TURNER —  Music for Mavis Tuesdays will host the talented country music ensemble Milltown Roadshow, at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 1, at the gazebo, 98 Mathew’s Way, Turner Center.

This talented group of seasoned musicans includes Terry Swett and Jack Jolie from Bridgton, Diane Maddix from Oxford, Jeanine Loubier from Waterford, and John Sparrow from Harrison. Their eclectic mix of songs draws from many genres including folk, country, soft rock, bluegrass, and swing, and also features a number of  Swett’s original songs. 

This year, Milltown Roadshow was honored with first place trophies in a number of individual and group categories at the Pine Tree State Country Music Association band competition.

Singer/songwriter Terry Swett spent many years performing as a soloist in small bars and cafes, including venues around Nashville’s “Music Row.” Eventually, Swett returned to his western Maine roots and met Nashville-trained flat-picker, Jack Jolie. Jack emulated renowned skills of guitar legend Tony Rice; and while a member of Connecticut band Grass Routes he earned great respect in the bluegrass community and beyond.

In 2013 acoustic bass fiddle player, John Sparrow began frequently filling in with the band and by 2015 had become its permanent bass player. Originally from Cape Cod, Sparrow’s musical outings in Maine have included appearances with the renowned Judd Strunk, plus membership in two regional bluegrass bands, The Danville Junction Boys and The Hemingway Brothers. A multi-instrumentalist, Sparrow occasionally surrenders his bass to a band mate and takes a turn playing mandolin.

Three years ago at the Bridgton Village Folk Festival, Oklahoma native Jeanine Loubier stuck around to check out Milltown Roadshow after she performed a set of fiddle tunes, and soon was accepting  invitations to sit in at subsequent gigs with her virtuosity on the fiddle, keyboard, banjo, and mandolin. 

Diane “DJ” Maddix, the newest member of Milltown Roadshow, was selected “female vocalist of the year” and “female entertainer of the the year ” by the Pine Tree Music Association. 

Bring a blanket or a chair. The hat is passed to pay the musicians. A $5 donation is suggested. FMI: 207-754-0954.

In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to downstairs in the library.

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