Festival Music

We might be called the ‘Nordic Trail Festival’ but that doesn’t mean we stop there! Saturday evening during the last hour of racing and late into the evening we’ve got an incredible lineup of talented local and Maine bands. Many thanks to Travis Cyr for helping us put together such an eclectic and fun line-up of music to make this festival one you’ll be remembering and planning on for years!

Lineup

Saturday, July 22nd The Nordic Trail Festival!

6:30 PM – 6-Hour Races End
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – Travis Cyr and Friends
7:30 PM – Awards
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM – The Ghost of Paul Revere
**Food served by Governor’s Restaurant and beer by Geaghan Brothers Brewing

The Ghost of Paul Revere

Born on the banks of the Saco River, brothers in all but name, the Ghost of Paul Revere is Maine’s holler-folk band. A powerful, energetic, non-traditional American folk band that’s renowned for harmony fueled, heart-pounding performances full of songs with unique identities that remain undeniably the Ghost of Paul Revere.

“Mumford & Sons meet the Avett Brothers with a twist of bluegrass. Old Crow Medicine Show with three-part harmonies. The Band for millennials… The Maine-grown, foot-stompin’ holler-folk quartet create the type of music for which festivals are made.” – The Boston Globe

Believe in the Ghost

Formed around childhood friends Max Davis, Sean McCarthy, and Griffin Sherry, the Ghost of Paul Revere played their first show together in 2011 at a tiny bar in Portland, Maine. Now, they play across the nation, bringing holler-folk into houses, bars, and music halls. They have shared the stage with the Avett Brothers, The Travelin’ McCourys, Brown Bird, Spirit Family Reunion, Darlingside, as well as members of Greensky Bluegrass, the Infamous Stringdusters, and Old Crow Medicine Show.

Best in Maine

The Ghost of Paul Revere has sold out Port City Music Hall, Stone Mountain Arts Center, and the Strand Theater multiple times, won Best In Maine at the 2014 New England Music Awards, were an official showcase artist at Folk Alliance International 2015 and made their Newport Folk Festival debut in August 2015. They capped off 2015 with an electrifying headline performance on New Year’s eve at Portland’s State Theatre in front of 1,600 enraptured fans.

In 2016, amidst touring nationally, they returned to the studio to craft their second full length album, engineered by Jonathan Wyman at Halo Studios and mastered by Adam Ayan of Gateway Mastering. The album is expected to be released in early 2017.

Travis Cyr

Travis Cyr has been driving his freight train of cerebral Americana folk & roots music all around the beautiful state of Maine. Quiet and gentle yet vast and strong, his songs are full of vividly honest and poetic lyrics and emotionally percussive acoustic guitar. He has broken over 2,375 strings (aprox.) played over 1400 shows and released 6 CD of all original music…”Stay Glad”

Stay Glad

Travis is also the founder of the Arootsakoostik Music Festival. He is proud to have shared the stage with Ellis Paul, Brown Bird, Spirit Family Reunion, Toughcats, Ghost of Paul Revere, Dan Blakeslee and more…he looks forward to playing for you!

“Cyr is a rare bird nowadays, a true blue folk singer in the best sense of the word.” – Emily Burnham Bangor Daily News November 2015