12/31/69 – My Gay Banjo is Owen Taylor and Julia Steele Allen on guitar, banjo, uke and vocals. Singing homespun gay-themed duets and occasional queered-up mash-ups, My Gay Banjo plays songs for you and your kind.
Purchase all three of our albums here.
"Queer country duo My Gay Banjo is making waves in the country music scene." -Huffington Post
"My Gay Banjo... gives traditional country tracks a run for their money...and knows how to embrace pink eyeshadow and mustaches. Win." -After Ellen
"Acoustic duo. Dual male/female vocals. Pop mash-up covers. A motherfucking banjo." -fyeahqueermusic.
"This super-talented combo completely wowed us (and the packed crowd) with their gorgeous melodies and beautiful original songs. We can bet that you'll be hearing more about this duo." -Next Magazine
Find out more about Julia's other projects here: juliasteeleallen.com.
01/31/14 – Marta Morse is a photographer whose works reflect her training as an architectural designer and artist. In her current life as a world traveler she prefers to work as a photo journalist.
Her travels have brought her to a wide range of cultures: Russia, its satellites and Siberia, Mongolia, China, Burma (Myanmar), ...former Kashmir and Ladakh. She visited Yemen, took frequent trips to Ethiopia, wandered in the Sahel with the Wodaabe (Bororo) nomads in Niger, visited the diverse cultures of Mali, Togo, Benin... and travelled with a Tuareg guide in the Algerian Sahara. Having lived in Europe for twenty five years in the fifties to seventies, Marta also has lately rediscovered many of its treasures.
Nikon cameras (FE2 and FA) have been the preferred equipment during most of these journeys. Later entering the Digital age, the Nikon D90 and the light weight D320 play an important role in these varied travel experiences.
03/05/14 – In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. As winter approaches, the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding—before the tide goes out. This drama hums with dark humor and powerful emotion.
03/15/14 – The RawFaith Story
In 1997, the McKay family- George, JoAnn, Elizabeth, Aaron, Tom and Rob made the decision to build a three masted Galleon as a way for the family to voyage and see new places. However there was a key feature that needed to be integrated into the build- the boat needed to be handicapped accessible to accommodate Elizabeth who has Marfans Syndrome. This accommodation evolved into a mission to bring accessible sailing to others. In 1998, the family started construction down east in Addison, Maine. Building with his three sons, George McKay built RawFaith over four years. She was 118 feet long, 26 feet wide and weighed 300 tons. She was launched August 3, 2003. After a series of adventures, shake down cruises and challenges which included dismastings and family breakdowns, RawFaith was lost at sea in December 2010. This is a family saga told through the lens of a man, a mission and a boat.
04/02/14 – This show mixes underwater footage and other visual elements with my own “underwater stories”, as told by a number of colorful characters. I’ve had a lot of fun creating this show. I hope you’ll drop by the theater and dive in with me…
04/06/14 – JOHN GORKA is an honored icon of folk tradition. Energetic acoustic music that is not a trend, not a fad, but an expression of everyday life, is his trademark. John’s rich baritone voice and unique songcraft weave a magical spell that can only be described as ‘Gorka.’ Now with this, his 11th studio album, he returns to his roots with So Dark You See, his most compelling and traditional album to date. It has been widely praised as some of John's finest work. In addition to his 11 critically acclaimed albums, John released a collector’s edition box featuring a hi definition DVD and companion CD called The Gypsy Life. Windham Hill has also recently released a collection of John’s greatest hits from the label called Pure John Gorka. Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His new song “Where No Monument Stands” is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist Oregon Poet
Laureate William Stafford (1914-1993).
04/18/14 – Zemya and Spoonmaker’s Diamond offer a taste of world melodies from far corners of the planet, bringing their distinctive styles and unique talents to Maine audiences. Performing together for the second time, both groups share a passion for the unifying, energizing power of music.
The women of Zemya blend beautiful, edgy harmonies in a repertoire that celebrates folk traditions from the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the British Isles and the Americas. Directed by Deborah Gordon, Zemya singers include Joy Ahrens, Barbara Beckelman, Hildy Ginsberg, Abby King, Mischa Schuler, and Ann Swardlick.
Spoonmaker's Diamond plays authentic and entrancing tunes from Turkey, Armenia, Andalusia, the Balkans and the Middle East. The quartet includes Steve Carpenter on percussion, Barbara Truex, strings and vocals, Steve Gruverman on woodwinds, and Joanne Rawlings-Sekunda, vocals and percussion.
04/19/14 – Stripwrecked Burlesque is a group of talented dancers from Maine who fuse contemporary dance with classic burlesque. We are experienced dancers with a background in Jazz Cabaret, Belly Dance, Salsa, Ballet and much much more!
Stripwrecked Dancers include: Ginger Rita, Tess La Twizzler, Kiinky Slippers, Pepper Pettingal, Jessa Belle, Sassy Delight, Fraulein Danger, Scarlet Janie Gun, Rose Marie Havoc, Koshka LaChat and Shelley Littlefield.
05/10/14 – English Dream, Spottiswoode & His Enemies’ sixth studio recording, is a haunting new departure for the New York band to be released April 15th. "It’'s an English record, written and sung by an Englishman, but recorded in Brooklyn by a New York band. “Salvation, our fourth record - was Americana” says Spottiswoode, the band'’s songwriter and front man. “This time we’'ve gone "Anglicana" and made a pastoral collection of songs about nature, love, childhood and the other side of the pond. Sometimes it’s idyllic and sometimes it’s a bit scary.”"
Please join us for this very special night to celebrate the release of their new album ENGLISH DREAM on May 10th at St. Lawrence Arts.
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