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Songwriters on Stage
Music:
Songwriters on Stage
Showtimes:
Wed Oct 5 | 7pm | $10 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Each month, the Maine Songwriter's Association presents Songwriters on Stage, a showcase of some of the best songwriters Maine has to offer. The show features three... Read More

Each month, the Maine Songwriter's Association presents Songwriters on Stage, a showcase of some of the best songwriters Maine has to offer. The show features three seasoned performers and an emerging songwriter to kick the evening off. It's an opportunity for listeners to discover new music or come hear local favorites in one of the best listening rooms in Maine. The September concert features Paddy Mills, Max Ater and Randy Lindsey, and emerging artist Will Harris.


Paddy Mills
Paddy Mills is an award winning folk singer from the coast of Maine. The son of a part time DJ at the local AM country radio station, Paddy grew up in the small fishing village of Owl’s Head. He cut his teeth playing Irish music at pubs throughout New England. These are the elements that inform his writing; from the direct and simple approach of classic country music, the emphasis on melody and storytelling found in traditional Irish music, to the unpretentious attitude and dry wit that stem from a hard scrabble life of scratching out a living where the ocean meets the land.

 

Paddy spent much of his youth performing in musical theater. He is home on a stage. He studied jazz vocals in college for a time and fronted a grunge cover band in those formative years as well. It was, however, as a singer songwriter that Mills hit his stride.  Paddy’s 2011 solo acoustic album 3 Lefts sounds “as though he were right there in your living room. For some artists, the more raw the recording, the more exposed their shortcomings. But to Mills' credit, his congenial delivery makes for one smooth listen” –Portland Press Herald. This is true also of his live performances. Whether at a coffee house, Festival, folk club or the corner of a bar, Paddy has a way of making listeners feel like they’re sitting in a living room listening to the telling of old familiar stories about their own family and friends. In 2013 Paddy was the Winner of both the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and the Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition, and has started 2014 by winning the South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition and taking Gold in the Mid Atlantic Song Contest, Folk/Acoustic category.

 

As a Folk Singer, Paddy maintains an extensive repertoire of Irish, American, Maritime, Nicaraguan and Labor folk songs. In 2012 he spent time in Nicaragua studying the music of the Sandanista revolution. His knowledge of and respect for traditional music is reflected is his own writing.  As a songwriter, Paddy has a knack for the overlooked. He knows that common sense is not so common, and simple truths are not so simple. Mainefolkmusic.com describes his songs as “intimate, heartfelt, finely crafted, and masterfully performed” Most importantly, though, Paddy's music can leave you grinning like you've just been let in on a secret -- one that you might just have known all along.

 

Max Ater
With “...a voice that rivals any you might hear on the radio...” (The Coastal Journal), Max Ater is an upcoming Pop/Soul sensation from Southern Maine. The 23 year-old singer-songwriter is best known for winning Maine’s Got Talent! in 2012. Driven by lyrics that connect us all, Max blends his deeper truths and soulful voice with a contemporary sound to deliver music that resonates with many audiences.

 

No stranger to the stage, Max filled his youth with community theatre, vocal training, and hours a day behind the piano. At an early age, Max was inspired by artists like Jamie Cullum, Norah Jones, John Mayer, and Elton John. In high school he began composing original music, which led to to an array of accolades including a nod and win from the Independent Music Awards, appearances on multiple television programs, and regular airtime on the radio. Max’s latest album is currently underway at Anchour Studio in Windham, ME. You can find out more about Max by visiting www.MaxAter.com

 

Randy Lindsey
Randy grew up in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and began his career in guitar performance by teaching himself at age 14. He performed Rock and Roll with several local bands for many years and began teaching at local music stores at age 20. During his career, Randy has also performed solo, with duos and trios, and with bands of many different genres.

