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"Don't Give Up on Us" by David Soul: "Don't make i%POU(JWF6QPO6TwCZ%BWJE4PVMi%POUNBLF the wrong seem right/ The future isn't just one night." UIFXSPOHTFFNSJHIU5IFGVUVSFJTOUKVTUPOFOJHIUw Don't make the "wrong" seem "right"? (FUJU Get it?5BMLBCPVU Talk about %POUNBLFUIFiXSPOHwTFFNiSJHIUw a tailor-made campaign song. And I'm BUBJMPSNBEFDBNQBJHOTPOH"OE*N sure David wouldn't mind the exposure TVSF%BWJEXPVMEOUNJOEUIFFYQPTVSF - he hasn't worked since, like, 1979. oIFIBTOUXPSLFETJODF MJLF "Get Over It" by The Eagles: A i(FU0WFS*UwCZ5IF&BHMFT" message to all the birthers and other NFTTBHFUPBMMUIFCJSUIFSTBOEPUIFS conspiracy theorists. DPOTQJSBDZUIFPSJTUT "Sweetheart Like You" by Bob i4XFFUIFBSU-JLF:PVwCZ#PC Dylan: The lyric "Steal a little, and %ZMBO5IFMZSJDi4UFBMBMJUUMF BOE they throw you in jail/ Steal a lot, and UIFZUISPXZPVJOKBJM4UFBMBMPU BOE they make you king" pretty much sums up the Obama UIFZNBLFZPVLJOHwQSFUUZNVDITVNTVQUIF0CBNB administration's failure to hold the banking industry BENJOJTUSBUJPOTGBJMVSFUPIPMEUIFCBOLJOHJOEVTUSZ accountable for plunging the country into the greatest BDDPVOUBCMFGPSQMVOHJOHUIFDPVOUSZJOUPUIFHSFBUFTU financial crisis since the Great Depression. mOBODJBMDSJTJTTJODFUIF(SFBU%FQSFTTJPO "Who's Sorry Now?" by Connie Francis: An ode to i8IPT4PSSZ/PX wCZ$POOJF'SBODJT"OPEFUP Osama bin Laden. 0TBNBCJO-BEFO "Theme from Shaft" by Isaac Hayes: If Obama's looki5IFNFGSPN4IBGUwCZ*TBBD)BZFT*G0CBNBTMPPL ing for a song that can present him as a compassionate JOHGPSBTPOHUIBUDBOQSFTFOUIJNBTBDPNQBTTJPOBUF man who's not afraid to open up a can of you-know-what, NBOXIPTOPUBGSBJEUPPQFOVQBDBOPGZPVLOPXXIBU he could do a lot worse than this. "He's a complicated IFDPVMEEPBMPUXPSTFUIBOUIJTi)FTBDPNQMJDBUFE man/ But no one understands him but his woman." True, NBO#VUOPPOFVOEFSTUBOETIJNCVUIJTXPNBOw5SVF that. UIBU Deputy Managing Editor Rod Harmon may be contacted at 791-6450 or 2S^cbg;O\OUW\U3RWb]`@]R6O`\[OgPSQ]\bOQbSROb%'$"#]` at: Ob( rharmon(g)pressherald. com `VO`\.^`SaaVS`OZRQ][ Twitter: RHarmonPPH BeWbbS`(@6O`\>>6
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A8IFJQ Squeezing a lot in is a way of life for A_cSShW\UOZ]bW\WaOeOg]TZWTST]` singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz, who aW\US`a]\Ue`WbS`AO`OV8O`]aheV] plays a show at USM Friday. ^ZOgaOaV]eObCA;4`WROg ByRAYROUTHIER #Z3":3065)*&3
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Samuel James offers 13 tracks ‘for the Dark Road Ahead’
ortland singer/guitarist Samuel James has just completed his trilogy of acoustic roots/blues albums with “And for the Dark Road Ahead.” The CD-release show is in a couple of weeks, which will give James time to recover from any lingering jet lag from a recent show in, of all places, Transylvania. The album is home to 13 tracks, including two spoken-word pieces and a doozy of an Elton John cover. GO recently caught up with James for a detailed chat about “Dark Road” and that trip to the land of Dracula.
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Why is the album called “And for the Dark Road Ahead”? Two reasons. The ﬁrst is that there have been a lot of dark themes in my life over the last few years, and I can’t really see when they’ll end. The second reason is that this album is the last part of a trilogy, and if you take the titles of the albums, they form the sentence, “Songs Famed for Sorrow and Joy, For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen, And for the Dark Road Ahead.” You put a very unique stamp on Elton John’s “Rocket Man.” What’s the story with that? Why did you choose to do that particular song? I ran a contest during my last West Coast tour stating that I would play the winner’s choice of a cover song in each town. This was the song chosen in San Francisco, but the woman who won never came to the show. I just wanna make sure she knows that I did it.
