Breau will celebrate birthday with encore concert

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LEWISTON — Guitar master Denny Breau will once again take center stage Wednesday, May 26, at L/A Arts’ DownStage venue in the downtown.

Breau’s May 12 concert sold out within two weeks, and he accepted L/A Arts’ invitation to give a second concert, even though it falls on his birthday.

“It’s gonna be one heck of a party,” said Breau, who invited his mother, RCA recording artist Betty Cody, to join him onstage for a couple of songs if she’s feeling up to it.

Breau, who has been playing guitar since age 9, will perform a variety of folk, blues, country and jazz, including some original music —and will likely share an amusing story or two.

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During his more than 30 years as a full-time musician, Breau has performed with well-known artists and has played guitar with such greats as Bryan Sutton, Harvey Reid, J.P. Cormier, Pat Donohue, Dan Crary and Steve Kaufman.

He has done jingles and soundtracks for radio and TV; recorded and produced albums for other artists; and has the distinction of being the youngest inductee in the history of the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame.

For more about Breau, including samples of his music, log on to www.dennybreau.com.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $10, may be purchased online at www.laarts.org or by calling 782-7228.

DownStage, an intimate “black box” theater with a seating capacity of 50, is located at 5 Canal Street Alley, just off the first block of Pine Street. Parking is free in Camden National Bank’s lot on Canal Street.

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