Live music programming: singer-songwriters and some show tunes

Melissa Ferrick. Photo by Shervin Lainez

Melissa Ferrick
8 p.m. Friday. One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 in advance, $25 at the door. onelongfellowsquare.com
For three decades, Boston-based singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick has released compelling albums showcasing her unmistakable voice and the chemistry of her acoustic guitar. With a discography of 17 albums, Ferrick will have a ton of tunes to choose from when he takes the stage at the intimate One Longfellow Square. Ferrick was signed to Atlantic Records after opening for Morrissey in the US and UK in the early 90s. Always a charming and engaging performer, Ferrick’s shows are powerful and memorable.

Kevin Kiley and his friends. Photo by Robert Mitchell

Kevin Kiley and Friends
7:30 p.m. Saturday. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., $20 in advance, $25 at the door. standbayopearhouse.com
Pianist Kevin Kiley will be joined by veteran musical theater singers John Adams, Devin Dukes, Lynne McGhee, Abbey Hutchins, Jen Caryn, Scott McGowan, Jen McLeod and Leah Hocking for a night of Broadway tunes and the American songbook. Hocking has appeared several times on Broadway in “All Shook Up,” “The Last Ship,” and “Billy Elliot,” among other shows. Kiley has been tickling the opera ivories for three decades.

Mount Eerie. Photo by Phil Elverum

Mysterious Mount
6 p.m. Sunday. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, $25 in advance, $30 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org
Mount Eerie is the nickname of Pacific Northwest-based freelance singer-songwriter Phil Elverum, who is also part of The Microphones. Mount Eerie’s 2017 album “A Crow Looked At Me” was written after the death of his wife, artist Geneviève Castrée, and is home to emotionally impactful yet relatable tracks like “Real Death”, When I Take out the Garbage at Night” and “Void, pt. 2.” Music magazine Pitchfork gave it a near-perfect rating.


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