By writer to www.newscentermaine.com
Aimsel Ponti, author for the Portland Press Herald, previews some new music from Maine artists
PORTLAND, Maine — Singer-songwriter Lauren Crosby releases “Biloxi” on June 30th however you’ll be able to hear it now on YouTube. The terrific track options visitor vocalist Griffin Sherry from The Ghost of Paul Revere
On Could eighth The Fogcutters launched “New Moanin’” written by Brian Graham and that includes horn participant Ryan Zoidis from the funk band Lettuce.
Additionally in Could we bought a brand new track from the Americana, rock and punk duo Muddy Ruckus referred to as “Let Go.” The band is Ryan Flaherty and Erika Stahl. They’ve been in a celebratory temper currently as Stahl underwent a profitable kidney transplant on Could 26 and is recovering properly. In truth, the duo will likely be placing collectively a full album of latest music throughout Stahl’s recuperation.
Earlier this week Anni Clark launched the track “Will It Ever Be The Identical” Right here’s a part of what Clark stated about it:
I had been solo quarantining for 10 weeks as a result of 2020 Covid Pandemic once I lastly left residence for Moosehead Lake, three and 1/2 hours north of me in Maine. I hadn’t seen Eric (my “different half”) for 12 weeks… his house is on the lake. We had three days collectively earlier than he left for the far north on a “psychological well being” fishing journey he had deliberate weeks prior. It was the one time he might go. I used to be alone once more on Could 24th, sitting on the dock, consuming in a candy sundown & listening to the peepers when a wave of disappointment hit me & I had a whole meltdown. All these weeks of quarantining had amassed & pulled me right into a downward spiral I had sloughed off till then. I stood on wobbly legs meaning to stroll away from the dock, misplaced my stability & fell in. Icy water that point of yr! I averted hypothermia… I bought myself again to the home, numb & shaking, solely to find I had injured my left leg so badly I wanted emergency care. I ultimately glided by ambulance to a hospital 2 hours away. I bought again to the lake, all stitched up, 2 days later. (Thank God Eric’s sister had been close by! ) I had a variety of therapeutic to do, inside & out. (4 days later), I picked up my guitar on Could 28th & this track simply POURED out of me. I wrote it in 20 minutes… or slightly it wrote itself, because it typically occurs. All these emotions I had felt on the finish of that dock got here spilling out so I might hear myself admit how depressed & scared I had turn into. I understand I’m removed from the one one who might have been feeling this stuff. As I write this, I’m hopeful I can hug individuals quickly. MAN… all of us want some hugs, don’t we?
Tom DiMenna launched the album “You Know Me, My Satan Says” on Could 25th. His sound may be very haunting and he generally sings with a falsetto kind of have an effect on. He’s additionally an incredible songwriter. However there’s an EPIC cowl on the album and it’s a canopy of Marty Robbins “El Paso”
You will get a duplicate on Bandcamp
I first turned conscious of Tom final fall and wrote this about him:
DiMenna informed me that though he’s been enjoying music since school, he solely just lately felt sufficient conviction to file and carry out. In highschool DiMenna was obsessive about Cat Stevens, then graduated to Nick Drake whereas in school. He additionally stated that his brother turned him on to British artists John Redbourn and Bert Jansch. DiMenna’s instrument of selection is an outdated basic guitar from Guitar Grave. “It’s a Gianna; an Italian expat in Brazil made it and it has a pleasant romantic high quality that I feel speaks to dwelling in Portland,” he stated.Lyrically, DiMenna is impressed by musicians like Chris Smither, who sings about consciousness in a straightfoward, folk-country-blues method. His new four-song EP, “You Know Me, The Satan Says,” options poetic choices with a late-60s/early-70s folks really feel. His voices rises like an October leaf caught in a gust of wind.
This week Don Campbell has Jonathan Edwards (1971 hit “Sunshine”) in his recording studio this week to file eight new Edwards’ songs. Launch date to be decided.