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.
“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!