The Waldo Theatre, which has been closed since 2014 and under renovations for the past three years, presents its second virtual concert, streamed live from The Waldo’s Stage, with the Oshima Brothers, Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.
“Brothers, musicians, poets, Mainers – the Oshima’s magnetic sibling sound and contagious joy result from a lifetime of making music together,” said The Waldo, in a news release.
Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop.
“On stage, Sean and Jamie create an incredibly full sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion,” said The Waldo.
Their debut album, Oshima Brothers, released in 2016, is a collection of 11 original songs written by Sean, and arranged and recorded by Jamie. They’ve continued to release new songs and create music videos available for viewing at oshimabrothers.com.
“The Waldo is such a stunning venue and to be able to share our music from the stage, to celebrate live music with a virtual crowd, especially in the midst of this rollercoaster of a pandemic, is a dream,” said Sean. “I'm so excited!"
Jamie adds "We'll bring guitars and songs with hopes to bridge this distance."
Since The Waldo is not yet open to the public, there will be no audience in the theatre. The performance will be captured in real-time by a technical “stream team” with the use of a new three-camera video system.
Ticket buyers can watch the event live via a YouTube link, or watch an archived recording later for up to one week. Tickets are pay what you wish after a minimum $15 donation; $20 if you are watching with a friend. You'll receive the viewing link the day of the show.
Proceeds help to support the work of performing artists and to assist with the completion of renovations to The Waldo. This event is sponsored by First National Bank.
Visit waldotheatre.org/pages/events to register with your donation and experience the Oshima Brothers Live from The Waldo, December 3, at 7 p.m.