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Sandy Paton Bob Zentz in San Diego! (16) Bob Zentz in San Diego! 30 Oct 06

I just received this notice and wanted to share it with Mudcatters in the San Diego area. Here is an altogether-too-rare opportunity to hear an excellent folk artist.

featuring; Folk Legacy/Soundside recording artist Bob Zentz

Celebrate this Veteran's Day weekend, with a rare musical visit from One of the "Other Coast's" finest folk/nautical performing artists. The evening will include traditional & contemporary Sea Songs, Recitations, Chanteys, Yarns, Forebitters and Nautical Poetry, set to music.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego will host this special Concert at
7:30 PM on Friday, November 10, 2006.

If You've never seen Bob perform, You've surely heard his songs (3 of them are in "Rise Up Singing"), tunes and poetry settings, sung & played, by a bevy of artists including Tom Lewis, Magpie, Utah Phillips, Gordon Bok, Pint & Dale and the UK's Sherringham Shanty Men.

This Virginia song-finder, singer, sailor, educator & writer, draws on a repertoire of more than 2000 songs, presenting "thematic programs" in museums, libraries, concert halls, schools and festivals, from the shores of the Baltic, to Australia and New Zealand.

Having spent a lifetime as a purveyor of Traditional Music, its roots and its branches, Bob embraces "the song that tells a story." As a ulti-instrumentalist, he plays dozens of the usual and unusual folk instruments, including; concertina, autoharp, jew's harp, melodeon, banjo and uke. His Concerts are a smorgasbord of songs, stories, tunes & recitations, sung and told with a sense of history, humanity and humor. Learn more about Bob at his web site: BOBZENTZ.COM.

Bob briefly lived on the West Coast after being hired as a writer for the legendary Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the late 1960s. His last visit to San Diego was in 1971, for two weeks active duty, with the US Coast Guard,

Returning to his native Virginia, he revitalized the folk music scene in that area, founding the legendary Ramblin' Conrad's Folklore Center, a music shop/performance venue hosting the greats of folk and other traditional music genres for more than 20 years. He also established the Tidewater Friends of Folk Music, and a Public Radio Show called "In the Folk Tradition."

Bob's first recording, on Folk Legacy, "Mirrors and Changes," was hailed by Johnny Cash as "one of the finest works I've heard by any artist." ...and has recently been released in CD format.

Bob continues today as a versatile singer of songs, old and new, about people, places and times gone by. He is an acclaimed songwriter whose work has been covered by musicians, around the globe . And he is an eloquent commentator on the ecology of the human spirit, and a scholar of the evolution of "home-made" music.

General admission tickets are $12 advance, $15 at the door,
for MMSD and SDFH members -$10-and are available,
online from
Concert Tickets

This will be a very special evening for all those who love the music, tales and poetry of the SEA. Anything you might do to help let your members and the public know about this show, would indeed be greatly appreciated.

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