16-Rene & others

LEWISTON, Maine — Bald Hill, the surprisingly hip purveyors of blues-inflected newgrass and folk, returns to one of the band’s favorite venues this Friday night with an 8 p.m. show here at Guthries on Middle Street.

The full name of this wonderful club is She Doesn’t Like Guthries Restaurant & Café (www.guthriesplace.com) , but this is to quibble over labels. Guthries is the coolest music venue in Lewiston and it may well be the coziest, most welcoming room in all of Maine. If you’ve not yet experienced the vibe here, think “oversized living room”, complete with couches, superior food and some of the region’s finest craft brews on tap.

The eclectic acts that frequent Guthries have the stage and bill all to themselves. In other words, no opening acts. So be on time this Friday night, Jan. 29, starting at 8 p.m. Bald Hill will entertain with nearly a full set of new material, including several Maine-centric tunes y’all are sure to enjoy.