The Columbia Street Seisiun
•Seisiun Tune List -
A printable list of tunes frequently played at the seisiuns.
Before The Mast
(Sea Songs and Shanties)
Budd Bay Buccaneers
(Scallywags and Scoundrels)
(Hank Cramer & Northwest musicians sing historical
Shanties and Sea Songs)
On the Air -
Wheels of the World -
On KAOS 89.3 FM, in Olympia, WA.
Hank Cramer, Steve Akerman, Michelle Cameron, David Hakala, Mark Iler, Jess
McKeegan, Kit McLean, Burt
& Di Meyer, Mike & Val Phimister, Josie Solseng, and Robby Thran
Hank Cramer followed
with great interest the reconstruction of USS Constellation, visiting
her in drydock and giving a shanty concert aboard her after she
reopened to visitors. Noting the lack of recorded music in the
souvenier shop, he volunteered to make a CD especially for the
Back at home in Winthrop,
Washington, he gathered a dozen musician friends to help with the
project. The went into the studio in January and February of
2003, and, by May they had it ready.
As the official "band" of
the USS Constellation, they make yearly treks to Baltimore, as well as
appearances at maritime festivals on the west coast, including the
Tall Ships Festival in Victoria BC where their music was featured on a
DVD of that festival. That DVD is now included with the
Constellation's Crew second album, "Back to Sea".
The CD/DVD set is available for $22 (includes shipping) from:
1630 Madrona Bch Rd NW
Olympia WA 98502
The first CD, "Songs of the USS Constellation", was reviewed in the Winter 2003 edition of SINGOUT!, the
international folk music magazine. To get your copy send $17
(includes shipping) to the above address.
For Booking Information Contact:
PO Box 22
Winthrop WA 98862
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org