Events

  • $20

    The Mystix w/ Danielle Miraglia


    THE MYSTIX are returning to Portland on September 3rd for a unique concert at One Longfellow Square.  The band is celebrating the recent world-wide debut of their new live album "Rhythm and Roots".

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA present: The Gothard Sisters


    Over the course of nearly 1,000 shows since they formed as a Celtic band in 2006, The Gothard Sisters – who are truly sisters – have become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers from the Pacific Northwest, USA.

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  • $15

    The Stray Birds


    The Stray Birds light the night with sparkling harmonies and wrestle hearts with the quiet power of song. A devoted trio of singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists, the band’s passionate live shows and critically acclaimed recordings—Best Medicine (Yep Roc Records, 2014) and The Stray Birds (self-released, 2012)— have launched them to turntables and festival stages around the globe. Oliver Craven, Maya de Vitry, and Charles Muench are on the road this summer in anticipation of their 3rd full-length record of original music, coming in 2016 from Yep Roc Records.

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  • $8

    Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (Director’s Cut)


    This film is rated R, kids under the age of 17 must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian. This iconic musical documentary covers the three-day 1969 music festival that symbolized the late 1960s in terms of musical, social and political ideology of the era. The film features performances by some of the most important musicians of the era, including:

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  • $35

    Jonathan Edwards w/ Special Guests Grace Eden Young and Jérôme Degey


    Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.

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  • $20

    Sean Hayes with Special Guests Tim Carr and Charley Crockett


    In his twenty-year career as a San Francisco-based musician, Sean Hayes has won acclaim from fans and critics alike. He’s duetted with Aimee Mann, toured with Ani DiFranco and the Cold War Kids, been covered by The Be Good Tanyas and re-mixed by DJ Mark Farina, and had his music featured in a variety of television shows, films, and commercials. Raised in North Carolina and honed as an artist in Northern California, Hayes crafts music that, as the SF Weekly puts it, “succeeds on the tension between warm, resonant soul and dirt-road folk, all laced with a wandering troubadour’s coo.”

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA Present: The Goodbye Girls


    The Goodbye Girls are a new and exciting quartet out of Boston. These four musicians from the US, Canada, and Sweden formed the band out of a common love for old-time, traditional bluegrass and Swedish traditional music. Lena Jonsson on fiddle, Allison de Groot on banjo, Brittany Karlson on bass, and Molly Tuttle on guitar & lead vocals are individually some of the best acoustic musicians around, and together they create a sound that is exciting, fresh and full of energy.

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  • $20

    Jon McLaughlin w/ Marc Scibilia and Brad Ray


    Whether writing and producing songs, performing his music, or hanging out with his two daughters, Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Jon McLaughlin puts passion into everything he does.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: September


    Started in 2004, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine's premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

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  • $10

    Maine Outdoor Film Festival


    Outdoor Films, Shown Outdoors. The Maine Outdoor Film Festival: celebrating the active outdoor community and inspiring expression since 2012. The festival kicks off in The Forks each summer, with a MOFF Selects Tour of main street theaters and college/high school amphitheaters each winter/spring. Proceeds go to benefit Teens To Trails.

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  • $15

    Truth About Daisies CD Release Show


    Truth About Daisies features the songwriting core of Sheila McKinley and Doug Swift, as well as the beautiful harmonies and bass riffs of Ronda Dale. Many of Sheila's songs are inspired by her years of growing up in Texas, infused with themes of family and imagery of the south, as well as her work as a therapist where she's witness to the resiliency of the human spirit. Doug's songs are more upbeat and rhythm driven and tell stories reminiscent of his midwest roots. Growing up in a musical family with a mother who was a piano teacher, Doug is the band's multi-instrumentalist. When he and Sheila met in their early 20's, Sheila had no musical background or experience. Doug taught her to play guitar and sing and soon she was crafting her own beautiful songs.

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  • $15

    Portland Press Herald’s MaineVoices Live: Lily King


    The sixth event in the MaineVoices Live series will feature Lily King, author of Euphoria. The conversation will be led by Portland Press Herald Arts Writer, Bob Keyes.

