After a busy summer and fall, I’m thinking of taking a wee break in January and February to do some writing and work on other non-performing projects, but if something wonderful falls into my lap, that will all change. Feel free to reach out. Love, Lisa
Autumn Music (so far) (in area and out)
Saturday, September 1st
Cundy’s Harbor Library
“Music on the Lawn”
2pm-3pm, free event, fundraiser
Sunday, September 16th
Solo at Christian Science church
Brunswick, 10am service
Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23
Elizabeth Seagull Heeter’s Celebration of Life
Buena Vista, Colorado
Thursday, September 27th
One Longfellow Square, Portland
“Troubadors in the Round”
w/ Jesse Terry, Jenny Van West, Connor Garvey
8pm, only $12 (what a bargain to hear all 4 of us!!)
October (weekend of 19th or 26th)
NASHVILLE house concert TBA
Friday, November 2nd
MSA Song Contest Show
Frontier (entered for 4th time-we shall see if I’m a finalist)
Thursday & Friday, November 8th & 9th
“Timeline” play opening
*my song “Live Through the Questions” was licensed for use in the play
Saturday, November 17th
Private House Concert w/Jesse Terry
Pine Point, Scarborough
Saturday, December 1st
Jazz at Robinhood Free Meetinghouse
Georgetown, Maine (rescheduled from June 1st when I got bronchitis)
subject to changes...
Monday, March 12th
Originals and Covers
Avita of Brunswick, 4-5pm
Sunday, April 1st
Solo at CS Church
Camden, 10am service
Sunday, April 8th
Harbor Square Gallery, Second Sunday Series
Rockland, first set: poet Kristin Lindquist
2-4pm, $10 door
Friday, April 27th
Singing harmony vocals
Jenny Van West CD Release
May Street Arts, Portland
Saturday, April 28th
Nantucket, Massachusetts, 7pm-8:30pm
Sunday, May 6th
Solo at CS church
Camden, 10am service
Sundays May 13 & 20th
Solo at CS church
Brunswick, 10am service
Sunday, June 3rd
Solo at CS church
Camden, 10am service
Sunday, June 10th
I’m doing Featured performer set
At Songwriter’s Open Mic hosted by Jud Caswell
Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave, Brunswick
Saturday, June 23rd CANCELLED-DUE TO ILLNESS :((
Singing and swingin’ Jazz Standards with Gary Richardson on guitar
Mon - Fri, July 30th – August 3rd
Annual Sweet Chariot Music Festival
Swans Island, Maine
Fall Music & News (so far)
Friday, September 22nd
Common Ground Fair, Unity, ME. Set with Carter Ruff. 12:30-1:30
Monday, October 16th
Slates in Hallowell, ME Guest hosting “Songwriter Night” with Jenny Van West and Connor Garvey and me. 8:15pm
Sunday, November 5th
Camden Congo Church, David Dodson Annual Concert with a cast of musical characters. 7pm (details to follow)
Saturday, November 18th
House Concert with Jud Caswell in private home in Scarborough (Pine Point) email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info $25 suggested donation
Thursday, November 23rd
Soloing at Camden, ME CS church for the Thanksgiving service, 10am
Wednesday, December 6th
Frontier, Brunswick, ME Guest hosting “Songwriters on Stage” for Maine Songwriters Association with Max Ater, Kate Miller and Carter Ruff. $10 door 7:00pm
Sunday, December 10th
Soloing at Camden, ME CS church service, 10am
Saturday, December 16th
Christmas Concert with 3 o4 four other acts: Bluegrass duo April & Bill Jubett, Harpist Danielle Paus & other special guests. Phippsburg Congregational Church. Show at 7:30. Doors open 7 p.m. 10 Church Lane (at Parker Head Rd.), Phippsburg Info: 389-1770 Refreshments at intermission. Children under 8 admitted free. $15 door, $8 students, $12 advance tickets will be available on Brown Paper Tickets starting November 15. 7:30pm
Sunday, May 7th House Concert with Jud Caswell, Easthampton, MA, 7:30pm $15 suggested donation, call 413-695-6430 for reservation and address. We will share our original songs in an unplugged, intimate environment. Join us!
