O’Brien, Mia & The Icebreakers present

Feb 10, 2014
Diane O’Brien

Lincolnville — The winter series of presentations and concerts continues Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Library, 208 Main St./routes 173/52 in Lincolnville Center.

Author Diane O’Brien will be the guest speaker. The Chicago native, came to Maine in 1967, determined to make her home here. While teaching in Rockland she met Wally O’Brien, her future husband. The couple moved to Lincolnville in 1970 to the house at the top of Sleepy Hollow, where they raised three sons.

Diane O’Brien became The Camden Herald’s Lincolnville correspondent in 1979, writing a weekly column that she continues to do to this day. Her adopted hometown has been the subject of virtually all her writing including two histories, “Ducktrap: Chronicles of a Maine Village” and “Staying Put in Lincolnville, Maine 1900–1950,” as well as numerous features, essays, and opinion pieces for The Camden Herald.

The concert portion of the evening will feature Mia & The Icebreakers. Mia Mantello is a singer/songwriter and guitarist who recently returned to music and has recorded two CDs, “Restoration” and “The Flower in Your Heart.” The latter was named WERU’s third most played new record last February. Joining her are longtime local musicians Phil Clement on guitar, Jeff Densmore on drums and singer Jess Smith, all of who appeared on both CDs; and Sam “Smoothie” Smith on bass. They will play a mix of originals and cover songs ranging from folk to rock to country.

Tickets are $10, available in advance only. For more information, call Rosey Gerry at 975-5432.

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

Mia & The Icebreakers includes, from left, Phil Clement, Jess Smith, Mia Mantello and Sam “Smoothie” Smith.
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