Our first double-feature show goes “live” on Friday, July 10th, presenting Brian Richmond and Tumbledown.
Brian Richmond is a multi-instrumentalist who lives in Madison, Maine. He is a singer-songwriter and jazz saxophonist. He also plays in the rock band Susie and the Smelts. He studied music at California State University at Humboldt as well as in the Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at the University of Maine at Augusta. This year he has released two albums. The first is a folk album entitled Learning to Let Go. The second is an album entitled Chamula which is an eclectic collection of instrumental pieces. Both are available on Spotify, Youtube, iTunes, and various other streaming platforms.
Tumbledown is Alan Collins and Scott Swan. Alan and Scott both grew up in East Wilton, a small town in rural Western Maine in the 60’s and 70’s, listening to the music of bands artists such as America, The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, Poco, Dan Fogelberg, Jim Croce, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, etc. They have been best friends all their lives. They started playing guitars in their early teens and have played together off and on their entire lives. In their live shows, they play both original and cover tunes. Tumbledown’s original music is greatly influenced both by the bands and artists they grew up listening to and by the rural Western Maine environment they were raised in, particularly Weld with its beautiful lakes and mountains (including the mountain from which they took their name). They released a CD of all-original tunes called Sail Away in 2006 and are currently working on a second album of all-original tunes. Tumbledown’s music is available both on Spotify and iTunes.
While our UMF campus arts venue remains closed, Emery Community Arts Center strives to continue its role as a space to honor, exhibit, and support the artistic and creative force in our local community and beyond. We look forward to launching new exhibitions and arts programming online through our website and social media.