BRUNSWICK – Arts Night at the Library on Feb. 9 will showcase four regional artists who have recently released or completed recording new CDs. The concert is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.

The four musicians are Josephine Cameron, Neil Lamb, Michael Mahan and Rebecca Wing. The material ranges from jazz to country, blues, standards and roots music.

It also features some of Maine’s best-known sidemen, bassist Jim Lyden, saxophonist Tim O’Dell, jazz guitarist Richard Nelson, multi-instrumentalist Zach Ovington and drummers Mark Macksoud, Bill Rice and Steve Grover.

Each of the four musicians will play a short informal set and discuss the music. Lamb will be accompanied by collaborator/drummer Dave Herzfeld.

All four will explain their approach to writing, performing and recording.

“Close Your Eyes,” Cameron’s second solo CD, was recorded at Studio Dual in Cape Elizabeth by Harpswell native John Etnier. Lamb’s collaboration with Herzfeld, “Late for Dinner,” Mahan’s “Devil in the Mirror” and Rebecca Wing’s “Unfolding” were all recorded at Lamb’s studio in Brunswick. Lamb also contributed to Cameron’s and Mahan’s recordings, and co-produced Mahan’s CD.

After the performance, local musicians will have a chance to perform in a five-minute, open mike format. Anyone interested should sign up in advance by contacting Midcoast REACH at 798-6964.

Arts Nights at the Library are held the second Wednesday evening of the month from February to May. They’re presented by Midcoast REACH and the Curtis library. The public concert is free.


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