Please note: This show has been rescheduled from January 22, 2022. All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.
Connor Garvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine, with the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller. Garvey leaves audiences uplifted and inspired through a positive message delivered in a way The Portland Press Herald says proves you can be optimistic and self-aware without being boring.
This combination of songwriting and performance strength helped Garvey make his music scene start with numerous awards including being named winner of the Kerrville New Folk, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, SolarFest, Wildflower Art and Music Festival and Maine Songwriters Association songwriting competitions, voted as Most Wanted artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, nominated for Best Male Performer in the New England Music Awards, and a top new singer songwriter by Sirius XM's The Coffeehouse. He has since gone on to perform around the country at many of the most notable folk/acoustic venues, festival stages, and teaching songwriting at some of the more distinguished song schools.
While the pandemic brought a sharp drop in live performances, Connor dedicated his time to finishing an acoustic EP in 2020 and a full length band album (to be titled: Another End of a Year) being released this summer. Both of these projects were recorded locally in Portland featuring some of the area's best gigging and recording artists. Connor has made a name for himself as a solo artist but this 2022 release, and the shows that accompany it, highlight the band that has been the backbone of Connor's albums since 2011 and closest musical collaborators. Audiences should expect the same dedication to the intimate song delivery but allow themselves the opportunity to get lost in the rhythms and textures that these exceptional musicians bring to the experience.
This show at One Longfellow Square will be the first album release show of the release summer for Connor and his band and the first chance for audiences to hear all of the songs from the album played live in their fullest form. This show is prior to the official digital release of the album to the greater world making it a special hometown “sneak peak” style show where you can be the first to have the new music in hand when you leave.
Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist from New England. He travels constantly all over the country, performing a unique variety of original instrumental music that explores themes of landscape, geography, and environment while straddling a line between folk and classical genres. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances are at once dazzling and intimate: music that has been described as “stunning” and “compelling and powerful,” — Red Line Roots has called him “stupidly talented” — all presented with “warmth, humor, honesty, and the easy familiarity of a troubadour.”
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Hearing songwriter Sorcha Cribben-Merrill sing is at once stirring and soothing. Her lush vocal jazz charm and powerful presence draw you into bluesy grooves, haunting ballads, and intricate vignettes. Her songs speak the truth and spark
Sorcha is equally at home performing in folk festivals, rock clubs, intimate listening rooms, and on sailboats. She has opened for Grammy-nominated mandolinist Matt Flinner, folk music icon Tom Rush, and celebrated cellist/multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla — teaming up with collaborators Jo Sorrell on cello/vocals and pianist/electronic musician Kafari on rhythm bones. The transformative power of music also underscores her work; Sorcha regularly shares music with memory care audiences and partners with new mothers/parents to write lullabies for their babies through Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project.
$12 adv. - $15 day of | 7pm doors - 8pm show
We are very excited to be hosting live music shows again in our listening room. OLS is committed to providing a safe environment for all who work, listen, or perform live music in our venue. Because our venue is so small, we will require all staff, volunteers, performers, and patrons to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 when they attend OLS events AND to wear masks indoors unless they are actively drinking, eating, or performing.
Proof of vaccine must come directly from the health care provider that performed the vaccination and can be a photo or physical copy of the vaccination card or record with an accompanying photo ID. Full vaccination means that the date of the performance you are attending is:
* at least 14 days after your second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or
* at least 14 days after your single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized single dose COVID vaccine.
We hope we can ease these restrictions once further progress has been made reducing transmission of the virus. Until then we greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation.