THE 2014-2015 ESG COFFEE HOUSE
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We’ve got a GREAT line-up of performers for you — and as always, terrific homemade desserts and STRONG coffee. Tickets for ALL performances (the first Saturday of every month November through April) are available for $12 two weeks in advance at Bob’s Hardware in Dover-Foxcroft or by calling 564-8596. You can also buy tickets at the door — if you want to take your chances! All shows start at 7 pm; doors open at 5:30. Check here for details about the performers.
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Saturday, November 1 — Chris and Meredith Thompson
These identical twin sisters grew up down the street from Stone Soup Coffeehouse in Providence RI. They played their first show at Stone Soup in 1992, and have since played in venues across the US and released five albums. Chris plays percussive, riff driven guitar. Meredith plays authentic Latin rhythms on congas and adds flute to their sound. Both sisters sing in close harmony both earthy and ethereal. The Thompsons link music and stories together to create an engaging, animated performance rich in texture, mood and character.
Saturday, December 6 — Old Blues Kats
David “DW” Gill & Doug Wainoris started their musical journey together back in 1970 with a local Waterville, Maine based blues band called The D&A Blues BandAfter collecting original tunes and arranging some old blues standards, the guys went back in the studio in 2012 and released the CD Astro-Jet Records 013, Blues Prophets “Keep On Jukin”. The Old Blues Kats blues duo of DW and Doug keep on performing for many special events, in order to preserve the blues tradition and pay homage to the original blues masters dating back to the early 20th century. America’s longest musical tradition is live and well in the hands of these Old Blues Kats and everybody has as much fun as the duo does when they swing into your town.
Saturday, January 3 — Gawler Family Band
The Gawler Family is a fun-loving folk singing banjo playing contra calling family of five. They have earned a beloved place in the hearts of their audiences for their infectious spirit and sparkling musicianship to the merriment of folks of all ages.
Saturday, February 7 — Bill Staines
Bill Staines is an American folk musician and singer-songwriter from New England, who writes and performs in a traditional vein. He has also written and recorded children’s songs. Raised in Lexington, Massachusetts, Staines began his professional career in the early 1960s in theCambridge area. He began touring nationwide a few years later. In 1975 he won the National YodelingChampionship at the Kerrville Folk Festival. He performs about 200 times a year and has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, and The Good Evening Show.
Saturday, March 7 — The Press Gang
The Press Gang matches the ferocious squeezebox-fiddle duo of Junior Stevens and Alden Robinson with Owen Marshall’s acclaimed accompaniment. The result is a sweet, driving sound that is already thrilling fans.
Their self-titled debut album, released in the spring of 2010, features energetic arrangements of Irish and American tunes. From the touchstone melodies of Irish traditional music to the Appalachian folk music that descended from them, to modern compositions by the band themselves, the album breathes an uncommon passion into centuries of musical heritage.
Saturday, April 4 — Meteora
Meteora is a trio made up of renowned Maine musicians Kat Logan, Jim Loney and Will Brown. The group’s name translates from the Greek as “suspended in air,” which aptly describes the tight three-part harmonies that characterize the band’s performances. Meteora plays an eclectic array of original songs and folk ballads from a wide repertoire of world music, as well as traditional songs and original arrangements.