Close to Home — A Musical Tribute to the Ottawa Valley

November 20, 2:00 pm
MERA Schoolhouse, McDonalds Corners


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Music at MERA is proud to present Close to Home, a country and folk music tribute to the sounds and history of the Ottawa Valley and Lanark County on Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 pm.

CLOSE to HOME is the creation of Neville Wells based on his 7 decades in country music … an afternoon of songs written by performers from the Ottawa Valley, about the Ottawa Valley.

Joining Neville is Frank Koller, a well-known and respected guitarist in the Ottawa area and beyond in the 1970’s and 80’s. Work as a foreign correspondent for CBC interrupted Frank’s music career for several decades but he has come full circle, back playing county music for the love of it.

Accompanying the guitar duo will be Maureen Young, a well- known local piano player and member of the house band for the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame.
Over the years, Maureen has played for many Ottawa Valley musicians as well as for international performers such as Stonewall Jackson, Marty Haggard and Georgette Jones.

MERA did not hesitate to say yes when Neville and Frank approached us about this show as it is certain to appeal to a great number of folks in the area.

Come join us with Neville, Frank and Maureen for wonderful afternoon of songs and stories with a local flavour.