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MusicViews - Music as a Bloodstream

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With love and honor for the gift of music, Kimmy Sophia Brown

View the complete list of MusicViews from One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine.
(They're also intermixed in the list below.)

Laney Jones and the Spirits – Sunshiny Exuberance!
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME ~ April 23, 2015 ~
Laney Jones has an innocent persona brimming over with love for music and song, and so does her band. They opened Wednesday evening for the formidable Spuyten Duyvil, who was just as charmed by her as we were in the audience. more
Spuyten Duyvil Give Earthy and Inspired Performance
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME ~ April 23, 2015 ~
Spuyten Duyvil played their hearts out on Wednesday evening. If you’ve heard their new CD, The Social Music Hour Volume I, then you know the gritty sound and feeling of their music.
[Editor's note: We are featuring both a live performance and CD review of Spuyten Duyvil.] more
Hanneke Cassel - Live at One Longfellow Square
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME ~ April 8, 2015 ~
with Mike Block and Christopher Lewis
Special appearances by Lauren Rioux and her students
Joe Walsh, Ed Pearlman, and Lily Pearlman
A big crowd showed up Wednesday evening to hear Hanneke Cassel. Hanneke, who looks like a Nordic goddess, took the stage flanked by the hardy-looking Christopher Lewis on guitar, and the extraordinary Mike Block on cello, who is by the way, Hanneke’s husband. more
Spuyten Duyvil - The Social Music Hour Vol. 1
~ CD Review ~
Right off the bat, lead singer Beth Jamie Kaufman urges you to “Keep Your Skillet Good and Greasy.” The innocent may wonder, hmm, what does she mean by that, but she does not fail to draw the listener in... more
Leslie Beauvais Leslie Beauvais - Chemistry
~ CD Review ~
Leslie Beauvais has the bell-like voice and enviable range of a Disney princess. Chemistry is a collection of thirteen original or collaboratively penned tunes by Ms. Beauvais. more
John and Rachel Nicholas John and Rachel Nicholas - Here You Are
~ CD Review ~
The music of John and Rachel Nicholas is all about passion. I hear it in the harmony of their voices and in the music and lyrics they write. I saw them last summer at the Swans Island Sweet Chariot Festival. more
Douglas Day - Oddfellows Hall, Swans Island, Maine Douglas Day - Barefoot to the Sea
~ CD Review ~
On the idyllic cover photo of his 1993 album "Barefoot to the Sea", athletic and handsome Douglas Day is gripping a guitar in one hand while leaping above ocean waves. more
Dave Duplissey:
Salt & Pepper with Creole Seasoning & Tasty Jazz
~ CD Review ~
Back in the '80s and '90s soundtracks were filled with saxophone solos. You heard them everywhere. On television and in movies and commercials—just everywhere. more
The Miracle of Teresa Tudury
~ CD Review ~ "The River of Life"
There are some people that are just so talented that they defy description. Teresa Tudury is a California Bay area musician – poet – wise woman that I had the good fortune to hear for the first time this past summer at the Sweet Chariot Music Festival at Swans Island, Maine. more
Mark Erelli - Milltowns
~ CD Review ~ Tribute to Bill Morrissey
This album is a tribute to singer/songwriter Bill Morrissey, who passed away too young and too soon. more



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