Live At No. 10 Water Restaurant
Fri. Dec 6: Lee Sykes
Sat. Dec 7: Brad Hooper
Thurs. Dec 12: Randy Lindsey Ugly Sweater Party
Fri. Dec 13: Katie Daggett
Sat. Dec 14: Closed for a private event
Fri. Dec 20: Brian Johnson
Sat. Dec 21: Lee Sykes
Fri. Dec 27: Katie Daggett
Brad Hooper is a Maine singer/songwriter living in the unorganized-territory of Albany Township, Maine. He lives, plays and writes on a small farm nestled in the foothills of Western Maine. He has been singing, playing and writing for more than three decades.
In 2009, Hooper took his talent “off the farm and onto the stage.” (He finally learned how to play the guitar last Tuesday at 4 p.m.) Since that time, he has seen a consistently growing fan base, expanded show schedule and gained the respect of his contemporary peers.
With a nomination for the Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll 2013 (Blues), a 2013 debut show in Chicago, a three-show series of concerts in Cambridge, MA, and a second upcoming show on WMPG live, Hooper is constantly gaining attention with his talent. Originally from Chicago, Hooper moved to Maine, the land of his bloodlines, in 1980. No longer sure why he wanted it in the first place, Hooper racked up some serious “mileage” while growing up (questionable) and raising a family.
Hooper has grown into a voice all his own. He writes and performs songs that are raw and intuitive; lyrics fueled by years of hard-mileage and universal-truths. Hooper’s voice is like the gravel chiseled from the stone of his creations and the finely-polished surface of his finished musical sculptures. “Smooth like whiskey, sweet like an old guitar. Really?” quips Hooper. “My voice is a God-given gift. I had little-to-nothing to do with it. I like to sing and people seem to like it when I do.”
Chris Busby, editor of the Bollard in Portland, Maine, had this to say about Hooper’s debut CD, “Midnight at the Hilltop Hotel”: “This guy’s the real deal. No flash, no gimmicks, just solid guitar playing and soulful vocals,” — Chris Busby, The Bollard, July 2009
Quite often Hooper will quietly take the stage and then proceed to spin a song like it was the last thing he was going to do. His vocal quality often has him pegged as a “blues man,” but his content spans many genres making it difficult to pigeonhole the guy. Americana, roots, blues, folk, you’ll have to decide for yourself.
For more information or to listen to some of Hooper’s original music go to http://bradhooper.net.
Notable Career Highlights:
Nominated for 2013 Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll (Blues) (2013)
3 Show Concert Series in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA (2013)
Weekly Show, Freedom Cafe - (2013)
Chicago Debut - Goose Island Brewery (2013)
Maine Blues Festival performer - (2012,13)
New CD released: Scratchin’ out a Livin’ - (2013)
Performed 150+ paid shows - (2012,13)
Cameo Sunday River video - (2012)
Great Falls TV - Maine Songwriters Show
EP Review: Portland Phoenix - (August 2011)
New EP: Memories & Mileage released
Performed for Homeless Veterans - (2011,12)
Portland Music Series Performer - (July 2011)
One Longfellow Square Songwriters Showcase
Worked with Award-winning producer Michael Rizzo w/Epic Soul Music (ABC, NBC, CBS, Disney, etc.)
Music City’s Larry Paxton (Top 10 US bass player) records for new EP
Air play on WBLM, WMPG, WCLZ, 2Kens Comedy
Excellent review - The Bollard - Portland, Maine
WMPG -Localmotives live show w/Jewel & Donnie
Featured Artist - North Star Cafe - (2009,2010)
Front Page News - Advertiser Democrat (2009)
First CD released: Midnight at the Hilltop Hotel (2009)
Paid some dues (1978 - present)
Before this I was just a kid...not a care in the world
A little about Katie Daggett...
Katie Daggett plays an eclectic mix of music covering many different musical styles including folk, pop, country, bluegrass. She puts her own original slant on old and new songs and covers the material of artists such as Joni Mitchell, Lucinda Williams, and John Prine to name a few. You will also hear her original songs throughout the evening as well. Visit Her On Facebook
Another Maine native, Brian hails from Cumberland. Much of Brian's musical pastwas shared with Dan Merrill as they grew up together attending the same schools starting in grade school. Brian was a part of those initial bands with Dan as Dan changed gears in the 90's to a more acoustic sound. Brian and he found they were more than able to connect as a duo to play the acoustic sounds, but in addition still deliver rock with the growing technology in sequencing (the ability to create the rest of the band on a computer). Brian has now become a master at creating sequences. Brian is a fine guitarist and one of the few true tenors of the likes of Graham Nash.
Marcia Gallagher is a local force in the music scene in Central Maine. Not only does she teach K-8 music in Augusta at St. Michael School, she is an adjunct music faculty at UMA, teaching both vocal and piano. For the last 30 years, she has performed as a vocalist, pianist, and accompanist for every kind of function imaginable, from weddings to bar mitzvahs. Places you can hear Marcia perform are not limited to, but include concert venues, restaurants, pubs, and private parties. Marcia has also been the musical director for community theaters in Maine, the Theater at Monmouth for several seasons, and local High School productions. She was thrilled to have TAM tour with her musical play The Three Little Pigs, co-written with Dave Greenham, throughout Maine in 2009 . Hailing from Northern Maine, she has now made Hallowell her home, and has resided there for the last 12 years.
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