The Promise is Hope

Thursday - June, 21 @ 7:00pm

Ashley and Eric L’Esperance first felt the electricity of their undeniable chemistry at an impromptu song swap. A year and a half later they were married and released their debut album

“Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going.”

Jessica Phaneuf, WUMB, says “I listen to A LOT of music, and this [album] would be at the top of the pile.”

The Promise is Hope has earned their place among New England’s finest emerging indie-folk duos, with a live performance that is often described as beautifully moving, inspired, and connected.

Their music marries two distinctly talented songwriters, and their sound is shaped by tastes of folk, electronic, acoustic and pop. Ashley performs subtle yet stunning melodies with a classically-trained, but often folksy, voice. Her poetic lyrics explore the deep mysteries within nature and human relationship. Eric’s obvious reverence for the great folk songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s shines through his sweetly deep voice. His prose-like lyrics unravel the joys and struggles of life’s journeys, and take what appears to be freeform and make it flow beautifully into well-crafted pieces.  Together, the two artists complement each other in every respect. Their songs are sometimes fun, sometimes deep, and always aimed for the heart. As Eric puts it, The Promise is Hope aims to “write songs that are honest and true … in a way that hopefully helps others see the truth and the beauty that exists in their own lives.”

LISTEN!

Upcoming Events

IRISH NIGHT IS BACK! Featuring Vacationland Ceili Band

Wednesday, August 4th

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

MATT MEYER

Thursday, August 5th

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Welterweight

Thursday, August 5th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Darlin’ Corey

Friday, August 6th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

O’Donnell / Beling / Gemmiti

Saturday, August 7th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Philippe Crettien Trio

Saturday, August 28th

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.