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2006 Summer Garden Concert Series

The Summer Garden Concert Series is back for a third season ... the very best in live and lively Sunday afternoon music brought to you by Mr. Sippy Productions! Bands from far and wide perform from a soundstage in the Great Lawn behind the Cafe at The Governor's Inn, an idyllic setting for a summer garden party in a shaded private garden. Have a seat at a table with parasol, or right up front by the band where you can bring your own garden chair or lawn blanket. Have fun with a Frisbee, Hacky-Sack or just enjoy some good, casual and inexpensive food and drink from the Cafe. The Inn's tents and canopies ensure all concerts will take place regardless of weather.
Performances run 4-7 pm each Sunday.

June 18 - Melvern Taylor and the Fabulous Meltones
Melvern Taylor writes songs and plays the ukulele. He is backed up by his Fabulous Meltones. Together they make records and play shows.Once upon a time, people like the Everly Brothers, Carole King and Sam Cooke made pop songs—timeless, accessible and instantly familiar music. Melvern Taylor and The Fabulous Meltones craft brilliant songs that remind us that "pop" isn’t a dirty word.

June 25 - The New England Blluegrass Band

July 2 - The Racky Thomas Band
Winning Boston's prestigious Battle of the Blues Bands this group earned a trip to the International Blues Festival where they tore 'em up! Easily traversing styles from gritty acoustic~electric Chicago and Delta blues the band features National Guitar, Drums, Upright Bass and Weeping-Wailing harp riffs that are most entertaining. Their style continues to thrill audiences nationally. With a band that rally's with a vocal style that ranges from raw raunch to mournful and plaintive old style country blues ala Mississippi John Hurt and Taj Mahal. Anyone who see's this band will be impressed the incredible level of performance and showmanship.

July 9 - Michael Tarbox (of the Tarbox Ramblers) and Friends

July 16 - Cormac McCarthy and Friends
An emerging star of New England folk music, Cormac McCarthy is a brilliant New hampshire singer-songwriter whose songs are stories detailing wicked romances gone astray. "Top ten Concerts ... - Bob Dylan, Ani DeFranco, Cormac McCarthy ... Next time he comes within 100 miles, you must go hear him!" - -Seth Rogovoy, Boston Phoenix.

July 23- Katahdin Valley Boys
This Bluegrass group was formed in 1998. Each member brings many years of experience and professional showmanship to the band’s hard driving traditional sound. Every member of the band shares lead and harmony vocals. Their repertoire features close harmonies and smooth solos. The show has a fresh approach and an exciting format. The band’s members are Wayne Burtt on mandolin, Jeff Folger on banjo, Dale Hodgdon on guitar, Terry Spearrin on bass and Kip Yattaw on fiddle. They are looking forward to seeing many friends and fans at the upcoming shows and festivals.

July 30 - The Mary Maquire Band
"M. Golden Throat" was the nickname Mary Maguire's studio musicians gave the fresh-out-of-college songstress during the recording of her first album, 'Sweet Baby Blues'. The Boston Globe reviewed of this recording held that "Maguire's deep, throaty voice is always interesting, particularly lovely..." After 4 CD's and 12 years performing in the renowned female vocal/acoustic group, Sweet, Hot & Sassy!, Mary released her sultry solo CD, Round Midnight, in 2003. Since then Mary lassoed the irrepressible musical powers and creativity of Jeff Horton and Tom Yoder, and now they take off into passionate bluegrass, folk and swing.

Mary has shared the stage with the talented likes of John Sebastian, Tom Rush, Livingston Taylor, Christine Lavin, Dave Mallett, T. Graham Brown, Billy Novick and Guy Van Duser, Patti Larkin, Lincoln Meyers, Devonsquare, Moondi Klein, Harvey Reid, and others.

August 6 - Mike Morris and Heather Mike

August 13 - The Okratones
The Okratones feature guitar, doghouse bass, mandolin and vocals on songs unencumbered by requirements of pop-driven culture. Bluegrass, blues, rockabilly, gospel and pure soul.

August 20 - Roundhouse Blues
Roundhouse combines the Memphis blues with New Orleans Zydeco and a little bit of the Chicago sound to create an evening of jump blues and swing. They are a Mardi Gras party every time they play. The band’s original material draws on the influences like the Neville Brothers and Room Full of Blues, producing grooves that just make you want to move. Nominated for the Seacoast Spotlight Award in the Blues and R&B category in 2004 and 2005, Roundhouse is becoming one of the more popular dance bands in the Seacoast area. The band attracts a wide variety of people, including local swing dance enthusiasts.

August 27 - Jon Nolan and Hokum



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