BRUNSWICK — Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick’s Concerts for a Cause series presents Lipbone Redding at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, at its 1 Middle Street location.

Lipbone Redding’s original songs effervesce with New Orleans jazz, swing, soul and funk. He is most noted for his ability to vocally imitate trombones, trumpets, bass and percussion and incorporate them into an engaging, entertaining show for all ages and musical tastes.

Soulful and rhythmic, with a distinctive pick-less picking style, Lipbone digs deeply into his surprising musical roots. His unique style is informed by everything from 1920s Jazz, Ska, Latin, Indian Classical, ‘70s Soul, and even Disco.

Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding has spent the last 20 years traveling the world collecting and recounting exotic tales through music and performance art. Despite humble beginnings as a New York City subway singer, Lipbone has released 8 albums and over 20 live recordings and now performs in festivals, theaters and concert halls across the U.S. and Europe. He also teaches workshops and collaborates with other musicians, dancers, and performance artists.

A one-man orchestra with no electronic effects, his natural human sounds of throat singing (overtone singing), bass and beat-boxing, and his astonishingly realistic lip-tromboning are a must-experience event as he weaves his stories with funky rhythms, catchy melodies, brash humor, soulful singing, and inventive guitar playing.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and $8 for students and children, available at the church office, by calling 729-8515, Gulf of Maine Books, or online at

Proceeds from the Concerts for a Cause series raises money for church programming and local charities.