Femmes of Rock, Snow Pond Arts Academy, August 19, 2017
Posted By David King, Femmes of Rock Sound and Production Engineer.
I was born and raised in Maine. Went to college at the University of Maine at Orono and spent my childhood snowmobiling, riding dirt bikes, ice fishing, hunting, and doing all of those things that us “Mainers” do. Needless to say I have a very natural connection with the good people of Maine. So as I was advancing the show I was very much enjoying my communication with the people who would be taking care of our production, transportation, lodging ect.. My long lost Maine accent even began to rear it’s head. As I was speaking with Gary Poulin (the big booking man), I sheepishly inquired about the possibility of getting us some seafood while we were there. His response..”Oh yes, we’ve got a whole feed of lobsta’ and clams set up for you guys after the show”. This of course made me very happy. There is nothing quite like the lobster and big belly clams in Maine.
Now some of the girls don’t eat seafood and those that do have no idea how to crack a lobster and get the meat out. Needless to say, I am a pro at this fine art and found myself cleaning all the lobsters for everyone. The lobsters were a big hit. The clams, well not so much, but I sure did enjoy them. For those of you who don’t know how to clean a lobster, this might help:
Believe it or not, Southern Rock is very big in the state of Maine and we had just the opener for the crowd. We opened with what we pen as “the Southern Rock Medley”. It is a ferocious medley consisting of the very best of Kansas, ZZ Top, The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd along with a small excerpt of “Black Betty”. It was a big hit and set the stage for the remainder of the show. By the time we got to the “Guitar Hits Medley”, the crowd was on their feet. We ended with “Freebird” and it couldn’t have been a better closer. The crowd loved it and the girls were out in the crowd playing all of the crazy guitar solos on violins. It looks like we will be back in Maine on March 16 for a big show at the Waterville Opera House. Stay tuned and I hope to see all my Maine friends in March.