Public Domain Tune Band plays Saturday

Public Domain Tune Band plays Saturday The Public Domain Tune Band performs in concert with Matthew Williams and John and Susan McNeill at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Gayville Hall in Gayville.

Guitar player and singer Nick Schwebach and fiddler Owen DeJong, both of rural Wakonda, started the band 22 years ago in order to perform vintage American music and are widely known for their superb musicianship.

Larry Rohrer, of rural Wakonda, plays bass with the veteran musicians in their other popular group, The Poker Alice Band, and joins the Tune Band as he did during its first appearance at Gayville Hall last June at the venue's second concert.

DeJong and Schwebach were also featured in Gayville Hall's "A Celebration of Hank Williams" with the McNeills. The show premiered in Gayville to a standing-room-only crowd in July and was later presented at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

The musicians perform in the Comfort Theater Company's production of Always, Patsy Cline that tours the Midwest. DeJong is classical music director at South Dakota Public Radio.

Matthew Williams is a piano player and singer making his first appearance at Gayville Hall. He grew up in West Virginia, studied musical performance five years in New York, and lived in Los Angeles many years, as well as in South Dakota. He has been involved in historic preservation and development of historic properties as well as in music and lives in Vermillion.

John McNeill is master of ceremonies and a regular performer at Gayville Hall with his wife, Susan.

Gayville Hall is at 502 Washington Street in Gayville. Admission is $7.

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