LEWISTON – Friday, Jan. 2, The Mutineers, a bluegrass band from Portland, will perform songs from its new and second CD, “Coal Creek,” at She Doesn’t Like Guthries. An acoustic music trio, The Mutineers has been involved in the traditionalist revival in southern Maine for several years.

“Coal Creek” is a mix of traditional and original songs ranging from a soulful arrangement of “Barbara Allen” to contemporary pieces dealing frankly with the heartache of loss as well as the redemptions of love and family.

The Mutineers founder and lead vocalist Stuart MacDonald is known for taking the basic idea of an old tune and transforming it through new lyrics and fresh arrangement. Jeff Trippe handles most of the lead work on guitar, mandolin, banjo and fiddle; and upright bassist Rod Pervier’s impeccable timing is the heartbeat of the group.

Besides Charlie Gaylord, guest artists include fiddler Hope Hoffman, slide player Kevin Midgley, dobroist Ben MacDonald, and Kim and Alan Bean.

The show will start at 9 p.m. There is no cover.

On Saturday, Jan. 3, Portland singer/songerwriter Pecos Bill will make his debut performance at Guthries with the band Graph of New Hampshire. This show will also start at 9 p.m., with no cover charge.

Guthries is at 115 Middle St. For more information, call 376-3344 or visit myspace.com/guthriesplace.


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