The Itinerate Visitors, a rock/folk band taking their name from back-to-the-landers Scott and Helen Nearing’s “The Maple Syrup” book, will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor. ITINERATE VISITORS PHOTO

Longstanding folk/rock group to perform

WINTER HARBOR — The Itinerate Visitors, an acoustic quintet that plays Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison and other folk and rock greats, will perform at Schoodic Arts for All’s Last Friday Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at Hammond Hall.

The group, whose name comes from Harborside back-to-the-landers Scott and Helen Nearing’s “The Maple Sugar Book,” includes Paul Anderson, guitar; Bruce Cahill, guitar; Rob Roper, violin; David Lewis, bass and Brian Norris, hand percussion. Since the mid-1980s, they have played together after discovering their common passion for Dylan, the Dead and bluegrass.

Anderson is a regular host of the radio show “Bronzewound” on WERU radio and has performed in other groups including the bluegrass bands Blue Northern and Kinsmen Ridgerunners.

Cahill lives in Windham and has played with various combinations of musicians for over 30 years. For many years, Roper played in the University of Maine’s orchestra and also with Paul in the Kinsmen Ridgerunners.

Lewis is a longtime performer on guitar, bass and pedal steel and has played with Blue Northern and The Searsmont Street Band. Norris is a Dylan enthusiast who expresses his musical passion on hand percussion and more.

Admission is a suggested donation of $15. A smorgasbord of desserts and locally roasted coffee will be on sale. For more info, call 963-2569 and visit

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