August 28 @ 7:30 pm
In a career spanning 5 decades, he has recorded 17 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic Garden Song [Inch by Inch, Row by Row] and performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. He has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets. Dave Mallett remains one of our favorite singer-songwriters and we are honored to bring him back to the Opera House stage this summer. Tickets available June 1. Advance tickets $25, regular tickets $30. Call the box office at 207-633-5159.
And if you aren’t familiar with Dave Mallett, here’s what others’ say:
“He harks back to the earnest ambitions and heartfelt melodies of Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, singing with the conviction that folk can still be heroic. David Mallet has a lustrous, melancholy voice that both engages and lulls the listener, never stretching too high or too low but always staying comfortable and believable.” – The New York Times Synd.
“Few people could be called the living embodiment of the state where they live. But what Garrison Keillor is to Minnesota, Mallett is to Maine.”
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
I know of no other songwriter who can so convincingly capture that fleeting sense of being perfectly at one with a place and time. This is at the heart of why Mallett has won such a loyal following and holds such hope for the future.” – Michael Hughes, Portland Press Herald
“Mallett is a first rate folk singer and writer. His portraits and townscapes are camera sharp, and his knowledge of his subjects is profound.”
– Ed Morris, Billboard