This year, our headliner was a band that I’ve only seen the once and became completely enamoured with. Why? Easy. Two words: banjo and harmonica.
The Ghost of Paul Revere is Maine’s holler-folk band. Formed in Saco, Maine, they offer powerful three-part harmonies, contagious enthusiasm, and a very unique interpretation on traditional American music. They were the recipients of this year’s “Best in Maine” designation at the 2014 New England Music Awards; a well-deserved commendation.
Credit: Ghost of Paul Revere
“The Ghost was formed around childhood friends Max Davis, Sean McCarthy, and Griffin Sherry. They put the Ghost of Paul Revere together in 2011 with Matt Young. In that short time they have played from Fort Kent to New York City in everything from houses, churches, music halls, and even sail boats. Their critically acclaimed debut EP, “North”, was recorded in late 2011, released in the summer of 2012, and quickly became one of the best selling local albums in Maine and New Hampshire for 2013. In August 2013, the group went into the studio with Jonathan Wyman to record their first full length album. “Believe”, released in January 2014 quickly went on to hit the Billboard Northeast chart and continues to be the best selling local album in Maine. A live album of their sold out “Believe” release party from Port City Music Hall is slated for release in fall 2014.” – (Source: ghostofpaulrevere.com)
But don’t just take my word for it. Come out for yourself and see how awesome these gentlemen are on stage. Without a doubt, it will definitely be a highlight of your summer!
“A Festival to Showcase Original Music from Maine Musicians”
Waldoboro, ME – On July 19th, down in the hollow at Cider Hill Farm with a newly built stage, a variety of Maine’s talented musicians will perform their original music. The upper festival grounds will become an outdoor art gallery, exhibiting sculptures from nearby artists and feature food stands from local businesses such as Harvest Moon Pizza and Home Sweet Homestead. Locally sourced products will include oysters from Pemaquid Oyster Co., wine from Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery and beer from Gritty’s Brewery. Locavore Food, Music & Arts Festival wants to show off what mid-coast Maine has to offer; a diverse community!
This year’s festival headliner is Ghost of Paul Revere, recent “Best in Maine” recipient at the New England Music Awards. Also taking the stage are seven other Maine-based bands from all over the State. Music genres run the gamut from holler folk, rock, Americana and the blues.
The Festival’s mission is very simple: support our local talented community. The Festival organizers want to promote local music, and in doing so, only feature musicians wanting to promote their original compilations and albums. We strive to invite local artists, food purveyors and retailers to show their wares and help expand their customer base.
Early bird tickets are on sale now until June 21st for $10 per person. Full ticket prices are $14 per person for a full day pass; when accompanied by an adult, kids under age 14 are free. Tickets will also be available for cash purchase at the gate the day of the festival for $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our event listing at: www.facebook.com/LocavoreFestival or visit www.eventbrite.com using keywords “Locavore Festival”.
We look forward to sharing the day with you and your family!