The Sandy River Ramblers will Perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Mt. Vernon Community Center.

The Concert Will will be their first show there in several months. “We’ve missed the Mt. Vernon shows!” said bandleader Stan Keach, of Rome, in a news release from the band. “We think of Mt. Vernon as our home base.”

Besides guitarist Keach (a nationally-known bluegrass songwriter), the Ramblers feature banjoist Bud Godsoe from Madrid, Vienna’s Dan Simons on mandolin, upright bassist Julie Davenport, and percussionist Dana Reynolds. Davenport (Leeds) and 15-year-old Reynolds (Wayne) are both wonderful vocalists, and with Keach, they make up the smoothest vocal trio in Central Maine. Godsoe and Simons are also fine singers.

The Ramblers play an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, hillbilly rock and folk, but their special niche is original songs about Maine. As reflected in their 2012 CD “Cry of the Loon.”

The Ramblers will host a couple of special guests: Guitarist Ben Godsoe and 12-year-old banjoist Ethan Rines.

Donations will be gratefully accepted, and refreshments will be available for sale at intermission.

For more information, call Keach 397-2241

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