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Last week, MFT hosted a sold-out traveling dinner & concert tour with farmer-musicians Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis. The whirlwind tour brought farm-driven music to country stages from Portland to Blue Hill, with stops at Deering Grange in Portland, The Hub in Unity, and Halcyon Grange in Blue Hill.
Adam Nordell is a Maine-based roots-folk songwriter and organic farmer. Together with his partner Johanna Davis, he cultivates thirteen acres of farmland in Unity at Songbird Farm and travels coast-to-coast performing high-energy, place-based folk music on guitar, banjo and fiddle. Drawing imagery from the rolling hills of Maine farm country and his native-born Montana mountains, Adam writes lyrics stepped with a clear sense of place and rich in the folk music tradition. His new album is centered around the title track, “Walk These Fields”, and celebrates the beauty and stillness of rural landscapes, the struggle to make ends meet with limited resources, and the constantly surprising resilience that comes with hope.
Adam and Johanna were joined onstage by William Joseph Jiordan in Portland and Blue Hill, and Putnam Smith in Unity. You can find out more about all of these incredible musicians HERE.
In addition to farm-grown music, concert-goers enjoyed pizza made in the Maine Grain Alliance mobile wood-fired oven and made with Songbird Farm’s own flour and vegetables.