MaineMadeMusic series debuts in Camden

Jul 11, 2018
Vicky Andres and Life Itself

Camden — The Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St./Route 1, opens a new music series Friday night, July 20. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Midcoast’s own Vicky Andres and Life Itself; and duo 61 Ghosts.

MaineMadeMusic is designed to bring the best of up-and-coming Maine music to the Midcoast. Rockland-based Vicky Andres is already here, famed for her passionate live performances — and she’ll have a new album on hand, too. Andres epitomizes intricate guitar work and dynamic vocals, mixing funk and single-note lines with flowing chord progressions and a songwriting sensibility that hooks listeners and never lets go.

David Maxwell of Tone-Cool Records has said that Andres should be acknowledged as being “among the leading singer/songwriters of her generation.” Andres with bassist Max McFarland and drummer Jason Dean are Vicky Andres and Life Itself, delivering an intensity that is edgy, energetic and positive, fitting somewhere among alternative, rock and funk.

61 Ghosts is the duo of Joe Mazzari on guitar and vocals; and the singularly named Dixie on drums and backing vocals. Together, they draws upon their own personal musical influences and a combined passion and need to create a style of music all their own, influenced by both urban streets and the restless spirits of the hill country. 61 Ghosts mixes steamy grooves, razor-sharp dynamics and high-energy performances into what they call alternative blues. Gerry Casey of Music Critic has called them the "Bonnie & Clyde of Rock ‘n' Roll.”

General admission tickets are $14, available in advance at camdenoperahouse.com and at the door. The MaineMadeMusic will continue in the fall with Chris Ross and Paddy Mills, Oct. 13; and Jason Spooner and Katie Matzell, Nov. 3.

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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