"You had the entire room in your hand unlike anyone I have ever seen in that setting.....you perform like you are in front of 10,000 people even in a pub"
......Marc Bran...Falmouth Me.
Your music is joyfull!!
We came in for one drink and stayed for 2 hours. We just wanted to see what you would do next.
.....Jim and Lisa...Portland Me.
"The tone you set was perfect and watching you work the room was fun!"
...Restaurant owner from Florida on vacation in Maine
"No Budget, No Problem!.....Every seat full, you can't ask for more than that"
...M. Lynch...Sebasco Harbor Resort
" You belong on a bigger stage"
....Joy Nowak....Topsfield Fair
.... Jennifer DeChant Chocolate Church Arts Center
[You want art.....go to a museum]
“Some of the best musicianship I have seen in 40 years and as funny as any comic I have had perform here”
....Jackson Gay....Drummore Bay Concert Hall
"You alone were worth the price of admission"
...Patron at Comedy Show hosted by SWH
“The music was exceptional…we could have spent all night singing along with SWH"
“Amazing!!!......We love SWH"
....Marilyn Hunter...Topsham Fair
“I have been coming To Topsham Fair for decades and this is one of the most enjoyable hours I have spent here. The way you get the families involved is fantastic”
”We plan our vacation around seeing you”
...Family from Ohio
“We rent the same cottage every year and we make sure we see SWH when we come to Maine”
....Family from Pennsylvania
" I did not know what to expect when I decided to hire an entertainer but it really worked! When THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY played we were slammed."
....Larry Crooker....Estes Lobster House
[Estes has been open since 1947 and SWH is the first entertainment hired...ever!]
“On behalf of the Chocolate Church Arts Center, I’d like to thank you for your participation in our Summer Concert series on the Bath waterfront. We had one of the largest crowds ever the night the Saltwater Hillbilly appeared, and the audience feedback has been excellent. I watched with pleasure as people joined in song when you asked, and especially when so many children in the crowd joined together to dance in front of the stage. The “rattling eggs” passed out to the audience to keep time was fantastic! You had them from the first note. Wrapping up the concert with a Conga Line was excellent. What a treat for the audience to dance across the waterfront pier and up the grassy hillside. Your talent and clever programming came together for a memorable evening and sent many of us home replaying our favorite songs in our heads. Thank you again for making this special night even more special, and for sharing your skills as a musician and comedian with all of us. If the Chocolate Church is fortunate enough to be able to present another Summer Concert series for the City of Bath next season, please be assured that we will want to bring the Saltwater Hillbilly back for another fun performance.
CCAC Board Member
[...THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY had a ball!!!.....]
.....Jane Gagne.......Sebasco Harbor Resort
"Wow....what a great mix of music. It was perfect!"
.....John and Mary Leary..........Atlanta Georgia
"You were so good, even my wife liked you!!"
.....Man at Library Park while his wife was standing next to him smiling and nodding.
[This is the best compliment that THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY could ever hope to get]
'We were expecting just another Jimmy Buffett guy. This is much better!"
.....Paul Bouchard.......Lewiston Maine
"You made our night!"
.....Yachtsman from Cumberland Foreside Maine
[As he slipped 3 dollar bills into THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY'S hand....Whoo Hoo!]
UGLY KNEES BUB!!!!!
.....Marcel Hebert...........Windham Maine
"Wow, you put out a lot of S#^& for just a guy and a guitar!"
.....Keyboard Player of Jimmy and the Soulcats
[THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY will take that as a compliment]
"Wow, what a voice!"
......Jimmy of Jimmy and the Soulcats
"You look like Don Ho about to perform on Hee Haw, or you look like you just went country line dancing with your boyfriends on the way home from a Bette Midler concert!"
....THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY's long suffering wife.
"LOVE the 3rd party presentation. And, by the way, that Vogues song you sang [5 O'clock World] came out in 1966 not 1965!"
.....Bob Bittner.........WJTO Bath Maine
"I enjoyed your performance at Heritage Days and received good feedback from others. I will be happy to recommend you and consider you for future bookings"
.....Jennifer Geiger.................Executive Director, Maine Street Bath
[Golly Ms. Geiger.......You're embarrassing THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY]
'You sure are purty!"
.....Sheldon Bird.....Bath Maine
[Thank you Sheldon. You're not so bad looking yourself]
"The best singer since Eddie Arnold!"
.....Unknown man at Gilmore's fish market
[Not so, but the praise is gratefully accepted]
"My boys had a great time at the campfire sing-a-long. The guitar player/singer made us all laugh and made each child feel special!"
.....Guest comment card.......Sebasco Harbor Resort
"We have never heard anyone sing that song [Cattle Call] as well as that. Thanks for making our day!"
.....Old couple who literally leaned against the main speakers at Heritage Days
"Wow, just you up there for over an hour and nobody left......you really held them!"
.....Lead singer of Rocky and the Pressers speaking of Heritage Days Bath
"THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY???!!!....That's kind of stupid isn't it? Everyone will picture Don Ho playing Ned Beatty's part in the movie Deliverance"
....THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY'S long suffering wife when she first heard the name.
"Brilliant!!! just Brilliant!!! And........you're a true gentleman."
.....Chris and Sam........... Manchester, England
[THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY understands that being called a gentleman is the highest possible praise from a British person.]
"This event has never been better!"
.....Jean Marshall.......Sebasco Harbor Resort...........speaking of the Sunday Seaside Supper where the music was provided by THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY
"That was CRAZY GOOD!!!!
.....Guest at a private seaside party where THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY performed.
"This guy's the real deal!"
Peg Bailey.................Phippsburg, Maine
"Would you please stop referring to yourself in the 3rd person, you are totally creeping everyone out!!!!
.....THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY'S long suffering wife.
"You are a Hell of a showman"
[THE SALTWATER HILLBILLY strongly suggests that you hire these guys]
What folks are sayin......
Ya can't make this stuff up......