NORWAY —   Inspired by a chance meeting with Peter Jenkins, author of the book “A Walk Across America,” musician Kevin Montgomery decided to set out on his own cross-country adventure to connect with Americans in intimate concerts held in venues from homes to taverns and restaurants. Where Jenkins journeyed across America by foot meeting people in America’s small towns, Montgomery is using social networks like FaceBook, Twitter and MySpace to connect with Americans. The 2009 concert series kicked off on Oct. 24 in Alaska and will span all 50 states in a marathon 50 days. The Maine concert will take place at Cafe Nomad on 450 Main St., in Norway, Tues., Nov. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 6:30 — an acoustic concert with Kevin Montgomery and partner Kaci Bolls. There is a suggested donation of $10 for the performance and a portion of the proceeds go to (a charity for severely injured vets), and (a charity for bereaved parents). Tickets are available at the door. Seats are limited.

The Maine concert was booked via the venue owner in Alliquippa, Pa. who said he knew someone in Maine who might host a show.  “That is the spirit of this tour…people reaching out to one other either by the old fashioned method of phone, or social media like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace,” Montgomery said. “We would not have ever booked the show in (Pennsylvania)  without MySpace, and now via them we will be rolling into Norway, Maine for this very special concert, amazing really.”

About Kevin Montgomery:
Montgomery grew up on Nashville’s “Music Row,” as a child of parents whose careers crossed over from country music to the early, seminal days of American rock ‘n’ roll. While the contemporary yet timeless feel of Kevin’s own music is strongly influenced by the ‘California country-rock’ of artists like Gram Parsons, The Eagles, and Roger McGuinn, his deeply resonant songwriting recalls the Americana-flavored storytelling of Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne.

About Kaci Bolls:
Kaci Bolls grew up in Murray, Ky.,  population 14,950. Raised by an elementary school teacher and a Church of Christ songleader, she learned young the magic of music and the thrill of performing. A cappella music was her daily bread, and harmonies and melodies poured out of her soul. This led her to pursue a cachelor’s degree in Music from Harding University, a school that taught her the finer points of music, while simultaneously sparking in her a rebellious streak.
Now, with her second publishing deal, Kaci is writing songs that resonate, songs that touch the real hearts of real people.

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