The 6th Annual Maine Songwriters Association’s Song Contest Finals will be held Saturday, October 29 at Frontier Cafe in Brunswick. The show starts at 8 pm and features six finalists chosen from a field of 36 entries. Finalists include Richard Wallace, Jenny Lou Drew, Adam Babcock, Doug Kolmar, Sally Morgan, and Ruth Hill. Each performer will play a warm-up song followed by their contest song. This is your opportunity to hear some of the best songwriters in Maine in one great show. Admission is $10. This show has sold out three of the last four years, so get your tickets early through Brown Paper Tickets.
Doug Kolmar has been writing and playing music for over 40 years, but the role of singer-songwriter emerged more recently after moving to Maine from New York in 2002, and nurtured in part by the lively songwriting scene around MSA. Prior to that, his musical efforts ran the gamut from classical piano compositions to indie-pop with the band Dogs Gone Fishing and performing as part of the electronic improv collective Crippled Symmetry. A regular performer at venues throughout southern Maine, Doug has also appeared on WMPG and WSCA public radio as well as WCLZ independent radio in Portland. He has also been a multi-year finalist at the New England Songwriting Competition at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival. (more…)