Just as connoisseurs of fine wine seek out the opportunity to be on the tasting end of the best the wineries can offer, there are music connoisseurs that seek out the best. Steel bands are providing those that seek out the music to move their souls the opportunity to experience a true moment of pure delight. The unique sound of a steel band can offer a total escape of the mind as the steel drums carry the listener to the beaches of the Caribbean waters. At the end of a song the listener’s mood is lifted and stress has been relieved.
It isn’t enough to just buy a mp3 track or stick in a favorite CD, one should seek to hear a steel band play in person. Luckily that opportunity is increasing in the US as steel bands grow in popularity and in numbers.
The 22nd Annual Free Pan New England Steelband Festival, will be held at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 6, under the tent in front of the Sugarloaf Inn, Carrabassett Valley in Maine. Just this past weekend, at the The Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts the Internationally famous CAISO Steel Band performed for the second time. They are highly sought after for public events and for those in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore area it pays off to keep tabs on their upcoming performances through their Website announcements to get the chance to see them perform live.
Summer time drives up the demand to find the best in Steel Bands and for someone that is seeking a truly unique and moving live performance the opportunity to see a great band play live should not be missed. Check your local festivals for the opportunities or follow the best in your area to see where they may be playing next. Of course there is always the chance to see them perform at your own event, wedding reception, or celebration. Steel Bands, even CAISO are available for private performances as well.