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Anni Blog August 1, 2014

Hello to All! Summer is in full swing & I dare say I’ve had a swinging time of it ever since school let out on June 19th… (for those of you who don’t know, or don’t remember, I am a teacher 10 months out of the year in addition to my songwriting & performing career.) We waited a good long time for warm weather to hit New England in 2014 so I am taking full advantage of each & every moment to be OUT there… doing whatever it is in the moment to make this summer a memorable one. I have fewer shows lined up in August than I did in July, but there’s a reason for that… it makes sense to a Maine gal to take some extra time in August to be outside doing summer things… the bugs are not quite as hungry & maybe (just maybe) the water has warmed up a bit. Also, those “back to school sales” might even take a few folks off the vacation highway… (a big maybe there.) Then again, who needs a reason? Just know I AM on the road with my music this month, but you have less dates to choose from to find me at a show. Without furthers, here’s the scoop, in this order:

1. AUG / SEPT SHORT LIST (Date, Venue, Town & Time Only)
2. CURRENT TARGETS (AWESOME AUGUST!)
3. ADVANCE TARGETS (SEPTEMBER)
4. CURRENT CEREBRAL WANDERINGS
5. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE



1. AUG / SEPT SHORT LIST (Date, Venue, Town & Time Only)

FRI, AUG 1 - JJ’s Eatery Too - Old Orchard Beach ME - 7PM
FRI, AUG 15 - The Birches Resort - Rockwood ME - 7PM
MON, AUG 18 - Lake Pemaquid Campground - Damariscotta ME - 7:30PM
FRI, AUG 22 - Ocean Pizza - Old Orchard Beach ME - 7PM
POSTPONED - SUN, AUG 24 - THEATRE OF AWESOME! - Freeport ME - 7PM
SAT, AUG 30 - Robinson’s Wharf - Southport ME - 1PM
     (w/ Robby Coffin & Scott Elliot! Harborfest Celebration!)
FRI, SEPT 5 - The Maine Table - S Portland ME - 6PM
THURS, SEPT 11 - Drummore Bay Concert Hall - Phippsburg ME - 7PM
     (NEW! Up close & personal / No Alcohol / $15)
FRI, SEPT 12 - Ocean Pizza - Old Orchard Beach ME - 7PM
FRI, SEPT 26 - Shovel Handle Pub - Jackson NH - 6PM
SAT, SEPT 27 - Tillotson Center - Colebrook NH - 7PM



2. CURRENT TARGETS (AWESOME AUGUST!)

FRIDAY / AUGUST 1st / JJ's / OLD ORCHARD BEACH ME / 7PM / 207-934-0222... OUTDOORS on the patio, weather allowing… YAY! I am now playing every OTHER first Friday here, not every first Friday… This is right down the street from my house. Great food & drinks, local music & local color combine to make this a fave hang in OOB 12 months of the year... I call this "The Cheers of Maine" for good reason... come find out why! Here's JJ's [website].

AUGUST 2nd through 14th - ANNI’S AUGUST BREAK!
(run, jump, play, swim, hike, bike, kayak, eat, laugh, drink, sleep? maybe…)

FRIDAY / AUGUST 15th / THE BIRCHES RESORT / ROCKWOOD ME / 7PM / 207-534-2242... this is such a lovely setting... Right on the edge of Moosehead Lake... an intimate dining room with a big windows' view of Mount Kineo. Full bar, great food & yours truly hummin' & strummin' from 7 to 10PM. Worth the ride folks... call ahead to see if there's space left there for an overnight stay. If not, there are plenty of choices nearby if you want to make a weekend out of it. There are some super hikes in the area with great views, moose watching, fishing, swimming, kayaking, camping… the list is endless. Here's the link to [The Birches].

