Supporting Maine Musicians that perform Blues, Roots, Swamp Rock, Funk, Jazz, Americana, Bluegrass & Rockabilly.

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Feb
21
Fri
2020
Melinda Torrens @ Grittys Freeport
Feb 21 @ 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Contact
(207) 865-4321
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VenueGrittys Freeport
Address187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032
Mar
6
Fri
2020
Frank Fotusky – Acoustic Blues, Guitar Rags & Originals $10-15 @ Cadenza
Mar 6 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Contact
VenueCadenza
Address5 Depot Street, Freeport, ME 04032
NotesFrank Fotusky plays Acoustic Blues in the style reminiscent of the great East Coast "Piedmont" players such as Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Boy Fuller, John Jackson, Blind Willie McTell to name a few. A majority of his material is culled from the '20's, '30's and '40's and Acoustic Blues and Guitar Rags are the foundation of his music. Along with this repertoire, his original compositions are rooted in this era and still carry a contemporary feel. East coast or "Piedmont Blues," as it is so often called, consists of sophisticated syncopation with fingerpicked guitar. The result is a sound that resembles that of the ragtime piano. Frank has performed with Virginia Bluesman John Jackson, Paul Geremia, Roy Book Binder, Hubert Sumlin and has been festival headliner in his own right. BLUES ACCESS has said, "(Frank) offers a sparkling guitar sound on fine Piedmont-style blues and rags....Fotusky's clean fingering draws you in and projects the music, which would be somber in other hands, out." In the fall of 1999, Frank released his first CD "TEASIN' THE FRETS" to widespread critical acclaim.BLUES REVUE stated, "Thirteen heartfelt cuts...played and sung with care and emotion." Tom Olson from the Blues Connection said, "Frank understands and plays the music authentically," and BIG CITY BLUES offered, "This is a player that would be welcomed on any porch, front or back!" Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. If you have questions or comments about Cadenza, please feel free to contact Matt Fogg at foggmatthew@gmail.com or Alan Mooney at halanmooney@gmail.com.
Mar
14
Sat
2020
Memphis Lightning $10-15 @ Cadenza
Mar 14 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Contact
VenueCadenza
Address5 Depot Street, Freeport, ME 04032
NotesWe are Memphis Lightning and we bring our own brand of ol' school Rock & Roll and down and dirty Blues to a juke joint near you. Memphis Lightning was born out of tradition with a pedigree second to none. Having played with the Blues Legend Eddie "Blues Man" Kirkland, Memphis Lightning are the real deal. Their energetic performances will bring you back to the days when the Jukejoints were rockin' and the Blues was King. So bring a friend, roll back the rug and get on the floor....Memphis Lightning is in the House. Made up of Darren Lightning Thiboutot Jr on the guitar and vocals. Lightning has been hand in hand with the blues, a cancer survivor, a showman, and a truly gifted musician. Having played with Buddy Guy, Big Sandy, Eddie Kirkland, Marty Sammon, Tab Benoit, among others. One of the greatest guitarists around today... - Jimmie Vaughan, Ill play with you, anytime... - Tab Benoit Big Red Thiboutot Sr on the bass, and sometimes back there on the drums, Big Red is a Grammy Nominated musician who has played, toured and or recorded with artists such as Eddie Kirkland, Kenny Neal, Lazy Lester, Pinetop Perkins, Hoo Doo Kings, Lucky Peterson, Colleen Sexton, GE Smith, Tab Benoit, among many others. Regarded as the king of groove, Big Red one of the best around, grooving on the drums, or laying it out on the bass. And a revolving cast of characters, we are blessed to have some of best musicians around to fill the 3rd spot, including Steve Reny, Lance Burpee, Scott Morrison, among many others! Featuring... Darren Thiboutot Jr - Guitar, Vocals Big Red Thiboutot Sr - Bass, Vocals Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. If you have questions or comments about Cadenza, please feel free to contact Matt Fogg at foggmatthew@gmail.com or Alan Mooney at halanmooney@gmail.com.
Mar
27
Fri
2020
Unfinished Blues Band $10-15 @ Cadenza
Mar 27 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Contact
VenueCadenza
Address5 Depot Street, Freeport, ME 04032
NotesIt all started back in the 20th century. It was the 1980s and hair metal bands ruled. The radio was jam packed with synthesized pop. Emerging hip-hop was all the rage. Thats when three teenage buddies decided it was a good time to start an American, roots-rock, blues band. They loved Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Muddy Waters and B.B. King. Their classmates didnt know what to make of them but they boogied anyway. Calling themselves Unfinished Business, Rob Babson, Dean Clegg and Troy R. Bennett started rocking high school dances, barbecues, band battles and all-night parties around their high school in Maine. After graduation they kept on playing but not together. Fate had other plans for them. For the next 30 years, each followed different paths through parallel lives of professional music-making.Now, after a three-decade hiatus, they're back together as the Unfinished Blues Band because theyre not done yet. They're still all about the basics: Swinging Drums, grooving bass lines and soulful guitar. Its all they need to make you dance, stomp and sing along. Babson's hands fly like lightning over his shining guitar strings. He wrings pathos and fury from its electrified, wooden body. Clegg, is the beating heart of the band. He hammers out tight rhythms on the drums with his brain and all four limbs. Bennett's fingers bring the bottom all the way to the top. His rumble-tumble bass lines never stop trucking. They all sing and you will, too. You wont be able to help yourself. Together, they've got nearly a hundred years of combined performing experience. As old friends, they're finding renewed energy in the music they make together. The spark is still alive and burning brighter than ever. Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. www.unfinishedbluesband.com If you have questions or comments about Cadenza, please feel free to contact Matt Fogg at foggmatthew@gmail.com or Alan Mooney at halanmooney@gmail.com.
Apr
25
Sat
2020
Liz Lannon Band – Married with Chitlins CD Release Party $12-15 @ Cadenza
Apr 25 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
VenueCadenza
Address5 Depot Street, Freeport, ME 04032
NotesAfter twenty years on the New England blues circuit and seven albums to her credit, Liz Lannon represented one of the premier local talents in Boston. Her music has been played on such well heard radio stations as WZLX with Carter Allen, WERS, and WGBH with Brendan Hogan, WBOS with Holly Harris, WJUL with John Guregian, WATD with Peter Black, WMVY, WMSU, WCUW, and others in the greater Boston and New England area. Now in Maine, she plays fiddle locally from Belfast to Saco, usually accompanied by her husband, Chris, on mandolin or guitar. The well-known Red Parka Pub in Glen, NH featured Liz in October in one of their first Blues Sundays for 'winter' 2019-20. She'll be playing there on March 8 also. Featuring... Liz Lannon Chris Lannon Leo Egan Brackett Clark Jim Lamond Billy Loosigian Dickie Hollis Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.

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