Ali McGurk / Hayley Sabella / Caroline Cotter
Thursday - February, 20 @ 7:00pm
Hayley Sabella's music is just shy of fitting in. Massachusetts-born but Nicaragua-raised, Hayley mixes gripping melodies with honest, intimate lyrics to create sonic landscapes both spare and lush, all delivered with unabashed earnestness. Her 2018 album "Forgive the Birds" garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone Country, Billboard, and The Bluegrass Situation, among other publications. 2020 brings her forthcoming EP, "Flew the Nest".
New England based troubadour Caroline Cotter released her newest album, Home on the River, in 2018. ”Today's folk scene has a new champion, one who encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner." (Country Standard Time)
With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter's songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, "Dreaming as I Do", released and reached #5 on the Folk DJ in 2015, Caroline has played over 800 shows in 45 states and 13 countries. Currently touring to support her second major release, "Home on The River”, No Depression calls it "sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, calming them with another."
Ali McGuirk commands any room with her dynamic voice and heartfelt songwriting. Her debut album, Slow Burn featured a band whose members have toured alongside D'angelo, Chaka Khan, Marcus King and more. Slow Burn was described as “wistful yet liberating; raw yet still devastatingly beautiful” (Candace McDuffie, Vanyaland).
Whether capturing hearts on tour alone with her electric guitar, leading her band or finding inspiration through unexpected collaborations, Ali has the rare ability to silence a room with just the few words of a song.
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.