Live Music & Entertainment.
The arts, live music, dance and poetry are alive in the western foothils of Maine. The Foothills Food Festival will showcase much of that talent in celebration of building our local food system together, one carrot at a time. Join the revolution!
July 14, 2017-The phone rings: “Hey it’s Gerry, Tyler and Hunter have a gig in two weeks and no band. Do you think Camden would help them out? I’d hate to cancel!”
“I’m sure he would but he’s been working regularly with this singer (Leah), do you think she could also join? She’s not bad (insert sarcastic chuckle).”
The following two weeks, the kids tirelessly ground out a 22 song setlist. Awed by one another’s industrious work ethic, the kids decided to book a few more shows together.
LaTCH, an acronym for Leah and Tyler, Camden, Hunter recently celebrated their 2nd “Bandiversary” with a three day camping trip, full of swimming, fireworks, s'mores, playful banter, a kick butt 4th of July performance, and most importantly their friendship.
In two short years the kids have manufactured a diverse setlist of over 65 songs, performed nearly 100 shows together and became family.
Those at a LaTCH show will hear hits from 8 different decades (1950-2019). LaTCH is committed to performing songs that appeal to every audience. Golden Oldies, 70’/80’s Arena Rock, Modern Pop and acoustic selections of all sorts keep crowds on the dance floor
while Country, Alternative/Grunge and Blue-eyed Soul selections remain crowd pleasers.
Why should you book LaTCH at your next function or venue? Energetic diverse performances, with something for everyone, built on beautiful harmonies, hard work and friendship!
Earthfunk came together in Norway, Maine with band members Oen Kennedy - Guitar, Rusty Wiltjer - percussion, and Colin Thompkins - Bass.
The Cobblestones are a local band who got their start in 2015 at Tucker's Pub when Carolyn and Mike met at an open mic and decided to give it a go as a duo. Since that time the band has blossomed into a four-, sometimes five-piece band that offers acoustic rock and Americana music with tight harmonies. They play throughout Western and Southern Maine, but love playing for the hometown crowd more than anything! This year the band will play as The Cobblestones Lite, with Carolyn Costanzi (vocals), Mike Plourde (guitar and vocals). They are looking forward to the annual Foothills Food Festival.
"I'm pretty lucky that I travel around the world and always find one guy in a city who lives there and knows the place. I just went to Mexico City and went to the coolest taco place. For me food is really life. It's the most important thing to eat right, so that's where I like to spend money."
Phil and Ellen LaClaire perform traditional acoustic music for folks from Maine to Oklahoma. Their beautiful, old-time harmony delights audiences of all ages, and their easy-going arrangements add a comfortable charm to any venue.
The LaClaire's have been performing together for over 30 years; first with their two daughters, then with Phil's mom, and finally with many talented musical friends who often travel and perform with them.
Often referred to as bluegrass, gospel, folk, traditional and acoustic, the LaClaire's music is presented with soothing vocals, guitar, banjo, upright bass , mandolin and an occasional fiddle. Their obvious love for singing (and for each other!) helps their eager audiences settle in for a comfortable, lilting stroll down memory lane.
The LaClaires will be joined by The Cobblestones Lite (Carolyn Costanzi and Michael Plourde) are a duo offshoot form the local, well-known band "The Cobblestones". They have been performing together for four years and usually lean towards Americana and classic rock music, but are excited about combining their vocals and instruments with the beautiful music of the LaClaire's. They are eager to share their unique, hybrid sound with the community at the Foothills Food Festival.
El Malo is a musical collective specializing in the sounds of Latin dance music blended with jazz, hiphop, funk, soul, and progressive rock influences.
With fresh sounding tributes to classic Latin artists and energetic original material courtesy of a lineup featuring drum kit/Latin percussion, electric guitar, bass, vocals and horns, we bring the party to any event. *Will travel more than 10 miles from Portland*
On El Malo's first (self titled) release, a low-fi Latin Jazz session recorded live in Brunswick, Maine; the Portland Phoenix published a complementary review, calling the release, in part:
"gritty and nasty in some interesting ways" &
"As a whole, this album is a piece of genuinely different music-making with Latin and gypsy flavors you won't find often in Portland."