7pm for socializing and snacks, music starts about 8pm
Max Garcia Conover and The Ghost of Paul Revere
$10-15 suggested donation--all $$ goes to the artist
BYOB (Bring your own Booze--we'll have some soda & iced tea & seltzer & such)
A snack or side dish to share is encouraged and appreciated, but certainly not required...come as you are! ;)
Max García Conover is a nationally touring songwriter & one man band. Originally from the small New York town of Ellery (also the title of his latest album), Conover began writing songs while living and busking in Puerto Rico and continued writing while working as a teacher in Maine. In 2012 he was chosen as Maine's Best New Act (Portland Phoenix) and since then he's been putting out new music at a rapid pace while touring the country, playing major folk festivals like GrassRoots, opening up for great bands like Frontier Ruckus and Lake Street Dive, and drawing comparisons to contemporary songwriters like Shakey Graves, Suitcase Junket, & The Tallest Man On Earth.
Born of the waters of the Saco River, brothers in all but name, the Ghost of Paul Revere is Maine's holler-folk band. Building their songs around powerful three-part harmonies, energetic performances, and a non-traditional way of interpreting traditional American music, The Ghost draws from a broad array of influences including Elmore James and the Beatles, to Tom Waits and more. The Ghost writes powerful songs, built on melody and energy, designed to be performed with passion. From folk to foot-stomping bluegrass, the songs have unique identities while still remaining undeniably the Ghost of Paul Revere. Their live show has quickly attained legendary status, with fans traveling unholy distances from the most remote corners of Maine to catch the band on their way up. The Ghost was formed around childhood friends Max Davis, Sean McCarthy, and Griffin Sherry. They put the Ghost of Paul Revere together in 2011 with Matt Young. In that short time they have played from Fort Kent to New York City in everything from houses, churches, music halls, and even sail boats. Their critically acclaimed debut EP, "North", was recorded in late 2011, released in the summer of 2012, and quickly became one of the best selling local albums in Maine and New Hampshire for 2013. In August 2013, the group went into the studio with Jonathan Wyman to record their first full length album. "Believe", released in January 2014 quickly went on to hit the Billboard Northeast chart and continues to be the best selling local album in Maine. A live album of their sold out "Believe" release party from Port City Music Hall is slated for release in fall 2014.