Poker Alice plays Gayville Hall Saturday

The Poker Alice Band and singer Brenda George perform at Gayville Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Shown are Larry Rohrer, Brenda George, and Owen DeJong.  (Courtesy photo)

The Poker Alice Band and singer Brenda George perform at Gayville Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Shown are Larry Rohrer, Brenda George, and Owen DeJong.
(Courtesy photo)

The Poker Alice Band and country singer Brenda George return to Gayville Hall on Saturday, July 20, for an 8 p.m. concert of fiddle tunes, western swing, country, jump blues and pop.

The veteran five-piece band from Clay County was founded in the mid-’80s and is known for its virtuosity and eclectic repertoire, according to Gayville Hall proprietor Doug Sharples.

Co-founder Nick Schwebach sings and plays lead and steel guitars. Owen DeJong, who holds a masters degree in violin performance, plays the fiddle. Both are from rural Wakonda.

Larry Rohrer, of Vermillion, sings and plays bass. The other band members, of rural Beresford, are Dennis Jensen on guitar and vocals and Al Remund on drums.

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

Gayville Hall is at 502 Washington St. in Gayville. Seats are $12.50 at the door, or $15 reserved.

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