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Tell me about “The Execution of Big Black Ben.” What was the inspiration? It goes with the trilogy. On the ﬁrst record, I had “Big Black Ben.” On the second, I had “Bigger Blacker Ben,” and now to complete it I have, “The Execution of …” I thought it would be a ﬁtting way to end my folk hero’s career. “Tan Sedan” is fantastic. What’s that one about? It’s about everything in the world. I know. The title’s a little obvious. How about “Nineteen”? “Nineteen” is about my father. Straight up. That’s it. I’m a daddy’s boy. What can I say? Is “Camus” about Albert Camus? Are you a fan of his writing? Yeah. Well, I had a very serious existential crisis a while back. I wasn’t writing or playing or practicing. I couldn’t come up with a reason to do anything. Of course, this was destroying everything in my life. I had read all Camus’ stuff back in
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Samuel James will release the last of a trilogy of roots/blues albums at a CDrelease party on Oct. 20.
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ome,” Public Enemy “Welcome to the Terrord ,” Moses Atwood “Hard Times in Hollywood James “Stranger Blues,” Elmore “Use Me,” Bill Withers Gross “One About Sunshine,” D. “No Ordinary Love,” Sade Lamb the Beekeeper “Mane On Its Lion,” Lady vie Wonder “Heaven Help Us All,” Ste “Muscle Car,” Sontiago ue,” Eric B. & Rakim “Don’t Sweat the Techniq
high school, and I ﬁgured that he probably went through the same thing, and he probably wrote his way out of it. Or at least he occupied himself through it. This song is my attempt to do the same. How was your recent trip to Transylvania? This was my ﬁrst time there. I have been as far east as Turkey, which I could write
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Concerts and shows currently on sale: 1]\QS`baO\RaV]eaQc``S\bZg]\aOZS( The latest BVSZObSab On sale 10 a.m. Friday - The Tragically =\aOZSO[4`WROgÂłBVSB`OUWQOZZg Hip, 8 p.m. Nov. 7, State Theatre, Portland. 6W^&^[<]d%AbObSBVSOb`S>]`bZO\R $35.35/$38. Statetheatreportland.com; !#!#!&AbObSbVSOb`S^]`bZO\RQ][) (800) 745-3000; Cumberland County &%"#!)1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg Civic Center box office 1WdWQ1S\bS`P]f]TÂżQS On sale 10 a.m. Friday - The Devil Makes =\aOZSO[4`WROgÂłBVS2SdWZ;OYSa Three with Brown Bird, 9 p.m. Dec. 29, BV`SSeWbV0`]e\0W`R'^[2SQ ' State Theatre, Portland. $17/$20. State AbObSBVSOb`S>]`bZO\R% AbObS theatreportland.com; (800) 745-3000; bVSOb`S^]`bZO\RQ][)&%"#!) Cumberland County Civic Center box 1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`P]f office ]TÂżQS On sale 10 a.m. Friday - Tedeschi Trucks =\aOZSO[4`WROgÂłBSRSaQVWB`cQYa Band, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, House of Blues, 0O\R%(!^[<]d '6]caS]T0ZcSa Boston. $45 to $75. Livenation.com (800) 0]ab]\"#b]%#:WdS\ObW]\Q][& 745-3000 %"#! On sale 10 a.m. Friday - The Tragically =\aOZSO[4`WROgÂłBVSB`OUWQOZZg Hip, 9 p.m. Nov. 9, House of Blues, Boston. 6W^'^[<]d'6]caS]T0ZcSa0]ab]\ $32.85 to $45.35. Livenation.com (800) ! &#b]"#!#:WdS\ObW]\Q][& 745-3000 %"#! On sale 10 a.m. Friday - Of Monsters and =\aOZSO[4`WROgÂł=T;]\abS`aO\R Men with Soley and Elle King, 7:30 p.m. ;S\eWbVA]ZSgO\R3ZZS9W\U%(!^[ Nov. 19, House of Blues, Boston. $25 to <]d'6]caS]T0ZcSa0]ab]\ #b] $30. Livenation.com (800) 745-3000 !:WdS\ObW]\Q][&%"#! On sale 10 a.m. Friday - Lamb of God with =\aOZSO[4`WROgÂł:O[P]T5]ReWbV In Flames, Hellyeah and Sylosis, 7:30 p.m. 7\4ZO[Sa6SZZgSOVO\RAgZ]aWa%(!^[ Nov. 25, House of Blues, Boston. $37 to <]d #6]caS]T0ZcSa0]ab]\!%b] $52.50. Livenation.com (800) 745-3000 # #:WdS\ObW]\Q][&%"#! On sale noon Friday - Journey with Pat =\aOZS\]]\4`WROgÂł8]c`\SgeWbV>Ob Benatar and Neil Giraldo, and Loverboy, 0S\ObO`O\R<SWZ5W`OZR]O\R:]dS`P]g 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Verizon Wireless Arena, %(!^[<]d!DS`Wh]\EW`SZSaa/`S\O Manchester, N.H. $39.50 to $89.50. ;O\QVSabS`<6!'#b]&'# Livenation.com; (800) 745-3000 :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! On sale noon Friday - Australian Pink =\aOZS\]]\4`WROgÂł/cab`OZWO\>W\Y Floyd, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Verizon Wireless 4Z]gR$(!^[<]dDS`Wh]\EW`SZSaa Arena, Manchester, N.H. $20.50 to $39.50. /`S\O;O\QVSabS`<6 #b]!'# Livenation.com; (800) 745-3000 :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#!
