WALDOBORO — The Waldo Theatre (916 Main St, Waldoboro) will host Maine’s own Jason Spooner Band performing on stage Wednesday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Lydia Luce from Nashville, Tennessee will be opening.
Portland based songwriter, guitarist and producer Jason Spooner has been a visible and respected presence on the northeastern and national live music circuits for close to two decades, according to The Waldo, in a news release. As the bandleader of The Jason Spooner Band (Dan Boyden, drums; Stu Mahan, bass; and Dawson Hill, keyboards), Spooner has expanded his musical horizons significantly over the course of five studio releases.
“The quartet stands out with an interesting signature sound that appeals to a wide range of audiences... seamlessly blending a variety of musical influences into a cohesive, energetic and listenable experience,” said The Waldo. “Roots Rock, Americana, blues, folk and groove-oriented jazz with undercurrents of reggae and soul are all accounted for here and supported by audibly strong musicianship, interesting arrangements and well-crafted, intelligent writing.”
“The recipe has certainly served the band well,” said The Waldo; “over the last decade and a half this dynamic band has performed with acts as varied as B.B. King, John Mayer, Jackson Browne, Michael Franti & Spearhead, RayLaMontagne, Susan Tedeschi, Brett Dennen, Allen Stone, Everlast, Jackie Greene, G. Love, Guster, BluesTraveler, Peter Rowan and Sara Bareilles.”
Pulling from musical references that span her orchestral background to contemporary classical, roots, indie rock and jazz, Nashville-based artist Lydia Luce doesn't restrict herself to any singular genre.
“The lushness of the orchestration of Lydia Luce's newest release, Garden Songs, EP is striking on first listen, and fans may hear it as a return to her musical roots,” said the release. “The mystery of why starts to unravel when she explains that she wrote it at an artist retreat on Orcas Island, a tiny destination of some 57 square miles off the coast of Washington state known for vistas of water, forest, rocks, beaches, and blue skies. As is frequently the case for Luce, being in nature helped stimulate her creative mind and writing in such a picturesque setting helped her focus her attention on the world around her.”
Concessions, including beer and wine for those 21+ will be available at the show. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Waldo is no longer requiring proof of vaccination, and recommends masks for all visitors in keeping with current CDC guidelines. The theater is limiting its capacity in order to provide space between patrons.
Tickets are $25 in advance online and $30 in person on the day of the show. Visit https://waldotheatre.org/pages/music.