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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.)

Kim Taylor Kim Taylor - Love's A Dog
~ CD Review ~
Kim Taylor is an Indie singer/songwriter from Cincinatti. She writes songs with marketable hooks ala Sheryl Crowe, but has a bluesy side more like Susan Tedeschi. Her husky and expressive voice is woven admist strong musical arrangements. more
Tall Heights Tall Heights – Man of Stone
~ CD Review ~
My heart is torn open by the beauty of the young male energy which surges from these compositions and performances. It’s hard to believe that this group is only two guys with a guitar and a cello. more
The Plainfields The Plainfields Bring Hope and Relief
~ EP Review ~
This EP is a joyous and laid back excursion into lovely memories and contemplative moments. The seven songs are full of light and love. You won’t find any rage or angst here. The EP notes state that it was created based on their love of nature... more
Jason Anick Jason Anick and Friends Conjure Musical Alchemy
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland ME ~ February 6, 2014 ~
They started out with a Django Reinhardt tune. I closed my eyes and I felt the stresses of the day fall away. These guys were so good, I relaxed into their excellence. more
Susan Cattaneo Susan Cattaneo Excels with "Haunted Heart"
~ CD Review ~
It is an honor to hear an album of this caliber. Susan Cattaneo conveys exceptional qualities here. In fact, I get the sense that the musicians who collaborated with her feel that way too. more
Dar Williams Dar Williams and Kat Goldman - Musical Women of Depth
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME ~ February 1, 2014 ~
I find myself frequently saying, “That was the best concert I’ve ever been to” – and I mean it every time I say it. So I say it again! Why was it the best concert, you might wonder? more
Powerful Collaboration by Sorcha and the Clearing
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME ~ December 19, 2013 ~
Sorcha and the Clearing took the stage after a fine performance by opening act, Rusty Belle. Sorcha is well-known in Portland for her diverse musical ability and great voice. Although she has played a lot of roots music, this five member band expressed more of her hard driving sound. more
Rusty Belle Rusty Belle Takes Us By Surprise
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland ME ~ December 19, 2013 ~
The sidewalks were frozen and everything had the pallor of a winter night as I arrived for this event. There was a nice crowd gathering, carrying their pints of Funky Bow Oatmeal Stout to their seats. Rusty Belle arrived just before 8 o’clock. more
Patty Larkin is a Christmas Angel
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland ME ~ December 13, 2013 ~
Seeing Celtic musical priestess, Patty Larkin, live and up-close was indeed a Christmas blessing! The house was packed with fans anxious to hear the two-set concert. Patty came out looking fabulous, with her long red curls, tight jeans, a jacket and little red ankle boots. All I can say is, people over sixty sure look different than when I was a kid! more
Yulegrass 2013 Thumbnail 2013 Yulegrass is a Musical Christmas Present
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME ~ December 14, 2013 ~
The beautiful and talented Portland fiddle player and vocalist, Lauren Rioux, gathered a marvelous cadre of musicians for this year’s Yulegrass lineup. Included were world-famous banjo master, Tony Trischka, award winning, flatpicking guitarist and singer, Scott Law, the bouncy and joyous Amanda Kowalski on stand-up bass, and the incomparable Mike Block on cello and vocals. more



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