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Monday, September 1, 2014

NEVAH at the NEXT GENERATION THEATRE - OCT 4th

BREAKING press release from NEVAH … 

NEVAH’s 1st EVAH FALL FLING…

We are NEVAH, a Maine band, bringing A LIVE MUSIC SHOW to the WORLD FAMOUS NEXT GENERATION THEATRE, October 4, 2014 AD from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. We present a unique concert experience with an abundance of original and familiar tunes. We’ve coined the word, “prograssabilly” to describe the blending of progressive, newgrass, folk, rock, soulful sounds and shimmering vocals into a cohesive musical event which will change the course of the universe and the lives of each audience member. 

NEVAH - performing LIVE Music in Maine at
the Next Generation Theatre - Oct 4th
NEVAH is a fairly large band, eight (8) musicians with instrumentation running the gamut from acoustic guitar, mandolin and banjo to electric guitars, electric bass, saxophone, flute, pedal steel & dobro along with a percussion section (drums and congas). Our individual musical tastes vary from bluegrass to folk to rock and roll, jazz, waltzes and the list goes on. And somehow, we … Phil Pitula, Ed Russell, Richard Silver, Larry LeBlanc, Dick Knipping, Jack Anderson, Eric Brown and Hal Meyers … “blend”. 

And we have even more exciting news too … Mark Shane … the audio guru will be running our sound for this and hopefully future events.

We look forward to seeing you at the Next Generation Theatre on Oct 4th.

The NEVAH Band
nevahband.com / nevah on Facebook

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEVAH Band Members playing- LIVE MUSIC IN MAINE - this Friday - 4Points BBQ and The Big Easy Lounge

Hey fans and friends of NEVAH … got a terrific start to the weekend for you …

NEVAH's Phil Pitula is playing some hot Blues along with our good friends Lauren and Trent - also known as the BLOOD ORANGE MARTINIS - at 4Points BBQ & Blues House … this Friday, Aug. 29th. 


NEVAH's Phil Pitula playing in the BLOOD ORANGE MARTINIS
at 4Points BBQ and BLUES HOUSE
in Winterport - Friday August 29th 

Awesome BBQ and blues spot right in the heart of rocking downtown Winterport! Hope we see you there!

… and …

On the same evening …

NEVAH's – The3Guys – Hal, Richard and Larry – are performing at the BIG EASY LOUNGE & CAFE at the Charles Inn in Downtown Bangor Maine. Lots of Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Singing, Laughing, Drinking, more laughing, more singing and definitely more drinking … 


NEVAH's - The 3 Guys Hal, Richard and Larry
Playing LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC in Maine at the Big Easy Lounge
in Bangor - Friday August 29th
We start playing at 9:00pm and finish at midnight-ish.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NEVAH Performs Sizzling LIVE Music at Tantrum Nightclub and Lounge in Bangor Maine

A huge thank you to TANTRUM Night Club and Lounge for having NEVAH this past FRIDAY. And we'd like to thank all of our fans, friends and family for coming out to the show.

Emily Burnham from the Bangor Daily News
NEVAH Mentioned in 5 Things To Do Column
NEVAH performs LIVE Acoustic Music in Maine
at TANTRUM Nightclub and Lounge


The potential rainy weather held off - as we were setting up we had out fingers crossed. The food was terrific (especially the 3rd plateful), the drinks were excellent, really hit the spot … as a matter of fact … after the second one I started seeing spots.

Pre-Show Warm-up …
NEVAH performs LIVE Acoustic Music in Maine
at TANTRUM Nightclub and Lounge

Dic and Eric - During Sound Check
NEVAH performs LIVE Acoustic Music in Maine
at TANTRUM Nightclub and Lounge

NEVAH performs LIVE Acoustic Music in Maine
at TANTRUM Nightclub and Lounge
NEVAH performs LIVE Acoustic Music in Maine
at TANTRUM Nightclub and Lounge
Jack Plugin-in
NEVAH performs LIVE Acoustic Music in Maine
at TANTRUM Nightclub and Lounge
NEVAH performs LIVE Acoustic Music in Maine
at TANTRUM Nightclub and Lounge

And we (NEVAH) had a super time entertaining everyone. Even drew folks off the street as they were heading to and from the Folk Festival.

