Songwriter Showcase

The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn

95 Sanborns Grove Road, Bridgton, ME

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 the feature act. Denny will play a solo set and collaborations will frequently dominate the last set. 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'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.

OCTOBER'S FEATURE ARTIST

BRITT CONNORS - www.brittconnors.com

Singer/Songwriter Britt Connors blends blues, folk, and country with jazz voicings and pop sensibilities. For Britt's latest album "Warmer Season" she put together her talented band, Bourbon Renewal, made up of some of Boston's finest musicians. Her acclaimed debut album "The Bad Side of Good" (recorded under her maiden name Britt "Sawdon") presents insightful lyrics and captivating melodic tunes, many of which she now performs with refreshed Bourbon Renewal arrangements.

For the past decade, Britt has been honing her craft as a songwriter while building a loyal following and performing at some of the top venues in the Boston area, including Club Passim, The Bull Run, Johnny D's, Toad and Atwood's in Cambridge, plus venues throughout New England and as far as Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.

ABOUT THE EVENT

DATE: October 20, 2019

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

More info: Call (207) 749-6160 or Email events@dragonflybarnmaine.com

The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn 95 Sanborns Grove Road Bridgton, ME 04009

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Cold River Mini Series

Wildcat Inn & Tavern

Rte 16-A , Jackson Village, NH

The Cold River Radio Mini Series presents Chris Anderson of the Outlaws Celebrating the music of the Outlaws, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker with Bruce Marshall and Chuck Farrell of the Shadow Riders. Chris Anderson has been a mainstay on the Southern Rock scene since the 1970s, playing with, touring or writing songs in groups such as The Outlaws, The Allman Brothers, Bad Company, Lynard Skynard, Blackhawk, Grinderswitch, Lucinda Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Steve Stills and many others. He is joined by veteran New England musicians Bruce Marshall and Chuck Farrell for barn burning acoustic guitar southern style.

With Host Jonathan Sarty

Call for ticket reservations. 603-683-6502

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The Shadow Riders

Red Parka Pub

Route 302 , Glen, NH

The idea behind the Shadow Riders took root when guitarists Bruce Marshall and Chuck Farrell joined forces and formed a band in 2014. With a shared love of Southern Rock and the Blues they decided to do some shows performing the music of the Marshall Tucker Band, one of the top groups in the US in their heyday. Of particular note is the fact that lead vocalist Bruce Marshall played with Toy Caldwell, the founder, lead guitarist and primary songwriter of the original Marshall Tucker Band, in ’89 and ’90, shortly after Caldwell left the original group. This gives the band a unique insight on the music and how it was played, recorded and sold to the public.

The Shadow Riders is a name Toy Caldwell used for his backing group for a time and the title of one of his songs. Along with a new stellar 6 piece ensemble, the Shadow Riders perform hits like “Can’t You See’, “Heard it in a Love Song” and “Fire on the Mountain.” You’ll hear other popular tunes like “Take the Highway”, “This Ol Cowboy”, “Blue Ridge Mountain Sky” and some “deep cuts” as well. Marshall Tucker were known for their innovative melding of Country Blues, Southern Rock, Western Swing and Jazz. The Shadow Riders enthusiasm for this music is infectious, the stage show is engaging as they pay tribute to an iconic American Group.

Musicians:

Bruce Marshall, Lead vocals, Guitars. (Toy Caldwell, James Montgomery)

Chuck Farrell, Lead and Slide guitar. (Peacheaters, Jon Butcher)

Tim Archibald, Bass. (Peter Wolf Band, RTZ)

John Vanderpool, Sax, Flute, Vocals. (Extreme, Heavy Metal Horns)

Pete Premo, Drums (James Montgomery Band, BMG)

Jessica Ramsay, Vocals (Jon Butcher, Carolyn Ramsay Band)

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