2017-07-12 / Arts & Entertainment

Dave Carroll Band comes to Maine

New England Celtic Arts

Nova Scotia internet sensation and consumer advocate Dave Carroll to perform in Maine July 18 to 21 Nova Scotia internet sensation and consumer advocate Dave Carroll to perform in Maine July 18 to 21 New England Celtic Arts will present Nova Scotia’s Dave Carroll Band, at One Longfellow Square in Portland Tuesday, July 18, at 49 Franklin in Rumford Wednesday, July 19, at historic Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Thursday, July 20; and at North Church Concerts in Farmington Friday, July 21. Curtain is at 7 p.m. at all locations except for Deertrees Theatre which is 7:30 p.m.

Dave Carroll is an award winning singer-songwriter, professional speaker, author and social media innovator based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He began his music career with his brother, Don, in the band Sons of Maxwell and has been enjoying success as a solo artist since 2008. He released his debut solo album Perfect Blue in 2008 and a second solo album in 2012 called Raincoat in Vegas.

For over two decades, Carroll has charmed fans with his approach to music. His ability to extract the essence of a message and craft it into song is a rare gift that is attracting fans of all ages, while his sense of humor and disarmingly warm stage presence makes each live experience a memorable one for audiences around the world.

Known as a master storyteller, Carroll’s talent was introduced to millions when his 2009 anthem “United Breaks Guitars” became a worldwide sensation. The song chronicled his experience in the customer service process with United Airlines. His creative use of social media to share that message as an independent musician has reached over 150 million people. As the #1 most watched YouTube Music Video in the world in July 2009, United Breaks Guitars has been called “one of the most important [videos] in Google’s history,” and became a metaphor for change and innovation. Dave Carroll and United Breaks Guitars are now recognized as “household names,” according to a Dave Carroll spokesperson. United Breaks Guitars won the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Video of the Year Award and Carroll was award the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Digital Artist of the Year. Carroll was also nominated for the 2010 ECMA for Entertainer of the Year.

He has been featured in major news media around the world (including ABC’s ‘The View,’ ABC’s 20/20, CNN, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone Magazine, Wall Street Journal & BBC to name a few). Several case studies and book references about United Breaks Guitars have been published including ones by Harvard Business School, University of Toronto and a thesis by Allison Soule for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Feb. 16, 2011, Carroll and United Breaks Guitars were featured as part of a question/ answer on the hit show Jeopardy.

Carroll has testified (and sung) on Capitol Hill in Washington, delivered keynotes at Columbia University’s Brite Conference, TedX Hoboken, NewComm Forum, Mesh Conference, Atlantic Brand Confabulation (with Gene Simmons), SXSW Interactive, The Power of PR CPRS Conference, GForce Prague, G-Force Melbourne & other significant customer service & corporate events (including for RightNow Technologies & Sandvik Coromant).

One Longfellow Square is located at 181 State Street in Portland. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door; call 761-1757 or go online at: onelongfellowsquare.com.

49 Franklin is at 49 Franklin Street in Rumford. Tickets are $15 and available at “Bartash’s” and “All that Jazz” in downtown Rumford or by calling 369-0129 or at www.49franklin.com.

Historic Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road in Harrison. Tickets are $22 and $18. For info and/or reservations, call 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

North Church is located at 118 High Street in Farmington. Tickets are $15; call 778-2006 for reservations.

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