All About Bounding Main
Bounding Main is a group of vocalists that sing richly harmonic versions of traditional maritime songs. “Beautiful Harmonies with a Maritime Flair!” Their shows are filled with spirit, humor and harmony; their arrangements of traditional nautical music bring the listener into the world of fellowship, adventure and romance.
Each member of Bounding Main — Dean Calin, Christie Dalby, Gina Dalby, Jon Krivitzky and David Yondorf — is a music and theater veteran, with backgrounds as varied as falconry to juggling to stage combat! Since 2003, their performances and CDs have been well received with brisk US and international sales. They have performed at music festivals, maritime festivals, tall ships events, maritime museums, renaissance faires, folk music venues and corporate events on both sides of the Atlantic.
Bounding Main officially came together January 19, 2003
The songs were also developing. The quintuplet, much to their surprise, had an incredible and unique blend of men’s and women’s voices. Dean had a particular vision for Bounding Main and introduced the group to songs of the sea: maritime songs, ballads, shanties. Songs in this musical genre expressed the complexity that surrounded an old-time mariner’s lifestyle and its amazing breadth of emotions: excitement, danger, bravado, loneliness, greed, lust and, well, drinking.
On a tour or Germany in the summer of 2008 that began with the international music venue, Festival Maritim, the group performed for US military personnel at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and moved on to an interview and performance on Armed Forces Radio, a performance at the Military Weather Command facility, a performance at Sembach Air Force Base and finally at Spangdahlem Air Force Base. Additional funding for this trip was donated to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Since 2003 when they began, with countless musically thrilling and humor-filled performances on both sides of the Atlantic under their collective belt and three CD’s flying off the electronic shelves, Bounding Main is still going strong. With a show history from Chicago to Cracow, the members still manage to have as much fun singing together as always.