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  • $12

    Eric Bettencourt


    Eric is an award-winning songwriter based in Austin Texas. With a quick wit and controlled-intensity Bettencourt brings his live shows to life using an expansive catalog of original crowd-pleasing songs. Where so many artists are content recycling the same old sounds and songs Bettencourt is one of the rare few able to forge his own. Utilizing his piano-like 6 &12 string finger-style guitar work and a natural vocal delivery, somewhere between Ray LaMontagne and Robert Plant, he never lingers long in any one sound.

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  • $35

    Dar Williams - Return to MORTAL CITY The 20th Anniversary Tour - 6:30 PM Show


    Full Album Being Played in its Entirety... plus other favorites! After playing two sold out shows, and leaving Mainers waiting anxiously for two years, Dar Williams returns to One Longfellow Square; this time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her acclaimed second album Mortal City.

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  • $35

    Dar Williams - Return to MORTAL CITY The 20th Anniversary Tour - 9:30 PM Show


    Full Album Being Played in its Entirety... plus other favorites! After playing two sold out shows, and leaving Mainers waiting anxiously for two years, Dar Williams returns to One Longfellow Square; this time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her acclaimed second album Mortal City.

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  • $20

    Sara Watkins


    “This is a breakup album with myself...” says Sara Watkins of her third solo record, Young in All the Wrong Ways. Writing and recording these ten intensely soul-baring songs was a means for her to process and mark the last couple years, which have been transformative. “I looked around and realized that in many ways I wasn’t who or where I wanted to be. It’s been a process of letting go and leaving behind patterns and relationships and in some cases how I’ve considered myself.

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA Present: The Outside Track


    Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, and a finalist for best album in the 2016 Indie Acoustic Project Awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, their marriage of Celtic music, song, dance has been rapturously received around the world.

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  • $23

    Tribute to Bob Dylan and The Band feat. The THE BAND Band


    The acclaimed group The THE BAND Band is without a doubt the most musically satisfying tribute to The Band on the scene today. While The Band may be long gone from the stage, The THE BAND Band is keeping their sound and spirit alive and well with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their legendary repertoire. This group of veteran musicians showcases the astounding breadth and depth of The Band's distinctively original Americana music with classics such as Up on Cripple Creek, The Weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, as well as deeper cuts from The Band’s vast catalog. For this special show, they will also honor the historic relationship between The Band and Bob Dylan by performing some of Dylan’s classics as well. This is not your ordinary tribute band. The THE BAND Band brings the songs to life again with the energy and excitement of The Band’s legendary concerts, earning the praise of critics and audiences alike. Rex Fowler of renowned folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step states, “Sadly we'll never see or hear The Band perform live again, but if you want a close second and want to be transformed by the magic and spirit of The Band's music....The THE BAND Band...delivers BIG TIME.” The THE BAND Band has shared the stage with notables Richie Havens, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Aztec Two-Step, Marshall Crenshaw and more. The individual band members have performed or toured with original Band members Rick Danko and Levon Helm, as well as Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, John Hall, Patti Smith, Keith Richards, Steve Forbert, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, Roy Rogers, Roger McGuinn, Robbie Dupree, Max Weinberg, Clarence Clemons, Willie Nile, Maria Muldaur, Genya Ravan, Jimmy Vivino, The Shirelles, and many others. The THE BAND Band players: Gary Solomon (bass, fiddle, drums, vocals) Jack Kraft (keyboards, accordion, guitar, vocals) Josh Radin (guitar, mandolin, bass, vocals) Vinny Nicosia (drums, guitar, vocals) Loren Korevec (piano, vocals) The THE BAND Band 7pm doors | 8pm show | $23 adv. | $28 day of <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ba-95RdfSfs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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  • $18

    Joe K. Walsh


    Hailed by CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation” and by Vintage Guitar Magazine as “brilliant”, Portland, Maine-based mandolin player Joe K. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk star Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow have taken him all over the global and musical map.

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  • $15

    Matt Flinner Trio w/ Special Guest Steve Roy


    Since its inception in 2006, the Matt Flinner Trio has been performing its own brand of acoustic music around the country to rave reviews. Mandolinist Matt Flinner, guitarist Ross Martin and bassist Eric Thorin cover a wide variety of musical styles---all with the common ground of originality. Bluegrass, jazz and Celtic music are all present here, but not necessarily overtly or in a contrived sense. Call it Americana Music, or New Acoustic, or Chamber Grass, or just call it Great Music; whatever label you put on it, it is guaranteed to be fresh and original, and definitely something you've never quite heard before.

