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Local band to open for ‘Reba’ concert

WATERTOWN – Disabled Persons Action Organization has announced that Shagnasty has been selected to perform as the opening act for the Reba McEntire concert scheduled at 7 p.m. July 23 at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds baseball diamond.
As one of the longest continuing acts in the North Country, this hometown band was started nearly 30 years ago by twin brothers Jim Gravelle (lead guitar / vocals) and Jay Gravelle (drums). Long-time member Tim Plante (keyboards / vocals / fiddle) has been part of the band almost since its inception. Jon LaCroix (bass / guitar / vocals) has played with the band for more than 15 years.
In 2010, Amanda Johnson (vocals) and Michael Richardson (vocals / guitar) joined the band as duel lead vocalists. This has allowed the band to change its sound dramatically.
Known for its broad range of music, Shagnasty can cover just about any style of music. With the addition of Johnson and Richardson, the band has added modern country to its rock repertoire and covers many of today’s chart-topping country acts – from Styx to Sugarland and everything in between.
Tickets are still available. To purchase tickets, call DPAO at 782-0044 or 1-800-533-2859 or visit General admission tickets also may be purchased at select Kinney Drugs store locations and Price Chopper supermarkets.
For more information about the 2011 Summer Concert Series, call DPAO at 782-3577 or visit
Proceeds from the 2011 Summer Concert Series will benefit the programs and services that DPAO provides to more than 500 families with developmentally disabled children and adults in Jefferson and Lewis counties.
Disabled Persons Action Organization

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