Pejepscot Station


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Author: Paul VanDerWerf
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I took this the Saturday winter indoor farmers' market here in Brunswick, Maine. One corner of the area is reserved for musicians and this local bluegrass band, Pejepscot Station were performing. The site is an old mill that has been converted to a multi-use building. The old and well worn flooring is shown here. Pejepscot Station is a high-energy bluegrass band comprised of veteran musicians hailing from the mid-coast Maine area. It features Jim McLaughlin on mandolin, guitar and fiddle, Stephen “Satch” Hatch on guitar, Cherie “Peachblossom” Howard on bass, and Ren Bernier on banjo. Vocals are shared by all. Based in the village of Pejepscot (in Topsham, ME), the band has been performing throughout southern Maine since forming in 2011. Their repertoire is a mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, Americana, and some “bluegrassified” favorites thrown in. Tight vocal harmonies and an informal and relaxed stage presence make for an enjoyable and fun show appropriate for all. Pejepscot Station started in 1972 when Satch and Ren began noodlin’ around with the banjo and guitar. Later in 1977, “Lonesome” Jim joined up with Ren and the pair performed at a couple venues around campus for no pay and even less respect. Fast forward to July 4th 2011 (Yup, 34 years later), Ren, Satch and Jim got back together for another unpaid gig at the famous July 4th lobster bake in Pejepscot and decided to “get the band back together“.[Band website]

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