Blues after turkey, on TV and maybe in Memphis

The Unfinished Blues Band didn’t play a whole lot over the summer as all three of us always have multiple projects running concurrently, simultaneously, all at once and all the time. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been laying plans and getting ready for a busy “heating season” string of gigs.

Looking ahead, we’re playing watering hole shows at Lenny’s in Westbrook, Maine on Oct. 18, Cadenza in Freeport, Maine on Nov. 4 and at Olive Pit Brewing in Lisbon Falls, Maine on Dec. 15.

We’ve also got three kinda super-special gigs on the calendar, too. Here’s a little about each one.

  • On Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. we’ll be playing live on television for WCSH’s 20th anniversary broadcast of their long-running local magazine program 207. That’ll be beaming out onto the airwaves from the stage at One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine. You may remember, a couple years back, 207 did a story on us when we reunited and banished our curse after losing a “battle of the bands” in our hometown more than 30 years earlier.
  • Speaking of entering a “battle of the bands,” on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 29 we’re entering in the Maine Blues Society’s local blues challenge contest. The winner will then head off to the International Blues Challenge to compete against hundreds of other bands in Memphis in January. Come on down to the GFB Scottish Pub in Old Orchard Beach, Maine to cheer us on. We would love to have your support.
  • Finally, on the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, we’re holding the first-ever “Black and Blues Friday” event at The Hill Arts in Portland. Formerly known as St. Lawrence Arts, the the theater is perched on top of Munjoy Hill. There’ll be adult beverages for adults and non-adult beverages for everyone else. As an added bonus, if you bring the wrapping paper, we’ll wrap your door-buster deals for you during intermission. No joke but be warned, we suck at it — but at least you’ll have the blues good and proper.

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