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Portland – Concert
October 7, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$12 - $15
Neil Young said of the overwhelming success of the single “Heart of Gold” from 1972’s Harvest: “This song put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore, so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I saw more interesting people there.” Three albums were released that are commonly referred to as the “Ditch Trilogy”: Time Fades Away (1973), On the Beach (1974) and Tonight’s the Night (1975). While all three of these records have an astonishing breadth and depth of material as well as an uneven, rough-hewn beauty and wry humor, a darker underlying theme that runs through all of them is Neil’s loss of two close musician friends from overdoses in 1973. Given this connection and the very real and continuing rise of the opioid epidemic in Maine and elsewhere, Seth Warner and One Longfellow Square are partnering with Chooper’s Foundation and Grace Street Services of Portland, Lewiston & Sanford, Maine, to raise awareness, support and funds to help turn the tide of this epidemic that is just as challenging and destructive to individuals, families and communities and artists as it was back in 1973. Seth and Portsmouth, NH, based musician Marc McElroy will start the evening with a set of acoustic based arrangements of songs from Time Fades Away and On the Beach and finish the evening with a complete performance of Tonight’s the Night. The band includes the guitarist Mike Derosier, bassist David Thibodeau, drummer Chris Marro. At One Longfellow Square. 8-11pm. $12 advance – $15 day of. FMI: onelongfellowsquare.com.