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AS A DUO, MATT AND ERICA feature a delightful blend of vocal harmonies accompanied by fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitars. From thoughtful original and traditional songs as well as carefully chosen covers, traditional instrumentals from Maine, Canada, Southern Appalachia and Ireland they play a diverse and unique Americana mix of bluegrass, old time and folk.


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Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection

Josephine County

August 6, 2021
  • Darlin Corey @ Blue! WE'RE BACK!!!

    August 6, 2021  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Blue, 650 Congress St, Portland, ME, United States

    We are BEYOND EXCITED to be back to our monthly First Friday gig at Blue in Portland, ME. Mark your calendars and tell all your friends. Let's pack the room and celebrate! 

    Every first Friday @ Blue 6-7:30

    http://portcityblue.com

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August 11, 2021
  • Sunset Concert: Darlin' Corey

    August 11, 2021  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Hacker's Hill Preserve, 174-238 Quaker Ridge Rd, Casco, ME 04015, USA

    Details
    -Show starts at 6pm
    -Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic!

    -Suggested donation: $10/person. You may donate online or at the event. Donations are non-refundable. Proceeds to benefit Loon Echo Land Trust.

    Tickets: secure.givelively.org/event/loon-echo-land-trust/darlin-corey-8-11-21

    RAIN DATE: August 12, same time, same place.

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August 20, 2021
  • Josephine County at Stone Mountain Arts Center

    August 20, 2021  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Rd, Brownfield, ME 04010, USA

    More Info and Tickets: https://stonemountainartscenter.com/cafe-menu-BarnAisle-IrishDinner.html

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August 26, 2021
  • Darlin' Corey- Greenville Gazebo Concert Series

    August 26, 2021  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    12 Lily Bay Rd, Greenville, ME 04441, USA

    We are looking forward to being a part of the 2021 Gazebo Concert Series in Greenville, ME. Concerts will be held at the gazebo next to the Marine Museum on Lily Bay Road**. Concert is free, just bring a chair or blanket.

    **In case of inclement weather the concert will be held at the Trailside Restaurant- 33 Leisurelife Road in Greenville.

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August 28, 2021
  • Darlin' Corey- private event

    August 28, 2021  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    West Bath, ME 04530, USA

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September 3, 2021
  • Darlin Corey @ Blue! WE'RE BACK!!!

    September 3, 2021  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Blue, 650 Congress St, Portland, ME, United States

    We are BEYOND EXCITED to be back to our monthly First Friday gig at Blue in Portland, ME. Mark your calendars and tell all your friends. Let's pack the room and celebrate! 

    Every first Friday @ Blue 6-7:30

    http://portcityblue.com

    See more details

Latest Album: When Evening Falls



Released in 2015, this album is a mix of oringinal, traditional and covers focusing around a folk and old time sound. Thanks to Jim Prendergast and Steve Roy for sharing their talents to help bring you this music. Thanks to our friends, family and supporters who come to our shows and have encouraged and helped us along the way! Thank you to our fellow musicians and musical elders who walk beside and before us to inspire us and help blaze a path for us to follow.

Erica Brown: Fiddle, vocals, guitar

Matt Shipman: Guitar, vocals, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki

Steve “O” Roy: Bass

Produced by Matt and Erica

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Mill Pond Studios in Portsmouth, NH, by Jim Prendergast

Photographs by Amanda Kowalski

Graphic design by Salt Design

About Matt & Erica

MATT SHIPMAN

Calling Portland, Maine his home, Matt has been performing for many years throughout the United States and Canada. Matt is not only an interpreter of traditional music of which he has studied and played for many years, but also weaves that love of tradition into his songwriting. He plays and teaches guitar, mandolin, bouzouki and clawhammer banjo. Matt is a seasoned music instructor, and enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities in his home studio. He enjoys sharing his love of music with people, helping them have fun with music and reach their personal goals.

Some career highlights include playing with John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Tony Furtado, and a 5 year weekly residency with The Stowaways, featuring Joe Walsh, Erica Brown, Ron Cody and Steve Roy, and guests like Darol Anger. Matt currently performs with his wife Erica Brown in a duo called Darlin’ Corey, Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection, Josephine County and Side By Each. Matt has put out 2 solo recordings as well as recordings with High Range, Darlin’ Corey, Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection and most recently East to the West with Josephine County.

ERICA BROWN

Erica developed an interest in music at an early age. At the age of seven, she was competing in fiddle contests with kids twice her age. At age nine, she was traveling throughout New England, Canada, and even Louisiana with the Maine French Fiddlers. Erica also performed as a special guest with Mac McHale And The Old-Time Radio Gang for five years.

As well as performing with Darlin’ Corey and Josephine County, she also has her own bluegrass band, Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection, which performs all over New England. Her talent for combining the precision of classical music with the spontaneity of country and bluegrass fiddle makes for a fun-filled performance every time she plays.

Performance highlights include opening for Grammy award winning country music superstar Dwight Yoakam, as well as Grammy award winning bluegrass performer Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.

“For the music of her heritage and her age, there’s no one any better.”- Don Roy

“One of the best fiddlers in Maine… The kind of musician who gives musicians a good name.”- Darol Anger

Darlin’ Corey Studios

We are pleased to offer private and semi-private music lessons from our house in Portland, Maine. We teachTuesday through Thursday, noon to 7:30 p.m.

We offer lessons in

  • Fiddle
  • Guitar
  • Ukelele
  • Mandolin
  • Clawhammer banjo
  • Bouzouki/octave mandolin

Visit our studio website, darlincoreystudios.com for more information.