The Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild will host a fun-filled night of Tunes & Tales Tuesday, April 23. The event will be emceed by Terry Plowman, publisher of Delaware Beach Life, who for years, as owner of the Front Page Restaurant, ran one of Rehoboth Beach’s most successful and long-running open mic nights.
The event, set for 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cultured Pearl, is free and open to the public, however RSVPs are necessary. Those interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musicians will perform three songs each. They include Kent Schoch; Stuart Vining and Amy Felker (aka Charity Case); The Sergeants, Victor Letonoff and Scottie Raughley; Terry Plowman and Bill Richardson; and the ever-popular Reminders, Ed Shockley, Kevin Short and John Thompson.
In addition to the actual performances, the musicians will tell the stories behind the songs. In the case of an original, the audience might learn who or what inspired them to write it and what details they changed to make it work as a song. If it’s a cover tune, there might be a tidbit about the musicians who first performed it, the real-life story or history that inspired the song - even why these musicians are now performing it the way they do.
“We often have musicians perform a song and tell the story behind it at our monthly reading series,” says Maribeth Fischer, executive director of the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild, “It’s fascinating and fun to hear the musician’s take on a song - why he sings it, why he changed it, what it’s really about."