TSM Presque Isle Podcast 8 – Shawn Cote and Penny Blacks
A visit to the Arootsakoostik Music Festival inspired Shawn Cote to create 'Jillpoke Bohemia', a comic strip about musicians living in Maine, which Cote calls alternative, edgy, and if you're just a fan of the daily funnies, you might get a little more than you expect. Cote releases the strip three times a week on GoComics.com and on Facebook. Cote creates his strip in Fort Fairfield and uses Microsoft Paint and a mouse as his weapon of choice.
Formed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 2007, Penny Blacks began as a solo project by vocalist and songwriter Jason Ogden. In 2008, Ogden began adding additional instrumentation to his live shows, beginning with a cellist and Dan Chamberlain on keys. The band ultimately rounded out with Clinton Charlton (drums, vocals), Chris Braydon (guitar), Adam Kierstead (bass, vocals) and Ali Leonard (violin). Revelling equally in folk-country weepers and sheer pop, the bands' performances became an energetic, heartfelt mix of 50's tinged rockers, rootsy torch songs and true grit, prompting Canadian Musician to call their live show "one of the best to come out of the region in years."
To find out what other local bands are up to visit 1019therock.com/concertcalendar.