Home is Where the Heart is.
I want to thank my good friend, Olaf for sharing the above image with me yesterday! It put a smile on my face for sure! As anyone who know me, know I am a big fan of the local music scene not only here in Maine but everywhere. When traveling about this crazy world I always seek out small independent record stores and ask about the local music. Some of the best music out there hasn’t been (and may not be) “discovered”. And for us seekers the local music scene is the perfect place to find that next fulfilling thing.
I have written a little about my local music scene a bit on here. I live in southern Maine, but all of Maine would be considered the local scene. I know many might not quite understand this, but some may actually include Boston as out local scene and the places between. That more of a regional thing I guess and since the population of Maine is so small in relation to many areas we sometime group it in our “local” brackets. (Wikifact – Maine was part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until 1820)
The local bands I have cover so far have been the Rustic Overtones and the Cerberus Shoal/Fire on Fire Projects. Really kind of sad I have neglected to write about more. I do have plans to write about The Mallet Brothers, El Grande, Phantom Buffalo and my brother in laws band Wavelength at some point in the future.
In my travels, I have discovered Middle Distance Runner from Baltimore, Brown Recluse from Philadelphia and the Street Dogs from Boston. I have also recently lived vicariously through my fellow blogger YouHearThat, I have explored band from the Richmond, VA local scene. A couple more notables from there are the Black Girls and the White Laces.
So tell me where you are from and at least one great local band you love. I’ll be sure to check them out!
Oh yeah, If you want to read my local music post go here.