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Scott Peterson, Poetic Opener for Eric Bettencourt

Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland ME ~ November 17, 2011 ~ capsule review ~

Dec 22, 2011
Kimmy Sophia Brown

Scott Peterson came onstage with long, thick, curly-browndreadlocks and a beard. He had a sweet smile, an intricate guitar playing style and as they say here in Maine, a wicked nice voice. I liked his songs. There were lots of nature images, and one written for his grandfather, called, "Labor Day". 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. Outstanding among them was “Lie Awake”, by Amelia Josephine Burr, and “The Colliery”, a song about coal mining, based on a poem by Vernon Watkins. He played another one based on two poems; “Crooked Hills of Holbrook/Hills of Mexico”, which featured additional accompaniment by Ron the drummer and Bill the bass/slide guitar player, who considerably filled out his sound. Once he got going, he really started cooking; his voice got stronger and more passionate. He warmed up the crowd nicely for Eric Bettencourt and finished with an enthusiastic response from the audience. Here's a link to his myspace:

For music lovers visiting Portland, Maine, I highly recommend
One Longfellow Square ~ "Portland's Premier Arts Venue"
Check them out at

Kimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.

She writes the column "From the Back Porch" as well as reviews of music in her column "MusicViews". Her goal in her music reviews is to introduce music she loves to people who may not have heard that particular artist or CD. For information about how to submit a CD for review, click here.

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