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Learn The Charleston!

Rachel’s Speakeasy July 25 at Museum L-A

LEWISTON -  The secret is out!  Museum L-A is hosting another speakeasy night at “Rachel’s” – on July 25 from 6-10 p.m.!  Join “Rachel” (Executive Director Rachel Desgrosseilliers) and her entourage for more Prohibition-era music, dancing and libations and secret passwords.  Two Bar Break will be playing jazz and blues - plenty of great music to keep the dance floor filled with “flappers” and fedoras. Learn to dance the Charleston and join the fun and surprises!  There may even be another “police raid.” Guests are encouraged – but not required – to wear 1920s attire. This is an age 21 or older event.  True to history, guests will need a password to enter through the back door.
Two Bar Break is comprised of three well-known, veteran musicians: Marty Lang on guitar and vocals, Alden Clark on piano and Dan “Redd” Girouard on drums. Girouard has played with the Mark Miller Blues Band, Arlo West, Glen Livet Band and many others. He began his music career in the 1960s playing for bands such as the Vibrations, Universal Underpass, and the Soul Brothers.  Along with Two Bar Break, Lang is a 20-plus year member of the popular Moon Dawgs and Loose Connection.  In the 1970s, he played for five years with the Country Squires, beginning when he was 17 years old. The 1981 graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta  also played with As Is. Clark, who also was a member of As Is, was born in Waterville and has played with many well-known bands and musicians playing “ragtime country,” bluegrass and blues.  He was a member of The Imposters and played with Jud Strunk, opening for Andy Williams, “Guitar” Shorty, and “Little Milton.”
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door – price includes a souvenir mug and password.  Seating is limited. Purchase online at: Free parking after 6 p.m. at nearby Canal Street and Chestnut street garages. Museum L-A is located at 35 Canal Street in the Bates Mill Complex.