“Musicians United for Marriage”
On Friday October 12 (7pm), four powerful performers will merge in a spirited concert entitled “Musicians United for Marriage.” On board for this exciting event are Cidny Bullens, Lynn Deeves, & Trina Hamlin. The show will be held at the Wishcamper Center, Room 102, at 34 Bedford Street at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, Me. The event is sponsored by U.S.M.’s Women and Gender Studies/ Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. Partial proceeds benefit Mainers United for Marriage-the campaign to win the freedom to marry for all loving, committed couples in Maine. www.mainersunited.org/musicians
Tickets are free for USM Students with their student ID. $20 all others.
Cid Bullens is a two-time Grammy nominee with a career that’s gone from singing back-up with Elton John and lead vocals on the “Grease” movie soundtrack-- to having eight critically acclaimed solo albums. Guests include friends Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Delbert McClinton and Sir Elton. Cid is one-third of “super-group”- The Refugees- with Wendy Waldman and Deborah Holland.
Lynn Deeves came to the stage via the New England top-40 rock circuit in “spandex and spiked hair.” She has released four independent CD’s and performed with Chris Williamson/Tret Fure, Suede and Catie Curtis. Portland Press Herald says: “…5 star stage presence…this gals’ got a set of pipes…” Deeves was recently invited to contribute a track to the “Pink Album”- a compilation CD to benefit the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition.
Minneapolis-born songwriter, Trina Hamlin attended Berklee School of Music. After singing voice-overs for commercials, she gained the national spotlight with songs featured on TV’s “Dawson’s Creek”, television with Conan O’Brien and radio with Rick Dees. She tours with Susan Werner’s band and has opened for Rickie Lee Jones and John Hiatt. Hamlin’s trademarks are her soulful harmonica-wailings and fun presence.
This dynamic and entertaining foursome will unite for the cause with joy and power, using soaring harmonies, guitars, harmonica, flute and percussion to create a “joyful noise.” FMI: call #(207) 780-5767.