Limoges in Amphitheatre, Velvet Lounge

Aug 05, 2014
Midcoast native Alice Limoges and her new band are touring and recording this summer.

Alice Limoges is bringing her band to the Midcoast for two shows this week.

They will perform in the Camden Amphitheatre as part of the Summer Concert Series of the Camden Public Library Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. The concert is free; bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. If the weather turns rainy, the concert will be indoors in the library. The August concerts are sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial.

On Saturday, Aug. 9, Limoges and colleagues will perform in the Velvet Lounge series of Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St., Rockland, from 7 to 9 p.m. Rock City’s lunch service extends until closing on music nights. For more information on this and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123 or find it on Facebook.

Limoges graduated from Camden Hills Regional High School a year early to pursue musical studies at the University of Maine, Augusta; and has studied Studio Composition at SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Music. During her time in New York, she formed a band with Jordan Tetewsky on violin; Sara Donnellan on piano/backup vocals; jazz and country-rooted bassist Darren Hicks; and rock drummer Zach Chaffee.

“I’ve know that I was going to be a musician since I was a little girl,” said Limoges. “My upcoming album, ‘As Close As You Can Be Without Touching,’ is an album that I want to do right and think could touch a lot of people.” Limoges is looking for funding through the online site indiegogo as the band she has pulled together from her Maine homeland and her new home in New York will record the album in late August, right after finishing its Northeastern tour.

“After 10 days of guitar strummin’, violin bowin’, piano bashin’, bass groovin’ and drum smashin’, we just might have an album,” she said.

The singer/songwriter recorded her first album and began performing her folk/jazz influenced compositions at local coffeehouses, restaurants and art museums during her high school years and since has performed at such notable venues as New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall, Club Passim in Boston and more.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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