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Reel World String Band to perform at OU-C's Bennett Hall Auditorium

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (May 8, 2007) -- The Reel World String Band will perform its blend of American roots-based music at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Ohio University-Chillicothe Bennett Hall Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Members of the five-piece group share a love for Appalachian traditional music, tight harmony singing and honky-tonk blues. They are known for firing up audiences with fiddle tunes and spicing up their performances with humor and wit. Since 1977, the band from Lexington, Ky., has toured and performed from small rural settings to New York City's Lincoln Center.

The Reel World String Band played for former President Jimmy Carter's "Hammering in the Mountains," a public service event to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

Members of the group include Sue Massek on banjo, Bev Futrell on guitar, Karen Jones on fiddle, Elise Melrood on piano and Sharon Ruble on bass. The all-female contingent finds its roots in the rich musical heritage of Kentucky.

The concert is sponsored by the OU-C Cultural Committee.

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Media Contact: Jack Jeffery, (740) 707-1368 or jefferyj@ohio.edu

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