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Jenny Lou Drew Album Release
August 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm$8.00 – $10.00
with special guests Lauren Crosby and Earl Mac.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show.
Doors at 8 pm | Music starts at 8:30 pm.
All of our tickets are paperless. Purchased tickets will be at will call at the door. All you need to do is arrive with your ID and enjoy the show!
Jenny Lou Drew’s enigmatic voice has received wide praise over the years, from local music writer Aimsel Ponti proclaiming, “Drew’s vocals have a stirring, ancient quality to them” (2015, Portland Press Herald) to the young songwriter’s chance encounter with Jack Johnson back in 2002, who described Drew’s voice with one word, “amazing”. More than 25 years after first stepping on stage, Drew nearly lost her voice during the process of recording her 2015 debut, at times breaking down in tears and even losing consciousness in the studio. Following the release, specialists expressed surprise to Drew, explaining that structural abnormalities would lead them to assume that she would never have been able to sing in the first place. Drew spent over a year learning to sing again through self-study. The end result was Earth-shattering for the artist, who alongside her husband, guitarist Scott Morgan, has garnered a healthy following North of Portland.
Hailing from an island in Maine, Lauren Crosby’s music is a pure creative expression of the north Atlantic. With hints of smoke and salt, her voice is deeply captivating, yet light with wit and life. A lobsterman’s daughter let loose in the modern world, Lauren’s old soul lends itself to the surrealism of her surroundings and everyday happenings. Her style is a unique one to categorize. As a self taught guitarist and singer, she enjoys blending classic rock, lyric-y folk, and vintage western. Since she first stepped into the bar room at the age of fourteen to perform with the likes of the old fishermen and shipyard workers, Lauren has had a keen eye for observation–which she effortlessly weaves into her songwriting. Lauren claims, “I’ve got the brains of a heartsick twenty-something sailor, and the eyes of a two-hundred-year old admiral”. Her songwriting has been recognized by Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir after winning his TRI Studios songwriting contest in San Rafael, California. She has since performed alongside folk singer Jonathan Edwards, and since then, has a long list of well-to do artists she has opened for or performed with, including: Drake White, Assembly of Dust, and LISSIE.
In his debut album ‘Derelict,’ Earl Mac draws on two decades of performing his craft on stages throughout New England. It’s as if Earl Mac inherited an equal influence from the rock heroes of his childhood, and the archaic crackle of the many old-time Maine storytellers that he’s known and loved. The music is a Roots-Rock meditation on time and place, with a hopeful spirit rooted in Maine’s hard soil and high horizons. Like most Mainers, he does what he can, with what he’s got – humility, resourcefulness, honesty, pride – and the work ethic to make something beautiful.