 

After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Guitar Performance and Music Education at the University of AL in Huntsville in 1981, Randy developed and implemented the Guitar Program at the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL, from 1983 thru 1992 when he left to earn his Masters of Music Arts (MMA) degree in 1994. He finished course work in Doctoral studies at the University of Southern MS in 1996. Randy's college teaching experience includes instructing applied classical guitar majors and guitar elective students, along with conducting guitar classes and guitar ensembles.

 

As a performer, Randy Lindsey provides his unique musical ambience in a wide variety of settings. He enjoys including Jazz Standards, Classical Guitar Pieces, Originals, World Music (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, Thai), Popular Guitar-Oriented Songs, (and  even fun Cowboy Songs).

 

"Music you've never heard, music you may never hear again, and songs you've always known."​

 

Will Harris (Emerging Songwriter)
Will has been playing and writing songs for more than 40 years, but until fairly recently has been keeping them "at home."  Over the past few years he has been playing out on the open mic circuit and trying his songs, both old and new, out on audiences including several stints as featured artist at Ebenezer's. Will's songs are mostly in the folk tradition, edged with some country and bordered by the blues.

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Live in the Lounge with Red-Eyed Fox
Music:
Live in the Lounge with Red-Eyed Fox
Showtimes:
Wed Oct 12 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String... Read More

Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String Tide. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.


RED-EYED FOX
Jake Hoffman (Tumbling Bones) and Tyler Lienhardt (Tricky Britches, C.C. & The Swing Set) have teamed up to form Red-Eyed Fox, a soulful and energetic interpretation of traditional music from North America and around the world.

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Novel Jazz Septet
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Novel Jazz Septet
Showtimes:
Sat October 15 | 8pm | $18 in advance, $20 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: The Novel Jazz Septet returns to the Frontier on 15 October, 2016 at 8PM to feature the swinging music of the great American jazz composers, Duke Ellington and Billy... Read More

The Novel Jazz Septet returns to the Frontier on 15 October, 2016 at 8PM to feature the swinging music of the great American jazz composers, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The band performs well-known compositions, plus rare, vintage gems, recently unearthed from original scores at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and re-interpreted for you at the Frontier.  These guys travel far and wide, keeping the spirit of Duke and Swee'Pea alive and swinging!

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Live in the Lounge with Choro Louco
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Live in the Lounge with Choro Louco
Showtimes:
Wed Oct 26 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String... Read More

Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String Tide. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.


CHORO LOUCO
Brazilian Choro has been around for over a hundred years, but in this country itʼs virtually unknown. David Grisman, Mike Marshall and a handful of others have helped introduce the music and the musicians to a larger audience, but itʼs still largely under the radar of most music listeners...Its beautiful melodies, complex harmonies, and syncopated rhythms combine elements of European folk and classical, ragtime, jazz, Latin, and African music creating a style that is uniquely Brazilian.


Based in Portland, Maine, Choro Louco are driven by their love of the music. They play monthly at Portlandʼs eclectic club Blue, and have appeared at Acoustic Artisans and Mayo Street Arts.


Members of Choro Louco come from diverse backgrounds and can be seen in various ensembles locally. Carl Dimow, flute and guitar, has played jazz, classical, and klezmer music here and abroad with the Casco Bay Tummlers, and numerous other ensembles. Nicole Rabata, flute, plays primarily celtic, classical and contemporary classical styles. Joel Eckhaus comes from an old time/jazz/pop/vaudeville background and has applied his knowledge of the ukulele to the Cavaquinho, Brazilʼs version of the uke. Kris Day plays with various bluegrass, rockabilly, and jazz bands in Portland. Eric LaPerna is best known for his percussion work with the middle eastern ensemble, Okbari, but has proven equally adept at Brazilʼs version of the tambourine, the pandeiro.

Maine Songwriters' Association 6th Annual Songwriting Contest
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Maine Songwriters' Association 6th Annual Songwriting Contest
Showtimes:
Sat October 29 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: The Maine Songwriters Association presents the 6th annual MSA Song Contest finals with a showcase that will feature the six finalists in the contest. Jenny Lou Drew,... Read More

The Maine Songwriters Association presents the 6th annual MSA Song Contest finals with a showcase that will feature the six finalists in the contest. Jenny Lou Drew, Richard Wallace, Doug Kolmar, Sally Morgan, Adam Babcock, and Ruth Hill will each play two songs including their winning entry. A panel of three judges will choose the ultimate winner of this year's event. This is your chance to hear some of Maine's best songwriters.

