Daily Archives: August 29, 2012

Guitar legends Pevar and Kootch coming to Johnson Hall September 8th!

This weekend marks my sixth full year as a homeowner in adorable Gardiner, Maine. Lucky for me, it’s only 30 minutes north of Brunswick and I can make it to Portland for a show in 45ish minutes. DownEast magazine recently suggested that you should move to Gardiner. I agree. One of the things I like about living in my small town is that people who make any effort at all can easily get to know other folks in town. Gardiner Main Street does a good job keeping us connected and informed, and there are opportunities for community members to actively participate in our town.

I got an email from fellow Gardinerite (what do we who live in Gardiner call ourselves?) and Oaklands Farm proprietor  Logan Johnston a couple of days ago about an upcoming amazing show at Gardiner’s own historic Johnson Hall. The information is below. I hope to see you there!



Jeff Pevar and Danny (Kootch) Kotchmar are as comfortable playing a packed stadium as they are a small room.  Over the years, the pair have toured and recorded with musical icons such as James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Donald Fagen, David Foster, Joe Cocker, Linda Ronstadt, and Don Henley.   For their only Maine tour date this year, this dynamic duo will give audiences a unique opportunity to experience their virtuosity in the intimate setting of Gardiner’s Johnson Hall. Ed Desjardins and Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center are delighted to present Jeff Pevar and Danny (Kooch) Kotchmar on Saturday September 8, 2012 at Johnson Hall in Gardiner, Maine at 7:30 pm.

Beginning in the late 1960s, Jeff & Danny have been major contributors as “session” and world-touring guitarists for some of the most beloved and important artists to grace the music industry.  Their musical talent is well known among guitar aficionados, and will be quickly recognized by any uninitiated music fan.  As masters of their craft, the two come together on stage to blend harmonizing riffs, mind blowing solos, and familiar vocal tunes.

This rare event is sponsored by Gardiner Main Street and local businesses, including The Musicians 1st Choice, LaPointe Lumber, Ayer European Auto, and David Guillemette Communication Arts. Tickets are $27.00 each available through the Johnson Hall box office (207) 582-7144.

Johnson Hall’s 125-seat studio theater presents a rare opportunity to witness these world class musicians up close and personal.  This show is the first in a pair of concerts billed as the “Guitar Legends” series.  On October 6th, catch Nora Jones’ guitarist Jim Campilango, also at Johnson Hall.

For more information, contact: Ed Desjardins 207-557-3955


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