“Music for Mavis” Tuesdays at the Gazebo music series presents Bobby Reed and the Wild Horse Band from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at the gazebo in Turner.

Reed’s favorite thing about the music business is that feeling he gets when he looks out on an audience and sees smiling faces. A native of Boothbay Harbor, Reed started The Wild Horse Band about 20 years ago. The band plays mostly traditional country music, including songs made famous by the likes of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Waylon Jennings.

The other members of the band are Brian Gelina (guitar and vocals), Harry Bailey (bass guitar and vocals), and Jimmy Walker (drums and vocals).

“I have some really good musicians with me. I am really lucky. We work as a team,” said Reed.

Reed and his band are favorites on Maine’s country scene. They have won Downeast Country Music Association’s Traditional Main Vocalist of the Year and Traditional Country Band so many times that they are in the “all-time great” category. They have also made themselves known outside of the state, winning North American Country Music Association Group of the Year in 2007 and Traditional Country Band of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year in 2006.

For Reed and the band, however, country music is not about fame or money, it’s about connecting with an audience and the music itself. Growing up, Reed remembers singing along with the car radio to every kind of music, but country was always his favorite.

The show will go on rain or shine. Bring a chair, a blanket, and a friend. We pass the hat to pay the musicians. Suggested donation $10. For more information, call 207-754-0954 or 207-240-4591 or visit the Music for Mavis page on Facebook. The gazebo is located off Rt. 117 near the Turner Public Library at 98 Mathews Way, Turner.

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