Denny Breau & Paul Mellyn concert Sept. 4
Denny Breau’s rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style allows him to do amazing and stunning things with a six-string guitar. He mixes genres with ease - folk, Delta blues, country, and jazz - “ … creating a totally accessible musical mélange that captivates as it entertains,” according to Lucky Clark writing for the Kennebec (Maine) Journal.
On Monday, Sept. 4, Maine’s own Denny Breau will be in concert at Lyric Meadow Farm in Boothbay from 2-5 p.m. And – just in at press time – bluegrass musician Paul Mellyn will be playing as well!
Born to the instrument on May 26, 1952, Denny’s parents, Hal Lone Pine and Betty Cody, were popular country performers and RCA recording artists beginning in the 1940s. His older brother, the late Lenny Breau, is considered a jazz guitar giant.
Denny started playing guitar when he was nine years old and was performing professionally by his early teens. During more than 30 years as a full-time musician, he has performed with many well-known artists and picked alongside outstanding guitarists including Bryan Sutton, Harvey Reid, J.P. Cormier, Pat Donohue, Dan Crary and Steve Kaufman.
Denny was a member of roots music trio Turkey Hollow with Tom Rowe and Tom’s son Dave starting in 1998. Since Tom’s death in early 2004, Denny and Dave have continued to perform as Turkey Hollow on a limited bases. Denny was inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004, the youngest inductee in the history of the organization.
A recent Dirty Linen review of Denny’s solo CD of “neighborly song portraits of weathered souls” said that “listening to Denny nimbly bend his acoustic steel strings…one can hear a jazz player’s elegant fluidity.”
Reservations should be made by Aug. 27 – children under 12 attend free. Call Lyric Meadow Farm – call 207-350-1969.
General admission tickets for the concert are $15 per person – bring your own chairs and/or blankets; tickets for seating in the garden are $25. Purchase them at www.eventbrite.com.
Bring a picnic! Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Lyric Meadow Farm is located at 107 Dover Road, Boothbay.