Miners Creek at Open Mic Plus

Jul 06, 2018
Miners Creek

Stockton Springs — The annual Open Mic Plus series continues Wednesday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at the Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 Route 1. The events run on the third Wednesday of every month, May through October.

The 7 p.m. open mic is open to all ages and levels of talent. Poets, storytellers, jokesters and musicians of any stripe — all are welcome. After a 15-minute break for refreshments, the feature performance hour begins about 8:15 p.m.

The featured performer this month is Miners Creek from Rockport. Fusing bluegrass with folk, pop, rock, Latin, Appalachian, blues, old timey and gospel, Miners Creek features rich three- and four-part harmonies, driving rhythm and a lot of humor. The band features singer/songwriter/mom Resa Randolph on guitar; father Whitney on banjo; daughter Emily on bass; and powerhouse vocalist Emma Theobalds.

Miners Creek has opened for Red Molly and David Dodson; performed at the Bronze-Wound Showcase at the International Bluegrass Association Conference in Raleigh, N.C., and various showcases; Joe Val and Jenny Brook showcases; and performed on the main stage at Bluegrass on the Bogs and the North Branch Bluegrass Festival. In 2016, the band placed second in Billy’s Belly Bluegrass Competition. The band has release two CDs and expect to release a third album this fall.

In addition to performing, the members of Miners Creek teach bluegrass jamming classes, sponsor music jams, host a bluegrass radio show on WRFR-LP in Rockland and host Vacationland Bluegrass Jam camp in Searsport.

Admission is a sliding scale donation of $3 to $10, free for children younger than 18. For more information, call 567-4044. The historic Sandy Point Community Hall overlooks the mouth of the Penobscot River, just 3.5 miles south of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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