The Maranacook String Band will bring their Appalachian-sounding vocal harmonies to the Mercer Community Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25. The String Band, founded at Maranacook Community High School in 2009 as part of the Gifted & Talented Education Program, has drawn large audiences and rave reviews all around Central Maine ever since, and has played at the Mercer Community Center before.

The band features two young vocalists — 21-year-old Julie Churchill, of Livermore, and 13-year-old Dana Reynolds, of Wayne. “Individually or together, they sound like angels,” said band founder and director Stan Keach in a news release. Keach’s 2012 CD, “Cry of the Loon” and other original songs about Maine, features members of the String Band, and includes such crowd-pleasers as “Slow Down” (You’ll Hit a Moose) and “Logger’s Son”. Instrumentally, the band also features two high school age instrumental virtuosos — fiddler Finn Woodruff and banjoist Davidson.

Tickets cost $8 adults, $5 students age 8-18. Concert proceeds will benefit the Mercer Community Center.


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