NEW SHARON — The Sandy River Ramblers will return to the Brick Church in New Sharon for an April 25, American-bluegrass-Maine lore concert.

Seventeen-year-old Max Silverstein has taken over the fiddler’s spot, left open by Jay Smith, who’s moved to Nashville to seek his musical fortune.  Another new Rambler, Julie Churchill,  a young singer from the Maranacook String Band has assumed full-time duty on upright bass. Longtime Ramblers Bud Godsoe (banjo), Dan Simons (mandolin) and Stan Keach (guitar) are still aboard the band, which strongly emphasizes songs about Maine, mostly penned by Keach, a nationally-known songwriter.

The Ramblers most recent recording, “Cry of the Loon,” and other original songs about Maine, has sold briskly in Central Maine, and features many local favorites such as “Boots From L.L. Bean,” “Goin’ To China,” and “Slow Down, You’ll Hit a Moose.”

The Brick Church (New Sharon Congregational Church), is at 21 Cape Cod Hill Rd., New Sharon. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.; the show starts at 3. Admission is $10; children 5 and under are free. For more information, call Stan 207-397-2241.


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