LEWISTON – New England Celtic Arts will host The Sons of Maxwell, East Coast Music Association award winners, at a trio of concerts at three locations.

The duo known for its discography and performance resume will perform Tuesday, April 21, at the Franco-American Heritage Center; Wednesday, April 22, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in Carthage; and Thursday, April 23, at Lakeside Theater in Rangeley.

All concerts will begin at 7 p.m. A preshow jam will start at 6:15 at the Franco center and at Skye Theatre; bring your musical instruments and join the featured artists.

The Sons of Maxwell concert is the second in a series of about 25 concerts to be shared by the three venues this season.

Brothers Don and Dave Carroll, based in Halifax, started singing together while attending university and began a full-time music career soon after graduation. They have released several well-received, all-original albums and music videos, and have toured extensively nationally and abroad. Their current project “Sunday Morning” is their eighth full-length commercial release.

True entertainers, Don and Dave’s musical performances are evocative and their onstage sibling interplay is warm and often downright funny. The brothers, with their back-up band, deliver Dave’s thought-provoking lyrics in a blend of musical styles best described as pop/folk.

Most of Dave’s compositions have helped fuel Sons of Maxwell’s career touring Canada and Europe, but other artists have taken interest in his writing as well. Celtic Connection, a Newfoundland band, made his song “Sixteen for Awhile” a hit in that province. More recently, despite using the song for the newest Sons of Maxwell release, American country superstars Diamond Rio short-listed Dave’s song “I’m Willing” for its current recording. This song was co-written in Nashville with Jon Vezner.

Concert tickets are $10 at the door. For reservations, contact the Franco center at 783-1585 or go online to www.francoamericanheritage.org; Skye Theatre at 562-4445; Lakeside Theater at 864-5000. The Franco center is at 46 Cedar St.; Skye Theater is at 2 Highland Drive off Winter Hill Road and U.S. Route 2 in Carthage; and Lakeside Theater is on Main Street in Rangeley.


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