Music On The Railway: The Sandy River Ramblers
August 24 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM$20
Join us for MUSIC ON THE RAILWAY at the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington’s Alna Center station. Park at Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) and take the train to Alna Center for the show. Train fare and parking at Sheepscot are included in the ticket price. Feel free to bring a blanket and picnic. Food will be available for purchase. (BYOB, but please partake responsibly.)
The Sandy River Ramblers are the second oldest Bluegrass band in Maine, having been established in 1982. Original members still in the band are Stan Keach and Bud Godsoe. Liz Keach, an original member, is semi-retired from music, but still subs for other members when needed. Keach, a 2019 inductee the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame, is the most widely recorded Bluegrass songwriter in Maine ever, having had many of his original songs recorded by big-name Bluegrassers, including James King, Audie Blaylock, Special Consensus, Danny Paisley, and many others.
Godsoe and Simons are two of the best pickers in the state, and Davenport, only 22, is a stunningly good lead singer. 14-year-old Reynolds in a vocal prodigy, and the vocal trio of Keach, Davenport and Reynolds has been widely praised. Woodruff, 17, is already a fine young fiddler.
The Ramblers’ specialty is original songs about Maine. Their CD, Cry of the Loon and other original songs about Maine, has been critically acclaimed and has been, Keach believes, the best selling Bluegrass CD in Maine over the past 4 years.
The concert train departs Sheepscot at 5PM sharp! Please arrive early to ensure a relaxed experience. Music at Alna Center is from 5:30PM to 7PM.
Online ticketing is available here.
Advance online ticketing will end at 8PM on Friday, August 23, and will be available at Sheepscot Station until 5PM the day of the concert.
Concerts are held rain or shine.