehee & the Nocturnes’ concert Saturday

Gayle McGehee (above) and the Nocturnes will perform from 6-8 p.m., on Saturday, May 25, at the Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Road. Picnics and lawn chairs are welcome.

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Maritime Museum

I’m sitting here at the keyboard trying to decide exactly how to tell you all about “Gayle McGehee and the Nocturnes,” the “Thrill from the Hill” (Oregon, that is!). I had heard them last summer, and after the first song I knew I had to bring them down for the maritime park’s Groovin’ concert series. But, gosh, are they a little hard to describe.

I’ll talk a little more about their music later but, be assured, Gayle and the band will play this Saturday, May 25, from 6-8 p.m. on the Waterfront Stage at the Deltaville Maritime Museum. Gates will open at 5 p.m. for picnicking.

Now to more about Gayle and the boys: they are a fun, one-of-a-kind band. One reviewer described them as “blue-eyed rhythm and blues,” but they are a much, much more versatile, genre-crossing band than that.

Moving from Latin rhythms, smoothly through old standards and ballads into the realm of good old rock and roll this band makes each song succinctly unique. They know how to please a crowd.

Pack up the picnic and come on down to the park ready to have a wonderful time!

The gate opens at 5 p.m. for those wanting to come early, stake out their favorite spot, and picnic.

Groovin’ will happen, rain or shine. Rain canopies will be provided if needed.

Advance tickets are available at Nauti-Nell’s and the museum office in Deltaville during their open hours. Tickets are $10 (children under 12 are admitted free) and can be purchased at the door.

To find out more, visit, email or call 776-7200. The museum mailing address is P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 05.22.2013

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