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    Newsroom Sessions with singer Anna Lombard

    Singer Anna Lombard and her guitarist Treny Gay (Paranoid Social Club, Arc of Sky) stopped by the Press Herald on Wednesday to record a Newsroom Sessions with yours truly. Consider it an invitation to TOMORROW NIGHT’s CD RELEASE SHOW! Congrats to Anna for "Head Full Of Bells," a gorgeous collection of 8 songs that you’re… Read on

    Posted: August 15, 2013
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    That old familiar "back-to-school" feeling…set to music

    Wow. It hits me every year, despite the fact that I've been out of school for nine trillion years. Every mid-August the feeling never fails to unnerve me. Read on

    Posted: August 9, 2013
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    Sara Hallie Richardson Newsroom Sessions

    Catch her live on Thursday, August 8 as part of the Alive at Five Music Series at Monument Square in Portland along with Arc of Sky and Jeff Beam. The music starts at 5 p.m. Read on

    Posted: August 1, 2013
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    11 royal baby names for William & Kate to avoid: a musical offering

    Let me start by saying, to quote "Gone with the Wind:" "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn," about the Royals or the world's obsession with William and Kate's newborn son. I've never understood the obsession. But I'm more than happy to poke fun at it. Read on

    Posted: July 23, 2013
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    Spencer Albee: A Newsroom preview to Saturday's CD release show

    So get this. The good people here at The Press Herald let me book an act, interview them, and have them play some music right here in our cool new studio. Read on

    Posted: July 18, 2013
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    Song of the Day: "What the North Pond Hermit Knows"

    I can only imagine the songwriting inspiration that has been drawn from all of the North Pond Hermit news of late. I know I recently rewrote a few lines of Foreigner's "Jukebox Hero" with the words "North Pond Hermit" in the refrain. It goes a little like this: Read on

    Posted: April 17, 2013
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    Tune in Wednesday! GO's Aimsel Ponti on MPBN's "Maine Calling"

    I love radio. Don't you? I mean good, dare I say, old-fashioned live radio. And so you had better believe that I love Maine Public Radio. I love just about everything on it, except maybe for when Garrison Keillor sings during "A Prairie Home Companion." Read on

    Posted: April 9, 2013
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    A Twin Peaks inspired love note to TV theme songs

    When David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" aired in 1990 and' 91, I couldn't watch it. Not for lack of interest, but because it was on Sunday nights which is when my college radio show shift happened. Read on

    Posted: March 28, 2013
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    Michelle Shocked bails on radio interview

    Folk singer Michelle Shocked promised Nicole Sandler, host of The Nicole Sandler Show on the progressive internet radio station Ready or Not Radio radioornot.com that she'd appear live on the show this morning. Read on

    Posted: March 21, 2013
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    The Man, Myth & Legend…Mr. Eddie Money in Portland

    Eddie Money, the man behind such rock classics as "Two Tickets To Paradise," "Baby Hold On," "Take Me Home Tonight" and my personal guilty pleasure favorite "Shakin" is in Portland for a sold-out show tonight at Asylum. Read on

    Posted: March 21, 2013