Posted: October 21, 2015
Music this week(end): Debo Band, North of Nashville and Whitney Rose
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
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North of Nashville; Farewell for Now
7:30 p.m. Friday. Portland House of Music & Events, 25 Temple St., Portland, $10, 21-plus. portlandhouseofmusic.com
The roots-country duo of North of Nashville is vocalist and guitarist Jay Basiner and fiddler/mandolin player/vocalist Andrew Martelle. They'll be dropping a new record in December and will continue to tour at the break-neck speed they've grown accustomed to, but with one small difference. At the end of the month, Basiner is moving to...Nashville. So this will be their last Portland show for a while and they would love you to be part of their send-off. Bluegrass from Tricky Britches will open the show.
8 p.m. Thursday. SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, all ages. space538.org
For the best of 70s Ethiopian funk and popular music made by an 11-piece Boston ensemble, don't miss Debo Band. The music is a buoyant celebration of sound with elements of psychedelic rock, Klezmer and Roma music and an accordion and rhythm section that will likely induce dancing. Tongues in Trees, a band that fuses North Indian music with dream pop will be opening the show.
Bluebird Cafe Live
8 p.m. Saturday. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $35, $100 VIP includes meet and great with the performers. healthykidsmaine.com/Healthy_Kids
For the first time ever, Nashville's iconic music venue, the Bluebird Café will present one of their legendary songwriter's "in the row" shows. The evening will feature singer-songwriters Lori McKenna, Kara DioGuardi, JT Harding and Jeff Cohen. Between the four of them, they've written songs for Pink. Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Gwen Stefani and Celine Dion, to name a few. Proceeds from the show will benefit Healthy Kids of Maine. Located in Lincoln County, Healthy Kids has been working to prevent child abuse since 1985.
8 p.m. Monday. Andy's Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland, no cover. andysoldportpub.com
Make the most of your Monday night and catch Canadian rising star Whitney Rose performing in the Old Port. Rose describes her sound as "vintage-pop-infused-neo-traditional country" and her second album "Heartbreaker of the Year" was released in August. The record was produced by Raul Malo from The Mavericks. On it are eight Rose originals along with the Hank Williams song "There's a Tear in My Beer" and a duet with Malo on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby."
For the week of Oct. 22-28, 2015