As we start up our series of live music this fall I’m thinking about the importance of fostering a scene around the arts and music in our north country community. We have been at it for a while now and are constantly trying new things, sometimes risky things… What we really depend on is a dedicated core group of folks that support live music and the arts. I refuse to believe that with all our handheld technology we can fully replace the power of a good show you experience in person! We have a dedicated following of folks that come out to see live music, connect with friends and get that warm fuzzy feeling of having a great night out with like minded souls. I love seeing all the familiar faces walking in the door, hugs, catching up, sharing vibrations. Building a scene is about sharing that experience with people you love. That love transfers directly to the artists and creates this incredibly powerful feedback loop where people feel free to express themselves. That creates a truly safe space for creativity and mutual appreciation.
This Friday at 8pm we get back to it, presenting live & local music from emerging artists creating original material. Way of the Headband and I go way back to 4 years ago when I met their drummer Orion Kugel at a Wren Gallery opening. We were both mutually digging on each other and our artwork. Orion makes incredible collage pieces. Turns out we also had drums in common as well. Fast forward a few years and Way of the Headband played their first show at The Loading Dock in December 2017. Now they are back and I am really psyched to be hosting their return!