Louisiana roots in Midcoast Maine

Jun 23, 2014
Peter Novelli

Rockland — The weekly blues series continues with the Peter Novelli Band Monday, June 30, at 7 p.m., in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

The Peter Novelli Band from New Orleans dishes up an original blend of swampy, funky roots and blues-rock with a twist of zydeco and Cajun. The guitarist has shared stages and/or studios with some of the who’s who of blues, rock, R&B and roots music including Dr. John and Sammy Kershaw; and has collaborated and co-written songs with several Grammy-winning artists and songwriters.

Novelli performs around New Orleans and tours extensively. He also performs solo guitar, does session work, composes music and guests with numerous other bands and performers. The band’s latest CD, “Louisiana Roots and Blues,” has gotten good press and garnered the band new fans.

Next up in the weekly series is, July 7, the Jason Elmore Band ($10). For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link. The countdown to this year’s North Atlantic Blues Festival, July 12 and 13, has begun; advance tickets are available through July 7, available on the website and local ticket outlets Huston-Tuttle in Rockland and HAV II in Camden. Advance blues festival tickets are $25 for either day or $50 for the full weekend; tickets will be $35 per day at the gate.

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