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VanRensselaer, Terry to perform at Parkfest Tuesday

Monday, June 16, 2008

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Mike VanRensselaer and Steve Terry will perform at this Tuesday's ParkFest at Robe Ann Park beginning at 7 p.m.
Mike VanRensselaer and Steve Terry will perform at this Tuesday's ParkFest at Robe Ann Park beginning at 7 p.m.

Robe Ann Park will be filled with the sounds of a folk duo this Thursday at 7 p.m.

Duo Mike VanRensselaer and Steve Terry play acoustic old time folk sounds with guitar, mandolin and banjo all intertwined with harmonizing vocals.

The duo has performed at festivals, schools, coffee shops, farmers' markets and other venues over the past two decades.

They were also the opening act in the first ParkFest series back in 1994.

"The concert will cover plenty of musical ground," VanRensselaer said. "We will be playing selections ranging from traditional ballads and gospel to an original Terry tune, stopping along the way at songs from such artists as Elizabeth Cotton, Grandpa Jones, Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton."

The duo has been busy so far this spring. They have played in Bloomington for a St. Patrick's Day performance, followed by an April program at the Putnam County Public Library featuring Indiana folk songs. Several of these songs will be played at Tuesday's performance.

The public is invited to attend this free concert and should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

Co-sponsors for the summer concert series are the Greencastle Civic League and Park and Recreation Dept.


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GLAD TO SEE THE PARK BEING USED FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND GLAD TO SEE MORE ADULTS IN THE PARK. AN NOT A DROP OFF FOR YOUR KIDS. MAYBE WITH MORE ADULTS AROUND SOME OF THE STUPID STUFF WILL STOP !!!

-- Posted by OLD SCHOOL on Sun, Jun 15, 2008, at 11:50 PM

Are having problems controlling the VOLUME OF YOUR VOICE? Isn't the park for kids or am I wrong? Lighten up.

-- Posted by TheJoker on Mon, Jun 16, 2008, at 11:57 PM

I remember a time a few years ago (well, ok, more than a few...) when Mr. Van was one of my teachers in Middle School. And I remember him asking a friend and myself if we wanted to see the State Bird in all its glory... then pointed out the cardinal that one of the other teachers had hit on the way in, trapping the dead bird in the grill of the car. He had a fantastic sense of humor then, and when he took the lead in "Kiss Me, Kate!" for Putnam County Playhouse. Good too see the names of people I remember from back when I was living in Greencastle!

-- Posted by KerriOhio on Tue, Jun 17, 2008, at 2:06 PM

Glad to see you're both still playing music. Best, Jim

-- Posted by jkenyon on Sat, Jun 21, 2008, at 7:29 PM


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