Join Denny Breau and Bruce Marshall, two world class singer songwriter guitarists, as they host this exciting new monthly series. The duo will bring talented guests to the Hayloft stage who are accomplished songwriters and performers in a wide variety of styles and instrumentation. Bruce will open then bring up Denny Breau for a solo set. After a short break, the feature artist will perform. How the night will end is anyone's guess. The magic of impromptu collaborations frequently dominate the last set!
DENNY BREAU - www.dennybreau.com
Denny is a triple threat: a consummate picker, evocative songwriter, and a singer with a voice that is warm and inviting but completely unpretentious much like the singer himself, according to Lucky Clark. Mainers have long considered Denny a must see, but they are happy to share a favorite son with those from away.
BRUCE MARSHALL - www.brucemarshall.com
Bruce Marshall's music career spans five decades and the singer-songwriter, guitarist has been a full time musician his entire adult life. With an affinity early on for blues, rock and 60's pop, he honed his chops in the gin mills of NE and put out his first records in '87. He went to National with guitarist Toy Caldwell in '89, touring the US with Charlie Daniels and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
BENNETT AND PERKINS - http://www.bennettandperkins.com/
From the mountains of northern New Hampshire comes a unique blend of harmonies and guitars from Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins. Bennett & Perkins released their first CD, The Kitchen Music Sessions, in the summer of 2010, produced in a farmhouse kitchen by multi-instrumentalist Davey Armstrong. They followed it up with their breakthrough album of original music, House on Fire in 2012, produced by Tom Dean and featuring musicians including Dean, fiddle virtuoso Joyce Anderson and mandolin player extraordinaire Tom Yoder. House on Fire is a powerful collection of songs with stories and music inspired by everyday lives, with songs of lost loves, lost lives and real life adventure, coupled with haunting harmonies and memorable arrangement of vocals and guitar, fiddle and mandolin.
The pair performs an eclectic blend of both original music and their own arrangements of a wide variety of works by songwriters around the world. They seek out arrangements that highlight their distinctive vocal and instrumental talents. While folk is a cornerstone influence for the pair, their music borrows from genres ranging from Americana, Singer/Songwriter, Roots, Bluegrass, Blues and more.
Thom Perkins began playing guitar at age 8 and was playing country fairs and coffee houses from Connecticut to California in the 1960s. His guitar playing is influenced by blues and ragtime and is often compared to Richard Thompson and Jim Kweskin.
Over the years, he has shared the stage with the likes of Pete Seeger, Jonathan Edwards, Bill Morrissey and David Francey. Perkins performed a series of workshops and shows in the Madeleine and Cape Breton Islands of Atlantic Canada including the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, Nova Scotia.
Kathy Bennett is a classically trained vocalist who also began playing guitar as a child. Bennett on her own plays an eclectic mix of blues, rock, and folk. Before relocating to the North Country in 2002, she performed at coffeehouses and clubs in the Boston area and has opened for artists including Martin Sexton. Kathy startles the audience with her at once gutsy and lacy vocals.
ABOUT THE EVENT
DATE: February 16, 2020
TIME: Doors open at 6:00 pm, Show starts at 6:30 pm
VENUE: - Parking is ample and easily accessible. - Heated and air conditioned. - Lite refreshments provided. - This is a BYOB event.
COST: $15 Advance Tickets (48 hours prior), $20 General Admission
More info: Call (207) 749-6160 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn 95 Sanborns Grove Road Bridgton, ME 04009