The nine men of Before The Mast sing sea shanties and songs of the sea once sung by sailors as they worked aboard tall ships. These shanties are salty and rhythmical and are sung with the vigour that these remarkable work-songs of the sea demand. With many of the songs done in sweet four and five-part harmony, they're elevated beyond their original roots. BTM shows are entertaining, educational, and fun. The audience has a good time, too!
Our first CD, Rolling Down, was nominated for an ECMA award in 2012 in the Root/Traditional Group Recording of the Year category.
We just released our second CD, Hand Over Hand.