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Midcoast Musicians Come Together for Benefit Concert

Community Author: Anita Ruff
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Anita Ruff | BDN
Anita Ruff | BDN

On Sunday, March 11, talented musicians Jud Caswell, Kat Logan, Red Beans and Rice and Cilantro the Duo come together for “A Musical Oasis” – a special afternoon of local music.  The concert benefits the Oasis Free Clinics, which provides free medical and dental care to uninsured, low-income adults in the Midcoast area.

The show starts at 2 p.m. at First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., in Brunswick.  Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.tinyurl.com/AMusicalOasis and at Gulf of Maine Books and Vinylhaven in Brunswick and Now You’re Cooking in Bath. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door with all proceeds benefiting the Oasis Free Clinics.

“We are excited to join a great group of musicians while supporting Oasis,” said Dave Hunt of the blues trio, Red Beans and Rice.  “Oasis helps a lot of people, and our band is happy to give them a hand.”

The performers have played widely, bringing their singer-songwriter and crowd favorites to audiences across Maine and New England.

About the Performers:

Jud Caswell:

Brunswick’s Jud Caswell is a little bit like a one-man folk festival. You’ve got your banjo picking, your Irish drinking songs, a rack of acoustic instruments, and a deep catalog of award-winning originals. He’s often compared to James Taylor and David Wilcox, but his songs draw on a long musical history and wide-ranging influences from jazz and Piedmont blues to contemporary folk and rock.

Red Beans and Rice:

Red Beans & Rice is a loose affiliation of three — a (mostly) acoustic trio playing an entertaining and engaging mix of blues, old and new.  Mr. Rice (Carter Ruff) plays slide guitar and has been known to howl at the moon.  “Red” Beans (Dave Hunt) is a gentler fellow with a touch on the guitar that is sweetly complex, and a voice as smooth as butter on a slow burn.  Bringing it all together is Dave Rawson on drums.

Cilantro the Duo:

Soaring Harmonies and passion for the music best describes a performance by Cilantro, the Duo. Margot Frost and Earl Bigelow execute intricate and impressive guitar work as they sing their thoughtful and personal original songs mixed with a wide range of popular music.  Standards like Misty and Look of Love to the classic Golden Slumbers medley from the Beatles White Album come alive with their performance.

Kat Logan:

Kat has been performing music all of her life and has a musical degree as an organist.  But her real love is singing folk music.  She sings like an angel and plays the accordion, as well as the guitar, piano, banjo and a portable pump organ.

About the Oasis Free Clinics:

The Oasis Free Clinics provide free medical, mental health and dental services, as well as prescription assistance, for uninsured, low-income residents of Freeport, Durham, Brunswick, Harpswell and Sagadahoc County.

For more information, call 721-9277 or visit OasisFreeClinics.org