FRIDAY / AUGUST 22nd / OCEAN PIZZA / OLD ORCHARD BEACH ME / 7PM / 207-934-2900... Ocean Pizza sounds like a little diner thing doesn't it? There's a take out spot in the front, sure 'nough... but the dining room is really warm, woody & comfy, with a bar & music on Friday nights... & GET THIS: the only music allowed is... ORIGINAL MUSIC! I am a shoe in for this spot. Pam, the owner, is a petite fiery lady straight outta Italy with some of her Grandma's best recipes tucked up under her sleeve. This is another splendid specimen of a local family run business with something unique to offer. Here's their [website].

SATURDAY / AUGUST 30th / ROBINSON’S WHARF / SOUTHPORT ME / 1 to 4PM / 207-633-3830… I’m putting a trio together for this gig with my pals Robby Coffin & Scott Elliot… there are so few times that we can play together… this is gonna be GREAT! Robby & Scott have played on almost all of my studio recordings, so we’ll be pulling out equal portions of my tunes along with some really tasty covers. It’s the kick off weekend of Harborfest… y’all might wanna consider making a weekend out of it! Lots of fun stuff happening in the Boothbay / Southport area on this Labor Day Weekend… Here’s the Robinson’s [website]. And did I mention the food & drinks are AWESOME?

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3. ADVANCE TARGETS (SEPTEMBER)

THURSDAY / SEPTEMBER 11th / DRUMMORE BAY CONCERT HALL / PHIPPSBURG ME / 7PM / 207-446-7199 / $15… this is a BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW VENUE! My friend & fellow musician Jackson Gay & his wife Jean purchased this old building with a vision for all good things happening inside & around it, mostly musically involved. I am not the first performer on the roster but pretty damn close. When I play this show, I’ll be back at my school job, so I’ll need y’all to show up to loan me that up close & personal energy I get when I do a show like this… I’ll need the extra boost at 5AM the next mornin’ right? Not least or last, the date will mark 13 years since the memorable & horrifying events of 9/11 took place. I can’t think of a better thing to do on a date such as this… gather with like minded people to remember, to share our strengths & passions, to sing with conviction, moving forward… I don’t see a working website up & running yet for this venue, but if I catch wind of a start up, I promise to pass on the info. Surely, this will be a stellar evening… 516 Main Rd (Rt 209)… RESERVATIONS BY PHONE are strongly encouraged.

SATURDAY / SEPTEMBER 27th / TILLOTSON CENTER / COLEBROOK NH / 7PM / 603-237-9302 or 603-246-8998 for tickets & info... This is a Great North Woods Committee for the Arts (GNWCA) Coffeehouse Series Production. I am really looking forward to getting back here. I did a show with these kind folks in 2012 at the Colebrook Country Club & had a grand time. Since then, we’ve decided to collaborate on a show at the Tillotson Center, up close & personal, with a relaxed coffeehouse vibe. The foliage could well be at peak there when this show takes place, so I plan on taking my hiking boots. Maybe y’all should consider the same… Here's the link to The [GNWCA].

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4. CURRENT CEREBRAL WANDERINGS

It was less than a month ago when I returned from my once-in-a-lifetime adventure visiting the Grand Canyon & Zion National Parks. OMG… those of you who have experienced “The Grand” can attest to the fact that there really are no words to describe what it feels like to first step up to the edge of this vast display… canyons, cliffs, pinnacles, peaks & temples as far as the eye can see… & then the steady but sure Colorado River snakes its way 5000 feet below, caressing the bottom edges of these gigantic rock sculptures, meandering… not even knowing perhaps that in the days long ago, its travels through here were the trigger of creation that formed this magnificent piece of planet art. I say “once-in-a-lifetime”… but already I speak of going back to experience the thrill of rafting the Colorado, looking UP instead of down… how cool would THAT be? And Zion? That’s another way big OMG. The mountains, cliffs, caves & canyons there are like none other I’ve ever seen. They are shimmering with a deep coral/salmon color that pulls the eye at every turn. Hiking there brought us to some unbelievable spots for time outs to remember to breathe & soak it all in.

