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Derrick Semler – 2017 Performances on Wednesday August 30th at 7:00 PM
August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“When it comes to singing and playing authentic blues music in Maine, nobody does it better than Derrick Semler.” – Ellsworth American
Brooksville-based guitarist and songwriter Derrick Semler draws on a lifetime of experience in American blues. He honed his guitar and vocal chops playing smoke-filled bars and dance halls back in the 1970s with the Soulbenders, the Soulbenders, backing up famed bluesman J.D. Nicholson, who for years was a fixture of the West Coast blues scene. And after moving to Brooksville in the early 1980s, he’s been at it ever since.
From the first guitar licks of the opening number, “Got to Find My Baby,” to the closing chords of “Love Takes You by Surprise,” it’s clear that Semler is no pretender when it comes to the blues. The music is, by turns, smooth, gritty and raw. And it’s always rhythmic and compelling.
Whether it’s the 6/8 rhythm of “Blue Eyes,” with its sweet guitar solo sandwiched between Semler’s vocals, or the strai (View Full Event Description Here: http://satb-surry.com/event/derrick-semler-2017-performances-on-wednesday-august-30th-at-700-pm/)