The Maine Experience Podcast
Nick Callanan of The Maine Outdoor Film Festival

Nick Callanan of The Maine Outdoor Film Festival

July 27, 2020

Episode 15 features a conversation with Nick Callanan, the director of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival; coming to Portland July 30th - August9th. He discusses the origins of the festival, the challenges they faced amid the Covid-19 crisis, and the story of his creative career in Maine. 

 

Get tickets for the Maine Outdoor Film Festival here.

 

View a promo video for the festival here.

 

Check out the films and when they will be screened here.

 

The Maine Music feature is The Diplomat by Travis Cyr, off his 2019 release Dragon Heart Blues.

 

To hear and purchase Travis's Cyr's entire catalog of music, click here.

 

This episode's Maine Soundscape was recorded on Pebble Beach in front of Mt.Kineo on Moosehead Lake. To learn more about Mt. Kineo, click here.

 

Produced by Audio Evolutions

 

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Actress and Producer Casey Turner

Actress and Producer Casey Turner

February 14, 2020
Episode 14 features an interview with actress and producer Casey Turner. Casey discusses her career on the stage, her experience behind the scenes of productions, and her life in Maine.
 
See her on stage in “Pack of Lies” playing at the Good Theatre in Portland right now, running through March 8th. You can also see her in “You Got Older” at the Mad Horse Theatre in South Portland, running April 16th to May 3rd. And finally, she’ll be at the Theatre at Monmouth all summer performing in "Julius Ceasar”, “Cymbeline” and “The Agitators".
 
The Maine Music feature is “Unlearned” by the band Gunther Brown, off their new album "Heartache and Roses”.
 
Get their album on streaming services and in Bull Moose record stores today. Go see them at their album release show at One Longfellow Square, February 15th in Portland. Follow Gunther Brown on Facebook for more details on upcoming events.
 
The Maine Soundscape was recorded at Wolfe's Neck State Park in Freeport, ME.

Interview recorded at The Studio Portland.

Produced by Audio Evolutions

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Lynda Mandolyn of Crystal Canyon

Lynda Mandolyn of Crystal Canyon

January 28, 2020

Episode 13 features a conversation with Lynda Mandolyn of the Portland based band Crystal Canyon. She discusses her career traveling the world as a musician in bands, the creative process behind the music of Crystal Canyon, and of course, what she love's about Maine.

The Maine Music Feature is the song "Silverday" by Crystal Canyon

Go see Crystal Canyon perform live at The Apohadian Theatre in Portland on March 13th.

Follow the band the bands Facebook page here to stay tuned for more details.

The Maine Soundscape was recorded a warm January day on a walk though the woods in Scarborough, Maine.

Interview recorded at The Studio Portland.

Produced by Audio Evolutions

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Songwriter Lucas Roy

Songwriter Lucas Roy

January 12, 2020

Episode 12 features a conversation and a performance by singer and songwriter Lucas Roy. We discuss his early musical influences, his inspiration for song ideas, and his experiences building his music career in Maine.

Then Lucas performs one of his original songs "Always Be Loving You".

See Lucas Roy live at Funky Bow Brewery in Lyman, ME on February 1st, from 1-4pm. See more details here

Learn more about Lucas here.

This episode's Maine Soundscape was recorded at the Farm at Primo Restaurant in Rockland, Maine. 

Interview recorded at The Studio Portland.

Produced by Audio Evolutions

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Tumble.Down

Tumble.Down

November 26, 2019

Episode 11 features a conversation with the Portland-area band, Tumble.Down. They discuss how they formed, their early musical influences and of course, all of the things that make Maine a great place to make music.

Go see Tumble.Down live at their E.P. Release show at One Longfellow Square in Portland, Friday, November 29th. Click here for event details.

The Maine Music feature is the first single off their upcoming EP, a cover of the Kygo song “This Town”.

Learn more about the band Tumble.Down here.

The Maine Soundscape was recorded along the harbor in the city of Belfast, Maine.

Interview recorded at The Studio Portland.

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Vena’s Fizz House and “Wasted” by Greg Klein

Vena’s Fizz House and “Wasted” by Greg Klein

November 1, 2019

Episode 10 of The Maine Experience features a conversation with Johanna and Steve Corman, owners of Vena's Fizz House, a cocktail bar and mixology shop in Portland, ME. They discuss the origins of their business, their passion for a great cocktail, and their love for the state of Maine. 

Learn more about their special Holiday event "Miracle" taking place November 25th-30th, 2019 here.

Learn more about Vena's and visit their online store here.

The Maine Music feature is the track "Wasted" off of the new album Dead Man's Motto, by Greg Klein. 

Check out the full album on Spotify.

Check out Greg Klein and friends live at Blue in Portland, ME November 7th, 2019 at 5pm. See event details here.

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SnugHouse

SnugHouse

July 29, 2019
Episode 9 of The Maine Experience features a conversation with two of the founding members of the Portland band, SnugHouse. They discuss how their band formed, their writing process, and what they love about the music scene here in Portland.
 
Learn more about SnugHouse and their upcoming shows here.
 
The Maine Music Feature is a track SnugHouse recorded recently, a cover of the Peggy Lee classic, “Fever”.
 
Hear more from SnugHouse on Spotify.
 
This episode's Maine Soundscape was recorded at Fore River Sanctuary
 
Interview recorded at The Studio Portland.
Musician Rob Duquette

Musician Rob Duquette

July 1, 2019

Episode 8 features a conversation with professional musician, Rob Duquette. He discusses his career, music, practice routine, and what he loves about Maine.

Learn more about Rob Duquette and his music here.

Get tickets for duquette at Cadenza in Freeport, ME July 20th here.

Episode 8's Maine Music feature is a song by Rob Duquette called "You'll Be the Tree"

Epsiode 8's Maine Soundscape was recorded on a recent camping trip in Bangor, ME.

Interview recorded at The Studio in Portland, ME. 

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Podcaster Shea Gunther and When Particles Collide

Podcaster Shea Gunther and When Particles Collide

June 24, 2019

Episode 7 features a conversation with Shea Gunther, founder of the company MJToday Media, who produces podcasts and news for the legal marijuana industry. Shea discusses his career in digital media, his passion for cannabis legalization, and his love of Maine. 

Learn more about MJToday Media here.

Episode 7's Maine Music Feature is the song "Best Friends" by the band When Particles Collide.

Learn more about When Particles Collide here.

See their upcoming tour dates in Maine here

The episode 7 Maine Soundscape was recorded at Hinckley Park in South Portland, Maine.

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Videographer Kevin Sennett and a new single from Crystal Canyon

Videographer Kevin Sennett and a new single from Crystal Canyon

June 17, 2019

Episode 6 of The Maine Experience Podcast features a chat with a videographer friend of mine, Kevin Sennett. Kevin had an early passion for art and media and turned that into a successful career. He shares the arc of that career, what he is thinking about when he is on a shoot, and what it was like growing up in Maine.

Check out some of Kevin's work here.

Episode 6's Maine Music Feature is the new single "Boomerang" from the band Crystal Canyon.

See Crystal Canyon June 28th at the Port City Music Hall, get tickets here.

Hear more music from Crystal Canyon here.

The Maine Soundscape features some early morning bird calls recorded on a recent trip to Mt. Desert Island, ME.

 

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