MOUNT VERNON — The Back Porch Bluegrass Band, who play hard-driving, traditional bluegrass music, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon Community Center on the shore of Minnehonk Lake. Headed by upright bass player Debbie Burdin, current president of the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, who also started the Ole Tyme Jamboree, the band also features Freddy Pike on guitar and Wayne Smith on banjo.

They recently released their first CD, “The Last Log Drive,” which will be on sale at the concert. The title song was written by Maine bluegrass pioneer Sam Tidwell, and was played on national TV accompanying news films showing the last log drive on the Kennebec River.

Opening will be Stan and Dan, no strangers to shows at the Mt. Vernon Community Center. Stan Keach of Rome and Dan Simons of Mt. Vernon have played many shows at the Center with the Maranacook String Band and the Sandy River Ramblers. They recently put Keach’s new song, “What the North Pond Hermit Knows,” on YouTube.

Google “Keach Hermit Song,” and you’ll easily find the video online. The video has been getting a lot of media attention (over 900 YouTube plays in the first three days it was available online) since the North Pond Hermit story broke on April 10.

Donations accepted at the door. Refreshments available for sale. For more information, call 207-397-2241 or email [email protected]



; Stan and Dan

What: Bluegrass Concert

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27

Where: Mt. Vernon Community Center, 7 Main Street, Mt. Vernon.

Donations gratefully accepted. FMI, call 207-397-2241 or email [email protected]

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