Mark 209: Southern gospel & country at it’s best

Posted:  Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 2:30pm
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Come to the First United Methodist Church of Boothbay Harbor to de-stress with a concert by Mark 209 on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. A potluck supper will follow – all are welcome to bring a dish and stay. There will be a free-will offering.

From the group’s website: Tagged the “best group you probably have never heard” by industry leaders, MARK209 has certainly made a mark for themselves. The 2011 National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY was no exception as they revealed their new name; which is a reference to Mile Marker 209 in Nashville, TN (the location of Music Row … and considered the Heart of Nashville).

Audiences respond immediately to the four-part harmony that they are accustomed to in Southern Gospel. However, MARK209’s sound has more of a country grace and their lyrics reflect the life that many live, which allows them to effectively communicate to their audience. Evident in their recordings is the fact that they utilize some of Nashville’s top writers and musicians.

Mark 209, Jym Howe – lead vocalist, Jimmy Reno – baritone, Nathaniel Justice – tenor, and Ray Woconish – bass, are appearing in Boothbay Harbor directly after a concert for former President Bush and family.

For more information on the group, visit http://mark209.com

For more information on the event and what’s needed at the potluck, call Pastor Rich Rego at 207-633-2131. The church is located at 79 Townsend Avenue.