June 17: Denny Breau July 1: Jud Caswell July 15: Anni Clark July 29: Carole Wise August 12: CAROLE WISE & DENNY BREAU August 26: Lynne Deeves
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Hosted by Maine Singer / Songwriter
Maine singer-songwriter, Lynn Deeves began “entertaining” at an early age-creating songs about her teachers and imitating the stars of the day. Her Mom says she’s been “on-stage” since the day she was born!! After graduating from the University of Maine at Farmington with a degree in Rehabilitation/Psychology, Lynn Deeves spent 17 years as a high-energy “chicksingah” on the New England top-40 club circuit. Be very afraid! In 1995-enroute to a gig, Deeves flipped the band truck over on an icy back road. This proved to be her “wakeup call” and she answered in 1996, with “Connecting the Dots”-a versatile mix of originals merging folk, blues and gospel influences. Lynn’s sophomore effort “Soul Food” followed, celebrating Spiritual Growth, Nature, Diversity, and Humor. Lynn’s trademark is her rich, soulful voice combined with a sharp wit and dynamic stage presence. Deeves’ latest release “Live at Slate’s” expands upon themes of humor & spirituality and was recorded in front of a home town crowd in Hallowell, Me. She gets support from diva’s Colleen Sexton and Trina Hamlin. Lynn has shared stages with: America, Janis Ian, Cheryl Wheeler, Catie Curtis, Ellis Paul and many more. Musical travels have taken her all over New England as well as to Canada, Arizona, California, Colorado and Nashville. Deeves has been named Maine Female Vocalist of the Year and won 2nd place in the New England Songwriting Contest. Lynn was selected to contribute a track to the “Pink Album“-“27 of the greatest women recording artists” in Maine.
Anni Clark is part folk, part blues, sometimes pop, but all parts original. For over 30 years this Maine native has pleased audiences nationwide with her captivating voice, mindful lyrics and spot on guitar style. Based on her newest CD Anni Clark LIVE, Anni was nominated for “Female Vocalist of the Year” in the Texas Music Awards. Recorded at the rustic and intimate Deer Trees Theatre in Harrison ME one hot summer’s eve, the disc showcases 15 of Anni’s most requested songs. Readers of New England’s Jam Music Magazine more than once voted her the “Female Artist of the Year” and “Folk Artist of the Year”. Maine’s Kennebec Journal wrote about Anni, “she can have you laughing one moment and close to tears the next with the honest emotions in her material.” With decades of touring and seven successful recordings under her belt, her passion for communication through music continues to build a widespread and loyal audience.
DENNY BREAU... rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style allows him to do amazing and stunning things with a six-string guitar. He first draws in an audience with a finely arranged melody and then slides effortlessly into scorching fingerwork that sets ears aflame. The lighting fast guitar lines that seem almost humanly impossible to accomplish are balanced with those that have a quiet intimacy and wrap tenderly around his carefully crafted songs. He mixes genres with ease — folk, Delta blues, country and jazz — “creating a totally accessible musical mélange that captivates as it entertains,” according to Lucky Clark writing for the Kennebec (Maine) Journal.
JUD CASWELL... Maine singer/songwriter Jud Caswell has an eye for detail, drawing inspiration from the land like Mary Oliver, pushing into the specific, unfolding it into the universal. In 2006 he burst onto the national scene, winning the legendary Kerrville New Folk competition. His songs have been taught at Berklee, recorded by Judy Collins, and named “#4 Song of the Decade” by New York’s WFUV. Jud left the road to raise a family and make his music where his roots go deep. With a voice fresh as water over granite and soft as a pine needle bed, he wields his many instruments with the easy deftness of an old woodsman with an axe.
"EVERY OTHER MONDAY" From June 17th through August 26th 7:00pm
No stranger to the stage, Carole Wise has been composing and performing for the past 50 years. Carole began playing guitar at age eight, and entered her first Talent Show at age nine, winning with her rendition of Glen Campbell’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, which was the beginning of her musical path. Carole’s spiritual life is rich, with a compassion for the underdog and a commitment to a viable vision of a multi-cultural world which embraces the reality of one human race. Carole has been tempered by her life experiences. Those experiences create the framework for her songs. Carole has shared the stage with Denny Breau, David Rowe, Turkey Hollow & Schooner Fare. And, shared the stage with Virginia-based singer songwriter, Trent Fure, for an Equality Maine event. Carole has opened for Chris Williamson, performed on the Singer Songwriter’s Stage at Womyn’s Fest in Albuquerque, NM, and in Portland, Oregon. Past events include Maine Festivals, New England and Southwestern coffeehouses, concerts & clubs. In 2010, one of Carole’s songs was selected to be on the “Acoustic Radio” sampler, which was sent to radio DJ’s world-wide. And, the feature artist on this CD, Volume 7, was Pete Seeger! Within a month she was hearing from DJ’s in Europe asking her to send their respective radio stations her CD as listeners were asking for additional tracks. Carole's musical tapestry has been woven thread by thread, song by song, year by year. Her rapport with her audience is easy and intimate, her voice rich, fluid and soulful. Like Carole herself, her music has incredible energy and intensity. It is powerful as it is passionate. At times it brings a tear to your eye, at times a smile to your heart... but it never leaves you unmoved. ~ Carole returns to the stage & her musical roots after an eight year caregiving hiatus...
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