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Ewan Dobson, the Bird Whisperer of New Brunswick

June 11, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ewan Dobson will be in concert on Sunday, June 11 at Noon at the Cup Cafe at 61 Military St in Houlton.  Dobson, the Bird Whisperer of New Brunswick and solo guitarist has performed several times at the Houlton Coffeehouse.  This is Ewan’s first time back since COVIDU closed the border between Houlton and Woodstock in March of 2020. Ewan is most well-known for his YouTube video “Time 2” that went viral back in 2001 which currently stands at 32 million views. In that video Ewan wears a hat he was given when touring China that looks similar to a lampshade leading to his humorous nick-name, “the human lamp shade.” With his recent interest in bird-watching and feeding birds from his hand, he has an additional nick-name, “the human bird feeder.”  You can watch several videos on the home page of Ewan’s website  Ewan has released 18 albums, two of which are “Insomnimania” (2016) and “The Pit of Despair and the Joy of the Trampoline” (2016). All albums are available in the website store.
This is the first time we’ve had a concert at Sunday noon so we’ll see how it goes. Plan on joining us for lunch at the cafe, hang out with new and old friends and enjoy the show. We have classic chicken stew on the menu and it comes with one of our homemade burli rolls. Desserts are also available and coffee drinks from the espresso bar. There is no charge for the concert but donations to the musician are encouraged. Live music is back so please show your support! 
Short-Form Bio:
Instrumental guitarist Ewan Dobson originally from Toronto, Ontario currently resides in New Brunswick. Having started his career by winning the 2009 Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition where the prize was to record an album with Candyrat Records. As of early-mid 2023, he has released a total of 18 albums. One of the highlights of his path was being a featured guest on two of Marty Friedman’s (ex-Megadeth) solo records. The video that put him in the Youtube limelight was “Time 2” released through Candyrat records, amassing over 32 million hits to date. The styles he has represented are video game inspired fingerstyle guitar, acoustic metal, and renditions of the legendary Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini on steel string guitar. Dobson has toured Europe, Canada, USA and China multiple times. These days he resides next to the woods creating music as well as feeding a variety of wild birds by hand. Recently, Ewan published a video documenting what may be a record for most species of bird to land on a human hand, 26 species in total.
See you at the Cup!
Feel the buzz…


The Cup Cafe
61 Military St,
Houlton, ME 04730 United States
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