Saturday, June 22, 2013; 7:43 p.m.
Location: Wayside Theatre, 851 North Dexter Rd (Rt. 23), Dexter, ME
Contact: Chester Bekier or Joe Kennedy ; 924-5711 or 277-3733
DEXTER- Come and enjoy a lighthearted evening of country, bluegrass and gospel music by Zevulon on Sat. June 22 beginning 7 p.m. at the Wayside Theatre in North Dexter.
Inspired by the local bluegrass fervor of central Maine, Zevulon has been an area favorite since 2005. Zevulon means dwelling of honor in Hebrew and to hear them play is an honor.
The band members now range in age from 16 to a mom/grandmother. Esther (vocals), Clarissa (guitar), Robert (banjo) and Joshua (mandolin) were all part of the Abbott Hill Ramblers bluegrass program. Grace (piano) has performed both solo and with various ensembles before joining Zevulon in 2010.
Mom/Grandmother Deb (bass) grew up playing jazz and blues on alto saxophone, and is active in the Foxcroft Academy music program. Dad Todd is part of the show, too, running the sound board off stage.
Between songs, while the band members change instrument and adjust microphones, Joshua dead-pans his way through many jokes and stories that keep you laughing. His mandolin playing is nothing to laugh at, though, as he fingers amazing single-string melodies and strums remarkable chords.
Although Zevulon generally describes their band as country, bluegrass and gospel, they also enjoy playing jazz, rock and folk. Their repertoire and performance is truly versatile and unique — as evidenced by a resume that includes open stages, talent shows, benefits, churches, coffee houses, fairs, festivals, house concerts, banquets, picnics and weddings.
The doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8. Baked goodies and refreshments at intermission as well as pie auctions, a door prize and a 50/50. The theatre is located at 851 North Dexter Rd (Rt. 23), Dexter.
FMI on Zevulon, including their concert schedule, go to Zevulon.com, Facebook and/or listen to them on YouTube.
FMI on the Wayside Theatre concerts contact Chester Bekier 924-5711, Joe Kennedy 277-3733 or WaysideGrange@yahoo.com.