NEVAH performs LIVE Acoustic Music in Maine
at TANTRUM Nightclub and Lounge
- Great Stuff happening at Tanrum -


NEVAH performs LIVE Acoustic Music in Maine
at TANTRUM Nightclub and Lounge
I've attached some pictures from the event … if anyone has more, please sent them to nevahband@gmail.com. And visit our "site: nevahband.com for a couple more photos and to find out what's happening in NEVAH-Land.

Thanks - again … 

Hal
The NEVAH banjo guy

Monday, August 18, 2014

NEVAH Appearing at TANTRUM Nightclub and Lounge - Opening Day of Bangor's American Folk Festival

BIG BIG NEWS for all our NEVAH friends and FANS …

We, NEVAH, are appearing at TANTRUM Nightclub and Lounge this FRIDAY - AUGUST 22nd, playing from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, outside on their deck, on the opening day of the American Folk Festival. Tantrum is located at 193 Broad St. (top floor), Bangor, ME 04401 -
 {see the map for location}

NEVAH playing LIVE Music in Maine
at TANTRUM Night Club and Lounge
Opening Day of Bangor's American Folk Festival- Friday August 22 -
And … TANTRUM is offering THE DEAL OF THE CENTURY
- for $10.00 per person - OPENING DAY ONLY:

A Barbecue Meal
Drinks
a Live Performance by NEVAH - from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
– Maine’s ONLY Prograssabilly Band 
and Late Night Dancing with TANTRUM’s DJ 
                – from 9:00pm to midnight

Parking is FREE

So come, eat, drink, listen, go to the festival, come back and dance the night away - all for only $10.00
NEVAH playing LIVE Music in Maine
at TANTRUM Night Club and Lounge
Opening Day of Bangor's American Folk Festival- Friday August 22 -

Friday, August 15, 2014

NEVAH - Live Acoustic Music in Maine - Performed in Old Town

Hey … thanks to DDD (Dick Da Drummer) we've got a few pictures from yesterdays performance in OLD TOWN - in the park next to the Gazebo. 
The Guys getting ready to play …
NEVAH - Live Acoustic Music in Maine
Old Town's Concert in the Park Series
DDD takes one more photo before the start of the concert
NEVAH - Live Acoustic Music in Maine
Old Town's Concert in the Park Series
Jack Anderson on Pedal Steel
NEVAH - Live Acoustic Music in Maine
Old Town's Concert in the Park Series
As you know, the weather was a bit "iffy" … but thanks to Radar Richard - and the coin landing on heads  - we opted to play outdoors. 
Richard Silver on Mandolin, Hal Meyers with his Kavnjo enhanced Stelling Banjo
NEVAH - Live Acoustic Music in Maine

Old Town's Concert in the Park Series
Phil Pitula adusting the mixin' board
NEVAH - Live Acoustic Music in Maine

Old Town's Concert in the Park Series
Still Setting up … and waiting for Dr. Eric (percussionist)
NEVAH - Live Acoustic Music in Maine

Old Town's Concert in the Park Series
And … yayyyyyy … a beautiful night, a bit chilly, but no rain.

We'd like to thank all our fans and friends and new"Old Town" friends for coming by to listen, applaud, laugh and sing along.

Larry LeBlanc's "set up"
NEVAH - Live Acoustic Music in Maine

Old Town's Concert in the Park Series
DDD's (Dick Da Drummer's) kit is ready to keep the beat
 NEVAH - Live Acoustic Music in Maine

Old Town's Concert in the Park Series

Monday, August 11, 2014

NEVAH Performing LIVE MUSIC in Old Town - Summer Concert in the Park Series - August 14th -

Hey there friends and fans of NEVAH … this Thursday, August 14th -  from 6:30 to 8:00 pm … we, NEVAH will be performing - LIVE - in the Old Town Library's - Concert in the Park Series.

Looking forward to a wonderful evening of music at the Gazebo.

FYI: If it's raining we will still be performing at the Elks Club on 4th Street Extension.

The NEVAH Band presents Live Music in Maine at the Old Town Library's
Summer Concert in the Park Series

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

LIVE MUSIC IN MAINE from NEVAH this July + more!

Okay … big things are happening over the next two weeks for the NEVAH band, starting with a private concert tomorrow (Thursday - July 10th) for the Bangor Veterans home. Phil the NEVAH bass man wrote a terrific piece called "Remembering Those Who Served" in the previous post.

