Opposite Directions is the acoustic rock duo from Ocean City, MD with Darin Engh on vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, keyboard and harmonica and Bob Wilkinson on vocals, acoustic guitar, bass and harmonica. Opposite Directions was formed in 1986 and since then they have played up and down the East coast from Maine to Florida and as far out West as Colorado and Wyoming. While they mostly play in Ocean City, MD these days, they still manage to get out of town to other places in the Mid Atlantic every once in a while. Opposite Directions quickly developed a reputation for their tight harmonies and excellent guitar work. Voted the ‘Best Acoustic Rock Duo ‘ by Beachcomber Magazine, where ever they are playing is considered the place to be for great acoustic music. You will often hear songs by such artists as James Taylor, Jim Croce, CSNY, America, Jimmy Buffet and others as well as their own songs from their release ‘Seeds of Change’ but Opposite Directions also covers a wide range of musical styles from blue grass to modern rock to blues to reggae.
Forming as a result of various jam sessions and guest appearances at Aaron’s solo shows, The Aaron Howell Band has become one of the Ocean City area’s top local draws. Playing a more rock-heavy set, Bob and Adam lay down the rhythm while Aaron turns your head with his bluesy guitar leads, dynamic vocal work, and incredible stage presence.
Featuring Spanish wines, lite hor d’oeuvres & oysters. Enjoy scenes of preserved lands, iconic Eastern Shore heritage scenes and wildlife by area photographers, including Allen Sklar, Kim Zimmerman, Alan Kamauff and Doug Stephens.
Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys at Smitty McGee’s @ Smitty McGee's
8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Randy Lee Ashcraft has been entertaining people all over the country for over 20 years and has returned home to the Eastern Shore to perform for his favorite fans! His music is often referred to as ‘beach country’. A former Green Beret in the United States Army, Randy has released five albums, which combined have sold over 20,000 copies to places as far reaching as Europe. In 1999, he received a citation from Governor Parris Glendening of Maryland honoring his ‘dedicated efforts to share the beauty of the Eastern Shore of Maryland region through his music and the song ‘Shore Thing”. Randy is also the ’02, ’03, ’04, and ’05 winner for Best Entertainer/Singer of the Eastern Shore, the ’03, ’04, and ’05 winner for Best Singer/Songwriter on Delmarva, and the ’08 Entertainer of the Year as presented by the Coconut Times.
Vanities @ Guerrieri Hall at Wor-Wic Community College
Jan 30 all-day
“Vanities” is a laugh-out-loud comedy about the growth of a friendship among three small town women coming of age in the 1960s and ‘70s. It’s an astute, snapshot-sharp chronicle look at their lives with witty dialogue that keeps the audience laughing throughout the production!
Tickets may be purchased for this show only, or as season options.
Dave Hawkins, an accomplished musician, has been playing music for what seems to be his entire life. Music is his passion and he is passionate about how it’s perceived throughout his audience. He plays many guitars, harmonica, and fiddle and when you hear him you will think there is a whole band, not just one person. This is accomplished by what is known as looping. There is never a ‘backing track’ to play along with, which is used by some other players out there. His vocals and music will reach the deepest part of you while it sets your senses alive. He plays sounds from the current popular, to classic rock, to Dave Matthews, to his own original compositions as he touches on just about any genre you may desire.
Suzette at Lighthouse Sound Restaurant @ Lighthouse Sound Restaurant
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Suzette Pritchett has been singing professionally for about 30 years. She sings songs from artists such as Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Redding, Yolanda Adams and Patti Labelle. With Suzette’s smooth, sultry sound, she’s sure to entertain.