The Ale House String Band

Friday - May, 11 @ 8:00pm

The Ale House String Band (AHSB) was originally formed as a pick-up group in 2009 at The Narrows Tavern in Waldoboro, ME. They codified their style, "chamber folk," while playing traditional tunes and covers of popular folk music. Their style is unique, melding the theory and techniques of classical music with Traditional Folk styles. Oren is a classically trained vocalist, Brian is a wandering soul who picked up music along the way, and April has a Masters degree in Music Performance. The three have an uncanny ability to improvise music on the spot and occasionally offend random Baptists.

In 2013 they released their debut album of traditional songs, "Affairs of Common Living," and they will be releasing their new album in June, 2017. They perform anywhere within a days ride, and can be found happily picking, plucking, bowing, strumming, and singing away in a plethora of venues. They have recently performed for "207" on WCHS 6, Rock City Cafe in Rockland Maine, King Eiders Pub in Damariscotta Maine, Johnson Hall in Gardiner Maine, and at various coffee houses and listening rooms throughout the state of Maine.

Upcoming Events

Irish Session

Wednesday, October 20th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Layne’s Wine Gig

Thursday, October 21st

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

D. Gross

Thursday, October 21st

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Native Isles

Thursday, October 21st

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Welterweight

Friday, October 22nd

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

OLP

Friday, October 22nd

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

207-774-4111

650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Hours
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.