Shows coming up this weekend!

Just a quickie blog post to remind folks of two great shows coming up this Saturday, January 30th.

Saturday at 8:00PM, Old Man Forest will be performing at Roots & Tendrils in Belfast, Maine. Also performing at R&T that evening is Alexis Pastuhov. It also just *happens* to be the last day of the 30//30//30 exhibit at Roots, which includes my photograph, "Quiet Movement."

In central Maine on Saturday, you can also check out Jan Mayes and Jerry Joe Carrier playing live at She Doesn't Like Guthrie's on Middle Street in Lewiston. Joining them that night are Drew Heinonen and Jason Moreau. Super talented musicians, all of them!

Have a great weekend!


from Maine #1

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who was born in Portland, Maine in 1807


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New Shows Added

Just a quick post to draw your attention to the events list at the right hand side of the blog. I keep the list as up-t0-date as possible, so even if there hasn't been a recent blog post, that list will get updated if I hear of a new show.

This week I've added two upcoming shows. There is a new show added for Old Man Forest; they're scheduled to play at She Doesn't Like Guthrie's in Lewiston on February 20th. The second new show leaves a bit of a choice to be made, because it's the same night as another CozInk performance (Old Man Forest at Roots & Tendrils). A new January 30th show has been added for Jan Mayes and Jerry Joe Carrier, who are also playing at She Doesn't Like Guthrie's.

Guthrie's is a nice pub-type atmosphere with great food, beer and wine, and really, really good hot cocoa. You can find them online at www.myspace.com/guthriesplace and in Lewiston, Maine at 115 Middle Street. You can also read some foodie reviews for Guthrie's at Urban Spoon. And thanks go out to Guthrie's for their consistent support of local indie music (particularly my family members! Thanks guys!).



A couple weeks ago several local cooperatives organized and held a Solidarity Supper to raise money for Outright L/A and the Treatment Action Campaign. At the event, Jessy Kendall did some drumming for an interpretive dancer. Here they are:

Video recorded by Craig Saddlemire, and you can see more of Craig's stuff on his youtube channel.


first shows of 2010

Happy New Year! Here's hoping everyone had a safe and happy New Year's Eve. I would add "warm", but that's asking for a bit much for Maine in January.

What better way to kick off a new decade than supporting some awesome indie art/music? There are several CozInk shows coming up in the next few weeks, so here's a rundown:

  • Firstly, the 30//30//30 exhibit at Roots & Tendrils is showing through January, and includes my photograph, 'Quiet Movement'. The show ends on Jan. 30th (Jan. 30th is a good day to visit Roots & Tendrils, by the way... keep reading...).
  • On January 8th, Arborea is playing at the Solidarity Center in Brewer, Maine. See the Events list at right for more details. This is Arborea's last local show before they embark on their latest European tour, which kicks off with a radio appearance Jan. 20th in Paris. Visit their website to see all their European dates/locations.
  • On January 30th we head back to Belfast and our friends Meg and Bub at Roots & Tendrils, where Old Man Forest will be playing live along with Alex Pastuhov. A showtime for this event is TBA. Check back for updates.
  • February 5th Old Man Forest will be playing in Portland, Maine. I know this, but not much more. More info will come asap! Keep checking the events listing at right for updates on this show.
  • And finally, February 11th, Old Man Forest will be playing live at North Star Cafe in Portland, Maine at 7pm. North Star Cafe is a cozy cafe/coffee house and live music venue, and have played hosts to some great local indie music. Come out and thank them for supporting local musicians!

That's not everything, but you get the idea- you can see more shows on the events list, and I'm sure more will be added. On a side note, I'm going back to college in a couple weeks, and depending on how I do juggling school, a kiddo, and home, I don't know if my Etsy shop will stay open. I hope it will, but if you've been eying anything at CozInk Paper Goods, it might be a good idea to snag it now before I am too overwhelmed to keep up with the shop. Here's a small idea of what's in the shop right now:

Have a great 2010!