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Soul Man

Edgy, reflective and funny is how The Crown Vics drummer Steve Peer describes Chris Ross and The North, who will hold forth at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at 430 Bayside in Ellsworth.

Peer calls Hancock singer/songwriter Chris Ross “a smooth and eloquent performer while bringing plenty of grit and a sonorous voice that can be humble yet dramatic, severe yet sweet, cold and always resonant.”

The band plays hard-driving rock ‘n’ roll and country. Other band members include Caleb Sweet (bass), Zachary Bence (guitar) and Ryan Curless (drummer).

Tickets cost $15 per person at Refreshments are BYOB (bottle of wine or a six-pack). Youth under 21 must be with an adult family member. As its name indicates, the house concert is located at 430 Bayside Road. For more info, call 667-4298 and visit


Wailin’ at the Criterion

Headed by bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, the Wailers continue to carry on Bob Marley’s legacy and will fill The Criterion Theatre with reggae from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. Aston Barrett Jr. will perform on drums. Joshua David Barrett is the lead singer.

The Pete Kilpatrick Band will open. Ticket prices range from $29.75 to $49.75. To reserve seats, call 288-0829 and visit

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