Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys at Johnny’s @ Johnny's Pizza Pub
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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.
Country Night with Blake Haley at Greene Turtle West @ Greene Turtle West
9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Blake Haley is typically associated with country music, but when asked what he plays he’ll say, ‘Most of my musical background is in country music, but I listen to everything, and I place anything I listen to.’
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.