St.Matty’s Day 2017 Is Friday, March 17th!

This is typically our biggest show of the year, and no doubt the most special and important to us. It’s an even bigger deal this year since we’re celebrating on Friday, March 17th….St.Patrick’s Day, from 6pm-midnight at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center. It’s the 2017 Matthew Turnbull Livin’ the Dream Scholarship fundraiser. We affectionately call it “St.Matty’s Day!”

Click here to visit the event page on Facebook.

In November of 2012 we lost our good friend and band member Matt Turnbull in a tragic automobile accident. His family created a scholarship fund in his name and we’ve been helping to raise money for it every year since. Here’s what Lynn and Alan, Matt’s parents, had to say about this year’s event.

“It is our honor to join with Common Crossing in hosting the Matthew Turnbull’s “Livin’ the Dream” Scholarship Benefit on March 17th, 2017 6pm-midnight at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center.… Join us for an evening of Irish Music, Live & Silent Auction, Social and Dancing.
Our mission is to grow an established endowment to (2) $1500 self-sustaining scholarships to be awarded to two students studying trades at NMCC, Presque Isle, Maine. To date, six (6) County students have been awarded “Livin’ The Dream” scholarships, but our goal is to grow the annual scholarship awards into a full semester for two deserving students in our community who wish to study a trade at NMCC. Since becoming part of the NMCC Endowment Foundation, we have had the distinct privilege to meet and hear testimonies from local students and families who have benefited from these scholarships. The scholarship has helped us face difficult days by knowing that we are doing something that will continue to contribute to this community, as Matthew would have done himself.

With our Sincere Thanks,
Alan & Lynn Turnbull”

One way to help celebrate and raise money is to purchase a t-shirt. You can do so by clicking on the shop tab on the home page. This year’s shirts are orange (from the flag of Ireland), and are $15 each. You can pre-order and hopefully wear the shirt to the event or wear a shirt from a previous year and buy a new one at the event.

Either way, we hope to see you there to celebrate the life of our brother, Matthew Turnbull on Friday, March 17th at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center from 6pm-midnight.

Kovach takes lead guitar slot in Fire & Ice Band

We’re happy to announce that our lead guitar player will be lending his chops to a band in central Maine called Fire & Ice band. We will be coordinating our schedules

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so their is no overlap. Kovach’s former project, Trendy Robots, recently disbanded. It wasn’t long before someone grabbed onto Kovach, who claims his new post will be somewhat temporary before his major plan comes to fruition. What’s that plan? You’ll just have to stay tuned. Congrats to Josh and to the members of Fire & Ice Band…welcome to the family.

 

Common Crossing featured in “Our Maine Street” magazine

A great article about the band’s 20 year history in the Fall 2016 edition of Our Maine Street magazine. Follow the link by clicking here.

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New Year’s Eve Show!!

Common Crossing has been laying low for a bit in 2016. We’ve only taken a few shows here and there for various reasons (mostly because two members live far away and travel can be rough after a while). We’re happy to announce that we’ll be back at Dean’s Motor Lodge in Portage for New Year’s Eve this year. There will be a small cover charge but it will include a guaranteed good time. We love playing Dean’s and we can’t wait to show you a few things we’ve been working on. Come and party with us and help us wrap up our 20th year together. It’ll be a blast for sure.

The Nite Show

We bring The Nite Show north to Houlton, Maine THIS Friday with a special 5 p.m. taping! Guests include the original voice of Bob the Builder in the United States, Houlton native Bill Dufris; music from Aroostook County’s own Common Crossing; Mixed Martial Arts fighter and Houlton native Marcus ‘The Irish Hand Grenade’ Davis; a performance by Aroostook County’s own Ellis Paul; and a special appearance by the Houlton High School Band! Plus, we’ll have the Jump City Jazz Band, Joe, the crew, and a fantastic setup from NESCom Entertainment Production with us as well. Tickets are FREE to see the show live at the Houlton Community Arts Center and you can get them here: http://theniteshowhoulton.bpt.me/ — we’ll see you Friday night, LIVE in Houlton!!