After 50 years, these musicians are holding their rock-and-roll roots alive

HODGDON, Maine — It’s the esoteric language of music and a greater than five-decade shared historical past that retains an Aroostook County band screaming for the exhausting notes, sliding massive daddy blues riffs and drumming a killer Wipe-Out at personal events and native occasions.

For the 4 authentic members of the Seventies band, Rock Renaissance, music erases the pains and wrinkles of growing older. Certain, three- and four-hour gigs are greater than tiring. There’s the set-up, the tear down and the exertion of performing for a number of hours, however a painful hip or aching toes be damned, they like it.  

“It takes me to a spot that I wish to be. I don’t know what that place is however when I’m performing I’m within the second and that’s the place I wish to be,” mentioned vocalist and bass participant Tim Humphrey who’s 77. “I’ll keep there so long as I can get up.”