If you have a craving for "traditional, old time music" which includes selections featuring Delta and Piedmont Blues, songs that were a fixture in the Appalachian mountains and standard folk music, we have a treat for you as our upcoming guest on "Let's Talk" will give us a preview of what you can expect upon attending a unique and interactive show this Thursday night that takes place at a venue with a "historical" atmosphere. I'm talking about none other than the legendary Dewey Hall which has been located on Main Street in Sheffield, Massachusetts since 1887.

Millbury, Massachusetts based multi-instrumentalist Mary Lou Ferrante has a talent to perform these timeless songs with an assortment of instruments including the guitar, mandolin and banjo. She also gives her audience a narrative historical approach with assorted stories that are sure to keep your attention span intact. Boston Herald music critic, Daniel Gewertz has deemed her in high fashion as The Bay State's finest female blues interpreter.

Mary Lou will team up with Robin O' Herin on Thursday, August 12th as the duo presents "The Melting Pot of American Music" as they will perform an outdoor concert at Dewey Hall. Showtime is set for 7 pm. In case of  inclement weather, the show will be moved indoors as masks MUST be worn by the general public and proper social distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced.

The concert is a tribute to the men and women who were responsible for creating this seminal American heritage and after all these years, this duo STILL keeps the home fires burning to educate their audience on the roots of this musical genre. Mary Lou and Robin recently entertained a robust crowd on Independence Day during Sundays In The Park concert series in the heart of "Lovely Lee" Massachusetts as these outdoor shows are presented courtesy of Lee's Cultural Council and The Starving Artists Cafe.

Mary Lou will join Ron Carson for a spirited and informative chat on the Saturday edition of "Let's Talk" on WSBS which airs immediately following the 9 o'clock news. We invite you to take a listen as she will give us a preview of this Thursday's performance and we'll all get to know more about her musical savvy on YOUR Home Town Station.

Tune in on-air to 860 AM OR 94.1 FM, listen LIVE on-line by going here and while you are on our web site, click the LISTEN tab on the home page and scroll down to either WSBS on Alexa OR WSBS on Google Home for step-by-step instructions to enable your Smart Speaker device. You can download the FREE WSBS app at your local app store to your tablet, Smart phone OR mobile device and take us along wherever you GO: Remember: "WE ARE PORTABLE

(Photo image of Mary Lou Ferrante used by permission courtesy of her Facebook page. Some background information was obtained courtesy of a press release provided by Dewey Hall)

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Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.

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