June 16, 2014
The Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier featured an article on June 12, 2014, on Max Metayer ('15), a history major/music minor, who is currently serving as an art intern at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Arundel, Maine.
Metayer is composing a series of songs to commemorate the museum’s 75th anniversary. Though primarily a bass player, the songs that Metayer has written for the project are for banjo.
“I was trying to write music that is relevant to the trolleys, the 1920s, and the banjo was very popular,” he explained. “It seemed like an appropriate choice.”
Metayer, who immersed himself in the history of the Biddeford and Saco Railroad in its pre-electricity days to prepare for the song-writing, will perform on Wednesdays and Thursday in July at the museum to passengers waiting to board the sunset trolley ride.