Port City Music Hall
Stephen Kellogg

State Theatre presents

Stephen Kellogg

Taylor Carson

Wed, December 26, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

One Longfellow Square

Portland, Maine

$35 Advance / $40 Day of Show

This event is all ages

Stephen Kellogg
Stephen Kellogg
Over the last decade, Connecticut native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like "American Idol" winner Nick Fradiani and the platinum selling rock band O.A.R. Stephen’s most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, has led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Record." He's also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released eight albums of his own that have yielded hundreds of thousands of ticket and album sales.

When it comes to performing, CBS radio has called him "the best live act you've never seen" and another writer for No Depression gives him the oddly flattering title "the best songwriter you're not listening to." Filmmaker Peter Harding was so moved by the underground nature of Stephen's story that he made a documentary called "Last Man Standing" which went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. In recent years he’s added speaking to his resume   delivering a Tedx Talk on job satisfaction, the key note speech for the prestigious photography summit WRKSHP, and garnering an invitation to speak to the students at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO on the topics of social justice and 'finding your voice.'

While it's true that Kellogg may not currently be a household name to everyone, he has persisted in building a substantial career that has landed him onstage with some of the biggest and best touring bands in the world (Train, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, Sara Bareilles, and Hanson to name a few.) Kellogg's music has found its way onto the Billboard charts and been featured in numerous films and TV shows. His Americana-tinged, folk, pop, and rock stylings can make his sound hard to define, but to his core, this musician and father of four brings heart and incredible energy to everything he does.
Taylor Carson
Performing and recording music for over 15 years, Taylor Carson is a veteran. His resume boasts well over 1,000 performances and 6 full-length records released; his two most recent, "With Innocence" 2013 and "Go Amaze" 2016 both debuted in the Top 10 on the iTunes charts. 2017 has been a studio year for Carson. Thanks to that, Carson's fans can expect the release of his 7th full-length record, "After the Tamer Has Gone" in November 2018. "Tamer" has Carson getting back to his roots. From the delicate, "I Believe in You" which is a song Carson wrote for his daughter about never letting anything get in the way of her imagination. To "Josephine." A story about a girl who leaves her small country to chase dreams and marquees in the big city. "Tamer" reminds us to be brave no matter how many obstacles are in our way. There is always something to fix, but that is surely not what wins out on "After the Tamer Has Gone."
Venue Information:
One Longfellow Square
181 State Street
Portland, Maine, 04101
http://www.onelongfellowsquare.com/