Blue hosts another Irish Night with The Press Gang this evening

After the holidays it can be preeetty difficult getting back into the swing of things. That being said, we should all take a moment today and high five ourselves for pushing on through to Wednesday. We’re half-way to the freakin’ weekend and there are plenty of places to celebrate this momentous occasion, so why not get your midweek party on? Here are the haps for your Hump Day including the Maine Songwriters’ Association Songwriters on Stage event at Frontier, Sam Whitman at the Newcastle Publick House, Dapper Gents Duo at RiRa, David Beam & Friends at Andy’s Old Port Pub, Seth Warner at Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza and more!

BRUNSWICK

The Maine Songwriters’ Association monthly music series, Songwriters on Stage, continues tonight at Frontier in Brunswick. The event showcases some of the brightest songwriters in the state coming together to share their original compositions and stories. This month’s event features three seasoned performers alongside an emerging songwriter to kick the evening off. It’s an opportunity for listeners to discover new music as well as hear local favorites in one of the best listening rooms in Maine. Tonight’s concert gets started at 7 and will feature performances by Ashley Storrow, Lisa Redfern, Nat Hussey, and Jud Caswell, who will be hosting the event.

NEWCASTLE

Sam Whitman of local jam band, Hambone goes solo tonight for a couple of sets over at the Newcastle Publick House. Tonight’s free shindig gets shaking at 7.
PORTLAND

David Beam & Friends will be serving up some down-home, acoustic roots tunes to wind down your Wednesday with over at Andy’s Old Port Pub. The local act will get things rolling along right around 7 o’clock.

Irish Night at Blue continues this Wednesday with a featured performance by 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 you can check out for yourself as the music starts up tonight at 7:30pm.

Local folk artist Dave Rowe will be performing at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port tonight. Join Rowe for some rollicking good times as this free show gets underway at 8pm

Add some folk-pop to your midweek plans with the Dapper Gents Duo as this talented pair returns to the stage of RiRa for another free show that starts up at 9.

WESTBROOK

Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza welcomes local instrumentalist and vocalist Seth Warner to the stage for a free performance filled with blues, country, folk, re-imagined jazz and songbook standards. Don’t miss out on the fun as things get underway at 7 o’clock.

Bess Berg and Company bring some midweek musical merriment to the Frog and Turtle this evening. Starting at 7:30 make some plans to stop in and enjoy an evening of jazz piano paired with bass, sax, and drums during this free all-ages event.

YARMOUTH 

Gather in Yarmouth welcomes back local act Pretty Girls Sing Soprano to fill their space with some beautiful sounds during a dinnertime set. Since their inception Pretty Girls Sing Soprano have quickly turned heads with their tight, clever and original harmonies. You can check them out starting at 6:30 during this free and all-ages performance.

Holly Nunan

Holly “The Nunz” Nunan is a musician from Portland, Maine with an unabashed love for the city as well as its thriving Maine music scene. This is her scene report.

Aside from here on this blog, she can be found around town taking in local shows, performing with any variety of musical acts (basically anyone who will give her a microphone and a tambourine), and talking up local music on WCSH 6 on Friday mornings around 6:20am. She is also the Promotions Director for WFNK, WTHT and WHXR in Portland as well as an On Air Personality at 107.5 Frank FM.

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