Concert to Benefit the Denmark’s Perley Mills Community Forest
Thom Perkins and Kathy Bennett of Bennett & Perkins
to play at Denmark’s Centennial Hall to benefit
Denmark’s Perley Mills Community Forest.
Loon Echo Land Trust Presents Bennett & Perkins In Concert to Benefit Denmark’s Perley Mills Community Forest, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7 pm
BRIDGTON, ME (October 11, 2017) –What do you get when you combine harmonies, guitars and a fall evening in western Maine? It’s a night of music to remember, as Loon Echo Land Trust presents the dynamic folk act of Bennett & Perkins at the Centennial Hall in the center of Denmark, Maine on Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm and tickets are $15 (children under 12 free) with the proceeds to benefit the Denmark Perley Mills Community Forest. Tickets are available at the door.
In the intimate environment of the restored Centennial Hall comes the unique blend of harmonies and guitars of singer/songwriters Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins. Bennett & Perkins perform songs with stories and music inspired by everyday lives, lost loves, lost lives and real life adventure, coupled with haunting harmonies and memorable arrangement of vocals and guitar. Their music is a regular feature on New Hampshire Public Radio <http://nhpr.org/post/bennett-and-perkins> Folk Show and Maine’s folk radio standard <https://weru.org/featured-artist/featured-artist-week-bennett-perkins> WERU. They have performed on the stages of Cambridge’s famed Club Passim, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Medallion Opera House, Nantucket Atheneum, The Cold River Radio Show, Ossipee Valley Music Festival, and numerous others. They have shared the stage with Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary, Loudon Wainwright, Jez Lowe and many others.
Thom Perkins’ guitar work has been compared to Richard Thompson and Bruce Cockburn – you’ll swear he has more than 10 fingers once you hear him play. Kathy Bennett has “a voice that can crack sheet rock” with vocals likened to Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt and Emmy Lou Harris all rolled into one. They’re a powerhouse of folk sure to resonate on both a physical and emotional level.
The Denmark Perley Mills Community Forest was created in 2015 after a joint fundraising campaign of Loon Echo Land Trust and the town of Denmark. The property contains three miles of the Narrow Gauge Trail, a state ITS 89 snowmobile and regional ATV network, as well as Pickerel Pond and Willett Pond. With many important ecological, recreational and economic features, protecting this parcel as public open space and managed forestland is an asset to the surrounding communities. Proceeds of the concert will go toward the Forest’s stewardship expenses.
The Centennial Hall in Denmark, Maine presents this program in a historic and acoustically perfect setting. Built in 1876, it has served the community in a number of roles over the years.
Bennett & Perkins can be found on the web at <http://www.bennettandperkins.com> www.bennettandperkins.com and on Facebook and YouTube. Their music can be streamed on Pandora – Bennett and Perkins channel.