LEWISTON — The duo Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray will perform Wednesday, Oct. 3, at The Beat Rust, in support of its recently released full-length CD “We’re From Here.”

Written and recorded over a year on the road, the debut album is a classic American road trip story. 

“We discovered so many wonderful people and places in our travels. We also discovered that there was a rock band inside of us waiting to come out,” Miss Shevaughn said.

With the addition of a drummer, the duo was able to expand its sound from sparse folk ballad to psychedelic swamp stomp.

From the opening strains of “Go Hang,” the lamentation of a life wasted in a dead-end town, to the final soft note of “Anniversary Song,” the realization that one may have actually been home the entire time, “We’re From Here” serves as a map of sorts. It’s a suggested travel route exploring American music, identity and the concept of home.

“We challenged ourselves in putting this record together, but we also had a lot of fun. We hope that you can find a similar experience in these songs,” Yuma Wray said.

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray will perform at 8 p.m. at  The Beat Rust at 75 Maple St., an intimate performance space for independent musicians and performers. Shows, according to its website, feature artists ranging from “singer-songwriters to Appalachian to noise to rock to punk and to those artists who do not fit into labels.”

The Beat Rust is “an all ages, respectful, open-minded, gender neutral safe space and listening room.” Shows are held at least once a month at either 75 Maple St. or Trinity Church at 247 Bates St. Donations urged to support artists, with a more official charge at the door (though no one is turned away) at Trinity.


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