Sunday, April 20, 2014
“Raindrops keep falling on my head.”
Several years ago, I discovered a Portland-based quartet, Tricky Britches, when they were coming to play at Mainely Brews. Upon listening to their “Hard Fought Day” album, I became a fan so when I learned they were making a trip back to the 1 Post Office Square venue othis month, I decided another chat with a band member was in order. Fiddle player/vocalist Tyler Lienhardt volunteered and I called him at home to find out what was up with he and his bandmates … like a new album, maybe?
On Friday, April 25, the State Theatre in Portland will host a trio of talented musicians: guitarists supreme, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and the opening act, singer-songwriter Bobby Long. Long has a handful of albums, EPs and singles out (both self-released and commercially on ATO Records, home of his last two studio albums: “A Winter Tale” and “Wishbone”) and when you hear his music — especially his latest CD, “Wishbone” — you may find yourself struck by his skill on the guitar, his raw and honest vocal stylings, and the bluesy Americana sound he’s developed. What will surprise you is when he talks about his music, his hometown of London is very prevalent as he walks around the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was reached recently for an interview … and the discrepancy of his accents is address right up front.
The L.C. Bates Museum will present natural history programs and guided walks in April and early May that explore our locate habitats and wildlife. Come visit the museum for a tour or to participate in the programs. Make sure to see the Passenger Pigeon.
A 21-year-old singer/songwriter Dom Colizzi, from Oakland, has recently caught the eye of some of the industry’s most powerful figures who all recommend that he move to Nashville to continue his journey as a promising country musician. In appreciation of all his supporting home state fans of Maine, Dom will perform a very special intimate live show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Dance Hall, 7 Walker St., in Kittery. This will be a monumental event for Dom as he will sign a contract with his new Manager Tom Crouse onstage. Crouse is the father and manager of country star Joel Crouse who is currently on tour with Darius Rucker and has toured with Taylor Swift.
Fuel, in Lewiston has met with wide acclaim and rightly so. The urban decor is stunning, with the modern bar area at the front of the restaurant and white linens topping the remaining tables that fill the open room. The food here has been described as French comfort food.
On April 7, Slates in Hallowell hosted the debut of Run On Sentence, A Portland, Ore.-based group, that is celebrating the release of a soundtrack they created for “Beneath The Harvest Sky,” a movie that was shot in Van Buren, ME. One of the members of the band — that is fronted by Dustin Hamman (who composed and produced the soundtrack CD) — is Dan Galucki who, it was discovered, has a decided Maine connection! To that end, a telephone interview was arranged that found him calling from the road.
“A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.”