Oh, the island life
Sun tanning, snorkeling shipwrecked remains, and re-living the battle of 1813 like it was yesterday.
RBR struck gold when we were invited to play at the Tall Ships Festival over labor day weekend this past summer. Taking place in Kelleys Island, Ohio, the festival celebrates the victory of the U.S. in the naval Battle at Lake Erie. Original vessels from the battle gathered to re-enact the struggle on the water. The island seemed to be transformed into a time capsule of people dressed in the garb of the day, complete with cannons firing to commemorate the event.
When we weren’t playing tunes for festival-goers, we were bicycling around the island accompanied by the notorious captain Barnes and one of our wonderful hosts, Bob Zeller. We enjoyed watching the other artists as well as jamming with the crew of the Appledore ship.
A huge thanks to our wonderful hosts, the Zeller family, who made this trip possible.
We were also excited to see our friends, the Nossek family, at the celebration!