A long weekend of Rural New England Music!
From May 22nd through May 24th, Necessary Music Productions & The Speakeasy, located downstairs from The Chowder House in Rockland, will be presenting some of the best touring bands in New England!
The weekend starts on Thursday with The Coloradas from 6-9 PM. Roy Davis & Bernie Nye were both born & grew up in Waldo County. Their spirit & attitude seep right through the fine melodies & excellent lyrics that this Appalachian style duo present. With two CD releases under their belts and a tour of Europe just finished they are on the way up! Enjoy the full menu from The Chowder House while you relax to their music.
On Friday The Speakeasy is proud to host Country Rock road warriors Waylon Speed from Burlington, VT. They are still celebrating their selection as THE BEST BAND IN VERMONT at the New England Music Awards in February! Selected, as such, no doubt due to their innovative use of a traditional musical foundation. By crossing the sweet & smooth Vocals of Country with the jangle & urgency of Rock & Roll they breath new life into a genre you might think you have heard already taken to its limits. Working almost exclusively with Original songs they have developed a performing reputation which precedes them into any town they play! Music reviewers compare them favorably to the Drive-By Truckers & their tendency to break into Metalbilly Musical interludes has earned them legitimate comparisons to Hank Williams III, the Grandson of the Father of Country Music : Hank Williams, Sr! And to top it off, one of the Twin Lead Guitarists & Vocalists Kelly Raven grew up in Waldo County. The show runs from 9-12 and the door fee is ONLY $5! The next time they play midcoast Maine it will be opening for the Mallett Brothers Band at the Camden Opera House August 21st & the tickets will be $25 so enjoy the chance to see them for way less with us on Friday night!
To wrap up the Rural Music weekend on Saturday we are excited to bring in one of New England's Best touring Old-Timey Music bands Portland, Maine's own Tricky Britches! Rooted in old-time country, with a bluegrass kick and the bounce of a street-corner jugband, Tricky Britches will put some swing in your step from the moment you hear them. With songwriting full of down-home harmonies and dirty licks, their music harkens back to humble beginnings sawing out mountain tunes on the Portland, Maine sidewalk. They have been wowing & invigorating audiences for years & are well loved on the New England Festival circuit for providing an opportunity to dance that most just can't refuse! The show runs from 9-12 and the door fee is $5!
The Speakeasy is located downstairs from the Chowder House restaurant in the Tradewinds Complex at 2 Park Drive, Rockland, Maine.