Road Scholars

Rollicking rock band raises roof, leaves town before dawn
Thu, 08/29/2019 - 3:30pm

Mine Oyster on Pier One has live entertainment nightly during the summer and sometimes bands appear for one night and then move on. This is the modus operandi of the Road Scholars, so the band fit right in as it played to the delight of a dance-crazed crowd on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Dave “Pacman Dave” Packard of Lyman is a regular solo entertainer on Wednesday nights at Mine Oyster. He has the deep, gravelly voice of a mountain man and the vocal strength to belt it out, accompanied by his acoustic guitar. 

You may want to get your Maine atlas out. Tom Narcisco of Shapleigh plays drums and performs vocals. Mike Asbas of Alfred plays bass and also performs vocals. And Sebago’s Andy Papas plays lead guitar. On this night, Kevin Hayes, a friend and fellow musician from the Boston area, happened to be in town. He stepped in on bass guitar and vocals for one song to add to the mix.

Owner Ralph Smith gave the gig a personal touch by controlling the sound board.

By popular demand, the high-energy, fast-moving show lasted long into the night.

The band is already lined up for next year! Stay tuned.