The Keep It Local Maine Podcast
Episode 54: Dave Gutter - Maine Singer, Songwriter, & Producer

Episode 54: Dave Gutter - Maine Singer, Songwriter, & Producer

October 27, 2021

This week, we had the chance to talk with Maine singer, songwriter, producer, and frontman Dave Gutter. He told us about the inspiration behind his new solo EP I've Been Here Awhile, his songwriting process, creativity, inspiration, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Dave Gutter is the longtime lead singer and guitarist of Maine’s own Rustic Overtones and has been involved and collaborated with several other local bands as well including Paranoid Social Club, Armies, and The Humans with Spose. He has also been working outside of Maine as a songwriter with the likes of guitarist Eric Krasno, whom he worked with as a co-producer on Aaron Neville’s 2016 album Apache. In 2021, Dave released his first solo project called “I’ve Been Here Awhile” which is available on all streaming platforms.

Stream Dave's new solo EP I've Been Here Awhile on Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming platforms. Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 53: Season 2 Kick-Off with Todd and Kimberly

Episode 53: Season 2 Kick-Off with Todd and Kimberly

October 20, 2021

To celebrate the beginning of our second season of podcasting, we decided to go old school and interview each other just like we did in our first episode! We talk about what we've learned from a year of podcasting, what we've enjoyed, what inspires us now, and how our own definitions of success have changed!

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 52: Dr. Casey Winters - Unbound Potential Chiropractic

Episode 52: Dr. Casey Winters - Unbound Potential Chiropractic

October 7, 2021

In this episode, we welcomed Dr. Casey Winters from Unbound Potential Chiropractic to the show. We talked about what a chiropractor does, what to expect when visiting her practice for the first time, how a chiropractor can help people in their everyday lives, how her and her husband came to live in Maine, who inspires her, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Dr. Casey focuses on gentle, neurologically-based care for the entire family, with no twisting, cracking, or popping. She's come to know that large amounts of force aren't needed to make adjustments to the nervous system. While Dr. Casey loves working with the entire family, she specializes in pregnancy and pediatric care. Unbound Potential Chiropractic provides the opportunity to embrace your vital life force by allowing its power to heal your body from within. By allowing your body to function in an unhindered state, you'll find the capacity to live your deepest dreams.

You can register for the events we discussed with Dr. Casey at the end of the podcast through their Facebook page - their October 14th Ladies Night Out and their October 20th Full Moon party.

Visit Unbound Potential Chiropractic at www.unboundpotentialchiro.com to book a consult or appointment online, or call (207) 303-0057. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 51: Robin Kennedy - Maine Candy Maker

Episode 51: Robin Kennedy - Maine Candy Maker

September 17, 2021

This week, we tempted fate by talking about tasty treats before lunch with Robin Kennedy from Robin's Confections in Biddeford, Maine! We talked about how she got started making confections, how she works with other local businesses, the secret to a great Maine Needham, and much more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Robin’s passion for making chocolate confections began while working for another candy company, where she learned the skills she would apply in 2012 when she started her own business out of her parent’s renovated basement. After only working the wholesale business for six years, they now have a beautiful store in Biddeford that Robin manages and her parents own. There she has expanded what they make and are able to offer, but the Maine Needham remains their most popular staple product… as it should.

Visit Robin's Confections at www.robinsconfections.com to shop online or visit them at 586 Alfred Street in Biddeford. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram too. 

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 50: Ebenzer Akakpo - Maine Jewelry Designer

Episode 50: Ebenzer Akakpo - Maine Jewelry Designer

September 2, 2021

This episode, we had an inspiring and fun conversation with Maine jewelry designer Ebenezer Akakpo. We talked about his journey from dreaming to be an architect to becoming a jewelry designer, how he creates his new pieces, his inspiration, how he's helping people, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Ebenezer’s portfolio spans various mediums and processes; when combined with the visual Language symbols or Adinkra symbols from his native Ghana, he presents a unique collection of ideas and creations. His jewelry-making passion led him to Florence, Italy, where he studied stone-setting and jewelry design and also discovered the world of computer-aided design and manufacturing. He moved to the US and studied Metalsmithing and Jewelry at the Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, and Industrial design at Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, NY. In 2017 he founded the Akakpo Design Group LLC in Maine, focusing on designing Jewelry, Apparel, and home accessories.

Visit Ebenezer's website www.akakpo.com to see the symbols he uses in his designs and also place orders as well. Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as well as checking out his other brand, Maine Culture.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 49: Kristine Delano - Maine Writer

Episode 49: Kristine Delano - Maine Writer

August 18, 2021

This week, we had a great conversation with Maine writer Kristine Delano. We talked about her transition from a 20+ year career on Wall Street to a full-time writer, her writing process, how her time working in finance prepared her to write, how she defines success, and much more!

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Kristine is a 20+ year career woman of Wall Street. She left her panoramic city view and expense account in 2019 to pursue writing, enjoy family, and savor her great state of Maine. She is on the board of a seven-thousand-member global financial services organization focused on women empowerment and is a speaker, mentor, and strategic planner for businesses, churches, and parachurch organizations. She is a critique partner and literary judge at ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and MWPA (Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance).

