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Sunday, 20 February 2011 11:57

By Joyce Grondin


Sorry you haven’t heard from me for awhile. It’s been a busy winter with shoveling and hibernating due to the frigid temps.


I just wanted to update you on a few gigs I dropped in to listen to lately.

On Thursday, Feb. 17, I stopped in the Liberal Cup in Hallowell to hear the JT Lockwood Band. I remember Joel (JT) from the Jinxed days in the late 1990s. He’s still strumming away and sounding better than ever and is accompanied by a great guitarist, Bert MacDonald, Sean Ocepca on bass, and Tom Bureau on drums.


 They’re tight in their performance and I think they’re excellent. They were playing some great old tunes, including “Get Back” from the Beatles and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” from the Rolling Stones. They even had some dancing going on in the narrow aisle between the bar and the band.


If you have a chance to check them out, I suggest you do so. They often play in Hallowell, Waterville and from time to time, in Portland.


The next night, I stopped in Hoxter’s, also in Hallowell, to listen to my good pal Wayne Hendsbee belt out some tunes on harmonica as he accompanied Ian Parker on guitar. They too, play a lot of oldies but goodies. These two guys really complement one another in their performances. It’s pretty cool watching the two musicians from two different generations collaborate. It gives me a lot of pleasure to see that kind of camaraderie among people.


 Oh, and I must mention that the one and only Tom Ward strummed a few of his own tunes between sets. He’s one of Hallowell’s characters and a must-see, as well.


Afterwards, I stopped down to Easy Street Lounge because Michelle has been telling me how fantastic this band called Entropy is. The young fellows come from Bangor and, I must admit, they put on a good show. If you enjoy music from the 1980s, then these are your guys to listen to. I listened to some Lynyrd Skynyrd and AC DC while there. I talked to a couple of the band members between sets and they told me that they have a CD coming out soon. So, stay tuned to find out where that big bash will be held.


Well, that’s it for now. I’ve got to get busy updating this site. However, I’ve got a couple of shows coming up that I plan on writing about. Oh yeah, and keep checking The Biz From Liz, a review of Charlee Black’s CD party should appear later this week.


Enjoy the sun today and stay warm!


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