Mechenbier to perform in Versailles

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VERSAILLES — Towne & Country Players will present Chaz Mechenbier and the Hangtime Trio, of Dayton, in a free Staycation concert, July 7, at 7 p.m., in the Fountain Square in downtown Versailles.

The rain location is the St. Denis church basement.

Mechenbier, who has been playing guitar for as long as he can remember, started his professional career while still in high school. Loving every minute of it, he said he has “yet to grow up.”

Mechenbier has played around Columbus since 1980, with a seven-year stint in Nashville, playing for some top singers and musicians, most notably, award-winner Ronnie Milsap and guitar whiz and comedian Jerry Reed. In 1997, Mechenbier returned to Columbus, joining the band, Phil Dirt and the Dozers. He’s been a sideman to Ohio’s great singers, including the electrifying blues singer Shaun Booker and Elvis stylist Mike Albert.

Mechenbier learned to play from his seven brothers and sisters and learned to entertain by sharing stages all over the world with some of the greatest musicians of his time.

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