Canceled/Rescheduled Coffeehouse Performance: Mike McFarland
Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mike McFarland’s coffeehouse performance has been RESCHEDULED to THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
The Camden Public Library will open its Coffeehouse spring season with local favorite Mike McFarland on Thursday evening, April 2, at 7:00 pm. McFarland is a veteran songwriter and performer who has been playing music in the midcoast area for over 50 years! “I played my first gig in 1965. Kay Tucker hired us (the Shades) for $15.00. Chris Cokinis was in that band, and he and I are still at it; we still occasionally play together.” McFarland now lives and works on Islesboro.
McFarland has a song list well over 200 songs. “I try to include as many genres as I can. Most of my tunes were popular in the early 1900s through the 1960s. The majority of songs I write are humorous, but I do have a few that I hope touch people’s hearts. My brothers, Paul and Tom, have contributed lyrics for two songs on the upcoming album. I’m very excited about that!”
Many of Mike McFarland’s songs are of the “wickedly funny” variety, including such songs as “The Anthropophobian Blues” and “My Baby Does Mean Well.” “All of the writers here at our Songwriters Sessions are looking forward to Mike’s show,” says Ken Gross, “because of his humor, craftsmanship, and musical talent. We may even get to hear from others of the McFarland clan, since his brothers and kids are also talented writers and musicians. This will be a great chance to enjoy Mike’s music, if you’ve never had the good luck to hear him.” McFarland plays out as a solo act, but occasionally has his sons Sean and Max accompany him. They play under the name The McFarland Brothers.
The next Coffeehouse will feature David Dodson and the Lowdown on May 7; the June Coffeehouse will feature musicians of the Songwriters Sessions on June 3. The Coffeehouse is $10 at the door.
— Color photo by Peggy Pike