Rockland native Robbie Coffin was just in the area, playing with his trio at the Maine Lobster Festival, and he will perform as a member of Redneck Rodeo with Debbie Myers, pictured, during the 38th annual North Nobleboro Day Saturday, Aug. 14.

Along with outstanding food and chicken BBQ, auctions, raffles and homemade crafts, the North Nobleboro Community Association welcomes back Myers and her band. Redneck Rodeo features the talents of Brian Hallsey on drums, Tommy Thompson on steel guitar, Coffin on electric guitar and Jackson Gay on bass. Ronald Bouffard and Edward “Fiddlehands” Howe also will play with the band this year. The set will run from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Myers has been singing professionally since age 8 and started her career by her father’s side; Gerry Myers was a founding band member of the Bunkhouse Boys and with him, Debbie honed her musical performance skills. By the late 1980s, she had three Top 12 hit singles on the Canadian music scene, and one hit went all the way to number one on French radio.

Myers recorded an album in Nashville with songs written by herself, her sister Shirley and Rod Nicholson. She also has performed on television, radio and in shows with Mickey Gilley, Steve Wariner, Highway 101 and Little Jimmy Dickens. Her performing style has been likened to Reba McEntire, Whitney Houston, and Patsy Cline, yet she remains firmly rooted in her Maritime musical heritage.

The gifted members of her band are also strongly rooted in coastal Maine but have national recognition and awards in their resumés.

The festivities will take place rain or shine at the community grounds at the intersection of East Pond Road and the Upper East Pond Road, approximately three miles from Route 1 in Nobleboro or three miles from Route 32 in Jefferson. Parking and admission is free.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to