Rich Tretheway and Marc Scortino live on Block Island, a seven miles-long by three miles-wide rock thirteen miles off the southeastern tip of Rhode Island. Life can get...well...kind of interesting out there. The island is populated by a host of colorful and eccentric characters who coexist the best they can in extremely close quarters. When summer hits and the ferry boats roll in packed with tourists, chaos sometimes ensues. Tune in to find out how the inhabitants of Block Island deal with it...or not deal with it. *While the things we talk about on the podcast shouldn't offend too many people, some explicit language is used.
Ep. 47: Berke Marye- What's Cookin'
Ep. 46: Ben Smith- On Getting The Laughs
Ep. 45: The Booze Beggars- Still Beggin' After All These Years
Ep. 44: Scott Comings- For The Birds
Ep. 43: Chris Warfel- Harnessing the Sun and Harvesting Oysters
Ep. 42: Cam Greenlee- One Love
Cam Greenlee's grandparents came to Block Island many years ago and purchased a home on Cormorant Cove. The house served as the backdrop to Cam's first memories of an idyllic Block Island childhood. Cam's family shuttled back and forth from their home in City Island, NY to Block Island every summer. We talk with Cam about his family life and early years on Block Island and learn much about this chill dude.
Cam has since gone on to become an accomplished Reggae and Jazz musician and toured the world with groundbreaking Reggae act, "The Skatelites". Life as a musician on the road may sound glamorous but it's not the easiest or most stable life as we find out.
But Block Island has always offered Cam a sense of stability and he returns the favor with gratitude and action. As the creator and curator of Conserfest, Cam has combined his love of music and Block Island into one entity with a singular purpose. The conservation of open space on Block Island is one of the things that makes it a special place. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Cam. It's pretty irie.
I’m a Ponder
A fun way to learn the history and all the things you should and shouldn’t do on Block Island. I even learned that I’m a “Ponder” ….someone that lives on their boat in Great Salt Pond every summer. This podcast makes you feel like you are a member of a special club that knows all the secrets of my favorite place.
Down the neck
Thank you for bringing us this podcast. 50 years as a summer resident and still learning something new!
Just finished Everett Littlefield’s book as well as Edi Littlefield Blanes book “Bound by Blue”. The old BI harbors such warm memories for us boomers.
Gone are so many icons - Cutting Cottages, the ferry’s into GSP.
Hope you can bring some of the old to life through your interviews. Maybe grow the newer visitors appreciation for the island as more than a pub crawl ❤️❤️
I’ll be listening!!
Great interview with Joe
Can’t wait to head out to the Ferry and chat up Joe Hooligan (Houlihan) now. Bring him back to get some more great stories!!!