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We'll help you plan your best summer yet with our annual roundup of can't miss events! Plus we've got a Face the Music interview with vocal powerhouse Josh Groban who is performing in Portland on 6/24. And as always, we'll help you have a terrific weekend with our hand-picked selection of events. Have fun out there!
Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at MaineToday.com and a music writer for MaineToday.com and the Portland Press Herald.
She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at Mainetoday.com. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk about...music of course.
Paula Cole, Harvey Reid & Joyce Anderson and Enter the Haggis light up Friday night
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
8 p.m. Friday. Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield, $40. stonemountainartscenter.com Where have all the cowboys gone? Brownfield, apparently. It's been 21 years since
Paula Cole released her incredible album "This Fire," home to "I Don't Want to Wait," "Me"
and "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone." And she's still got those golden pipes, so you'll
likely here those tunes, along with ones from her upcoming "Ballads" album. "Ballads" is an
album of American roots and jazz covers from the likes of Nat King Cole, Johnny Cash, Nina
Simone and Bobbie Gentry, to name a few. Paula Cole photo by Erica
Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen
7:30 p.m. Friday. Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane, $12 in advance, $15
day of show, $8 students. phippsburgucc.org He's an incredible guitarist, and she's an acclaimed fiddler, and together they put
on a sensational program of American music, including tunes from the likes of Woody Guthrie
and Jimi Hendrix. Harvey Reid and Joyce Anderson have been performing together for several
years, and they've got it down. Hear for yourself on Friday night. Joyce Anderson
and Harvey Reid photo by Amanda Kowalski
Enter The Haggis
8 p.m. Friday. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $18 in advance, $20 day
of show, 18-plus. portcitymusichall.com Catch a Canadian Celtic rock quintet that's been at it for 22 years and is on the
road in support of its latest release "Broken Arm." You'll hear fiery bagpipes over a
hard-rock rhythm section and shared lead vocal duties by Trevor Lewington and Mark
Buchanan. Local singer-songwriter Tim Mercer, who recently released the album "Casey," will
be opening the show. Enter the Haggis photo courtesy of the artist