40 - CAPE GAZE'I'll, Friday, December 8- December 14, 1995
Arts & Ent'ertainment
Fried Moose on the menu at Sir Guy's on Dec. 8
By Kristen Seal
Anyone familiar with the local
dining scene knows that Sir Guy's
Restaurant and Pub is famous for
its Caribbean and British West
Indies food specialties. So what is
one to make of the addition of
Fried Moose on Friday, Dec. 8?
Fried Moose just so happens to
be the six-piece band taking the
stage at Sir Guy's. Don't worry -
the menu has not changed.
The name Fried Moose seemed
to "stick" to the band after hungry
townspeople would spot a marquis
where the band was scheduled to
perform and wander in looking for
an exotic entrde.
The Harrisonburg, Va. group
formed three and a half years ago
when lead vocalist and guitarist
Chris Bishopp and drummer John
Dinsmore met up with other inter-
ested musicians while attending
James Madison University.
"We met Rob [Bullington]
through our fraternity and he
didn't even want to be in our band
at first," said Dinsmore with a
Bullington is Fried Moose's
guitarist and vocalist along with
other members Cecil Conley on
bass "all basses big and small"
that is, Chris Cagen on vocals and
keyboards and Jim Wingo on sax-
ophone and flute.
Fried Moose describes its effect
on listeners as "unforgettable
Need a bit more clarity? The
musical style of internationally
known recording artists Phish or
University of Delaware bred rock-
ers Grinch is comparable to the
music of Fried Moose.
The band itself finds difficulty
in describing it's music, but decid-
ed upon a combination of "ele-
ments of rock and progressive
music with stylistic excursions
into blues, jazz, country and blue-
Dinsmore explained that
approximately one third of Fried
Moose's set is comprised of cover
songs and tbe rest are explorations
into the band's original "eclectic
collection". Covers run the gamut
from the 60s to the 90s - interest-
ing renditions of "Spill the Wine"
by War, "Fifty Ways to Leave
Your Lover" by Paul Simon, Van
Morrison's "Satisfied" and
"Sneaking Sally Through the
Alley" by Robert Palmer.
Acoustic gigs (including an
upright bass, mandolin and the
"belly of our drummer") are not
out of the question for Fried
Fried Moose's full length CD
entitled "304 Old South High"
contains 12 original songs and was
released in September.
"We got the name from a house
that we practiced in for two years -
it was the one title that we all
Harrisonburg, Va. rockers Fried Moose are making their Rehoboth Beach debut at Sir Guy's
on Friday, Dec. 8. For more information, call 227-7616.
could live with," Dinsmore
He added that one half of the
songs on the CD were recorded at
James Madison University since
Gagen is a JMU music major and
was required to complete studio
work for a project. The other
songs were completed at a neigh-
boring studio in Harrisonburg
where Mother Nature unexpected-
ly halted production for an extra
Lightning struck the studio liter-
ally 20 minutes before production
was completed, "frying everything
in the studio" according to Dins-
more. Fried Moose was required
to put off wrapping up recording
of "304 Old South High" while the
studio finished repairs.
Fried Moose has toured exten-
sively throughout the Mid-
Atlantic region, from Pittsburgh,
Pa. to Rocky Mount, N.C. to
Rehoboth Beach, Del. Actually,
Friday, Dec. 8 will mark Fried
Moose's first appearance in
Rehoboth, thanks to a little help
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Lewes Christmas Candlelight Tour
will benefit Habitat for Humanity
The Lewes Friends of Habitat are sponsoring the
1995 Christmas Candlelight Tour and Community
Dinner to benefit Sussex County Habitat for Human-
ity. The tour and dinner will both be held on Satur-
day, Dec. 16.
The candlelight tour of historic homes will be from
7 p.m. to I0 p.m. and the chicken and dumpling din-
ner will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Peter's
Parish Hall, Mulberry Street in Lewes.
Tickets for the house tour are $8 in advance and
$10 the day of the tour. Homes on the tour include
the home of Joe and Paula Holland at 2 Shipcarpenter
Square, the home of Bill and Brenda Sharkey at 15
Shipcarpenter Square, the home of John and Ruth
Brown at 19 Shipcarpenter Square, the home of John
and Betsy Alwood at 424 West Fourth Street, the
home of George and Suzanne Cleaver at 308 Mulber- .
ry Street, the home of Bob and Terri Lottman at 226
Second Street, the Bay Moon Bed and Breakfast at
128 Kings Highway and the Bethel Methodist
Church and Museum at West Fourth Street.
The chicken and dumpling dinner tickets are $7 for
adults and $4 for children. Takeouts will be available
Tickets for both the tour and the dinner are avail-
able at The Swan's Nest, Sugar and Spice Collection
and The New Devon Inn.
A community gathering and Christmas sing along
will follow the dinner at St. Peter's Parish Hall at
9:30 p.m., with local songwriter and performer Doug
James providing entertainment around the wassail
bowl. The community is invited to attend.
All proceeds from the tour and the dinner will be
given to Sussex County Habitat for Human!ty to be
used for the building of affordable housing for Sus-
sex County residents in need.
Brenda Evans and DatTyl Mason and their two
children, Shanika and Antonion Evans, have been
selected as the next family to receive a Habitat for
Both worked extensively on the mostly recently
completed Habitat home. The Evans-Mason Family
lives in a one-bedroom house near Milton which is in
a sorry state of repair.
Brenda Evans will be working at the chicken and
dumpling dinner during the tour for anyone who
would like to discuss Habitat with her.
For more information on the Candlelight Tour and
Community Dinner, contact Kevin Moore at 645-
Kristen Seal photo
The home of Bob and Terri Lottman at 226 Second St. in
Lewes is one of several homes on the Lewes Friends of Sussex
County Habitat for Humanity house tour on Dec. 16.