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Bluegrass concert coming to Madras

by: Submitted Photo - The Sidekicks bluegrass band


   A concert by "Sidekicks," a bluegrass and nostalgia band, will be presented in Madras at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at Willow Creek Books.
   The band features a strong group of community musicians and singers. LeRoy Newport plays a five-string banjo, Jo Booser plays fiddle and has performed with LeRoy for 14 years.
   Rick Gillman on guitar is the bluegrass connection and brings his knowledge and playing experience to the group, with George Teeves on bass adds his swing band music experience and has played all through the West.
   Sidekicks played last summer for the weekend concert series at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, and will be in Madras to open Willow Creek's summer/fall concert series.
   Tickets are $10, call 475-3131 for reservations. Come early at 6:30 p.m. for tea and refreshments, with concert beginning at 7 p.m.