My partner in The Squid Jiggers, Dave Rowe, and I played an online concert last week on Concert Window. Thought you might like to see one of the highlights. The concerts are pay-what-you-want and completely live. We’re doing another one — with special guests — on New Year’s Day at 2 p.m. Merry Christmas, everybody!
A year ago last spring, I was contacted by a group of young, New York City documentary filmmakers. They were on their way to Maine in search of the newly-discovered North Pond Hermit. Since the Hermit was currently secluded behind bars, and not in a talkative mood, they were settling for interviews with the panoply of peripheral characters […]
The wooden, beer-soaked floor bounced like a trampoline upstairs at Bull Feeney’s under the weight of over a hundred dancers Thursday night while Hello Newman belted hits from the 90s one last time. The popular, and unapologetic cover band has packed sweaty bodies into the historic building at the corner of Fore and Exchange Streets […]
Did you know blueberries contain just 80 calories per cup, virtually no fat and they’re chock full of anti-oxidants, too? Were you aware laughter decreases stress hormones while increasing your immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies? Me neither, but I read that stuff on the web, so it must be true! In any case, join me and the Half Moon Jug Band for […]
The sky was crying outside the rehearsal shack in Falmouth last week. Inside, an electric guitar wailed right back, telling a story of whiskey and a lost love. Then Scott Link’s voice rolled in behind, filling in the woeful details. Link used to be known as Diesel Doug. That was back when he and his […]
Tattoo Tale: Gary Chapin was visiting his friend and accordion mentor Sylvain Piron in France. They were at a dinner party and, as he is known to do, Piron began to play his accordion. But the crowd wanted Chapin to play and shouted for, “L’Autre Diatoniste,” which is French for ‘the other accordion player.” The moniker stuck. […]
While development of the “Forefront” – which will include a home for the Maine Red Claws and a clown college — goes forward, bands are losing their homes. It’s the same all over town. As Portland becomes cooler and more upscale, the rents go up and space for art gets hard to find. Ben McCanna and […]
It was a childhood dream come true. Instead of sitting in the audience at the annual Schooner Fare / Devonsquare Reunion Concert to benefit the Jack McPhillips Memorial fund on Sunday, I was onstage singing with Schooner Fare. I’d played the show a few times before with Dave Rowe, my partner in The Squid Jiggers, […]