Do WHATEVER you must, but get yourself to Portland, Maine on November 30, 2013. spenceralbees11thannualbeatlesnightThe State Theatre has just announced the 11th Annual BEATLES NIGHT. I saw the production last year and was blown away. 

A little background:   In 2002, Spencer Albee (Rustic Overtones, AS FAST AS, School Spirit Mafia) got together with his friends and played a night of Beatles music at The Big Easy in Portland, ME. The show sold out. 11 years and 4 larger venues later, the tradition has grown in to an annual holiday family tradition Now why would an original musician dip into what some people would call 'cover band stuff"? The answer is simple. He and his friends LOVE the Beatles. This year Spencer, with Dominic Lavoie (Dominic and The Lucid, Sha Sha Sha), Chuck Gagne (Dominic and the Lucid, Pete Kilpatrick Band), Sean Morin (The Cambiata, Mai Mai, Sara Hallie Richardson), Jon Roods (Paranoid Social Club, Rustic Overtones), Tim Emery (The McCarthys) and a host of others will play a greatest hits of Beatles songs ranging from the early days up through choice gems from the Beatles solo careers. On stage there will be real strings, real horns and anything else they will need to faithfully recreate some of the most beloved recordings of all time. The band is comprised of original musicians, so the songs are played with a sense of reverence and freshness, while still adapting them to the live setting. At the show you can expect to hear "I Am The Walrus", "Strawberry Fields Forever", "The Abbey Road Suite", "Mind Games", "Wah Wah", "Sexy Sadie", "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" and many, many more.

Here's a couple of fan-filmed videos to wet your whistle: Abbey Road and Hey Jude.

At $15 per ticket, this all ages show is affordable family fun. Don't get caught saying, "I should've bought those tickets early." Tickets go on sale Friday, August 16, 2013, via State Theater box office.

Yours in music,