By Patrick Caldwell
BANGOR, ME – It may not be concert season, but look no further than the Gracie Theatre for your music fix.
Courtesy of Husson University’s New England School of Communications (NESCom), ‘Overdrive’ is a free concert that will host a plethora of musical talent, all originating from Husson’s student body.
The setlist includes two groups, ‘Fading Dawn’ and ‘The Benders’, as well as solo acts ‘Malik Elijah’ (Malik Gaither), ‘Mikey B’ (Charlie Butera), and ‘Drty Dvn’ (Dan Paschke), among other artists. Paschke is Overdrive’s Event Coordinator.
“Live sound [majors] don’t get to do many concerts,” said Paschke. “Outside of the Cashman show [The Nite Show with Danny Cashman], but that’s more of talk show kind of thing. This is a great opportunity to not only showcase musical talent here at NESCom, but to get hands-on experience to hone our live sound knowledge and skills.”
Gaither sees Overdrive as a step in the right direction.
“I want to live off doing what I love, which is music,” added Gaither. “From here, a couple of successful mixtapes could lead to a U.S. tour and hopefully my first major album.”
The concert will be held on Wednesday, February 20th from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Husson’s 500-seat Gracie Theatre. Doors will open at 5:30 P.M.