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Bob Bovee

"A toe-tapping history lesson? Expect no less at the upcoming performance of Bob Bovee and Gail Heil at the Spring Grove Cinema on Thursday, April 18, in downtown Spring Grove. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $7 at the door.

For more information on Bob and Gail and their music, check out their website at www.boveeheil.com.

About the duo

When Bob and Gail take the stage at the cinema, they will just be back from a short tour to the East Coast, playing concerts for the Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music in Newark, Dele., and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, D.C.

Among their other stops since last year's annual concert at the cinema include two weeks at the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in Colorado, the Indiana Fiddlers Gathering and the Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend in Michigan.

Since 1980, these two have been performing old-time country music in the style of the 1920s and 1930s, before country music became marketed so commercially and changed by the addition of electric instruments and drums.

Genuine cowboy songs of the pre-Hollywood era will be heard right next to popular ragtime pieces played in mountain style, dance tunes to get your feet moving and sentimental numbers to take you back to a simpler time.

Bovee and Heil provide lots of history and background along with the music and liberally sprinkle in stories, folklore and humorous commentary to provide an evening of entertainment unlike any other you'll find. Come on down and you won't regret that you did!