North of Nashville
North of Nashville
North of Nashville reunite at the Chocolate Church Arts Center with their unmistakable mix of honky-tonk with emotional vulnerability and swaggering bravado
(Bath, Maine) After a several month hiatus to pursue separate musical endeavors, the talented duo of Jay Basiner and Andrew Martelle reunite as North of Nashville for an unforgettable evening of authentic heartland music on Friday, June 10 at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, located at 804 Washington Street downtown Bath.
Every now and then a musical endeavor starts as a lark, but clicks so well, it takes on a life of its own — one that deserves to be nurtured. That's what North of Nashville bandmates Jay Basiner and Andrew Martelle have discovered.
Martelle's fiddle and mandolin and Basiner's lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica and percussion, showcase their lively harmonies. Their roots influences, natural chemistry and irresistible appeal are abundantly evident in songs such as "Eyes for Me," "One Night of Pretending," "The Working Man" and "Hooked on Me," but every song courses with passion and heart.
Turns out they do, indeed, have an outlaw streak. The duo cite Willie, Waylon, Kris and Cash, as well as Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Snow, Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Roger Miller, the Kingston Trio and Hank Williams as their musical influences.
Since 2012, North of Nashville have been touring extensively and honing their sound while performing with Dierks Bentley, Lake Street Dive, Phil Vassar, Aoife O'Donovan, Jerrod Niemann, Jacob Jolliff (Yonder Mountain String Band & Joy Kills Sorrow) & Mike Barnett (The Deadly Gentleman), Freedy Johnston, Chatham County Line and Chris Stapleton, among many others. In 2013, the Portland Press Herald named them a 'Band to Watch' and they were nominated for a 2014 New England Music Award as 'Live Band of the Year'.
The show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 in advance / $15 at the door and available by calling the box office at 207-442-8455 or purchasing online www.chocolatechurcharts.org.