Concert to Benefit Galesville Memorial Hall

By Kathy Knotts

The Chesapeake Troubadour, aka Jefferson Holland, will perform a fundraising concert next weekend to benefit the Galesville Memorial Hall. 

Holland performs with That West River Band Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.

“The volunteers who manage the hall have been so supportive of local musicians,” Holland says. “And it’s a wonderful, intimate venue–we’ve had so many fun performances there over the years. This is one way we can give back to the folks who do so much for their community.”

Holland, a singer, songwriter, poet, and storyteller, will perform all original material inspired by his decades of life on the Bay. Holland’s resume is full of notable positions around the region. He served as the director of the Annapolis Maritime Museum and the Riverkeeper for the West and Rhode Rivers. He co-founded the Chesapeake folk group Crab Alley in the 1980s and founded Them Eastport Oyster Boys with Kevin Brooks in 1992. Currently, he is the editor of Chesapeake Bay Magazine (Bay Weekly’s sister publication) and also writes an outdoors column for the Capital Gazette.

That West River Band performs a homegrown blend of blues, roots rock, swamp music, and jazz. “This is not your normal cover band,” says percussionist Todd Moffat. “We do everything from Taj Mahal to The Pixies.” The band comprises Moffat, Peter Bell Jr. on bass, Lynn Fegley on drums, and Joe Evans on a variety of stringed instruments. 

Doors open 6:30 p.m., and music begins at 7 p.m., 952 Main St., Galesville; beer and wine sold. Tickets are $20 at the door. CBM Bay Weekly is a proud media sponsor of this event.