Limoges brings band to Church

Jul 31, 2014
Alice Limoges

Cushing — Cushing Historical Society’s seasonal Music in the Church series will host singer/songwriter Alice Limoges Sunday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. at the old South Cushing church on Salt Pond Road.

Steinbeck novels, Renaissance choral music, ‘30s swing, Neruda poems, Erik Satie and the night sky all come together to make Midcoast-born/New York-relocated musician Alice Limoges a rising star. A lover of the stage from a young age, it was a small step for her to begin performing her folk/jazz influenced compositions at local coffeehouses, restaurants and art museums during her high school years.

Limoges has since performed at venues such as New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall, Club Passim's Campfire Festival in Boston, the Belfast Free Range Festival and clubs Blue (Portland) and New York City’s Pianos, The Bowery Electric, The Shrine, Silvana and many more. Limoges graduated high school a year early to pursue musical studies at the University of Maine, Augusta and has carried on to study Studio Composition at SUNY Purchase's Conservatory of Music.

During her time at SUNY Purchase, Limoges formed her band, which has further defined her sound and includes Jordan Tetewsky on violin and Sara Donnellan on piano/packup vocals, jazz and country-rooted bassist Darren Hicks and rock drummer Zach Chaffee. They met Limoges at UMA and will be joining the band for the July and August 2014 northeastern tour.

Limoges’ first album, “Not Gonna Fall Asleep Tonight,” which features a full band, was released in 2011 and can be found on iTunes, Bandcamp and Amazon. For more information on shows, streaming music and a free download of her song “What A Terrible Thing,” visit alicelimoges.com. Her second album, “As Close As You Can Be Without Touching,” will be released this fall.

Admission is $10, with greater donations appreciated. The old South Cushing church is located on a hill surrounded by Maine spruce and beautiful wild flowers. Salt Pond Road connects Route 97 and Pleasant Point Road.

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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