New Show Scheduled & U.K. Press

I just added a new show for May to the events list. Jan Mayes and Jerry Joe Carrier will be performing live at Holly's Own Deli in Lewiston, Maine on Saturday, May 8th. The show starts at 6:30 and is expected to wrap up around 9:45; Jan and Jerry will be playing original music as well as some familiar covers. Holly's is a great local venue, offering a classic full deli menu, a cozy eat-in atmosphere, wine and local brews, and free wi-fi. Holly is an appreciated supporter of the local music, culture, and art scenes (check out weekly open mic nights on Wednesdays, and Holly's Deli hosting local belly dancers in the summer).


Folk Radio UK recently blogged about Arborea's newest recording, a cover of Tim Buckley's Phantasmagoria in Two. Folk Radio UK created a lovely write-up about the duo and their recent projects, and also included some great videos of Arborea's live performance in Paris from their European tour this Jan./Feb. There are several videos included, one can be seen below:

Remember, there is an Old Man Forest show NEXT Saturday (May 1st). It's a daytime show, at a local bakery, so feel free to bring kiddos and enjoy some locally baked goodies.


from Maine #3

our family camp (photo by Jessy Kendall)

We are all one, in the sun.

Following up the last compilation Arborea curated, Leaves of Life, Buck Curran has curated another compilation album called We are All One, In the Sun. This album is a tribute to the late Robbie Basho, American guitarist, musician, composer, and one of the early pioneers of the acoustic steel string guitar in the US.

From the album's info page at Important Records:
"We are All One, In the Sun: a Tribute to Robbie Basho, represents a humble tribute to this truly original and passionate American guitarist, musician and composer.This labor of love curated and realized by musician, producer, and acoustic guitar maker Buck Curran (along with his wife Shanti performs as the duo Arborea) who after first hearing Basho, many moons ago, instantaneously felt Kindred Spirit to his music. This tribute (a collection of both original compositions and new interpretations of Basho songs) befittingly begins and ends with German guitarist and painter Steffen Basho Junghans, who has devoted almost 20 years to composing guitar music in the spirit of Robbie Basho, and who's own compositions reflect a spiraling poetic universe like Basho's, creations of majestic musical vistas"

Also appearing on the album are Arborea themselves, Glenn Jones, Fern Knight, Meg Baird, Helena Espvall, Cian Nugent, and Rahim AlHaj. The digital version of the album will include bonus tracks from Joseba Irazoki and Israeli Yair Yona, and young and promising English guitarist Cam Deaz.

"Robbie Basho was a true American Original, a free thinking passionate intellectual and a musical pioneer whose body of works deserves the kind of recognition and glorious platform that will enable generations of young musicians from around the world to draw inspiration from. We are All One, In the Sun represents the first of hopefully many tributes and works inspired by the life and music of Robbie Basho. In Basho's own words "Don't be afraid to feel anything" and his credo "Soul first, technique later." We arrive at simple Zen like mantras by which all of us can live."

The album is due to be released on May 11, 2010. Visiting the album's page will offer more information, a track listing, as well as audio samples of some of the tracks.


New Old Man Forest show scheduled for Augusta!

Details have just been hammered out for an intimate Old Man Forest show at a lovely local bakery in Augusta, Maine.

Chase Farm Bakery is run by some of my husband's very talented family and is located at 295 Water Street in Augusta. It is a real, honest-to-goodness bakery, where everything is homemade from scratch with no mixes, no buckets of filling, no preservatives, and no additives. Bakery specialties include homemade whoopie pies, doughnuts, breads and rolls, cookies, and the very popular pot pies. They also stock raw organic milk from their dairy farm in Whitefield, Maine, and Maine maple syrup from Hilton Head Farm (also in Whitefield, and also family). This is another perfect opportunity to support your local music scene, as well as local business and local agriculture!

The show is scheduled for Saturday, May 1st at 10:00AM. Please join us and enjoy live music and some locally baked goodies! This is a FREE show, but it's worth noting if you plan on grabbing some treats that Chase Farm Bakery only accepts cash or check for the time being, and no debit/credit cards. Go to the ATM- it's worth it! :-)