Crow Town Gallery - Art, Music, and the Beauty of Nature in one place
The duo of guitarist and vocalist Matthew Shippee (who also plays oud) and bassist Julia Kay will bring their unique blend of acoustic swing to Crow Town Gallery on July 2 at 7 pm. The Gallery is located at 406 South Lubec Road in Lubec, Maine. Surrounded by the art of Bonnie Beard, Shanna Wheelock, and Sheryl Denbo, Swing Caravan will bring back memories of Django Rheinhardt's Gypsy Jazz mixed with traditional and original compositions and Swing Caravan's unique style.
As the Swing Caravan web site states, "Their sound ranges from uplifting and blazing fast syncopated rhythms to heartfelt, sparse ballads with vocals. In an era flooded with musical acts of all sorts, Swing Caravan stands out as a blend of high-level musicianship and dedication to fun, spontaneous, playfulness that audiences appreciate."
“Of all the nationally touring acts that come through, Swing Caravan is one of our favorites…everyone glides out the door after with a smile. They will really blow your mind!”
—David Oppenheim, Performing Arts Center of Easthampton
You can help us fill the Gallery - please download and share the flier (follow the "Event Fliers" link) and tell your friends!
More info in the Event Calendar.
We're in full summer activity mode and everything seems to be happening at once. The Events Calendar of course is the main feature right now and I hope you will make use of it. There's an email button so you can share events with your friends, you can follow the "Venues" link to see what's planned for the Gallery, Anna's, the Lubec Brewing Company and others. Right now I am *only* listing events for the Greater Metropolitan Lubec area, which includes Campobello and, though technically outside of it, the Cobscook Community Learning Center. Someday I will set things up so that members can enter their own events and, I hope, a section for our local musicians to list their appearances.
I released the 3rd issue of CB Notes, the new HTML newsletter, and will be launching an effort to build the subscription base. Right now there are around 195 people who have not complained about receiving it, which encourages me to keep doing it and build readership. Your patronage of Lubec's businesses and encouraging them to support Lubec's "music industry" can help all of us thrive. I will strive to publish monthly and subscribers to the newsletter will receive it a day in advance of it being posted in the "Newsletters" section here, so you'll get a little jump on reservations for house concerts and such. Subscribers also will receive alerts for schedule changes and other such, though I do my best not to bombard readers with stuff. So please - subscribe with the little button (IT'S FREE!) and tell your friends.
A photo gallery and history of the many outstanding performers we have enjoyed will be a major feature. Please bear with me as I learn all the new bells and whistles in this environment, move the virtual furniture around, and get set for a busy musical season. See the April, May, & June Newsletters for more of what's happening and been happening.
Your support is greatly appreciated. Without you, there is no music.