Thank you student musicians for sharing your talent, hard work, and enthusiasm with the Maine Acoustic Festival. Thank you coaches Brendan Taaffe, Dylan Foley, Isa Burke, Don Roy, Antje Duvekot, and Bronwyn Keith-Hynes for helping the students find their music.
Thank you Gather, OTTO, and Old World Deli for providing the fuel to keep them going over three intense days. Thanks Atlantic Sportswear for outfitting the participants in cool cranberry colored shirts, and to Starbird music for loaning the instruments for the Student Showcase, and finally, thanks to our collaborator from the beginning, North Yarmouth Academy, for helping us bring together students from around the state to play and sing roots music.
If you’re a roots musician in middle or high school, We hope this video will inspire you to try out in 2017. For everyone else – enjoy!