BRIDGTON — Some of Maine’s best will pick and sing at the sixth annual Deep-Freeze Mostly Bluegrass Music Festival Saturday, Jan. 30.

Proceeds from the 7 p.m. festival at the Old Town Hall will benefit the Lakes Environmental Association in Bridgton and Maine lakes.

Featured performers are as follows:

• Jewell Clark of Bethel. A multifaceted singer-songwriter in the country tradition, she is the daughter of legendary cowboy yodeler, Yodeling Slim Clark.

• The Hemingway Brothers of Harrison. Brothers Kip and Dale Hemingway have been playing music together for well over 20 years and are known for their tight harmonies. The old-time sounds of Flatt and Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, and especially the Stanley Brothers are the backbone of the band’s material.

• Squash and Gourds, a family band that consists of two bluegrass veterans: Dan Pierce of New Gloucester, who plays bass with the Grassholes, a Portland-based bluegrass band; and Carter Logan of Gorham, longtime banjo and dobro player with the Jerks of Grass. Jack Pierce, 15, plays banjo and fiddle with FEN, another bluegrass band in the Portland area. Other members of Squash and Gourds are Samantha Pierce, 13, stand-up bass, fiddle and vocals; Tucker Pierce, 11, mandolin; and Sarah Logan, 13, fiddle and vocals.

• Phat Grass, a new bluegrass band from Central Maine, including Shawna Bonnavie, Corey Bonnavie, Taylor Smith, Banjo Bill Hayes and Ed (Bub) Cooper.

• The Rusty Hinges, a local quartet that plays a mix of old-time, Celtic, bluegrass and folk music.

This year, the festival is dedicated to Jan, daughter David Lee, who organizes the annual benefit.

Tickets are $15 per adult; $25 per couple; $30 per family. They are available at LEA, The Cool Moose, Running With Scissors and at the door. The event is BYOB. The Old Town Hall is at 26 North High Street (Route 302). For more information, contact Lee, 647-2550; or Peter Lowell, 647-8580, [email protected]


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