^fkk`o6 CONCERTS AND SHOWS :FE:<IKJ8E;J?FNJ
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The locals BVSZ]QOZa Sept. 27 - Tricky Britches and Darlingside, AS^b %ÂłB`WQYg0`WbQVSaO\R2O`ZW\UaWRS 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland. &^[=\S:]\UTSZZ]eA_cO`S>]`bZO\R $10/$12.=\SZ]\UTSZZ]ea_cO`SQ][) Onelongfellowsquare.com; 761-1757 %$%#% Sept. 27 - Tedeschi Trucks Band, 8 p.m., AS^b %ÂłBSRSaQVWB`cQYa0O\R&^[
State Theatre, Portland. $40 to $75. State AbObSBVSOb`S>]`bZO\R"b]%#AbObS theatreportland.com; (800) 745-3000; bVSOb`S^]`bZO\RQ][)&%"#!) Cumberland County Civic Center box office 1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`P]f]TÂżQS Sept. 28 - Journey, Pat Benatar AS^b &Âł8]c`\Sg>Ob0S\ObO`
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HOW IT RATES ?FN@KI8K<J RSO - "AWL" @A=ÂłÂľ/E:Âś Produced by Todd Hutchisen >`]RcQSRPgB]RR6cbQVWaS\ ((72 Âť
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is the trebliest release I've heard in quite JTUIFUSFCMJFTUSFMFBTF*WFIFBSEJORVJUF some time. TPNFUJNF Did I enjoy "AWL'? Hard to say. "Enjoy" %JE*FOKPZi"8w )BSEUPTBZi&OKPZw may not be the right word. More like NBZOPUCFUIFSJHIUXPSE.PSFMJLF "experienced." And yet I found myself iFYQFSJFODFEw"OEZFU*GPVOENZTFMG compelled to revisit that experience at DPNQFMMFEUPSFWJTJUUIBUFYQFSJFODFBU least a dozen times, so there is definitely MFBTUBEP[FOUJNFT TPUIFSFJTEFmOJUFMZ something at work. RSO is like that canTPNFUIJOHBUXPSL340JTMJLFUIBUDBO ker sore under your tongue that you just LFSTPSFVOEFSZPVSUPOHVFUIBUZPVKVTU can't leave alone, even though you know DBOUMFBWFBMPOF FWFOUIPVHIZPVLOPX it's going to hurt every time you touch it JUTHPJOHUPIVSUFWFSZUJNFZPVUPVDIJU with your tongue. Unpleasant though it XJUIZPVSUPOHVF6OQMFBTBOUUIPVHIJU may be, after a while, you can't help but NBZCF BGUFSBXIJMF ZPVDBOUIFMQCVU like it. MJLFJU For $5, you can download a digital copy 'PS ZPVDBOEPXOMPBEBEJHJUBMDPQZ at r-s-o.bandcamp.com/album/awl. Or, BUSTPCBOEDBNQDPNBMCVNBXM0S for $10, you can download the album and GPS ZPVDBOEPXOMPBEUIFBMCVNBOE get a 7-inch record with a limited-edition HFUBJODISFDPSEXJUIBMJNJUFEFEJUJPO hand-screened jacket. Visit the RSO webIBOETDSFFOFEKBDLFU7JTJUUIF340XFC site at rienissomethingoriginal.com. TJUFBUSJFOJTTPNFUIJOHPSJHJOBMDPN Rick Johnson is a freelance writer and radio host @WQY8]V\a]\WaOT`SSZO\QSe`WbS`O\R`ORW]V]ab from Westbrook. He can be reached at: T`][ESabP`]]Y6SQO\PS`SOQVSROb( rJohnson. rock@gmail. com `X]V\a]\`]QY.U[OWZQ][
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THURSDAY 4(523$!9 Joy Kills Sorrow, string band, with Fish and *OY +ILLS 3ORROW STRING BAND WITH &ISH AND Bird, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15. "IRD /NE ,ONGFELLOW 3QUARE 0ORTLAND onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. ONELONGFELLOWSQUARECOM PM Steve Earle, alt-country/rock, Strand Theatre, 3TEVE %ARLE ALT COUNTRYROCK 3TRAND 4HEATRE Rockland. Sold out. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. 