|Stanley & Grimm Play the Herbert|
Had Nordica, to whom a nearby museum is dedicated, ever thrilled an audience with her voice here?
Did Dean Martin ever stop at the Herbert during one of his rumored trips to Maine and croon a few bars of "It's Amore"?
How many other musical talents have formally or informally entertained area residents and visitors in the spacious lobby, which gives the impression of intimacy and immediacy but which can comfortably seat 120 guests? The number amazes me, yet 120 people attended the Stanley & Grimm concert in October and all those who attended had the room to move to the music of another duo that strummed and fiddled out lively traditional Celtic songs.
In December, we had the honor of hosting the Mt. Abram High School Band Christmas Concert, which filled the dining room and lobby with holiday music and brought the holiday spirit to everyone present. The rooms were alive with the sound of music and hotel guests were charmed by the spirited performance of the band.
And, at the end of this month, on March 30th, Down East Brass will perform and the music should be sensational. Another concert and another spirited evening at the Herbert. The building will be alive with the sound of music, and the lobby will be filled with people who will join me in enjoying this very special place to be in Kingfield. If these walls could talk, they would probably have a lot to tell. For now, musical magic will continue to be made at the Herbert and I will keep poking around to learn as much as I can about the past performances that have graced this grand old place.