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Guided by an ethos of lyrical depth and an accessible, folk sensibility, singer/songwriter Amy Allen of South Portland, Maine, got her start playing small-time gigs in local pubs at the ripe age of eleven. Now a New England music mainstay, she released her debut EP, Honey, in 2010 to great acclaim, taking home Portland Phoenix’s “Best New Act” and “Best Female Vocalist” awards.
In 2011 her second EP, Neptune, drew apt comparisons to power-house female vocalists such as Norah Jones and Taylor Swift. Since then, Amy has appeared on the second season of NBC’s The Voice, received the prestigious SESAC’s Young Artist Award for the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and recently released a cover of Robin Thicke’s summer smash hit, “Blurred Lines”, complete with music video, which has received over 13,000 YouTube hits and great enthusiasm from the public, spinning on radio stations across the country. Opening for acts the likes of Sugar Ray, Lifehouse, Ben Taylor, Jonathan Edwards and Chris Young, the effervescent Amy seeks inspiration in the everyday, whether it be in the classroom, on the stage, or involvement in her community, pursuing growth and creativity at each turn, offering relatable music that is both impactful and uplifting.
A Portland native, Adam Waxman began his playing career pretty late in the game at age 23, learning to play guitar and keys in a short time. Adam's true instrument lies in his sultry voice though, where he exhibits his love of motown, folk, R/B, and soul music. A man once described his music as buttery blue-eyed soul playing an array of originals and covers; stretching from Sam Cooke, John Prine, Van Morrison, and Stevie Wonder. An old soul, Adam truly loves to just play.
Kirtan with Susannah Sanfilippo
Susannah Sanfilippo has practiced yoga for over 15 years. She teaches hatha, restorative, slow vinyasa, trauma-focused yoga, moving meditation and chair yoga in group settings and privately. Along with training in classical yoga, she has in-depth studies in: yoga breathing techniques for relaxation, pain reduction and emotional balance; yoga and mindfulness meditation; anatomy of yoga positions; and sensorimotor and somatic practices that enhance kinesthetic awareness. Susannah is also a singer, performer and has a background in the visual arts. Susannah is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, certified by YogaSpirit and is a Yoga Warriors International Instructor. She is also a certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
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Lyle Divinsky, a.k.a. The Sasquatch of Soul, "doesn’t front: he sings soul and R&B, and that’s that. There are no tags or modifiers needed: his music is pure and honest. His focus is so spectacular that his originals sound like instant classics that might have had a life on 45s and crackly AM radio for decades” (Todd Richard, The Portland Phoenix).
Hailing from Portland, ME, Divinsky moved to the delicious apple just over 3 years ago, and has been crooning his way into the hearts and hips of the 5 boroughs ever since. To quote NYC blogger/music aficionado, Sami Promisloff, "Lyle Divinsky is the minister of soul and master of babymaking music for ALL TIME... and scene.”
Heath grew up on Cliff Island in Casco Bay, Maine. His initial venture into music began with his sisters’ high school graduation gift, a guitar. A gift his college roommates would suffer through. At the same time as learning guitar he ventured into percussion. This led to his playing in a band formed on Cliff Island. The band
moved to Boston and played at venues throughout the city 1999-2002. Since this time he has moved back to Maine, had three children and expanded his lobstering business and plays guitar for his children. He has recently been writing songs and playing rhythm guitar with a band formed in Yarmouth, Maine, as well as pursuing solo opportunities. He has been fortunate enough to play for his sister’s yoga classes and has found this to be an enriching and enjoyable experience that he hopes to continue.
Sara Hallie Richardson
Portland, Maine based singer/songwriter Sara Hallie Richardson, has been performing and writing music through folk, indie, and electronic styles. With influences such as Kate Bush, Bjork, and St. Vincent, Richardson's songs have won her honors at the University of Maine including the Research and Creative Achievement Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award in Arts and Communication Media. Find her music at shrichardson.bandcamp.com