Just got back from a week in Belgrade Maine with my family. Great Pond is one of our favorite places and this week the weather and scenery were incredible. If you get a chance, take a drive up to Augusta and then take route 27 out to Belgrade. There are a bunch of lakes out that way and they are all beautiful, clean and not too crowded.
Some highlights in August; We’ll be at the Dogfish Grill THREE TIMES this month…the 3rd, 17th and the 31st. Please join Curtis Clark, Jan Van Voorst, Jim Lyden and myself for some great music, great food and a beverage or two. Thursday the 9th, I’ll be at 1 Longfellow Square – fomerly the Center for Cultural Exchange in Porltand – with Tom Whitehead, Andy Rice and Dustin Levasseur. Andy and Dustin are headed off to make their mark on the world shortly so this will be a good time to check out this quartet. August 13th the David Tonkin Quartet is back at the Barley House in Concord, NH for a rollicking good time. You never know who might stop in to sit in on that gig – Randy Roos, Richard Gardzina, and others have joined us in the past.
August 14th, the Charlie Kohlhase Explorer’s Club packs up the truck and heads off to NYC to John Zorn’s The Stone to present some of Charlie’s music we recently recorded for Boxholder. Charlie opens the night playing duets with Guitarist Duck Baker. Thursday the 16th, John Grady subs for Larry Simon’s beat night at the Press Room in Portsmouth with his Beats Then and Now show. Should be a hoot!
That should do it for now. Go out and support live music…you’ll be glad you did and so will all the musicians!