Celtic Rock, Middle School Jazz, and Theater!

We are incredibly pleased to have the St. Huckleberry band playing at Stillwater Artsapalooza at the Roost from 8:00-8:40 p.m. this Saturday, June 23!

St. Huckleberry is an eclectic mix of Celtic-tinged Hard Folk originals and hopping Acadian Fiddle. The lineup is comprised of Laura Gallucci on Electric Viola and Fiddle, Ray Romanoski with a mix of hand percussion, and Mike Gallucci as main songwriter on Guitars and Vox (and on some occasions joined by Don NYVice Johnson on Sax and Flute). A reviewer once said, “St. Huck is a rather savory blend of roots rock with a touch of blues and a twist of Celtic. The songwriting is tight, and the musicianship crisp. What really makes the sound distinctive, however, is the contrast between the vocals and the viola (some of the tastiest viola to be heard around these parts for a long time).”  We can’t think of a more exciting group to have join our Artsapalooza line-up!  Don’t miss the chance to hear this group in action!

What started as a sugar-fueled conversation between students at a school dance has become the jazz combo known as The Underscores.  Under the guidance of Steve Hodgdon, The Underscores have developed into the most exciting young jazz group in Orono. They are set to play at the University Inn, poolside, from 6:00-6:40 p.m.

The Underscores are comprised of Orono Middle School students: Ben “Piano Man” Blood, Garry Morneault, Jacob “Jay Bass” Fandel, Alex “The Multi-tasker” Fergusson, Allison “Jazz Girl” Pickering, Lowell “LT” Ruck, and Will O’Neil.  They are sure to impress you with their talent, wit and energy, so don’t miss the chance to hear them!

Finally, there will be quite a lot of theater this year at Artsapalooza, yay!  At the Catholic Church on Main Street Hermon High School’s Theatre Arts class will perform the David Ives play Small World at 6:00 p.m., directly following this Orono High School will perform As You Like It in the same venue at 7p.m.  Across the street at the Church of Universal Fellowship at 7p.m. Orono Middle School students will perform their spring play, and finally at the United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. students from Old Town High School will perform excerpts from the musical Grease. Be sure to see any one of these wonderful performances!

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