Information on her award-winning short stories and in-progress novels can be found at www.kristinedelano.com. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Episode 48: Alaina Marie - Maine Designer & Entrepreneur

Episode 48: Alaina Marie - Maine Designer & Entrepreneur

August 4, 2021

In this episode, we had a chance to chat with Maine designer and entrepreneur Alaina Marie, whose nautical themed bags and clutches have been a huge hit in and out of the state. We talked about what inspired her design aesthetic, her design process, how she overcame obstacles in business, how she defines success, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Born and raised off the coast of Maine, Alaina’s surroundings have always been her source of inspiration. Established in 2013, AM is now known for its iconic mesh handbags which were inspired by a lobsterman’s bait bag, and are also made using the same marine-grade materials. Her mission is to spread color, not only in your wardrobe, but in your world. She has worked diligently to perfect her product so that each handbag is durable, authentic, and ready to go wherever life takes you.

Learn more about Alaina Marie, shop her selection of bags, or book a session at the design bar at www.alaina-marie.com. Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram as well.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by The Fletcher Group at Keller Williams Realty, a Veteran owned and operated real estate group offering services in all aspects of the real estate market. The Fletcher Group has been serving Maine since 1997, and specializes in Commercial Sales and Leasing, Residential Sales, Commercial and Residential Development, and Investment Properties of all kinds. Their entire team philosophy is built upon honesty and integrity with the belief that their fiduciary responsibility is to their clients checkbook and not their own!  As a local Maine business, they work hard serving their communities, and would be honored to serve all your real estate needs. Give them a call 207-805-3233, visit thefletchergrp.com, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Episode 47: Dr. Phil Finemore - WorkFitME

Episode 47: Dr. Phil Finemore - WorkFitME

July 28, 2021

This week, we had a chance to chat with Dr. Phil Finemore who operates a concierge physical therapy practice in Southern Maine. We talked about how the last year has affected people's work habits and possibly led to injuries, how to prevent those injuries, the biggest lessons he's learned in business, what inspires him, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Dr. Phil is the owner of WorkFitME Mobile Physical Therapy where he specializes in helping busy Maine professionals maximize their physical performance so they can live a happy, healthy, and wealthy life doing what they love with who they love. He has a passion for helping people ensure their greatest asset in life, their body and its health, gives them the biggest return on investment possible: living an abundant life in all aspects without fear of missing out on what matters to them most.

Learn more about Dr. Phil and WorkFitMe at www.workfitme.com or you can call him at (207) 465-6078 to make an appointment. Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by The Fletcher Group at Keller Williams Realty, a Veteran owned and operated real estate group offering services in all aspects of the real estate market. The Fletcher Group has been serving Maine since 1997, and specializes in Commercial Sales and Leasing, Residential Sales, Commercial and Residential Development, and Investment Properties of all kinds. Their entire team philosophy is built upon honesty and integrity with the belief that their fiduciary responsibility is to their clients checkbook and not their own!  As a local Maine business, they work hard serving their communities, and would be honored to serve all your real estate needs. Give them a call 207-805-3233, visit thefletchergrp.com, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Episode 46: Cherie Scott - Mumbai To Maine

Episode 46: Cherie Scott - Mumbai To Maine

July 8, 2021

This episode, we had a blast chatting with Cherie Scott - someone who truly does it all as a chef, entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and more. We talked about her blog and simmer sauce brand, Mumbai To Maine, as well as how she was inspired to begin cooking traditional Indian food from her childhood in her 30's, how food brings people together, the spices she couldn't live without, and much more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Mumbai-native Cherie Scott left India at the age of 16 and moved to Vancouver, BC. With a few stops in New York City and New Jersey, Cherie has been anchored in Boothbay, Maine for over a decade. In 2015, she launched her culinary blog, MumbaitoMaine.com, to share her signature recipes and nostalgic anecdotes of her youth in Mumbai. In 2018, Cherie curated a series on regional Indian cuisine offered exclusively at the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School in York. In 2019, Cherie hosted season 1 of ‘Talking Food In Maine, Intimate Conversations’, exploring Maine’s rich culinary scene with some of Maine’s most creative and accomplished culinary taste-makers at the historic Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. In 2020, to celebrate Maine’s bicentennial and gastronomic talent, Cherie launched Mumbai to Maine’s podcast with a signature series: Maine’s Bicentennial Food Podcast, in partnership with Maine Magazine’s Eat Maine. The series takes a deep dive into Maine's food scene and story- past, present and future. Cherie launched her signature line of gourmet Indian simmer sauces with a trio of home-style sauces: Makhani, Saag and Caldine in December 2020. Inspired by her family’s heritage recipes, these simmer sauces are crafted with freshly roasted and ground spice blends, all-natural, preservative-free, gluten-free and handcrafted in small batches here in Maine. Mumbai to Maine is Maine’s first Indian-inspired culinary brand.

Learn more about Cherie and Mumbai To Maine at www.mumbaitomaine.com as well as ordering her new simmer sauces or finding local stores in Maine that carry them. Be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

Episode 45: Ken Bell - Portland House Of Music & Events

Episode 45: Ken Bell - Portland House Of Music & Events

June 30, 2021

This week, we had a chance to chat with Ken Bell, the owner of Portland House Of Music & Events in Portland - a stalwart of the Maine music scene and a familiar face for musicians and fans alike. We talked about how he cam to open PHOME, his favorite parts of running a music venue, what inspires him, how he defines success, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Ken has been part of local music in Portland for well over 12 years, providing a stage for hundreds of Maine musicians as well as national touring artists as well. After being shut down for most of the last year, he is set to open the doors once again this July with a packed schedule of shows.

See the schedule of upcoming shows at Portland House Of Music & Events, buy tickets, and purchase merch at www.portlandhouseofmusic.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram for show announcements.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

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