The Oshima Brothers kick off Denmark Arts Center at the Drive-In live Music Series, presented by Chalmers Insurance, Norway Savings Bank, and Bridgton Twin on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Bridgton Twin Drive-In.
Oshima Brothers’ magnetic sibling sound and contagious joy result from a lifetime of making music together. Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, Sean and Jamie create a surprisingly full sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion. Their debut album, “Oshima Brothers,” released in 2016, is a collection of 11 original songs written by Sean and arranged and recorded by Jamie. Their newest original, Colorblind, which released last week, promises to have ‘staying power’ on the charts.
The following are a couple of exciting and inspiring reviews of the brothers.
“’Online’ comes into play with sauntering swagger, the Oshima Brothers taking more blues-centric melodies into their fold… Musically, the song dances somewhere between influences ranging from John Mayer to This Wild Life, with alternative folk production melding with more of a contemporary rhythmic strut.” — Popmatters
“Sean and Jamie are two of the most inspirational people I’ve met. They perform a roots-based pop sound that is infectious and fun, and even though a little wistful, this song gets in your head and won’t let go.” — Chris Wienk, WEXT
These events are not business as usual. Gathering people during a pandemic is tricky and requires thoughtful measures. This COVID-safe music series is in substitution for Denmark Arts Centers fall fundraiser. These concerts are rain or shine events, as their music will be piped into your vehicle, in case of inclement weather. A description of what the experience will be like at the concert accompanies each band listing on the website. The goal for each of these events is to get art into the community, employ musicians, and provide a bit of relief for our weary minds.
The gate opens at 12:00 p.m., with the concert starting at 1:00 p.m. Reservations are required, $50 per vehicle, with a maximum of 5 people per vehicle. To purchase tickets or find more information, please visit www.DenmarkArts.org/event. The Bridgton Twin Drive-In is located at 383 Portland Rd. in Bridgton, Maine only 30 minutes from North Conway, New Hampshire and one hour from Portland and Lewiston, Maine.