Mother’s Day Service, Sunday, May 14th, solo at The First Church of Christ Scientist, Camden, Maine - 10am service
Monday, May 15th Monday Night Concert Series Songwriter Night at Slates in Hallowell, Maine at 8:00pm -- with Chris Moore, Ted DeMille and moi in the round.
June 1st-7th Normandy, France to sing the ballad I wrote: “Full Circle Fire”: The Ballad of Charles Shay at an event to commemorate the creation of the Charles Shay Indian Park at Omaha Beach in Normandy in remembrance of DDay (more info soon)
Saturday, July 7th“Steady On”: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20 at One Longfellow, Portland, ME, 8pm with Sharon Goldman, Ronda Dale, Lara Herscovitvch and moi.
August 1-4thSwans Island Sweet Chariot Music Festival or as we veterans call it: the “Annual Cavalcade of Whoopdedoo” http://sweetchariotmusicfestival.com/
*I am available for concerts, festivals, weddings, private parties, school and camp shows, etc. with my gaggle of original songs, or if you prefer—jazz standards with a jazz duo/trio!!
Wednesday, January 4th at Frontier for the Maine Songwriters Association with Jud Caswell, Ashley Storrow and Nat Hussey and myself. $10 7pm Brunswick, Maine
Sundays, January 8th & Jan. 22nd soloing at the Brunswick, Maine Christian Science church.
Teaching Songwriting with the team at 317 Main Songwriting Intensive Jan. 3rd - Jan. 9th in Yarmouth, Maine
Teaching Songwriting with the team at Hyde School Jan. 30th - Feb. 4th in Bath, Maine
Gingersnap: A Conversation and a Cookie with a Creative Mainer starts up again!
Friday, September 2nd, private house concert with Frank Ferrel in East Boothbay, Maine. 7pm
Sunday, solo at CS Church in Camden, Maine, 10am service.
Saturday, September 10th, Happiness to Burn concert at Frontier in Brunswick at 8pm. Band is Jenny Van West and me on lead vocals and Andy Happel on fiddle and Jonathan Cooper on mandolin and dobro. (Blend of rootsy, Americana originals and covers)
Wednesday, September 21st, Congress Square Park, Portland. Maine. Outside gig with Happiness to Burn. Band is Jenny Van West and me on lead vocals and Andy Happel on fiddle and Jonathan Cooper on mandolin and dobro. 6pm-8pm. (Blend of rootsy, Americana originals and covers)
CD RELEASE CONCERT FOR "CHICKADEE" THURSDAY, JULY 7TH, 2016 AT ACOUSTIC ARTISANS, 594 CONGRESS STREET, HAY BLDG, PORTLAND, MAINE 8PM, $15 DOOR, JOINED BY MUSICIANS FROM THE CD (WHOEVER IS IN TOWN THAT DAY)
Wednesday, May 11th Gather Restaurant in Yarmouth with Happiness to Burn band 6:30-8:30.
Friday, May 13th I'm singing hymns before CS lecture at UU Church in Portland 524 Allen Avenue 6:30-7:00
Saturday, May 14th, I'm doing a kids concert at Maine Academy of Music in Portland at 11:30.
Sunday, May 15h, Happiness to Burn benefit show (more info as soon as I get it) 2:00pm
Friday, November 13 - Benefit Concert to help reunite the Dakonsa family (we’re helping them raise funds to bring their children to US from a refugee camp in Rwanda) at Acoustic Artisans in Portland, several performers including Kate Schrock, Jenny Van West, myself and several others. 7pm. Please donate what you can at the door.
Thursday, November 26 - solo at the Thanksgiving Service at the CS Church in Camden, 10am. Happy Thanksgiving! “A Grateful Heart” to the tune of Edelweiss!
Thursday, December 3rd – singing harmonies for Jenny Van West’s set at UNE in Biddeford, at the Windward Café under the Ketchum library. Free and open to the public. 12pm-1pm. If you’re in the area, come by, Jenny’s songs are so so good!
Wednesday, December 9th – Gather in Yarmouth. Swapping songs with fellow singer-songwriter, Andre’ Villoch. 189 Main Street. No cover. Come for dinner. Great restaurant, yummy food, good music: be there. 6:30-8:30.