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  • $30

    Celtic Fiddle Festival


    Called "three of the finest folk violinists anywhere" by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations.  Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and Charlie McKerron (Scotland) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. With the able and agile accompaniment of Nicolas Quemener (Brittany, France) you have a perfect storm of the finest Celtic music your ears will ever encounter.

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  • $26

    Marshall Crenshaw


    Over 25 years since breaking through to critical and commercial acclaim with his 1982 self-titled debut and its infectious, era- defining pop hit "Someday, Someway," Marshall Crenshaw creates an incredible new chapter in his career with his 429Records debut Jaggedland. Crenshaw's first studio recording in more than six years is his most musically dynamic and lyrically intimate collection yet.

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  • $12

    Connor Garvey and Raina Rose


    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.

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  • $15

    Portland Press Herald’s MaineVoices Live: Rob Tod


    The seventh event in the MaineVoices Live series will feature Rob Tod, the founder of The Allagash Brewing Company. The conversation will be led by Portland Press Herald Reporter, Randy Billings.

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  • $13

    David Ramirez: Bootleg Tour (Live Album Recording)


    After spending the last year touring with his band in support of the critically acclaimed album, FABLES David Ramirez wanted to try something different, something new. Rather than just re-hashing the past with solo- acoustic performances, he thought it would be fun to create an “experience” for people. Live Album Recordings!

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: October


    Started in 2004, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine's premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

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  • $25

    The David Mallett Band


    The cool breezes of Maine’s northlands have flowed through the songs of David Mallett for more than four decades. In his lengthy career he has recorded 14 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, and has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets. For this show he will be backed by a full band for a rare musical experience not to be missed.

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  • $18

    Gerry O'Beirne with Darlin' Corey


    Born in Ennis, County Clare, along Ireland’s music-rich west coast, Gerry O’Beirne is a renowned singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (6 and 12 string guitar, tiple, and ukulele, slide guitar among others).  He grew up in Ireland and in Ghana in West Africa, and has since lived in England, California, and Mexico. His own compositions blend the passion found in traditional music with the freshness of contemporary song.

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  • $18

    Langhorne Slim and the Law w/ SUSTO


    Please note there will be very limited seating for this show.  Sometimes, truth can’t be explained. But it can be felt, running wild through a song. “I don’t want to tame myself. I want to be wild,” says Langhorne Slim. “If I can continue to refine the wildness but never suffocate or tame it, then I’m on the right path. Because it is a path. I feel it.”

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  • $14

    Adam Ezra Group


    Please note there will be very limited seating for this event. Adam Ezra Group's songwriting is making waves around the country. The co-write, “Let Your Hair Down” with producers Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta, (American Authors), just received "Song of the Year" at the New England Music Awards. A songwriting partnership with the legendary John Oates is taking Ezra back and forth between Nashville and tour. The theme song, "Grow Your Own Way," was central to Midwest insurance giant, Country Financial's 2014/15 marketing campaign. In addition, Adam Ezra's debut efforts in movie scoring have lead to an appearance at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and the release of Adam Ezra Group's new album, aptly titled, Songs for a Movie.

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  • $15

    Mipso w/ Lula Wiles


    The renegade traditionalists of Mipso--Jacob Sharp on Mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, and Wood Robinson on double bass--are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. Formed in Chapel Hill in 2010, the three North Carolina songwriters of Mipso have wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a new clearing for their southern string band sound.

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  • $25

    Garland Jeffreys


    Growing up biracial in the outer boroughs lent Jeffreys a unique perspective, and his explorations of race, prejudice, and love earned him a reputation as a socially conscious urban poet with a keen eye for detail and immense lyrical power. He released a string of acclaimed albums and hit songs in the 1970's and 1980’s, including "Wild In The Streets" and "R.O.C.K.," collaborated with everyone from John Cale and Dr. John to Stan Getz and Sonny Rollins, and was one of the first Americans to record in Kingston, Jamaica. A testament to both the broad appeal and durability of his music, his songs have been covered by hardcore punk legends The Circle Jerks and neo-folkies Vetiver alike.