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Live in the Lounge with Darlin' Corey
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Live in the Lounge with Darlin' Corey
Showtimes:
Wed Nov 9 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String... Read More

Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String Tide. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.


DARLIN' COREY
A delightful blend of vocal harmonies accompanied by fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitars, Matt Shipman and Erica Brown put a unique spin on an Americana mix of bluegrass, old time, folk and original songs.


The State Street Traditional Jazz Band
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The State Street Traditional Jazz Band
Showtimes:
Sat Nov 12 | 8pm | $12 in advance, $15 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Every member of this band has a passion to play and preserve Traditional New Orleans Jazz and by capturing the original "Preservation Hall Jazz Band" era of music.... Read More

Every member of this band has a passion to play and preserve Traditional New Orleans Jazz and by capturing the original "Preservation Hall Jazz Band" era of music. John Page, founder & leader and Mark Finks, interim leader have brought their love of traditional New Orleans Jazz to the forefront of today's music scene since 1987. Both men have spent their lives studying, playing and interfacing with the most influential traditional New Orleans musicians of their generation.


Captain Page, retired U.S. Merchant Marine ship's captain, MMA & FIU graduate is a lifelong trumpet player hailing from a family of professional musicians reaching back several generations.


Mark Finks, entrepreneur extraordinaire, Yale University grad, former leader of the Galvanized Jazz Band and former President of the Dixieland Society of Connecticut recorded for George Buck and played with greats such as Woody Allen.

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Live in the Lounge with MicroMassé
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Live in the Lounge with MicroMassé
Showtimes:
Wed Nov 16 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String... Read More

Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String Tide. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.

 

MICROMASSÉ
Inspired by the great organ trios of the fifties and sixties but with an ear towards the future, MicroMassé carves a deep groove to please the soul with intricate arrangements to thrill the heart. Comprised of established Portland musicians Peter Dugas (organ), Max Cantlin (guitar) and Chris Sweet (drums) who combine their love of American jazz and European harmony with contemporary poly-rhythmic influences from Africa and Latin America.

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Live in the Lounge with Native Isles
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Live in the Lounge with Native Isles
Showtimes:
Wed Nov 30 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String... Read More

Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String Tide. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.

 

NATIVE ISLES
A brother and sister duo, Tyler and Emma grew up in Bar Harbor, Maine but have spent most of their years since childhood in different areas.


Tyler, in Portland and now a resident of Brunswick, has been a member of the Portland based funk/soul band, Sly - Chi for over 10 years. As well, he has been involved in a number of local projects that have had national recognition such as Gypsy Tailwind and Jacob Augustine. Most recently he played at Sundance International Film Festival with The Pete Kilpatrick Band backing John Popper of Blues Traveler.


Emma, after graduating from The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, has done three tours with the Broadway Musical, Spamalot, playing in the orchestra. She also was a musical performer at the 2010 Junior Olympics in Singapore. Emma now resides in Portland, Maine and plays with The Fogcutters Big Band.


As a duo they perform original material, “standards,” and their own arrangements of modern tunes.


Live in the Lounge with Stride Tide
Music:
Live in the Lounge with Stride Tide
Showtimes:
Wed Dec 28 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String... Read More

Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String Tide. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.


STRING TIDE
String Tide is a quartet of local musicians playing a fusion of traditional American folk music and popular tunes all with a bluegrass flair. Their sound features versatile vocal harmonies, smoking fiddle and mandolin leads, and clawhammer banjo. Their repertoire also includes fiddle tunes and originals with covers by the Beatles, Gillian Welch, John Prine, Wilco, and more.


To purchase tickets please call 725.5222.  Thank you.

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