In a double-billed evening, Jes and John Andrews & the Yawns will perform at 7 pm, Wednesday July 27, at Eastport Arts Center. The Eastport show will conclude the two acts’ collaborative Maine tour, which includes stops in Portland, Phippsburg Center, Warren and Orono. John Andrews’ own tour, running July 13 to August 6, spans from Portland, Oregon to Burlington, Vermont, with stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City.
The Maine-based and Maine-inspired Jes is the solo act of Jes Guerin. Jes will be playing guitar music that has been described as “ambient”, “experimental”, “psychedelic”, and “soft”.
New Hampshire-based musician John Andrew is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo project “John Andrews & the Yawns” has explored the genres of low-key and lo-fi indie pop and ’70s California soft rock. “The Yawns”, a fictional backing band, came about because Andrews played all the instruments on his debut. John Andrews portion of the show will feature projected animations.
Read about John Andrews’ latest record, ‘Cookbook,’ and hear his music here: https://woodsist.com/product/yawns-cookbook/. Check out Jes’ sound here: https://jesband.bandcamp.com/releases.
“I lived in New Hampshire for years and would often drive up the 1 through all the coastal Maine towns while working on songs in my head. My friend Kyle Field aka “Little Wings” has done a few tours of small towns in Maine and I always wanted to do the same.John Andrews
I met Jes last year at a show I played in Scarborough and he offered to book a Maine tour for me. Couldn’t say no to that! I’ll be bringing my projector and will be screening my animations while I play my music. It’ll be nice performing in these towns that inspired me so much years ago.”
Tickets for the show are $15, and will be available at the door. Attendees 17 & under will be admitted free of charge.
Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport and eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, the EAC recommends that people wear masks when in our building.