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‘Orderlies’ to bring harmony to Deltaville Museum

“The Orderlies” will play from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Groovin’ in the Park concert series at the Deltaville Maritime Museum on Saturday, July 11. Admission is $10. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Call 776-6950 for more information.

This Saturday, July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., the singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists of “The Orderlies” bring their tight harmonies and intricate acoustic melodies to the Groovin’ in the Park concert series at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park.

Reminiscent of the haunting harmonies of “The Beatles” ballads and the pent-up energies of the “Subdudes,” the original music of “The Orderlies” “makes audiences stop, listen and want more,” said event official Bill Powell.

With varied musical careers leading them to “The Orderlies,” based in Richmond, band members have played in Georgia, Colorado, South Carolina, the UK, and throughout Virginia.

Bandleader and alto lead singer Amy Henderson plays guitar, harmonica and bass. Radcliffe Burt, formerly of the Millan, and Kenzie Band of Atlanta, play guitar and dobro. John Priestly, a member of the indie band “Rake” from 1989-1992, provides guitar, mandolin and bass. All the band members, individually, and in collaboration, write their songs and contribute vocals.

Check out “The Orderlies” music at, or visit for more information. “We are in for a musical treat,” said Powell.

On August 1, popular singer, songwriter, crowd-pleasing performer, Steve Keith will perform his magic at the park. Visit for more information. 

Last, but far from least in the series, will be local favorite jazz guitarist Josh Walker on August 22.

The 36-acre Holly Park, as always, is open dawn to dusk and encourages folks to come out early, picnic, and enjoy the gardens, Pierwalk, nature trails and museum.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and advance and “anytime” concert tickets are available there.

Groovin’ concerts are “cooler-friendly” events. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. There is a dedicated blanket area down front. A limited number of folding chairs and picnic tables will be available on the waterfront, and more picnic tables are located under the nearby Log Canoe Pavilion, Groovin’s rain shelter.

Tickets for Saturday’s performance are $10 at the door or can be bought in groups of five “anytime/anyway” tickets for $30—a $20 savings. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Tickets may also be purchased by mail by calling the museum at 776-7200 and leaving name and address, or at Nauti-Nell’s in Deltaville. All proceeds directly benefit the museum and park.

The Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, an all-volunteer, all-donation, non-profit organization, is in Deltaville at 287 Jackson Creek Road and on Mill Creek. Follow the Groovin’ signs and turn right across from NAPA.

To find out more about the museum and its upcoming activities, or to become a member, visit and click museumpark, or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum.”

posted 07.08.2009

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