2OCKLAND 3OLD OUT ROCKLANDSTRANDCOM PM N i t t y G r i t t y D i r t Band, country/rock, Stone .ITTY 'RITTY $IRT "AND COUNTRYROCK 3TONE Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $75. -OUNTAIN !RTS #ENTER "ROWNlELD stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. STONEMOUNTAINARTSCENTERCOM PM Stars, indie pop, with Diamond Rings and 3TARS INDIE POP WITH $IAMOND 2INGS AND California Waves, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, #ALIFORNIA 7AVES PLUS 0ORT #ITY -USIC (ALL Portland. $22 to $34. statetheatreportland.com. 0ORTLAND TO STATETHEATREPORTLANDCOM 8 p.m. PM Julie Holter, singer-songwriter, with Hundred *ULIE (OLTER SINGER SONGWRITER WITH (UNDRED Waters, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $10. 7ATERS PLUS 3PACE 0ORTLAND space538.org. 8:30 p.m. SPACEORG PM Audrey Ryan, experimental folk-pop, with !UDREY 2YAN EXPERIMENTAL FOLK POP WITH Toughcats and Great Elk, The Oak and the Ax, 4OUGHCATS AND 'REAT %LK 4HE /AK AND THE !X Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. "IDDEFORD THEOAKANDTHEAXBLOGSPOTCOM 8 p.m. PM FRIDAY &2)$!9 Soulive, funk jazz trio, with The Alan Evans Trio, 3OULIVE FUNK JAZZ TRIO WITH 4HE !LAN %VANS 4RIO State Theatre, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day 3TATE 4HEATRE 0ORTLAND IN ADVANCE DAY of show; general admission, statetheatreportland OF SHOW GENERAL ADMISSION STATETHEATREPORTLAND .com. 8 p.m. COM PM Julian Lage, jazz guitarist, One Longfellow *ULIAN ,AGE JAZZ GUITARIST /NE ,ONGFELLOW Square, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 day of 3QUARE 0ORTLAND IN ADVANCE DAY OF show, onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. SHOW ONELONGFELLOWSQUARECOM PM Sarah Jarosz, multi-instrumentalist, with fiddler 3ARAH *AROSZ MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST WITH lDDLER Alex Hargreaves and cellist Nathaniel Smith, !LEX (ARGREAVES AND CELLIST .ATHANIEL 3MITH Talbot Auditorium of Luther Bonney Hall, USM 4ALBOT !UDITORIUM OF ,UTHER "ONNEY (ALL 53- Portland campus. $27. heptunesconcerts.com. 8 p.m. 0ORTLAND CAMPUS HEPTUNESCONCERTSCOM PM "A Loss for Words," acoustic benefit concert for h! ,OSS FOR 7ORDS v ACOUSTIC BENElT CONCERT FOR the National MS Society with Beyond Goodbye THE .ATIONAL -3 3OCIETY WITH "EYOND 'OODBYE and other bands, Husson University (Gracie AND OTHER BANDS (USSON 5NIVERSITY 'RACIE Theatre), Bangor. $10. 973-1011. 7:30 p.m. 4HEATRE "ANGOR PM Cinder Conk, Balkan/gypsy folk dance music, #INDER #ONK "ALKANGYPSY FOLK DANCE MUSIC Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. $12. aarhusgallery.com. !ARHUS 'ALLERY "ELFAST AARHUSGALLERYCOM 7:30 p.m. PM Andy Happell, violinist and composer, St. !NDY (APPELL VIOLINIST AND COMPOSER 3T Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12 in advance; ,AWRENCE !RTS #ENTER 0ORTLAND IN ADVANCE $15 day of show, stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. DAY OF SHOW STLAWRENCEARTSORG PM Arborea, progressive-folk duo, with Greg Jamie, !RBOREA PROGRESSIVE FOLK DUO WITH 'REG *AMIE The Frontier, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day 4HE &RONTIER "RUNSWICK IN ADVANCE DAY of show, explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m. OF SHOW EXPLOREFRONTIERCOM PM "Music of John Cage," performed by pianist Paul h-USIC OF *OHN #AGE v PERFORMED BY PIANIST 0AUL Sullivan, LesTrois Etoiles, DirigoMiz and the UMF 3ULLIVAN ,ES 4ROIS %TOILES $IRIGO-IZ AND THE 5-&