Doug Kolmar, Adam Nordell, and Phil Daligan take this stage for this months MSA In the Round

GOUG KOLMAR: It’s not everyone who can write a song combining elements as diverse as Hurricane Katrina, a taxi driver, Acadian culture, and quantum physics set to a jzzy bossa-nova beat, but Doug Kolmar pulls it off smoothly. That’s pretty representative of the kind of eclectic influences and witty introspection bubbling beneath the surface of what may at first appear to another just mellow New England singer/songwriter. After a varied music background that included playing commercial jingles, providing music for off-off-off broadway theatre productions, getting degrees in music composition, and playing in numerous rock, jazz, and folk outfits, Kolmar moved to Maine from the New York City Area in 2002. He quickly discovered the emerging Maine Songwriter’s Association and Portland’s fertile acoustic music community

ADAM NORDELL: Montana songwriter Adam Nordell, performis place-based songs on guitar, 5-string banjo and foot percussion. Drawing inspiration from the sounds of early country and Appalachian mountain music, Nordell fuses lyrical poetry with a deeply-rooted strain of American-folk music. “A melody is a story, and any story needs a landscape – I get to create a landscape around with my songs with a guitar and my feet – so you can step right in to the song and look around.”

PHIL DALIGAN: Fingerstyle acoustic guitar with a rock steady thumb owing much to the piedmont style. Self penned stories and ballads often with a sting in the tail.


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