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Brooks and Kennedy in concert at Wayside Theatre May 26

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DEXTER — Ken and Jane Brooks along with Joe and Nel Kennedy (Brooks and Kennedy) play their classic country at the Wayside Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 26.

These award-winning musical friends have played acoustic Americana together for over 30 years, both as fellow band members and informally at jams. Together, they’re a fine vintage of that sweet harmony of instruments, vocals and friendship.

In the late 1980s Ken Brooks and Joe and Nel Kennedy performed together as Breakneck Mountain — a five-piece bluegrass band that released the recording “Company’s Comin’.”

Later, guitarist Ken Brooks played with Bluegrass Supply Company, Union River Band and his current band – Katahdin Valley Boys. He was inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012. That same year, Ken and bass player Jane Brooks were named Maine Country Music Association’s Duo of the year. They have recorded four CDs together.

Joe and Nel Kennedy went on to form Evergreen, recording five CDs in the band’s 22-year history. Harpman Joe and bass player Nel Kennedy were inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

Baked goodies and refreshments are sold at intermission and there is a door prize and a 50/50.

The theatre is located at 861 North Dexter Road (Route 23). For more information, please contact Joe Kennedy at 277-3733 or Chester Bekier at 270-1166, or on Facebook “Wayside Grange & Theatre.”

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BROOKS AND KENNEDY AT WAYSIDE THEATRE — Ken and Jane Brooks, left, along with Joe and Nel Kennedy will all perform their classic country sound at the Wayside Theatre in Dexter at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 26.

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