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MSA: Songwriters on Stage

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Maine Songwriters Association starts its 2017-2018 season of Songwriters on Stage [SOS] at The Frontier in Brunswick, Maineon September 6th. SOS is the first Wednesday of every month through May 2018. MSA provides an exceptional line up of accomplished performing musicians and The Frontier is a premier venue for music presenting an excellent experience for the audience. The September Songwriters on Stage series features Mehuman Jonson, Robby Simpson, Laurie Jones and Ben Hunsberger. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased online at www.explorefrontier.com or at the door.

 

Maine Songwriters Association starts its 2017-208 season of Songwriters on Stage[SOS] at The Frontier in Brunswick, Maineon September 6th.  SOS is the first Wednesday of every month through May 2018. MSA provides an exceptional line up of accomplished performing musicians and The Frontier is a premier venue for music presenting an excellent experience for the audience. 

 

The September Songwriters on Stage series features Mehuman Jonson, Robby Simpson, Laurie Jones and Ben Hunsberger. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased online at www.explorefrontier.com or at the door.            

 

Mehuman Jonson, pronounced "May-mon", is an East Coast native singer/songwriter/guitarist who cut her teeth on old time gospel spirituals, straight ahead jazz, country blues, and classic rock and roll. Born the 8th of nine to missionary parents, the former Arista Records recording artist, Mehuman established herself in the Detroit, Manhattan, Dublin Ireland, Cannes France, Nashville, and Los Angeles music scenes as a gifted performer. Mehuman toured in the U.S., Europe, Eastern Europe, and West Africa, as an award winning songwriter and producer delivering powerful and punchy mixes of "funky pulse-poet potions she calls folk hop for hip folk." Performing Songwriter Magazine dubbed Mehuman a sultry blend of Lenny Kravitz and Indie Arie, mixed in the passionate delivery of Sade and Bono. CNN Music, touted "Mehuman to be one of the top 10 burgeoning songwriters to watch." Most recently, thriving in Maine, Mehuman enjoys sharing and making music within the local artistic community as an independent songbird, songwriter, and educator.  She has a 2017 upcoming CD "Sifted" and is a featured songwriter at SoulFest 2017.

 

Robby Simpson is a singer/songwriter based in mid-coast Maine and has played throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Colorado. His music is a blend of Americana and alt country, with hints of blues and blue grass. Robby released his first “official” album in 2013- Traveling Without Weapons and has since made appearances on WSCH 6 207. Robby is getting attention from out of state music industry, will be performing alongside national acts like Yonder Mountain String Band and the Sam Roberts Band at the Matrix Music Festival and is currently gearing up to record a second album. .Living with his beautiful family on the Kennebec River and working during the week as a house carpenter, Robby will write music until he stops breathing- it’s one of the things he does.

 

Maine native Laurie Jones paved her own musical path.  She just released her 5th record, BRIDGES, which identified her, once again, as a songwriting force. She is often compared to both Chrissie Hynde and Lucinda Williams for her lyrical wit and melodic sass. This comparison she humbly accepts. On Bridges, Laurie is joined by a cast of guest musicians contributing to the songs in a "fierce" compilation of some of Maine's best kept secrets. Armed with the full Jones lyrical punch, she takes us on one heck of a confessional journey. www.lauriejonesmusic.com

 

Ben Hunsberger is a Delaware native who moved to Maine in 1979. Blending a lifelong passion for music with his unique perspectives on life, love, politics, and nature, Ben’s music is seasoned with flavors of Jackson Browne and The Beatles, and echoes of Brubeck and Mose Allison. Clear vocals backed by keyboard and guitar hhuaighlight his live performances. Along with solo performances, Ben plays in two area bands, Magic 8 Ball and Leopard Girls.  He has performed with well-known area musicians including Ted DeMille, Jud Caswell, Delilah Poupore, Jenny Lou Drew, and Liz and Chris Lannon. He has recorded eight original albums, and his latest effort, New Paint is now available at www.welcomefarmmusic.com .

 


 

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