Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:30pm
Camden Opera House
General Admission tickets $18 advance; $22 at door.
One of Maine’s hottest bands! “The Maine grown, foot-stompin’ holler-folk quartet (who) create the type of music for which festivals are made” (The Boston Globe).
Says the band “We grew up listening to Radiohead and the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd…Everyone assumed we were a bluegrass band because we were playing these traditional instruments, but we weren’t writing traditional music. We were just writing songs with the instruments we had.” The result is a sound that the Portland, Maine-based band describes as “holler folk”, not because it involves a lot of hollering, per se, but because it invokes the rich communal tradition of field hollers, with their call-and-response melodies, sing-along hooks, and densely layered harmonies. That sense of musical camaraderie is essential to everything The Ghost of Paul Revere does.
Born on the banks of the Saco River and brothers in all but name, The Ghost of Paul Revere is a powerful, energetic, non-traditional American folk band that is renowned for harmony fueled, heart-pounding performances full of songs with unique identities that remain undeniably their own. Although they played their first top of the music show as recently as 2011, they have quickly risen to the top of the music scene with two critically-acclaimed, top selling full-length albums, sold out performances, and a 2016 national tour. They have shared the stage with the Avett Brothers, The Travelin’ McCourys, Spirit Family Reunion, Darlingside, as well as members of Greensky Bluegrass, the Infamous Stringdusters, and Old Crow Medicine Show, to name but a few.
“Simply put, this band is one to see live… A gorgeous blend of bluegrass, folk and good old fashioned rock and roll… their performance takes on a boot-clacking brilliance that transforms each song into a full-on participatory event, sending an electric surge about the room that’s near impossible not to feel. Add to that a layered three part harmony coursing through each soulful song, and The Ghost of Paul Revere demonstrated they not only had the chops, but the heart to reach their audience and leave an undeniable impression as well. As the floorboards shook with each pounding stomp, one thing was certain: the band announced they had arrived, loud and clear.” – Dispatch Magazine