Sandy River Ramblers will perform their Maine-flavored bluegrass show at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Brick Church in New Sharon.

The five-piece band is known for vocal harmonies, virtuoso instrumental playing and songwriting.

Songs like “Slow Down (You’ll Hit a Moose),” “Boots From L. L. Bean,” “Home in the Heart of Maine” and “Bear in the Barn,” give this band a unique regional flavor. Besides songs about Maine, the Ramblers’ repertoire includes fiery instrumentals, bluegrass and country favorites, and plenty of comedy, including a tune played on the musical hand saw, something not seen often since the vaudeville era.

All the Ramblers sing, but the two female vocalists, 15-year-old Dana Reynolds and upright bassist Julie Davenport, have particularly beautiful voices. Banjoist Bud Godsoe and Mandolinist Dan Simons are the instrumental stars.

Tickets cost $10 at the door, those younger than 18 will be admitted free.

For more information, call 397-2241.


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