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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

The 'Chain Gang' presents true Americana folk music at the Hemet DVAC


Last updated 8/10/2018 at 2:19pm

Tony Ault

The Chain Gang sing-along group with Shaundra Sorrell, from left, Michael Tennant, Paola Cifuentes and Debbie Merriman sing an ever-popular folk song in an appearance onstage Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Diamond Valley Arts Center in Hemet.

Why not folk? That's what drama teacher Michael Tennant thought.

And that's what they played Saturday night, Aug. 4, when the "Chain Gang" stepped out on the Diamond Valley Arts Center stage to lead an audience-sing along with some of the greatest standard folk songs of the 60s and 70s.

The song "Chain Gang," led the performance with Tennant, guitar in hand, who introduced his "prisoner crew," wearing striped shirts as they were all let out in the "yard." A little bit of improv and a lot of harmony quickly brought the audience's attention to the brightly lighted stage.

And it began a nigh...

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