A Wicked Good Party! May 20

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Throw on a flannel and your Bean boots and join us on May 20th for a Maine themed evening to support HEAL’s work in the community! Learn about our efforts in LGBTQ Health, Harm Reduction, and HIV education, prevention, and care!

Fun will feature:

  • Red Hotdog Buffet
  • Cash bar
  • Raffle and Door Prizes
  • Dancing
  • Live music by Orono’s Tough End String Band!

Tickets are $20 online or at the door.
To purchase tickets online, visit mainehealthequity.org

For more info email maggie@mainehealthequity.org or call 990-3626.

All proceeds go to benefit the Health Equity Alliance.

House Concert – The Suitcase Junket, May 14

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Not everyone can pull off the one-man-band gambit without lapsing into schtick, but Matt Lorenz has it all down to an art[…]The songs are what you remember.
-THE BOSTON GLOBE

Lorenz’s singing voice comes from somewhere at the fringe of guttural and hummingbird nectar-sweet. There’s a tinge of Waits and a hint of Dylan, in both vocal styling and social consciousness — the way his songs are crafted and honed, not strewn about.
– No Depression


Reserve a spot now!



Artist, tinkerer, tunesmith, swamp Yankee, Matt Lorenz is a one man salvage specialist singing into the hollow of a Dumpster guitar, slipping a broken bottleneck onto the slide finger, railing on a box of twisted forks and bones, rocking till every sound is ragged at its edges, till the house is singing back. Then, unplugging all the amps and letting one mountain ballad soar over the raw strings on that guitar.

Every night is a hard driving, blues grinding, throat singing search and rescue junket. Sooner or later everything rusts, busts, and gets tossed into the junk heap: iron, bones, leather, hot rods, muskrats, the night, the heart. The goal is to recover it. To waste nothing. To create new ways from old. This is The Suitcase Junket.

 

“The band” is built around a resurrected dumpster-diamond guitar, an old oversized suitcase, a hi-hat, a gas-can baby-shoe foot-drum, a cookpot-soupcan-tambourine foot-drum, a circular-saw-blade bell and a box of bones and silverware that operate much like a hi-hat. He pounds out rhythms with his feet and his twang-and-buzz guitar growls through a couple of old tube amps. On top of all this is the ethereal edge of his overtone throat-singing. This act is unique and not to be missed.

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Matt Lorenz was raised in Vermont, and graduated from Hampshire Co
llege in 2004. On moving day, he pulled his guitar, filled with mold and worse for wear, from a dorm Dumpster. He fixed it up and started pulling songs out of it. That was the beginning. The Suitcase Junket is filling rooms and drawing festival crowds all over his native New England and beyond. He caught the attention of National Public Radio who chose his video session for Earth Apple from his 2015 album Make Time as one of the year’s favorite sessions.

House Concert – Gill Landry, May 10

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” …the four-way intersection between Dylan-inspired folk-rock, atmospheric Americana, dusty cowboy songs and street busker ballads.” – Rolling Stone

If you’d like to reserve a seat ahead of time, you can do so by paying the full donation in advance via PayPal below!


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For a meat and potatoes opening to his bio, Gill Landry is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Louisiana. But he’s also a photographer, a traveler, a painter, a storyteller, a mechanic, etc… It would take a novel to tell his tale. From hustling the streets of Paris to hitchhiking America on day labor and daydreams, he’s slept beneath bridges with his brothers and in the beds of lordy estates. He began his music career busking on the streets of New Orleans, cutting his teeth through the ranks, interpreting life from the curb up. He released his first solo album “The Ballad of Lawless Soirez” in 2007 on the Nettwerk label and has been performing as a member of the band Old Crow Medicine Show since 2005. He’s opened legitimately and as a stowaway for a number of tours for such act’s as Mumford and Sons, Brandi Carlile, Ben Howard, The Felice Brothers, and many more.

His latest body of work, the self-titled album “Gill Landry”, features a brilliantly diverse, yet cohesive, body of songs and a diverse cast of characters as well. From the haunting duet with Laura Marling in “Take This Body” to the Tex-Mex country guitar sounds of “Fennario”, the songs are timeless, yet modern. His keen sense for lyricism is highlighted beautifully by the tonality and melody of the compositions.

Doors at 700pm, show starts at 730pm. Please note that this show is on the second floor and there is no elevator. We apologise for any inconvenience this.may cause.