Local Band of The Month: The Ghost of Paul Revere
“Local Music. Connected.” is a new feature here at CYY that higlights a local band each month on-air and on WCYY.com
This month’s artist is The Ghost of Paul Revere
Born of the waters of the Saco River, brothers in all but name, the Ghost of Paul Revere is Maine’s holler-folk band.
Building their songs around powerful three-part harmonies, energetic performances, and a non-traditional way of interpreting traditional American music. Drawing from a broad array of music including Elmore James and the Beatles, to Tom Waits and more, The Ghost writes powerful songs, built on melody and energy, designed to be performed with passion.
From soft folk to foot-stomping bluegrass, the songs have unique identities while still remaining undeniably the Ghost of Paul Revere. Their live show has quickly attained legendary status, with fans traveling unholy distances from the most remote corners of Maine to catch the band on their way up.
The Ghost was formed around childhood friends Max Davis, Sean McCarthy, and Griffin Sherry. They put the Ghost of Paul Revere together in 2011 with Matt Young. In that short time they have played from Fort Kent to New York City in everything from houses, churches, music halls, and even sail boats.
Their debut EP ‘North’ was met with high praise and fanfare. Recorded in late 2011, and released in the summer of 2012, it quickly became one of the best selling local albums in Maine and New Hampshire for 2013.
In August 2013, the group went into the studio with Jonathan Wyman to record their first full length album. “Believe”, released in January 2014 has gone on to hit the Billboard Northeast chart and continues to be the best selling local album in Maine. Believe in the Ghost
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