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Summer Concerts on the Lawn
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic dinner, and some bug spray, its that time of year when the sun stays up late so we can enjoy great concerts outside (if it rains, we'll move the concert inside to the Library's atrium). Every Thursday in July from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. we'll have the music playing, sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. Hope to see you out there on the lawn!
- July 7: The Lenny Solomon Band
- July 14: Peter Kilpatrick
- July 21: Boston Road
- July 28: Paul Agnew with the John Capavella Quintet
July 7: The Lenny Solomon Band
Join the Lenny Solomon Band for a great evening of socially conscious country/city/blues/folk music on the lawn.Lenny Solomon's style has been compared to early Bob Dylan. He began his career in the late 1960s and has shared bills with many touring performers including Bonnie Raitt, Chris Smither, and Spider John. He is first and foremost a storyteller and his song-writing skills have earned many awards.
July 14: Peter Kilpatrick
Join Peter Kilpatrick for a great evening of original guitar-driven pop rock on the lawn. Pete Kilpatrick has been named Maine's best act four times in the Portland Best Music Awards and his music has been featured on NBC's The Office, Parks and Recreation and New Girl. He has toured with Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Guster and others, performing over 1,400 shows to date!
July 21: Boston Road
Join Boston Road for a great evening of bluegrass on the lawn. Boston Road is:
- Claude Galinsky, mandolin / vocals
- Rick Posch, bass / vocals
- Matt Valencius, banjo
- Kristin Vegeto, vocals
- Pete Vegeto, guitar / vocals
Boston Road's traditional and modern bluegrass music features a groove they call "the engine". It's the result of Pete Vegeto's rhythm guitar working with Rick Posch's standup bass and Claude Galinsky's vintage mandolin. Instrumentally, the band also features Matt Valencius' banjo. Singer Kristen Vegeto, along with Pete, Claude and Rick do the Roadsters' vocal duties, providing powerful two-, three- and four-part harmonies.
July 28: Paul Agnew with the John Capavella Quintet
Join Paul Agnew and the John Capavella Quintet for a great evening with the Great American Songbook on the lawn. Paul is a local vocalist (Braintree) who interprets the timeless music of the Great American Songbook with meaning and authority. With piano man John Capavella, Paul is the co-producer and featured host/vocalist for “Songbook” a popular BCAM-TV music program that has aired since 1999. As an entertainer, Paul makes frequent appearances at outdoor concerts, senior citizen residences and private and public events.
Concerts @the Crane: Winter/Spring Concert Series
Last winter we enjoyed some fabulous concerts. Remember these?
- January 10: Akiko Kobayashi
- January 17: ALLISON
- February 7: Raley Beggs
- February 21: Nick Dinnerstein Quartet
- March 6: Craft String Quintet
- March 20: Hiroya Tsukamoto
More Music From Library Performers
Look here for a list of CDs and concert DVDs of artists who have performed at the Crane. Borrow them from the library and relive a performance you enjoyed or catch one that you missed!
Interviews with Library Performers
Often musicians who play at the library stop by before hand, talk about their music, and even play a little sample.