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MusicViews - Music as a Bloodstream

For an overview of the MusicViews column, visit the "What is MusicViews?" page.

For information about how to submit music files or a CD for review, click here.
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.)

Wonderful Open Mic Night with Maine Songwriter's Association Wonderful Open Mic Night with Maine Songwriter's Association
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland ME ~ December 14, 2011 ~
I could imagine Emmylou Harris recording any of their songs -- “Forgive Me,” “Hard Time”, “Night Falls”, “Pink Peonies”. Sheila’s songs are passionate and insightful and she conveys them with a voice full of power and emotion. I thought I knew where the melody of a song was headed and then it went somewhere else. more
Meteora Suspends Our Hearts in the Air Meteora Suspends Our Hearts in the Air
Holiday Fine Arts Open House at the Maine Coast Artist Studio, Friendship Maine Dec 17, 2011
Meteora is a gem of a folk trio, comprised of Will Brown, Jim Loney and Kat Logan. Right off the bat, their main asset is their excellent voices. From the first note of their first song, “Small Brown Bird”,... their three-part harmony moved me to tears. more
Eric Bettencourt Leads Tight, Rockin' Band Eric Bettencourt Leads Tight, Rockin' Band
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland ME ~ November 17, 2011 ~
He delivered song after song in tight arrangements with an interesting relay going on between alternating drummers Seth Kearns and Charles C. Gagne, and alternating backup singers, Amanda Gervasi, Monique Barrett, Megan Jo Wilson and Sara Hallie Richardson. more
Scott Peterson, Poetic Opener for Eric Bettencourt
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland ME ~ November 17, 2011 ~ capsule review ~
He piqued my interest when he said that during a period of writer’s block, he found an old book of poetry and decided to set some poems to music. more
Heather Maloney at the Freakfest Heather Maloney at the Freakfest
Capsule Review - Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland ME ~ October 28, 2011 ~
She seemed at home on the stage, comfortable in her own skin, precise and practiced on the guitar and possessed a voice that couldn't be pigeon-holed. more
Caravan of Thieves Freakfest! Caravan of Thieves Freakfest!
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland ME ~ October 28, 2011 ~
The Caravan of Thieves blasted off with “I’m Gonna Eat Ya” (which they could have written for Deborah Harry) and “Love Made a Monster Out of Me”. Then we were swimming in the Talking Heads’, “Psycho Killer”. Adorable lead guy, Fuzz, flirted and cajoled the audience into hissing like snakes and snapping our fingers. Soon, we were all a-snakin’ and a-snappin’! more
Alash Returns to Portland Alash Returns to Portland
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland, Maine ~ October 21, 2011 ~ capsule review
The music was entrancing, particularly a piece named for the mountain for which it was written, Bai-Taiga. That composition was orchestral in depth and breadth, taking us beyond time and space and nearly inducing us into a shamanic journey. more
An Enthralling Evening with Vishten An Enthralling Evening with Vishten
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME ~ July 14, 2011 ~
I was swept away from the first note and heard myself let out a big sigh after the first song. The tension was leaving me and I was all ears and heart, awaiting the onslaught of more beauty. more
Maura O’Connell Teaches Me to Be a Better Listener Maura O’Connell Teaches Me to Be a Better Listener
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland ME ~ June 3, 2011 ~
Those low notes held me captive and fascinated. I wanted to lie down on them -- they made me think of a soft bed. I realized that as a singer, she catches my attention and helps me hear things on more than one level. more
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An overview of the MusicViews column and a note about submissions. more
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