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  • $15

    2016 Schwartz Forum: 9/11 and the Creation of Collective Memory


    How, exactly, do our brains process information and create memories? And what if one of our memories is an event shared by an entire society—does that change our relationship to it? 9/11 has become a touchstone moment for our culture generally and for those individuals who were alive at the time. After 15 years of talking about it, our perceptions and understanding of that day have been shaped by the discourse with our friends and colleagues, in our classrooms,  and in the media—whether we’re aware of it or not.

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  • $15

    Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys


    Since forming 25 years ago, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have toured continuously and become torchbearers of American roots music. As a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and entertainer, Big Sandy has few contemporaries. With the release of What a Dream It's Been, Big Sandy is at once acknowledging and celebrating the successes of the past 25 years, while setting the stage for further exploration and interpretation of the musical forms he is most passionate about.

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  • $12

    Girls Guns & Glory CD Release Party


    For the past eight years, Boston’s rising stars Girls Guns and Glory have been making a name for themselves through relentless touring, four critically acclaimed records, a slew of local awards, including being the Boston Music Awards first act of its genre to win Act of the Year, and international awards (Independent Artist of the Year at the French Country Music Awards).

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  • $40

    The Adulting School


    Do you want to learn what it takes to master adulting like a boss? Then check out Adulting School’s premiere event, featuring a series of workshops designed to help you navigate the rocky terrain that is adult life. Register by October 13th and save $10 off admission!

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: November


    Started in 2004, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine's premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA Present: Cassie and Maggie


    Cassie and Maggie MacDonald encompass everything you could ask for in a musical act, their talent is only surpassed by the joy with which they so generously share it. Exciting and innovative, they have found the perfect balance between musical integrity, and sheer entertainment. While still staying true to their Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements. Sisters, cohorts and collaborators, Cassie and Maggie have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms and lilting melodies.

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  • $10

    Front Country


    From the first notes of “Gospel Train,” the first track on their debut album “Sake of the Sound”, you’ll hear that Front Country isn’t your usual bluegrass band. When the fiddle and distorted acoustic guitar come crashing into the song like roaring waves, rushing back and forth with swelling ferocity, you’ll know that this is bluegrass unleashed, American roots music that refuses to be constrained.

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  • $25

    The Turning of the Year: A Holiday Celebration featuring John Whelan, Low Lily, & Katie McNally


    Seven time All-Ireland accordion champion John Whelan teams up with American Roots band Low Lily and Scottish-style fiddler Katie McNally for a spectacular holiday mini-fest! Featuring traditional and original music from Ireland, Scotland, and America, this diverse and energetic show will help usher in the holiday season with a bang.

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  • $15

    SheSpeaks: A Living Prayer


    An evening of storytelling hosted by SheChanges that is designed to celebrate and honor women – their power, perspectives, voices, wisdom, stories and relevance — and offer a chance for men and women alike to pause, reflect and be nourished through the power of story. Eight women will take the stage to share their stories on the theme of “A Living Prayer”, offering perspective, inspiration and some good food for thought (along with a few laughs!) They will shine a light on the way they choose to show up in their life and how that intersects with their deepest desires for change — for themselves and for the world.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: December


    Started in 2004, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine's premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

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  • $25

    Don Campbell


    Don Campbell is a singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music is inspired by sources as diverse as the Celtic and Canadian Maritimes music of his family to Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill, the Beatles and novelist, Stephen King. Writing in genres including adult contemporary, country, Celtic, Christmas, bluegrass, and rock, Don has released 12 CDs, most recently a two-disc, 23-song collection, "Kites To Fly: Celebrating The Music Of Dan Fogelberg". Co-based in Portland, Maine and Nashville, TN, Don averages between 150-200 performances per year primarily with the New England-based Don Campbell Band and smaller ensembles, including the nationally touring Restless Campbells. Don released a new original adult contemporary project, The Dust Never Settles, in 2014.

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  • $22

    Ellis Paul w/ Jim Trick


    "Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York Times

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