NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — Word of Bald Hill, those surprisingly hip purveyors of blues-inflected, swingin’ newgrass and folk (spiced with just the right dash of rock & roll), appears to be spreading. Three dates are now on the docket for October:
- On Sunday, Oct. 4, Bald Hill will play the Maine Makers & Shakers event at Five Maples Farm in the Upper Village of New Gloucester, across Route 100 from the world famous Hodgman’s Frozen Custard. Organized by Anne McCormack and Erik Desjarlais, Maine Makers & Shakers celebrates and promotes entrepreneurship in semi-rural areas. The New Gloucester event is scheduled for the entire weekend — Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4 — and will feature a dizzying array of local artisans and vendors, food and, of course, live music. Bald Hill will appear from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Don’t miss it.
- Bald Hill will headline Reunion-Homecoming Weekend at Hebron Academy with a 12:30 p.m. show on Saturday, Oct. 24. Hebron Academy was founded way back in 1804, which just happens to be lead guitarist Chris Ricardi’s preferred brand of tequila.
- There’s been a slight but inviting change to Bald Hill’s autumn dates at Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Co. in Auburn. The band will play a special Halloween show on Saturday night, Oct. 31, 8-11 p.m. (this replaces the Oct. 2 show; Bald Hill’s Friday night Nov. 20 date at Gritty’s is unchanged.) In addition to knocking out several ghost- and ghoul-inspired song selections, band members will be “costumed” on Oct. 31. Everyone who might attend is encouraged to do the same.