State Theatre Portland
The Mallett Brothers Band, Adam Ezra Group

State Theatre presents

The Mallett Brothers Band

Adam Ezra Group

Fri, November 3, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Waterville Opera House

Waterville, ME

$15 Advance / $20 Day of Show

This event is all ages

The Mallett Brothers Band
The Mallett Brothers Band
The Mallett Brothers Band's busy tour schedule over the past seven years has helped them to build a dedicated fanbase across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home. With a style that can ranges from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds. Texas Hill Country Explore Magazine calls them “New England’s wildly eclectic crew of genre rebels.” Bill Copeland Music News says “Combining their authentic roots rock sound with a reflective lyrical style that perceives stories on the level of epic myth, it’s like William Faulkner has been resurrected with an electric guitar in hand.."

While remaining fully independent, The Mallett Brothers Band has performed at some of the country’s top venues and festivals, including Austin Texas’s famed Continental Club; Alexandria, Virginia’s Birchmere (sharing the stage with Oklahoma red-dirt rockers The Turnpike Troubadors), New Hampshire’s Meadowbrook Pavilion (opening for The Allman Brothers Band, and again opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd); Nashville’s Bluebird; and Little Rock’s The Rev Room, to name a few. Festival appearances include FloydFest (Virginia), Hop Jam (Vermont), Nateva (Maine), The New England Country Music Festival (New Hampshire), Eastbound Throwdown (New York), and many more.

“The Falling of the Pine,” the band's most recent release, reimagines a group of 19th Century Maine folk songs collected in the 1927 book "Minstrelsy of Maine."

The Mallett Brothers Band includes:
Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar / Luke Mallett

Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar / Will Mallett

Vocals, Guitar & Dobro / Wally

Drums / Chuck Gagne

Bass / Nick Leen

Fiddle, Mando / Andrew Martelle
Adam Ezra Group
Adam Ezra Group
Having toured with Rusted Root, The Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Los Lobos, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dwight Yoakam, and more, the Adam Ezra Group has graduated from the local Boston scene to the national level.

Bringing their sound together with rich and hook laden melodies, the band's energetic performance creates a buzz everywhere they play. Adam and the band ignite the stage with a power that has been compared to that of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Over the past 8 years the band has had a consistent tour schedule and recently sold out several northeastern area shows including The Paradise Rock Club, Brighton Music Hall, Club Passim, Cafe 939 (2 months in advance), Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH (twice), The Stone Church in New Market,NH and the Mercury Lounge, NYC.

The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band, they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activist and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters. Ezra has spent time living out of a van, farming in Canada, volunteering for the relief effort in Kosovo, and practicing environmental geography in South Africa.

Whether as a kitchen hand or carpenter, teacher, athlete, or traveler, Ezra crams it all into the music, always challenging our perspective and often teetering somewhere between the ballsy rocker and sensitive poet.

AEG has been building their fan-base exponentially. The Group has been touring non-stop and packing venues across the country including the Mercury Lounge in New York City, Shubas in Chicago, The Roxy in Los Angeles, The Belly Up in Aspen, and their sold out show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston (where the band had one of their fans, Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith, join them on stage). After having shared the stage with Jason Mraz, Rusted Root, Bela Fleck, John Hiatt, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Ziggy Marley, Little Feat and many others, The band has been a festival favorite around the country, including appearances at Oyster Ridge (WY), Rothbury (MI), Wildflower (TX), Nateva (ME), Earthfest (MA), and The Download Festival (MA). With their new release underway the Adam Ezra Group will continue their national tour with new music and a momentum that is catapulting them towards being one of the country's most talked about bands.
Venue Information:
Waterville Opera House
1 Common St.
Waterville, ME, 04901