Then … NEXT Wednesday … July 16th NEVAH (that's us) … will be performing in Round Pond at the Historic Little Brown Church located on rte 32 Round Pond Village. 

NEVAH performing LIVE music in Maine
The Rpund Pond show starts at 7:30pm … with a suggested donation of $10.00 - a portion of the proceeds goes to help maintain the historic facility. 
… children are free (unless you want to make a donation).

And … if that isn't enough, two days later, which makes it Friday - July 18th, Hal - the NEVAH banjo guy, Richard the NEVAH mandolin maven and Larry the NEVAH guitar guru are performing as a live acoustic music trio in the big Easy Lounge and Cafe located within the Charles in … in Bangor. Music starts at 9pm.

Live Acoustic Music in Maine from …
Hal Meyers the NEVAH banjo guy, Richard Silver the NEVAH mandolin maven
… and Larry LeBlanc the NEVAH guitar guru

Oh… oh … oh … and the following Friday on the 25th Hal, Richard and Larry will be playing the Wrong Turn Pub located at the Kenduskeag Golf and Country Club. (please see poster for details).

Live Acoustic Music in Maine from …
Hal Meyers the NEVAH banjo guy, Richard Silver the NEVAH mandolin maven
… and Larry LeBlanc the NEVAH guitar guru

Eh-Yup July is a NEVAH Month … and there is more coming your way. So check out NEVAHBAND.com or this FB page for future LIVE NEVAH music events.

Hal

the NEVAH banjo guy

Friday, July 4, 2014

Remembering Those Who Served


            Summer means a lot of different things to us here in Maine.  After a long trying winter we relish the blue skies, the fresh air, and the warm temps that finally make their way up to us in July.  For the guys of NEVAH, July and summer have a very special meaning with an event dating back before we were actually a serious "group," - playing at the Veterans Home in Bangor Maine.
            If memory serves me right, which at my age I begin to question, it has been over 10 years since we first visited and played for the Veterans for their yearly family cookout.  At the time a loosely knit group of people, me, Kim my wife, Charlie Earley, Richard, Ed, Dr. Eric, Jack, Hal, and Dan Groshan happily accepted an invitation to offer up a little music for this event.  Going under the name of "Never to Late" we played for an hour and a half and it was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had.  Here were the people who put their lives on the line defending our great nation, many of them from what is now called the "greatest" generation, tapping their feet, dancing, and singing along to some songs they knew.  Thoughts of my Dad and his brothers, all of whom served during World War II, flooded my mind and it was difficult to hold back the tears as the realization hit me that if it wasn't for all of these people we probably would not be there playing music and enjoying our freedom.
            So here we are many years later eagerly anticipating our annual July performance which this year will take place on Thursday, July 10th.  Some things have changed, members of the band, vets who have gone on to their reward, but the commitment from the band now named "NEVAH" remains the same - Honor those who have given so much to protect and preserve our freedoms, our Veterans.
            It  seems very fitting to me to post this today, July 4th - Independence Day - on the behalf of our current line-up Ed Russell, Richard Silver, Hal Meyers, Larry LeBlanc, Jack Anderson, Eric Brown, Richard Knipping, and yours truly Phillip Pitula - the men of NEVAH, so in the words and music sung by Kate Smith we say to you,
                                                  "GOD BLESS AMERICA"

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A NEVAH THANK YOU to John Ramirez of 4Points BBQ

The NEVAH band would like to send out a humongous THANK YOU to John Ramirez and the folks at the 4Points BBQ for last weeks Lawnchair Concert in Winterport.


John Ramirez Owner of 4Points BBQ in Winterport
at NEVAH's appearance at the  Lawnchair Concert Series - June 14th

NEVAH performing LIVE music in Maine
at the 4Points BBQ 2014 Lawnchair Concert Series - June 14
We were very lucky that the weather held off and it was a sunny/cloudy/cool-ish - day and evening with only a momentary drop or two of rain. Seriously I think I saw two drops.

And … it was graduation weekend on top of everything else - crazy!



