2.15.20 - An absolutely PACKED house at Lubec Brewing Company last night. What a room! The room was empty when we got there to set up at 4:30. By 5:45, it was standing room only and they had sold out of pizza. And they just kept pouring in. They ended up selling out of soup. We'll be back in Lubec, at the Downeast Dragonfly, in a couple of weeks. Oh... and the studio is done. So, look for some new releases, soon.
1.3.20 - Looking back at 2019, it was a good year, filled with some exciting band gigs; including opening for Ghost of Paul Revere, shows on the college circuit in Maine and Massachusetts; and some huge personal events; marriages, babies, etc. We are starting to load our performance calendar up for the upcoming season. Live album is still simmering, awaiting the completion of Alan's studio space for mixdown. Next installment of studio recordings; singles and an album; are likely to follow shortly. It is an exciting time of planning for the band and we all look forward to getting on stage again, soon!
11.5.19 - We traveled down to Wheaton College, in Massachusetts, this week for an outdoor concert. Pretty fun, pretty cold! Now that winter is closing in, we're gonna focus on tying up some loose ends in the studio and gearing up for next year. Next thing on our calendar is Lubec Brewing Company in Feb. Hit us up, though, if you'd like to host us for a live concert... might just happen!
Fremont Street String Band is a Down East Maine bluegrass band. They push the boundaries of convention, innovating and reinvigorating classic tunes, without sacrificing the heart and guts of America's musical heritage. Their original songs are about Maine, love, life, and everything that matters. Engaging and energetic, this band breathes life into its audiences and leaves them feeling more alive.
Landon R. GUptill
Guitar & Vocal
Upright Bass & Vocal
Fiddle, Mandolin, & Vocal
Guitar & Vocal
The five of us met at the University of Maine at Machias. Four of us were students and roommates at an old house on Fremont Street, half a block from campus. Alan was a music instructor at the college and would come over, during breaks and after work, and we'd often gather around a kitchen table and casually pick. This led to some performing
around town, at campus events, at the local bar, etc.
Graduation, inevitably, pushed each of us to different localities and into various professional pursuits. However, in recent years, the band has grown to become a vibrant part of our lives.
In June of 2018, we released our debut album, "Dirigo", which has had some success on Maine Radio and is available for free streaming or purchase.
Alan officially joined with the band, in late 2018. We’ve been playing our music from Sugarloaf to Bar Harbor, Portland to Lubec, College of the Atlantic to Wheaton... and boy, we’ve logged a lot of weekend miles.
In 2020, we are performing all over coastal Maine, with the occasional jaunt to Central and Western Maine and other New England destinations. Mike and Alan live downeast. French lives mid-coast. Landon and Martin live in the Portland area. We trek hundreds of miles to arrive at the shows we play, humbled and grateful for another chance to share in this music making life.
There are some new live recordings that we have made (more to be released), which reflect this phase in our life well. We are also looking forward to the opportunity to do some studio recording this year. Stay tuned and thanks for checking in.