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No Worries to perform in Gratiot
No Worries band
Members of No Worries, from left to right, Mary Berryhill, Mary Jean Hammer and Terry O’Malley.

GRATIOT — A bluegrass music concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 in the Gratiot Park with “No Worries,” a local bluegrass gospel band that was formed in 2019. They specialize in playing for churches, festivals, local celebrations, parties and nursing homes.

The band consists of three Stockton-area residents. Terry O’Malley, a seasoned musician, comes from a musical family. He plays various instruments, including banjo, guitar, mandolin, and bass. His masculine harmonies enhance the female vocals, which solidify the band’s three-part harmony.

The band’s lead vocalist, Mary Jean Hammer, accompanies herself on the mandolin or guitar. Her heartfelt passion and sweet voice bring a solid foundation to the group. She resides near Apple River, where she and her husband own a family business.

Mary Berryhill, also from Stockton, brings the bass beat and adds some exciting vocal leads as well as some very tight harmonies, which rounds out the group. Mary is also the booking agent and business manager.

Find more information about the band on their Facebook page by searching No Worries, Stockton IL.