Saturday, May 25, 2013; 7:17 p.m.
Location: Wayside Theatre, 851 N Dexter Rd, Dexter, Maine
Contact: Joe Kennedy ; 277-3733
DEXTER- Maine’s dynamic duo, Ken and Jane Brooks, will play vintage folk, bluegrass, gospel and classic country at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 at the Wayside Theatre, Rte. 23, 851 North Dexter.
This talented couple had quite a year in 2012 winning three awards from the Maine County Music Association: Vocal Duo of the Year, Ken was inducted into Maine Country Music’s Hall of Fame and Ken’s bluegrass band, Katahdin Valley Boys, received the Bluegrass Band of the Year award.
Ken Brooks has played music in many states while in the Air Force. After settling in Maine, he was lead vocalist and guitarist 1988 to 1995 for the Bluegrass Supply Company, one of the most popular and best-known Bluegrass bands in the Northeast. Since then Ken’s played with other very popular Maine bands, including Union River Band, Bob & Grace French, Rainbow Valley Folks and Fox Hollow.
He now splits his time with the Katahdin Valley Boys, an award-winning bluegrass band, and performing with his wife, Jane, who was also in Fox Hollow. They have been performing varied styles of music as a duet since 2004.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Desserts and beverages during intermission. Door prize, pie auction, 50/50. Admission is $10. Contact Chester Bekier 924-5711, Joe Kennedy 277-3733, WaysideGrange@yahoo.com.