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Common Crossing

Common Crossing began as a bunch of friends who use to entertain at dorm rooms at the University of Maine and Northern Maine Community College. Brian Mosher played acoustic guitar and sang; Chris “Doug” Cronkhite banged on a drum (the back of a broken acoustic guitar), shook an egg and sang; Nathan Brewer and Tom Peters sang.

They were not, as yet, a band. While they specialized in covers by Hootie & the Blowfish, Collective Soul, etc., it wasn’t until they started writing their own songs that they started to make waves. Not long after they were debuted people were requesting their songs instead of the covers. At the time, they called themselves the “Blake Street Boys.”

Time moves on. Lives change. Nathan and Tom moved away for work. Brian and Doug continued to write songs. Schoolmate Shane Mountain joined on bass shortly after. Shane also had a stockpile of songs. The trio began to do the bar circuit playing everything from Roy Orbison and the Beatles to DMB and STP. They became “Common Crossing.”

Once again CC loses a member. Shane also had to relocate. It was down to two. Brian and Doug created 4 albums worth of original material. Years later the duo had drifted into their own lives. Brian joined another band and put out two albums. He also managed to release two instrumental piano albums, and three solo albums.

Brian was doing a solo acoustic show and invited Doug to join. Although they hadn’t sung together in about ten years, it felt right. Brian and Doug began doing garage parties in the area. Shane Mountain, still living over 300 miles away, threw his hat in the ring and the rest is history. The first studio album “Seeing The Light Of Day” is finished and available now!