MADISON — Gunther Brown to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Somerset Abbey.

The four piece Americana rock band from Portland just released their latest album “North Wind” which includes the song, “Norridgewock,” telling of The Battle of Norridgewock on Aug. 23, 1724. The video, shot by Red Stallion Media, features aerial footage of the area where the historical event took place mixed with video of the band performing the song in a field on the property of Bigelow Brewing.

Lead singer and songwriter, Pete Dubuc, grew up in Strong and spent many days on his grandfather’s farm in Norridgewock as a boy. Only recently becoming aware of the historical events which took place on the Kennebec, Dubuc was surprised the events are not more widely taught in the area. “Probably the most surprising thing, and saddest, really, is the lack of awareness of an event like this. Whether intentionally swept under the rug or just negligence, it’s tragic for something of this significance to not be understood or appreciated”, Dubuc said in a news release from the band. “The idea behind the song is not to editorialize, but to introduce a story to people who perhaps have never heard it. If one takes an interest in the event, there is plenty of information available — historical accounts from multiple viewpoints — people can figure out for themselves how they feel about it.”

Tickets cost $15 and are available online at or in person at Pizzarama in Madison. Skowhegan’s Amanda Nightingale will play an opening set.

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