This month: The Nearly Normal String Band and the Irish Brothers. The Nearly Normal String Band â Viva and Neil Araki â are locally popular performers of blues, bluegrass, Celtic, and old time Appalachian folk music. For this show they will draw mostly from their Irish and Scottish traditional repertoire. The Irish Brothers â Sandy âSandymanâ Flynn and âCaptainâ George Hergen â draw from their Irish heritage for material. Their music maps the Irish cultural integration into American society, from traditional Irish ballads to original songs of love, drinking, revolution and redemption. Presented by Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music (AAFFM). Admission: $10 general, $8 AAFFM and 1st E. Cong. members. More informationÂ or call 404-444-2334.
This month: Jefferson Ross and Jim Culliton. Jefferson Ross is a songwriter, singer, guitar slinger and painter who travels throughout the U.S. and Europe performing his original music and displaying his art at festivals and galleries. He has shared the stage with country music greats such as George Strait, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire and Vince Gill. Jim Culliton has performed throughout Georgia over decades with his unique high-energy blend of instrumental string music and stylistic vocals. This versatile multi-instrumentalist is one of the early innovators in the New String Acoustic Movement, incorporating jazz, bluegrass, world music, rock, and classical with occasional vocals in the mix. Presented by Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music (AAFFM). Admission: $10 general, $8 AAFFM and 1st E. Cong. members. More information: www.aaffm.org (go to AAFFM Events) or 404-444-2334.
This month: Three Quarter Ale and The Radio Rangers. Three Quarter Ale is an Atlanta-based acoustic band whose unique blend of folk-rock, traditional Celtic music, and 16th-century madrigals have enthralled a large and devoted fan base for more than ten years. The Radio Rangers are an Atlanta-based Americana band performing a mix of country, rock, folk and blues, telling stories from the American heartland. This melodic, rhythmic and energetic group appeals to young, old and anyone in between. Presented by Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music (AAFFM).
This month: Two exciting Atlanta-based folk ensembles, Benson, Leinweber & Gewin and Redwine Jam, celebrate the winter holidays with seasonal music. Dave Benson and David Leinweber are outstanding guitarists, songwriters, and performers. Joining them will be musician and recording engineer Billy Gewin on bass and vocals. Redwine Jam is a folk music group comprised of Chris and Carol Moser, guitar/bass player Skip Romaner, and singer Brenda Lloyd. Both groups will perform traditional and contemporary Yuletide folk music from the British Isles, Ireland, the U.S. and Canada. Presented by Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music (AAFFM).