Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Maryland Books - Book Reviews

Books about or related to Maryland USA can be found online or in almost any local bookstore in the state. Subjects include history, ghost stories, nautical, seafood, nature, and many more.

Books related to the Chesapeake Bay are always popular among Marylanders. Books about the estuary explore history, water-based recreation, seafood, commercial fishing, boating, and other subjects.

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At, readers will find Chesapeake Bay Book Reviews as well as an online store featuring Chesapeake Bay books.

Another website offers a review of The Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place and a Call to Action

For those interested in Charm City (Baltimore), another website showcases books about Baltimore.

For readers that enjoy fishing stories,Wet and Hungry: An Atlantic Fisherman's Life is worth looking into.

Other sources of information about Maryland themed books are numerous. Online audiences will find information about relevant books at sites such as

Another good way to find books about Maryland is to attend local events such as the Baltimore Book festival.

For old and used book enthusiasts, there are thrift shops, flea markets, yard sales, specialty book stores and other sources.

Monday, February 5, 2018

2018 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival will be held on May 19th and 20th, 2018 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, MD.

This year's performers include: Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Delbert McClinton, Keb' Mo', Doyle Bramhall II, Shemekia Copeland, Mike Zito, Heather Gillis, Mr. Sipp, Brandon Taz Niederauer, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, and others.

Chesapeake Bay Events is pleased to announce that Deanna Bogart will travel from her home on the west coast to appear at the 20th Anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival (CBBF).

Deanna is an award winning, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, singer, songwriter, producer, pianist and sax player.  She combines the best of Boogie-Woogie, contemporary Blues, Country and Jazz into a blend that she calls "blusion".

She has 22 WAMMIES (Washington Area Music Awards) and 3 BMA Awards for Horn Instrumentalist of the Year.

She has played for US Troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Egypt.

Deanna appeared at the very first festival in 1998 in the pouring rain.

Deanna is scheduled to perform with a full horn section on Sunday, May 20th, 2018.