Wildage returns to Library Coffeehouse
Camden — Wildage is a fall favorite at the Camden Library Coffeehouse; the combo will return for a musical and entertaining evening Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. Admission will be $8, $7 for senior citizens and students.
George Fowler and Will Brown have played together for a number of years. Fowler is on the teaching staff at the Maine Fiddle Camp, as well as last year’s Fiddle Camp on Prince Edward Island. His Montville Project has recorded two CDs of Essential New England contra dance tunes, as well as another mixed bag CD of tunes with guests from all around Maine. Brown sings and plays various stringed instruments and has recorded with Gordon Bok, Anne Dodson, David Dodson, Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen. He also plays in the trio Meteora with Kat Logan and Jim Loney.
This incarnation of Wildage includes an exciting new addition to Midcoast Maine, Baron Collins-Hill. Collins-Hill grew up playing the mandolin in Maine and recently graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., with a degree in music performance and ethnomusicology. Versed in traditional fiddle music, bluegrass and jazz, he is known for his rhythmic experimentation and distinctive harmonic sense on both the mandolin and the tenor guitar. Collins-Hill also plays with fiddler Julia Plumb as the duo Velocipede.
The evening will present a varied mix of tunes, some up-tempo, some waltzes and some airs that are new to the repertoire. There will be dance tunes, some with a country twist, some downright Appalachian and some with a contemporary twist.
“This will be a ‘guaranteed great’ concert,” said Brown. “Baron’s youthful energy has woken the sleeping beasts within the old codgers, you might say. Come enjoy the new awakening with us!”
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