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The John Clavette Band / Press

“Returning from his farewell concert at last year's festival, John Clavette will show his hometown where his music has gone over the last 12 months.”

“In the spirit of the old mantra, 'The show must go on,' two Fleetwood Mix members took to the stage Friday evening at Rock the Valley after U.S. Customs and Border Patrol held the remaining three musicians in the headlining band at the Port of Entry. Band members from Strange Pleasure filled in after a crash course in Fleetwood Mac music. The show went off without a hitch, thanks to the quick thinking of RTV organizers, and the willingness of the musicians to test their talent.”

“The Acadian Triathlon (formerly the bed race) was cancelled due to rain on Friday night at the Acadian Festival, but volunteers set up a tent along West Main Street in Madawaska for the Danse du Main Street. Bands, including the John Clavette Band and Giraffe Attack, rocked Main Street Friday night. ”

“John Clavette, who heads up the band Strange Pleasure, was one of the many musicians who played at the Arootsakoostik music festival on Saturday, July 7 in New Sweden. Clavette, who is originally from Madawaska and now lives in Portland, was also up recently to play at Madawaska's Rock the Valley. ”