NEVAH performing LIVE music in Maine
at the 4Points BBQ 2014 Lawnchair Concert Series - June 14

NEVAH performing LIVE music in Maine
at the 4Points BBQ 2014 Lawnchair Concert Series - June 14

NEVAH performing LIVE music in Maine
at the 4Points BBQ 2014 Lawnchair Concert Series - June 14

We had a blast and it appears the audience did as well. They sang along, danced, clapped, cheered, applauded loudly, laughed at our banter (sometimes) … oh, clogged (yes, we encourage clogging). All of this as we presented a full NEVAH evening including the addition of 7 new tunes and/or arrangements never heard by our audiences.
Some NEVAH Fans watching NEVAH perform LIVE music in Maine
at the 4Points BBQ 2014 Lawnchair Concert Series - June 14

Some NEVAH Fans watching NEVAH perform LIVE music in Maine
at the 4Points BBQ 2014 Lawnchair Concert Series - June 14

Some NEVAH Fans watching and dancing  while NEVAH performs LIVE music in Maine
at the 4Points BBQ 2014 Lawnchair Concert Series - June 14
We also received this quote from one of our NEVAH fans: "Great night of music last Sat @ 4 pts!! Best Band in Maine!!! Thank you for such an enjoyable evening!"


Some NEVAH Fans watching NEVAH perform LIVE music in Maine
at the 4Points BBQ 2014 Lawnchair Concert Series - June 14

Some NEVAH Fans watching NEVAH perform LIVE music in Maine
at the 4Points BBQ 2014 Lawnchair Concert Series - June 14
Really appreciate everyone coming out … here are a few pictures and we'll be uploading some video in the near future.

Thanks …

Hal
the NEVAH banjo guy

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

NEVAH's Hal Meyers & Larry LeBlanc Performing LIVE Acoustic Music at Kenduskeag's Wrong Turn Pub - Friday June 20th

Hey … after a very successful NEVAH gig at the 4Points BBQ on Saturday night - and I will be posting some images … soon …

THIS FRIDAY- June 20th - Larry LeBlanc (the amazing NEVAH guitar guru) and I (Hal the interesting-ish NEVAH banjo guy) will be performing as a duet at the Wrong Turn Pub located at the Kenduskeag Golf Course.

LIVE Acoustic Music with Hal Meyers &and Larry LeBlanc
NEVAH's banjo and guitar players
appearing at the Wrong Turn Pub at the Kenduskeag Golf & Country Club 
The music starts at 8:00 pm (most of the time we start a little earlier - because we can), and goes until …

So, come on down and catch some fun tunes you may or may not know, along with a few NEW ones to sing along with, grab a few laughs, and witness a little magic too - right before your very eyes. Please bring your very eyes if you have them handy.

See you friday …

Hal Meyers
tNbg

Thursday, June 12, 2014

4POINTS BBQ in Winterport Features NEVAH Saturday June 14th

Oh yeah … a big THANK YOU to Emily Burnham from the Bangor Daily News … in her 5 Things To Do section …

NEVAH @ the 4Points BBQ in Winterport, Maine this Saturday - from 6 to 9pm.

Please call ahead for reservations as we've heard through the grape vine (which we understand is more reliable then two cans and a string) … that tickets have been selling like crazy.


NEVAH playing live music at the 4Points BBQ in Winterport
June 14th - 6 to 9pm

Call: 207-223-9929 

And tell them Hal the NEVAH banjo guy sent you, but only if you want to tell them that. It won't do anything for you, but it makes me feel semi-important.


NEVAH playing live music at the 4Points BBQ in Winterport
Saturday - June 14th - 6 to 9pm

See you all Saturday …

… and NEVAH mind the weather - which is supposed to be pretty a-okay.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

NEVAH's HUGE WEEKEND of LIVE Music in Kenduskeag, Winterport and Hampden Maine

Hey there … friends and fans of NEVAH - we have one heck of a big live acoustic music weekend coming up …

… kicking it off will be NEVAH's own dynamic trio - Hal Meyers, Richard Silver and Larry LeBlanc playing at the Kenduskeag Golf and Country Club on Friday June 13th from 8pm to 11pm …

Live Music in Maine by NEVAH's own …
Hal Meyers, Richard Silver and Larry LeBlanc
Then …

on Saturday - JUNE 14th - NEVAH will be performing at the
4Points BBQ Lawn Chair Concert Series … in Winterport … and let me tell you, we've got one heck of a show planned. So be there, be hungry, be thirsty … be ready …oh yeah!

