Market day blues in Thomaston

Sep 14, 2013
Vince “Blind Albert” Gabriel

Thomaston — The season is winding down for the Thomaston Farmer's Market, with only a few weeks of market left to go, but the music is ramping up. On Saturday, Sept. 21, while market shoppers cruise from stall to stall selecting their vegetables, choice of farm raised meats, cheeses, fresh-baked breads and more, they will be provided with music by Blind Albert.

Vincent Gabriel, aka Blind Albert, has been creating and performing for more than four decades. He has shared the stage with a host of blues legends including Jimmy Rogers, Kenny Neal, Eddie Kirkland, Carey Bell, AC Reed, Philip Walker, Eddie Shaw, Sam Lay, Son Seals, Jerry Portnoy, rockers Leon Russell and Merl Saunders of Grateful Dead fame and more. Gabriel currently performs in and around the state of Maine as a solo artist and with the Blind Albert Band.

Thomaston Farmers' Market is held each Saturday through Oct. 5 behind the Thomaston Academy, 60 Main St./Route 1, from 9 a.m. to noon; the music begins at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the Thomaston Farmer's Market Facebook page. Market season will conclude Oct. 12, with the final market being held in conjunction with The Taste of Thomaston held at the Knox Mansion. For more information, visit knoxmuseum.org/events.html.

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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