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WW&F Launches its first Summer Concert Series
« on: June 12, 2018, 03:22:20 PM »
Join us for a summer concert series  at the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington's Alna Center station. The series includes a concert each month during July, August, and September. Park at Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) and take the train to Alna Center for the show. Train fare and parking at Sheepscot are included in the ticket price. Advance sale tickets are $15.00/adults, $8.00/kids 4-12, free/kids birth-3. Feel free to bring a blanket and picnic (no alcohol, please).
For tickets and information to the other concerts in this series, please go here:  http://wwfrytickets.simpletix.com/Event-List/

All Train departs Sheepscot at 5PM sharp! Please arrive early to ensure a relaxed experience. Music at Alna Center is from 5:30PM to 7PM.

Concert information:

Opening Concert July 28 featuring Married with Chitlins
Married with Chitlins is kicking off our 3 concert series! An acoustic music duo comprised of Chris and Liz Lannon, Married with Chitlins perform Traditional American music, Old Time Country and Blues, some Jazz standards and Celtic reels and jigs, with guitar and fiddle with a strong female lead vocal with harmonies but you'll also hear sprinklings of mandolin and harmonica.
Find them on facebook and on reverbnation.
Online ticketing ends 7/27/18.

Second concert August 25 featuring Rough Sawn
This local string band is composed of farmers and carpenters - true salt of the earth people. They are renowned  for their excellent covers of classic country, bluegrass, folk and Western swing as well as timeless originals. They've played local farmers markets, breweries, and other events.  Their four part harmonies are not something you're going to want to miss. You can find Rough Sawn on facebook.
Online ticketing ends 8/24/2018.

Final concert September 8th featuring GoldenOak
GoldenOak is an Indie Soul-Folk band fronted by sibling duo Zak and Lena Kendall. Originally from the Sandy River Valley of Western Maine and now based in Portland, they began to write music and perform in 2014. GoldenOak released their first album, Pleasant St., in 2016 an album they co-wrote with cellist Seth Wegner. The full length album painted a landscape of the duo’s childhood and their experiences growing up and leaving home. The original album with beautiful instrumentation and voice solidified the band as ambassadors of the Maine Folk Scene and earned them praise such as a nomination as “one of Portland's most important upcoming bands” by Dispatch Magazine. Over the last two years, they shared the stage with many notable artists such as Lady Lamb, The Dustbowl Revival, The Ghost of Paul Revere, and The Mallett Brothers Band. In October 2017, GoldenOak released Foxgloves, a 6 track EP that builds on Zak and Lena's folk roots with a remarkable orchestral approach and earthy sound. The band kicked off their Foxgloves release tour with a sold out show at Portland’s One Longfellow Square, and in December, Foxgloves was voted “EP of the Year” by the Portland Music Awards. Zak and Lena record and often tour with fellow musicians and band mates, Seth Wegner (cello), Max Eddington (piano), and Jackson Cromwell (percussion). Find out more at GoldenOakband.com.
Online ticketing ends 9/7/18


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Bill Sample

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Re: WW&F Launches its first Summer Concert Series
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 04:02:58 PM »
Wish we lived closer!

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 04:18:18 PM »
Me too!!!

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 05:21:56 PM »
Us too!  We'd be there at all 3 concerts.

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 10:51:20 PM »
Very nice, Steve!

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 01:17:55 AM »
Cool idea! Sounds like a winner to me!

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 09:52:47 AM »
Hi Stephen !
Great idea that Summer Concert Series, Wish we could be there, my wife and I love country classic and blue grass, a music and rhythm that match the chug and roll of an old steam country train so well.

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2018, 05:49:22 AM »
WOW... this is truly AWESOME!
While I may not have been the first to suggest the idea- (or maybe I was, who knows?) I know I did have and communicated the idea of a musical event utilizing the railroad itself. My idea was more along the lines of a "folk music festival" (which could still happen one day, especially if the concerts are successful,) but this is equally groovy if not better!
I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see the idea picked up and run with!
Hopefully I can get up there to enjoy my two greatest loves, music and trains! :D

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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2018, 01:11:46 PM »
WOW... this is truly AWESOME!  ... :D

I suspect that this, like many other new ideas, is happening because of the energy and enthusiasm of Steve P.  He.and Annie are really great friends of our Railway Museum.
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Re: WW&F Launches its first Summer Concert Series
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2018, 04:43:17 AM »
Hi All,

If folks are interested in getting tickets for the first summer concert on July 28th featuring acoustic duo 'Married with Chitlins' it is strongly advised to buy those tickets in advance at wwfrytickets.simpletix.com.

Not only will you save $ because the advance tickets are $3.00 less, you will also have a guaranteed place for the concert, which we cannot guarantee right before the event.

Get those tickets soon!

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Re: WW&F Launches its first Summer Concert Series
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2018, 12:09:21 AM »
The first concert made the Newspaper:
https://wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/wwf-concert-combines-train-travel-music/105296

I figured Ed would post the link as soon as I saw the first picture in the article .... I like the coat.


WW&F volunteer conductor Ed Lecuyer welcomes guests
aboard the concert series train.
JANE CARPENTER/Wiscasset Newspaper
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Re: WW&F Launches its first Summer Concert Series
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2018, 12:27:22 AM »


Rough Sawn is an acoustic band based around Portland, Maine. We play covers of classic country, bluegrass, folk, and western swing, as well as originals.

Link to the facebook page for the August 25th band - Rough Sawn from Portland.

https://www.facebook.com/roughsawnband/



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Re: WW&F Launches its first Summer Concert Series
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2018, 12:46:03 AM »
Ed is great -- as conductor he is a terrific ambassador for our guests.  I was fortunate to watch him in action Saturday.  He also puts up well with my lame jokes (not going to say anything about the angle of his conductor's cap -- I already made a comment about his jacket earlier this year).

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Re: WW&F Launches its first Summer Concert Series
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2018, 02:13:53 AM »
Over heard a group of people today saying they would have come for the concert last night if they had known about it in time. But being from across the country I don't know how or if this change could be made. Maybe more eye grabbing flyers like the green ones that were out earlier this year?