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Mack Bailey set to perform March 31

You can tell a lot about singer/songwriter Mack Bailey by the musical company he keeps. Bailey has been hailed as “the next great singer in folk music” by no less than authority Glenn Yarbrough, the original tenor in the world-renowned folk trio The Limeliters, who Bailey now performs with as they tour around the country.

Bailey is also a principal member of the reunited 60s group, The Hard Travelers. He has a rich history of major concert appearances and has opened for or shared the stage with stars including Randy Travis, Alabama, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gil and The Oakridge Boys, among many others.

Using John Denver's music, Bailey taught himself to play the guitar, so it was a thrill for him when he had the privilege of trading verses to "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" with Denver in front of 9,000 people shortly before Denver's death. Today, The Limeliters and John Denver continue to play an active role in Bailey's professional life even as he pursues his successful solo career.

As an accomplished guitar player, Bailey accompanies himself and between him and his guitar, presents a wide ranging program of folk, pop and original songs. Bailey also performs with his wife, Rachel Levy, in a duo format. Originally hailing from the small town of Troy, NC, Bailey attended the NC School of the Arts and graduated with a degree in music performance. Besides writing, performing solo and in groups, Bailey has recorded eight solo albums. Bailey currently resides in Denver, Colo.

Bailey will perform at the Memorial Auditorium in Wadena Monday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Bonnie Kingsley at (218) 371-9487.