Busy places, both the Canyon (north rim not as busy as the south rim) & Zion… but the trick was… get up at 4:30AM, catch the sunrise, then start hiking… cos by 10AM til about 2PM, it’s too HOT! At least it was wicked hot for THIS Maine gal… we’d take breaks in the shade then hike again after 2 or 3PM… & we ALWAYS caught the sunsets. It was 114 degrees when we got to Vegas to fly out on July 1st… ouch! Needless to say, the price of the heat was well worth paying for the views & the memories I’ll keep tucked away forever. I highly recommend this journey to any & all… a definite must on your bucket list of it’s not on there already.

When I got home, my July schedule ROCKED! I did return performances after years gone by at Bath Heritage Days, Deertrees Theatre, the Yarmouth Clam Festival, the Greenville Gazebo & the Poland Spring Resort ( at the All Souls Chapel during a CRAZY thunderstorm!)… I opened up the Soule Homestead Concert Series in Middleboro MA on July 12th (having survived a half hour snafu of first gear clutching on the Tobin Bridge, which was (still IS?) under construction)… I got to go to a family reunion in Southport, too… & STILL managed to find almost a full week’s time to hang out up on Moosehead Lake, hiking, kayaking, just enjoying the scenery & the warmth of a Maine summer. This, my friends, is a different kind of special as compared to, say, the Grand Canyon… nonetheless, it’s home & I feel GOOD here.

Whether time at home and/or adventures in other areas are on your list of things to do this summer, my hope is that maybe you’ll have a minute to catch me along the way… at a show, walking the beach, on the water or climbing a mountain somewhere… if not in August, maybe soon after. I’ll keep you posted on my whereabouts… & as always, I thank you for staying in tune with my wanderings.

Peace,





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2014

August
18 - Lake Pemaquid Campground - Damariscotta ME - 7:30PM
22 - Ocean Pizza - Old Orchard Beach ME - 7PM - 207-934-2900
24 - POSTPONED - Theater of Awesome - Freeport ME - 7PM - 207-675-4000
30 - Robinson’s Wharf - Southport ME - 1PM - 207-633-3830
     (w/ Robby Coffin & Scott Elliot! Harbor Fest Weekend!)

September
5 - The Maine Table - S Portland ME - 6PM - 207-699-4495
11 - Drummore Bay Concert Hall - Phippsburg ME - 7PM
     (NEW! Up Close & Personal / No Alcohol / 207-446-7199 / $15)
     Reservations by phone strongly encouraged

12 - Ocean Pizza - Old Orchard Beach ME - 7PM - 207-934-2900
26 - Shovel Handle Pub - Jackson NH - 6PM
27 - Coffeehouse Series @ The Tillotson Center - Colebrook NH
     603-246-8998 or 603-237-9302

October
3 - JJ's Eatery Too - Old Orchard Bach ME - 6:30PM - 207-934-0222
17 - Ocean Pizza - Old Orchard Beach ME - 7PM - 207-934-2900
24 - The Maine Table - S Portland ME - 6PM - 207-699-4495

November
14 - Ocean Pizza - Old Orchard Beach ME - 7PM - 207-934-2900

December
5 - JJ's Eatery Too - Old Orchard Beach ME - 6:30PM - 207-934-0222
12 - Ocean Pizza - Old Orchard Beach ME - 7PM - 207-934-2900
     (Pam’s Amazing Italian Christmas Dinner Celebration!)

2015

April
12 - Franklin House Concerts - Walpole MA - 2PM - 508-528-0026
     1PM potluck - reservations encouraged: info@franklinhouseconcerts.org
     (venue: 43 Hutchinson Rd - Walpole MA - 02081)


June
18 - Noble House Inn - Bridgton ME - 6:30PM - 207-647-3733
     house concert: reservations encouraged: innkeepers@noblehousebb.com

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