Don and Judy Mayberry will perform at the Oasis of Music, from 12:30-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston. Submitted photo

Don and Judy Mayberry will perform at the Oasis of Music, from 12:30-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston.

The Mayberry’s musical career began in Western Maine years ago during their high school and college days. The soundtrack of social movement and musical innovation of the ’60s and ’70s inspired the Mayberrys to set out on the path they have been on ever since. Their passion took them to the Chicago folk scene, on the road across the midwest and back to the northeast. Upon returning to the Oxford Hills area and starting a family, Don entered the ministry and Judy pursued art. Together they continued to use music to express themselves, their faith, and social concerns, as a powerful tool to enrich their community. Over nearly forty years of music and marriage, the Mayberrys have honed their musical partnership to create what they call life songs:  music and lyrics that express life’s hardships and joys, telling the story from a nuanced spiritual perspective.

The Oasis of Music is a weekly music series of short performances of roughly thirty minutes in length, running from September to May. Admission is free, with donations accepted. The musical genres vary greatly, in largely, but not exclusively, acoustic formats. COVID restrictions of optional mask-wearing and social distancing are observed. The concerts are held in the downstairs chapel. For more information, call (207) 344-3106.


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