A Musical Voyage with Steve Curley


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Thursday evening’s meeting of the Hawkins Squadron in Galveston was one of the best yet – and that’s saying something.

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Our guest was Steve Curley, Professor of English and Literature at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Steve took us on a voyage of sea chanteys, mixed in with a little lore and history. He wisely forgot to mention that it was an audience-participation event, until the food was served was served at we couldn’t leave. Smart man.

The numbers included “Rio Grande;” “Haul Away, Joe;” “Boston Harbor;” “New York Gals;” and “Leave Her, Johnny!” Such great fun.

I didn’t get any video, but this Kingston Trio cover of “New York Gals” captures the spirit nicely.


Be sure to join us at the next bi-monthly meeting of the Hawkins Squadron, on May 3.