What: First Bethel Bandstand Concert of this summer

Who: Musicians Jewel Clark and Donnie Katlin

When: 4 p.m. Sunday, July 11

Where: On the Bethel Common

BETHEL – The first of this season’s Bethel Bandstand Concerts will feature Jewel Clark and Donnie Katlin at 4 p.m. July 11 in the first of four Sunday afternoon shows on the Common, according to the Mahoosuc Arts Council.

Local favorites Clark and Katlin will be singing, playing guitars and yodeling. Although both have worked with various bands and as solo performers, they especially enjoy combining their talents as a duo. They will perform traditional country, folk, standards and original music. Both have deep roots in country music. Katlin comes from a musical Midwest family and Clark is the daughter of Maine performers Yodeling Slim Clark and his wife Blue Eyed Celia.

Since this duo is apt to adapt some new style to an old tune, audiences never know what they might hear. It is a given that their show will include the art of yodeling, a skill Clark learned from her father. Slim Clark was a pioneer in New England country music, while also achieving national attention by receiving honors at the County Music Hall of Fame in Nashville and the Western Music Hall of Fame in Tucson, Ariz.

Upcoming Bandstand Concerts will feature the Denny Breau Trio, an eclectic mix of rock to rockabilly on Aug. 1, the sweet female barbershop harmonies of The Mollyockett Chorus on Aug. 22 and classic Americana performed by the Unknown Legends on Aug. 29.

All concerts begin at 4 PM and run 60 to 90 minutes. The rain site is Bingham Auditorium on Church Street at Gould Academy. The public is cordially invited to attend, organizers said.

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