Friday, September 14, 2018

Music with a Mission features Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection in concert

Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection

Music with a Mission is proud to feature Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection for an evening of traditional bluegrass and French-Canadian fiddle music on Saturday September 22 at 7 p.m. at the North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail.

Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection is a five-piece band featuring some of the finest musicians in New England. Brown has been performing since the age of nine and has won numerous fiddle contests in New England as well as Canada. Brown brings a special energy and style to the Maine music scene. Her band, The Bluegrass Connection, includes Matt Shipman on guitar, Steve Roy on mandolin, Read McNamara on banjo and Ken Taylor on bass. Performance highlights include opening for Grammy Award winning country music superstar, Dwight Yoakam, as well as Grammy Award winning bluegrass performer, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.

“We are really excited to bring this high-caliber talent to our Music with a Mission stage,” said Dr. Richard Nickerson, Minister of Music for NWUC.  “We've had strong turnouts for bluegrass concerts before, so it's a real thrill to showcase Erica Brown and her friends for an evening of truly spectacular bluegrass!"

The Music with a Mission concert series is sponsored by the North Windham Union Church, which donates a portion of the proceeds to area non-profits.  Now in our sixth season, MWAM has provided almost $59,000 for mission support to the church and other community organizations.  Brown has decided to support Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors in their effort to provide fuel assistance to people in need throughout the community.

Tickets will be sold at the door and are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.  Tickets are also available in advance on-line at and through the church office from 9am to noon Monday through Thursday.  The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call 892-6142 or email

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