The Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick Concerts for a Cause series will present “Under the Song Tree” on Saturday.

“Under the Song Tree” is the acoustic union of three Maine songwriters — Dan Merrill, Anni Clark, and Lynn Deeves — who have not performed together in more than 10 years. Their concert features acoustic guitars, flute, harmonica, a variety of percussive instruments and three-part harmonies.

Merrill sets lyrics and vocals to pop, funk, acoustic rock, folk and singer-songwriter styles. In 1995, Merrill won the coveted Newfolk Songwriter’s award at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. In 2000, in addition to playing with “Under the Song Tree,” he joined up with the Pennsylvania progressive rock band Simon Apple, which yielded the band’s first U.S. Top 10 single in 2005 — “Hold Me (Like A Lover)” written by Merrill. He was also voted “Male Vocalist of the Year” by the national organization “Just Plain Folks.” Dan’s most recent solo CD is 2008’s “Tomorrow to Yesterday.”

Maine native Clark has been voted “Female Artist of the Year” for multiple music publications, on multiple occasions. She’s recorded seven albums and shared stages with Shawn Colvin, Richie Havens and Cheryl Wheeler.

Maine singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Deeves honed her early musical and stage chops on the New England rock scene and has since released four independent CDs. After 17 years of singing in the top-40 club circuit, receiving the award of Maine Female Vocalist of the Year, Deeves began writing her own songs with folk, blues, and gospel influences. The Portland Press Herald says “…5 star stage presence… this gal’s got a set of pipes…” Deeves has opened for Cheryl Wheeler, Janis Ian, Catie Curtis, Ellis Paul, America and many others.

The “Under the Song Tree” reunion concert takes place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick.

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