POM69: Nils Crusberg “Second Praise”

• August 22nd, 2019
Nils Crusberg studied jazz guitar in Worcester, MA with Joe D'Angelo throughout the late 1980's. He moved to Boulder, CO in the early 1990's where he befriended a host of musicians and participated in a decade of endless jams. Nils traveled to the island Jamaica in 1997 where the island's culture, religion, and music made an exceptional influence on his life. He purchased an alto saxophone that same year and started obsessively practicing, songwriting, and recording. The year 2000 brought Nils back to New England. He has been performing for the last 12 years with a reggae/hip-hop influenced band out of the Seacoast of NH called "Boom Lava". He also performs with a jazz group that goes by "Cocheco Street Jazz". He teaches private lessons on guitar, bass, ukulele, and woodwinds out of the Exeter Music Store in Exeter, NH.  You can find examples of his music at:


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POM67: Red Gallager “Crazy About the Girl”

• August 21st, 2019
Red Gallagher has been performing professionally full-time for 44 years.  During his 30s and 40s living in Minneapolis, MN Red produced three vinyl records and 3 CDs.  He performed at over 100 college campuses and opened concerts for B. B. King, B. J. Thomas, The Oakridge Boys, Leon Russell, Three Dog Night, The Guess Who, Mickey Gilley, Ronnie Milsap and others.  He now resides in Standish, ME and performs mainly for retirement clubs and residences.  His website is www.RedGallagher.com.
He can be reached at DPGRedbird@aol.com
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POM68: This World Has Bees “It Was Right Where You Left It”

• August 15th, 2019

This World Has Bees is a post-rock band from Portland, Maine. Drawing comparisons to Explosions in the Sky and Pelican, they have created music that can sometimes be crushingly heavy, or melodically ambient, but is always dramatic, experimental and bold. They have recently released their new single "It Was Right Where You Left It" in July of this year.


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POM66: Jeanette “Summer of 1985″

• July 25th, 2019

Jeanette's love of music began at the age of 2, thanks to her Mom and Dad she was listening to everything from Dylan to Hendrix. At age 10 she began to teach herself how to play guitar and not too long after began writing and recording original music. Everyday after school music was the only thing she wanted to do. As soon as she felt confident enough to play out she found every open mic around and dragged her parents all around the state of Maine. Since then her love of music has taken her so many places, from trying out for the voice in New York to recording her first EP in Nashville. Jeanette has honed her sound to bring together her love of Folk and Pop Music bringing you a show you won't want to miss!

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POM65: big sun * big heart “big sun * today”

• June 27th, 2019

Javan DeHaven and Jake Mitchell have been collaborating on various musical projects for more than 15 years. big sun * brief heart, their most recent project is an effort to explore themes of Americana, folk, and rock 'n roll. Lyrics and music were contributed by both. Recording took place at Sun Dog Studio in Mount Vernon, Maine. Other songs from the project can be found at their sound cloud link.


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POM64: aLunarLanding “Crying > Dying”

• June 15th, 2019
aLunarLanding is an emcee, artist and songwriter residing in Portland, ME.  Originally from South Florida, aLunarLanding made his way to Portland in October of 2015.  He can be found hugging rappers at Monday of the Minds every second and fourth Monday at Flask Lounge. 
He has played shows up and down the east coast sharing the stage with acts such as Sage Francis, B. Dolan, Afro Man, LMFAO, Ceschi, D II, Eyenine, Seth on Gray Street, Ill By Instinct, Stay on Mars, Graphic Melee, Myles Bullen and many more.
His most recent project “Notes from the Corner of the Room” is available at www.alunarlanding.bandcamp.com 
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POM63: Spall “#56”

• May 30th, 2019
Jack Blagdon and Ian Smith have been making music off and on in one form or another since the 80’s. Spall is their current incarnation as a two piece band playing mostly instrumental originals with Jack on drums and Ian electric guitar. Ian opened Sun Tiki Studios on Forest Avenue in Portland in April of 2018. Sun Tiki is a live performance venue with fully equipped hourly rehearsal rooms. Shows include nearly every genre of music and happen three or four nights a week.
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POM62 Elaine Colella “Count You In”

• May 28th, 2019

I’ll let Elaine tell you about herself:

I have been playing guitar since my college days when I soul searched for a guitar maestro. I began my training with classical guitar. Folk music soon came a-calling and I met weekly with an excellent finger-picking teacher, Jerry Lund. I was introduced to singer songwriters Shawn Colvin,
John Gorka, Nancy Griffith, Richard Shindell, and Lucy Kaplansky. I love writing music, poetry, and instrumentals. I also experiment with alternative tunings and a mashup of capos to create unusual and airy chords.
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POM61 Olivia Frances “Moon to My Sun”

• May 6th, 2019

When Olivia Frances walks on stage, her infectious positive energy and powerful stage presence captures a room. After winning four distinguished awards in 2018 alone, this pop/folk artist is now working on her highly-anticipated third release. 

This Cincinnati-native continues to be recognized by Nashville Songwriter Association International (NSAI) as a “Ones to Watch” songwriter, now over a dozen times. Her songs on SoundCloud have reached over 100,000 streams, generating a loyal fanbase around the world. Her critically-acclaimed single, “Moon to My Sun” was the VOX Pop Winner in the Love Song Category at the 2018 Independent Music Awards (IMA’s) held at Lincoln Center. The IMA’s  “honor the year's most exceptional self-released & indie label projects from around the world.” She also won 1st place in the Singer-Songwriter Category in the 2018 New England Songwriting Competition. 

As an independent artist, Frances has organized several tours throughout the Midwest, South, and along the East Coast, impressing audiences from Nashville to Boston. In 2018, she was one of the few American artists selected to perform at IndieWeek Canada in Toronto, where she made her international debut.

In the midst of co-writing, practicing, and performing, Olivia is also a full-time college student in her senior year at Clark University in Worcester, MA majoring in Global Environmental Studies and minoring in Music. After graduation, she’s excited to call Nashville her permanent home. Her fans, who are affectionately referred to as “Frances Friends,” and new listeners alike, can keep up with her upcoming shows and news at www.oliviafrancesmusic.com

Olivia and former podcast guest Sigrid Sibley (POM52) will be playing at Lenny’s in Westbrook on Tuesday, June 4th at 7pm.

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POM60 Paul Rainone “WIldflower”

• May 2nd, 2019

Paul Rainone started writing songs in his teens.  All he ever wanted was to write good songs.  He studied music at Berklee and spent the last decade living in random towns in random states.  He hopes to release his first album independently late 2019.  

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