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UUCB Conerts for a Cause: under the song tree

Dan Merrill, Anni Clark, and Lynn Deeves Dan Merrill, Anni Clark, and Lynn Deeves

A rare reunion concert of "under the song tree," a trio of three of Maine's favorite singer-songwriters who have not performed together in over 10 years.

UUCB Concerts for a Cause


under the song tree

Reunion Concert


Saturday, October 28, 2017 @7:30pm

UU Church of Brunswick

1 Middle Street


 The UUCB Concerts for a Cause series presents a rare reunion concert of “under the song tree” on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick.

“Under the song tree” is a trio of three of Maine's favorite singer-songwriters who have not performed together in over 10 years:  Dan Merrill, Anni Clark, and Lynn Deeves. Their concert features acoustic guitars, flute, harmonica, a variety of percussive instruments, and stellar three-part harmonies. 

In 2000 the trio got together and recorded a CD, "under the song tree LIVE." The CD clearly demonstrates their talents as seasoned musicians and songwriters, and their strength as a trio of performers who are passionate about music. In 2002, NH’s Jam Music Magazine readers voted them “Folk Artists of the Year.”

Dan Merrill creates intimate, honest lyrics and soaring vocals set to pop, funk, acoustic rock, folk and singer-songwriter styles. In 1995, Dan won the coveted Newfolk Songwriter’s award at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. In 2000, in addition to playing with Under the Song Tree, he joined forces with the Pennsylvania progressive rock band, Simon Apple which yielded the band's first U.S. Top 10 single in 2005 – “Hold Me (Like A Lover)” written by Dan.  He was also voted "Male Vocalist of the Year" by the national organization “Just Plain Folks.” Dan’s most recent solo CD is 2008’s "Tomorrow to Yesterday."

 Anni Clark is part folk, part blues, sometimes pop, but all parts original.  For over 30 years this Maine native has pleased audiences nationwide with her captivating voice, mindful lyrics, and excellent guitar work.  She was voted “Female Artist of the Year” on multiple occasions. Clark has recorded seven successful albums and shared stages with international acts including Shawn Colvin, Richie Havens and Cheryl Wheeler. The Kennebec Journal wrote “what I love about Clark is that she can have you laughing one moment and close to tears the next with the honest emotions in her material.”

 Maine singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Lynn Deeves honed her early musical and stage chops on the New England, high energy rock scene and has since released 4 independent CD’s.  After 17 years of singing in the top-40 club circuit, receiving Maine Female Vocalist of the Year, Lynn Deeves began writing her own songs with folk, blues, and gospel influences. Rich, soulful vocals combined with a sharp wit, and dynamic stage presence, have created a continually expanding NE fan base.  The Portland Press Herald says "...5 star stage presence... this gal's got a set of pipes..." Deeves has opened for Cheryl Wheeler, Janis Ian, Catie Curtis, Ellis Paul, America and many others. 


$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $6 Students/Children
Available at the church office (729-8515), Gulf of Maine Books, or online at


Proceeds from the Concerts for a Cause series raises money for church programming and local charities.



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