Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present Erica Brown Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or by sending e-mail to jsullivan@unity.edu.

At age 7, Brown was competing in fiddle contests with musicians twice her age; at 9, she was traveling throughout New England, Canada and even Louisiana with the Maine French Fiddlers. Brown also performed as a special guest with Mac McHale And The Old-Time Radio Gang for five years. These days, she has her own bluegrass band, Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection, which performs all over New England. She also is a member of The Stowaways, Darlin’ Corey and The Record Family Band.

Brown has competed in and won numerous fiddle contests throughout New England and Canada. Her talent for combining the precision of classical music with the spontaneity of country and bluegrass fiddle makes for fun-filled performances. She has opened for country music superstar Dwight Yoakam, as well as for Grammy Award-winning bluegrass performer Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.

Next up at the Centre is singer/songwriter J. P. Cormier with The Elliots Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. ($15); for more information, call 948-7469 or visit unity.edu/uccpa.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.