Live Music in Maine by NEVAH
at the 2014 Lawn Chair Concert Series
at the 4Points BBQ in Winterport
Live Music in Maine by NEVAH
at the 2014 Lawn Chair Concert Series
at the 4Points BBQ in Winterport
Live Music in Maine by NEVAH
at the 2014 Lawn Chair Concert Series
at the 4Points BBQ in Winterport

We'd love to see you at any one of these events …

Hal
the NEVAH banjo guy

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hal Meyers, Larry LeBlanc and Richard Silver - have a blast at the BIG EASY LOUNGE in Bangor

Had a terrific time playing the Big Easy Lounge at the Charles Inn … in Bangor with my two good friends and NEVAH compadres - Larry LeBlanc and Richard Silver.

Here are some photos that Kim Pitula and Lucie* - took from the Charles Inn "gig" this past Friday May 30th. Really appreciate Phil, Kim and Valerie coming out to the Charles Inn to "support". 
From L to R: Richard on Gibson Mandolin, Hal on Martin Guitar, Larry on Dobro
Big Easy Lounge at the Charles Inn, Bangor Maine - Friday May 30th
- Live Acoustic Music in Maine - 
Left to Right: Richard on Mandolin, Hal playing his Stelling Sunflower with
Jet Black Kavanjo Banjo head, Larry on his Martin Guitar
Big Easy Lounge at the Charles Inn, Bangor Maine - Friday May 30th
- Live Acoustic Music in Maine - 

Richard Silver, Hal Meyers, Larry LeBlanc
during set one at the …
Big Easy Lounge at the Charles Inn, Bangor Maine - Friday May 30th
- Live Maine Music - 
And a thank you to Sonja Hannington - too - for stopping by after your gig. Sonja is a superb Sax and Flute player, constantly in demand for gigs all over the place.
Richard Silver on Mandolin, Hal Meyers on Guitar, Larry LeBlanc on Dobro
- Live Acoustic Music in Maine -
Big Easy Lounge at the Charles Inn, Bangor Maine - Friday May 30th 
Richard Silver on a 1930's Gibson Mandolin
Hal Meyers on Stelling Sunflower Banjo with Jet Black Kavanjo Head
Larry LeBlanc on his Martin D-35 Guitar
- Live Maine Music -
Big Easy Lounge at the Charles Inn, Bangor Maine - Friday May 30th
And funny as it may seem … Dick (DDD - Dick Da Drummer - from NEVAH) had just told me about another band he plays with … the * Lucie HotBand. I "friended" Lucie that very morning, and sure enough, guess who shows up as we are finishing our sound check … and stays for the entire evening …

… I'm not going to tell you , you have to guess.

… guessing yet?

I also had a chance to do a little close-up magic for a few folks. I always like watching people flip out when their signed card ends up inside my wallet … the inner wallet inside the outer wallet that is … oh yeah.

Again thank you to everyone who came by, sang along, laughed a bit, drank a lot, laughed some more and applauded throughout the evening …!

More performances at the Big Easy in the coming months … and stay tuned as NEVAH has several gigs in a couple of weeks.

Make it live …

Hal

the NEVAH banjo Guy

Friday, May 30, 2014

The BIG EASY LOUNGE in Bangor Maine presents Live Acoustic Music with Hal Meyers, Larry LeBlanc and Richard Silver - Tonight Friday May 30

Hey … fans and friends of NEVAH …

TONIGHT, it's tonight …

I know it's last minute, but and however … tonight - FRIDAY - May 30th starting at 9pm …

Hal Meyers - the NEVAH banjo guy, along with Larry LeBlanc and Richard Silver will be performing at the BIG EASY LOUNGE in the CHARLES INN … located in downtown Bangor. from 9pm to midnight

Hal Meyers (tNbg*), along with NEVAH's very own Larry LeBlanc and Richard Silver … on guitar/dobro and mandolin/guitar, will be performing at the BIG EASY LOUNGE located within the CHARLES INN in Bangor …

Live Acoustic Music in Maine at the Big Easy Lounge in Bangor with
Hal Meyers - the NEVAH banjo guy
Larry LeBlanc on Guitar and Dobro … and …
Richard Silver on Mandolin and Guitar
I hope you can come and catch us, listen to some familiar tunes, sing along, laugh a bit, get a tasty beverage from the Big Easy's huge selection of BREWS … and maybe, just maybe get to see some close-up sleight of hand magic performed right in front of you during one of our breaks.

Therefore … see you this evening. We'll be playing until midnight!


*the NEVAH banjo guy