The Squids played a couple of old favorites including “Come Down Ye Roses,” written by Troy. It mentions Munjoy Hill and seemed appropriate, considering the setting. Dave played a couple of songs from his forthcoming solo album. He also knocked the crowd for a loop with a soaring solo version of Tommy Makem’s “Four Green Fields.”
We belted out our North Pond Hermit song and couldn’t leave without playing “Tuna Noodle” complete with Mike the Drummer’s famous fish dance. We also challenged the crowd to join in on “Rattlin’ Bog” by special request.
The show concluded with everybody on stage, leading the crowd in singing “Country Roads” and “This Land is Your Land.”
Ticket’s are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Show starts at 7p.m.
Adult beverages are available for those over 21, but everyone is welcome.
The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland is not just an animal shelter providing a temporary home for animals in crisis. They make families. They help folks find their match, whether it’s a dog, a kitty, a gerbil, a rabbit or a chinchilla.
The ARLGP also helps folks with spaying/neutering and they offer help with training, too.
So, won’t you help them by coming to the show and enjoying yourself? It’s pretty easy. Just buy a TICKET and sing along!
Here’s the digital download version of a two-artsist EP by me and and my band — the Half Moon Jug Band — and Stan and Dan who hail from the Belgrade Lakes region of Maine, not too far from North Pond. Turns out Stan Keach wrote a song about the Hermit right around the time I did. So we decided to join forces and put out a six song CD. The physical edition, which includes Stan and Dan’s songs, too, will be out around the 23rd. But for now, feel free to download an mp3 or two right here.
The really groovy cover painting is by a friend of Stan’s. His name is Dave DeRan and we owe him big time for letting us use his picture. Thanks Dave!
This weekend, our Vacationland Music partners, The Squid Jiggers, are playing at the annual tribute to Tom Rowe. The show has been raising money for the Jack McPhillips Memorial fund for years. This time around, it’s been decided to dedicate all the money raised to the victims of three back-to-back fires in the “L” half of Maine’s L/A.
“I’m glad the board of the memorial fund has decided to do this,” said Dave Rowe, son of the late Schooner Fare bassist in whose memory the annual show takes place. “I know my father would approve. He lived right across the river in Auburn for many years.”
We spent the weekend in the studio. We’re making a split EP with a fellow named Stan Keach and his friend Dan the Mandolin player. Both he and Troy wrote songs about the North Pond Hermit. The recordings should be ready in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned.
Here’s Troy’s song and his dog Hook. The HMJB version will have less cute dogs, but more drums and bass.
Here’s Stan’s take on the curious story of the Hermit.