WATCH: ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ from Maine’s ‘Beatles Night’
This incredible video featuring Tim (best guitarist in Portland, there I said it!) Emery is all we need to get pumped for this year. His interpretation is spot on. Thanks to YouTube user Kevin Gallagher for putting it up!
Our annual Blimpville Holiday Tradition is just a week away with THREE shows. Join WBLM on Thanksgiving weekend as local musicians come together to celebrate The Fab Four. It's the 15th Annual Beatles Night at the State Theatre. The Beatles Night band will perform Revolver on Friday and Sgt. Pepper on Saturday. And of course, WBLM will once again present The Beatles A to Z starting at 7 on Saturday morning (11/25) with Tommy C.
Here’s the story of Beatles Night in Portland:
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. The show sold out. 15 years and four larger venues later, this beloved night has grown in to an annual holiday family tradition. Rolling Stone magazine also covered the event in 2013. 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.
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.