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THIS WEEK AT BLUE…
IRISH MUSIC NIGHT featuring THE PRESS GANG! | Wednesday, NOVEmber 7, 2012 | 8PM
A bold new sound has emerged in New England’s traditional music scene: The Press Gang fuses the talents of squeezebox player Christian “Junior” Stevens, fiddler Alden Robinson, and guitarist Owen Marshall into a high-octane musical partnership. The trio blends their skill and fluency in traditional Irish music with their curiosity and aptitude for other styles.
The result is a unique sound—at once energetic and sensitive, innovative and reverent. A debut CD, released in the spring of 2010, gives a generous helping of Irish tunes spiced with Appalachian music and original compositions. The joy that these musicians take from playing with each other shines brightly, both in the recording and on the stage.
Junior has become an influential part of the Irish Traditional Music scene in America. Gracing stages across the country, he has performed with some of the genre’s most talented artists and is an in demand performer and teacher.
Alden learned the fiddle as a child in coastal Maine, and has traveled throughout the U.S. and Ireland in search of new tunes and inspiring players. He has become a staple of the traditional music community in New England.
Multi-instrumentalist Owen is a highly sought-after accompanist in many genres. With his unique sense of harmony and rhythm, he has traveled and performed all over the world with many of traditional music’s top acts. http://pressgangmusic.com/
Wednesday November 7 – The Press Gang!
Wednesday November 14 – TBD
Wednesday November 21 – TBD
Wednesday November 28 – Tom & Elly
Wednesday December 5 – Caroline Cotter & Sugar Shack
Wednesday December 12 – Erica Brown & Matt Shipman followed by Tricky Britches
Wednesday December 19 – CLOSED
Wednesday December 26 – CLOSED
speaker for the dead | Thursday, November 8, 2012 | 7PM
Most of you are familiar with MSA’s Bob Mckillop. Meet his son, Gregory Mckillop and his project, Speaker for the Dead. Speaker For The Dead consists of songs ranging from witty folk punk to drone induced thoughtful ballads and slam poetry. Originally from Worcester MA and spent 7 years touring before settling down in Portland ME.
Trapparatus | thursday, November 8, 2012 | 9PM
Trap’s members have been playing together for more then half a decade and have cultivated a sound that’s unique, exploratory and accessible to any listener. The Trapparatus’ completely original approach to re-working modern, familiar classics with a thrust towards mutual funk and hip/hop influences make for some impressive moments in musical time and space. Like them on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheTrapparatus?fref=ts
max ater | friday, November 9, 2012 | 6PM
Max Ater, a native and resident of Bath, Maine, is a 19 year old singer/songwriter. After listening to Max Ater’s original music, you will understand why he surpasses the limits that are given by his age. His words, music, voice, and character are that of…not only a seasoned musician, but also a seasoned soul. http://www.maxater.com/
Tommy alexaner & quiet lion | Friday, november 9, 2012 | 8pm
Two best friends singing there hearts out.
“Tommy Alexander has carved out a nice little niche for himself in Burlington. The college baseball player turned acoustic-guitar-slinging troubadour gigs around town constantly, playing one cozy café or college bar seemingly every night of the week. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Alexander is also the founder of Jenke Records, a small imp
rint that’s home to a ragtag assortment of Vermont songwriters. As if that weren’t enough, he has recently unveiled yet another project, a collaboration with his best friend, songwriter Alanna Grace Flynn, called Quiet Lion. Their self-titled debut EP deepens both Alexander’s and his label’s enigma. ” Dan Bolles Seven Days Vt
THE EVan king group returns! | Friday, november 9, 2012 | 10pm
INTRODUCING Mrs. Adler…she’s hitched folks! Come down to congratulate the gorgeous newlyweds, Torey and Evan Adler, and let them “sing your pants off!” Evan is backed by her talented quartet playing soul & jazz…remixed.
hattie simon | SATURDAY, november 10, 2012 | 6pm
“At the ripe old age of 15, Hattie Simon is already making a splash in the local jazz scene” – ‘Making Noise’ Aimsel Ponti, Portland Press Herald 2011 http://hattiesimon.com/
CLARa berry | SATURDAY, november 10, 2012 | 8pm
Clara Berry is a songwriter from Maine.
“Sparkling and dark, intriguing and entrancing, Clara Berry’s music is so fresh it crashes over the sea wall and reaches the other side of the street.”–Portland Magazine http://www.claraberry.com/
Jazz at the blue featuring the forbes quartet | SATURDAY, november 10, 2012 | 10pm
Playing all of John Coltrane’s famous album Crescent, along with another set of originals and standards. The band will include Chris Sprague, Mike Beling, Jacob Forbes, and Gideon Forbes.
HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK and I’LL SEE YOU AT BLUE!