‘A Poker Alice Christmas’ at Gayville Saturday

Gayville Hall presents "A Poker Alice Christmas," starring the Poker Alice Band and country western singer Brenda George, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Gayville.

The veteran band from rural Clay County, founded more than two decades ago, will play seasonal favorites as well as selections from its repertoire of western swing, country, jump blues, and pop, according to Gayville Hall proprietor Doug Sharples.

George, of Avon, sang with Poker Alice in the late 1980s and has reunited with the band several times annually at Gayville Hall since 2003.

Poker Alice co-founder Nick Schwebach sings and plays lead and steel guitars. Owen DeJong, the widely known classical music host on S.D. Public Radio, plays the fiddle. Both are from rural Wakonda.

Public broadcaster Larry Rohrer, of Vermillion, sings and plays bass in the band. Its other members, both of rural Beresford, are Dennis Jensen on guitar and vocals and Al Remund on drums.

Gayville Hall is at 502 Washington Street in Gayville. Reserved seats cost $15. Call (605) 267-2859. Tickets are $12.50 at the door.

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