Muleskinners return to Roller Mill

For the Weekly Record Herald

TIPP CITY — The Tipp Roller Mill’s Thursday night concert series welcomes back the Muleskinner Band on Thursday June 25 at 7 p.m. The Mill is in its 20th season and the popular Muleskinners have played every year.

This band seems a natural for the Roller Mill, which was originally a gristmill on Canal Lock 15 of the Miami Erie Canal. The band derives its name from the drivers, or muleskinners, of the mule teams that pulled the canal boats.

Bill Purk, playing guitar and mandolin, leads this Urbana-based band with Jim Peterson playing banjo, Kenny Hunuska on guitar, and Floyd Alexander on bass and vocals. For 30 years audiences have enjoyed their bluegrass, country, and gospel music in an easy-listening style.

The theater is located at 225 E. Main St. in the historic district of downtown Tipp City. The Thursday Night Concert Series are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month June through December 10. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students K – 6. For more information or reservations call 937-667-3696 or