Gone Country and guests: (from left) Eric Johnson

Gone Country and guests: (from left) Eric Johnson

Gone Country reuniting for concert at Creston’s Snoring Sasquatch

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Sunday evening at the Snoring Sasquatch will see some of the community’s well-known entertainers perform their Gone With the Wind concert.

This group is comprised of several original members of the Gone Country dance band, with a couple of additions, and features Stan Spence, Deb Mehrer, Ted Bryant, Mike Mitchell and Eric Johnson.

Stan Spence originally hails from the Thompson region in Manitoba and is currently a social worker in Cranbrook, and is the inspiration behind the band. He loves country-western music and will be singing and playing rhythm guitar.

Deb Mehrer has played rock and folk bass in local bands and, in Gone Country, was recruited to do vocals, too. She is a frequent sight not only on the musical stage, but in community theatre, as well.

Ted Bryant was recently the lead in the Kings of Kitchener band and has played with Gone Country and other local groups. With his excellent musical abilities on guitar, bass and vocals, he is a valued member of this Gone With the Wind concert.

Mike Mitchell is known for his suitcase-drumming and harmonica skills, as well as a quick wit. He was the drummer in Kings of Kitchener and has performed with various artists on Creston stages.

The addition of Mike will allow Eric Johnson, usually on drums, to play his six- and 12-string guitars and present his own vocal selection, as well. Eric is a familiar face in the community as both a solo performer and accompanist.

This group of people loves to play music that is both familiar and entertaining. One recent audience member complained her foot was worn out from tapping through all the songs! We defy anyone who attends this concert to sit through the show without tapping their feet, bobbing their head or singing along. The plan is to have a fun evening and make a lot of people happy through music.

Tickets for the March 2 show are $10 in advance, available at Black Bear Books, Buffalo Trails Coffee House and Kingfisher Used Books, or $13 at the door, which opens at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 7. Teen admission is $5, at the door only.

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