Saturday, December 12th – Private House Concert in BLUE HILL. Jenny Van West and I will share this intimate, acoustic concert in a private home in Blue Hill. 6pm pot luck, 7pm-9pm concert. $15 suggested donation. There will be limited seating, so if you’d like to reserve a spot and get the address, please call our hosts: Wendy & Ken at 207-374-2521 or email Wendy at email@example.com OR email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 415-505-8124. It’s gonna be cozy and magical and we’d love to see you there. (email poster to follow soon).
Sunday, December 13th – Singing with Jenny Van West at Second Sunday Concert Series at Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main Street in Rockland, hosted by John and Rachel Nicholas, $10 door. Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Thomaston area folks…Jenny doesn’t come up that way often and she’s incredible, so don’t miss hearing her beautiful songs! 2pm-4pm.
Also: you can see all episodes of “Gingersnap”: A Conversation and a Cookie with a Creative Mainer” on Youtube by typing in Gingersnap with Lisa Redfern. There are 20 episodes so far.
*Sunday, October 4th, singing at the UU Church in Brunswick, 10am
*Wednesday, October 7th, private fundraiser concert, Pownal
*Saturday, October 17th, at Blue in Portland, jazz set form 6:00-7:30 with Jesse Feinberg on keyboard.
*Tuesday, October 20th, at Blue in Portland, folky set with Ronda Dale and Jenny Van West, 6:00-7:30
*Friday, October 23rd, music for a lecture in Portland
Summer Gigs (so far)
Saturday, May 30th -- Sweet Chariot South in Boston with the whole gang, Roslindale Congregational Church 7pm.
Friday, June 12th – The Daniel Coast Bar & Bistro, Brunswick, 7pm -10pm
Friday, June 19th -- Sheepscot General Store, 98 Townhouse Rd. Whitefield, 7pm (I’m the featured artist after the open mic)
Tuesday, June 30th -- private event at a camp ground
Friday, July 10th – private party in Yarmouth
Sunday, July 12th – solo at CS church in Camden
Thursday thru Sunday, July 23rd – 26th – Ossipee Valley Music Festival (hopefully singing on Stage Too)
Monday thru Friday, August 3rd-7th – Sweet Chariot Music Festival, Swans Island – with the whole gang…our 27th year – yahoo
Saturday, August 15 or 22nd, - singing at private concert on Little Diamond Island
Songwriters in the Round gets crackin' again on Wed. Sept. 3rd and features Matt Newberg, Amy Kucharik and Ryan Halliburton. 7pm-9pm at Frontier in Brunswick. Come early and eat at Frontier's fantastic restaurant. Only $10 cover. www.explorefrontier.com
Thurs. September 11th, I'll be playing solo at The Readfield Emporium in Readfield, Maine. 7pm start, I believe, right ED? Anyway, it's a sweet little venue with amazing food. http://www.readfieldemporium.com/
September 13th I'm singing jazz standards at Creative Arts Week at Camp Newfound in Harrison, Maine, with the talented Zach Ovington on jazz guitar and Wendy COdy on bass. (this is a private concert).
*I'll be teaching beginning guitar at Waynflete on Tuesdays starting in the Fall. If you know any other schools in the area looking for a one-day-a-week music teacher (voice, guitar, songwriting, etc.) let me know.
*If you have friends around New England who'd like to host a house concert for me, put me in touch with them.
July 11th, CD RELEASE FOR MY NEW JAZZ CD! 8PM, Frontier in Brunswick!! (with 4 piece band) $10 cover, 8-9pm concert, 9-10 reception and CD sales
July 23rd 6:30-8:30pm, playing at Gather on Main St. in Yarmouth with Zach Ovington
July 27th, Ossippee Valley Music Festival (songwriter stage, details soon)
August 4-8th, 26th annual Sweet Chariot Music Festival on Swans Island, Maine
August 12th, solo concert at Family Camp Adventure Unlimited in Buena Vista
Tues. February 25th. Readfield Emporium, Readfield, Maine 7:30pm, $10
Wed. March 5th, 4th Anniversary Show of Songwriters in the Round, Frontier, Brunswick 7pm $10