Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. They have also become a summer tradition at the historic Opera House in Boothbay Harbor. Their only Maine performance is Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Led by singer and guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist, John Magnie, The Subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending blues, gospel, funk, and R&B with their own harmony vocals; their sound is also notable for the band’s substitution of a tambourine player, Steve Amedée, for a drummer. Tim Cook rounds out the band on bass. Their music features an intoxicating blend of passionate, joyous roots music, not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any musicians.
More than a just a concert, the “dudes” leave audiences feeling like they’re having a party and you were lucky enough to be invited.
Advance discounted tickets are on sale now for $30 directly from the box office at 86 Townsend Ave. or by calling 633-5159. Regular tickets are $35 and available online at boothbayoperahouse.com and on the day of the concert. All seats are general admission, with doors for seating opening at 7 p.m. The upstairs bar opens at 6:30 p.m. for ticket holders.
The Subdudes show is made possible thanks to generous support from The Knickerbocker Group of Boothbay and Portland, Maine