Maine singer-songwriter David Mallett appearing in Fort Kent on June 21

Singer-songwriter David Mallett tunes his guitar just before playing at the Trails End Festival of Millinocket in 2010.
Singer-songwriter David Mallett tunes his guitar just before playing at the Trails End Festival of Millinocket in 2010.
Posted June 17, 2011, at 1 p.m.
Last modified June 17, 2011, at 9:24 p.m.

FORT KENT, Maine — Maine singer-songwriter David Mallett will sing and talk about his work here next week after accepting an invitation by author Cathie Pelletier to participate in a writing workshop she is teaching at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

The event, sponsored by the University, will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Bee Jay’s Tavern, which is normally closed that night.

No admission will be charged, but Mallet CDs and his children’s book based on his “Garden Song” will be available for sale.

Candles will be placed on tables to give the tavern a 1960s coffeehouse feel, fruit and cheese platters will be available, and the bar will be open for liquor sales.

Mallet, who has been performing and writing songs for nearly four decades, has recorded 14 albums and written songs for scores of musicians, including Alison Krauss, Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris. He is probably best known for writing the folk classic “Garden Song,” which has been recorded by many artists, including Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger and John Denver.

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