Saturday, April 5, 2014 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Gates Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine
For more information: 207-801-5671
Born of the waters of the Saco River, brothers in all but name, the Ghost of Paul Revere is Maine’s holler-folk band. Building their songs around powerful three-part harmonies, energetic performances, and a non-traditional way of interpreting traditional American music, The Ghost draws from a broad array of influences including Elmore James and the Beatles, to Tom Waits and more. The Ghost writes powerful songs, built on melody and energy, designed to be performed with passion. From folk to foot-stomping bluegrass, the songs have unique identities while still remaining undeniably the Ghost of Paul Revere. Their live show has quickly attained legendary status, with fans traveling unholy distances from the most remote corners of Maine to catch the band on their way up. The Ghost was formed around childhood friends Max Davis, Sean McCarthy, and Griffin Sherry. They put the Ghost of Paul Revere together in 2011 with Matt Young. In that short time they have played from Fort Kent to New York City in everything from houses, churches, music halls, and even sail boats. Their critically acclaimed debut EP, “North”, was recorded in late 2011, released in the summer of 2012, and quickly became one of the best selling local albums in Maine and New Hampshire for 2013. In August 2013, the group went into the studio with Jonathan Wyman to record their first full length album. “Believe”, released in January 2014 quickly went on to hit the Billboard Northeast chart and continues to be the best selling local album in Maine. A live album of their sold out “Believe” release party from Port City Music Hall is slated for release in fall 2014.
“Robustly played, masterful amalgamation of bluegrass, folk, and gospel for the Millennial Generation… The Ghost of Paul Revere prove that superior roots music can come from anywhere.” – No Depression
“Simply put, this band is one to see live… A gorgeous blend of bluegrass, folk and good old fashioned rock and roll… their performance takes on a boot-clacking brilliance that transforms each song into a full-on participatory event, sending an electric surge about the room that’s near impossible not to feel. Add to that a layered three part harmony coursing through each soulful song, and The Ghost of Paul Revere demonstrated they not only had the chops, but the heart to reach their audience and leave an undeniable impression as well. As the floorboards shook with each pounding stomp, one thing was certain: the band announced they had arrived, loud and clear.” – Dispatch Magazine
“Simply put North is an album that shouldn’t be missed. (It will) make even the most callous of individuals feel the unbridled joy of Holler-Folk.” – Ear to the Ground Music
“A distinguished sound that only seasoned musicians can usually attain” – Portland Press Herald
“(The Ghost of Paul Revere) stole the show. I was so impressed with them. Their harmonies, stomping percussion, and vocal power were stellar… their songs progressed from mellow to powerhouse… their harmonies are superb and their songs have power.” – whatbreesees.com
Doors open at 7:30pm and tickets are $10 at the door.
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