Who are these "Creatures of Habit"?
Rocktoberfest. Snow Bowl. Saturday 4-10. Creatures of Habit. Collectively, they are a popular Rock N Roll band with roots here in the late 1970s. Individually? That’s another story.
Since the 1990s, Creatures of Habit has been called one of New England’s premier dance bands, known for their ability to get people up on their feet. Locally, they are also known for the fundraisers they play when people are in need and causes need a boost.
With “No Clue” as their first project together, Rick Johnson and Elwood (Zelmo) Doran lead the pack with their superb vocals and harmony and their long developed musical talent together. Rick Johnson, a resident of Appleton, has delighted the audiences here and “away” with his superb vocal capabilities and antics on the stage. He also can be seen refereeing and coaching the basketball team at the high school and has earned himself a well deserved reputation as a really nice guy.
Elwood Doran, previously general manager of Northern Kingdom Music and current manager of the Mount Kineo Golf Course has done much the same. His love of being a Mason and his community mindedness has touched many hearts.
But it takes more than vocals to complete an act.
Phil Clement has been on and off in the lineup and supporting Rick since the 90s. His scorching guitar playing along with piano and occasional harmonica solo has kept him in the forefront, supporting the band however he can. When not playing with Creatures, Phil can be seen doing his Gypsy guitar thing at a Lincolnville Beach restaurant, giving guitar lessons at the YMCA, or playing with just about anyone on the planet whose music works with his.
Throw in Chris Coconis, real estate Broker by day and rock drummer by night. He’s the guy who gets your motor running and has fun laying down the groove while bassist Ezra Rugg lays out the foundation to make your feet move.
Put them all together and you’ve got the Creatures of Habit and magic that makes you dance.
Rocktoberfest benefits Hope Elephants. Saturday, 4-10 p.m. at the Camden Snow Bowl. Rain or Shine. Food Vendors, Beer Tent. Wine. Raffles. Tickets at the gate are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Food and beverages are not included in those prices. Free parking is on-site.
Hope Elephants is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that is bringing two retired and injured Asian elephants to Maine for care and rehabilitation. Hope Elephants will also be an educational destination where visitors, especially school-age children, will have an opportunity to see, hear, and interact with the animals as a platform to present the big issues surrounding conservation, habitat destruction, and ecology. Funds raised at this event will go to meet these projects. For more information about Hope Elephants and its projects, see their website at www.hopeelephants.org or follow updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hopeelephants, That page is visible to the public without logging into the site.
The Camden Snow Bowl recreational facility is located at 30 Barnestown Road, Camden. To reach it from Route 1, turn at John Street (Subway Restaurant) and continue west about 4 miles. From the west, take Route 17 to Route 235, which becomes the Hatchet Mountain Road in Hope. Turn south on the Barnestown Road and continue for about 4 miles.