Join us for the Fiddlers Green concert series - monthly on third Saturdays!
AAFFM sponsors a local monthly coffeehouse, Fiddler's Green, that features concerts that include traditional music, singer-songwriters, poetry and storytelling.
FIDDLER'S GREEN HAS MOVED TO STEVE'S LIVE MUSIC
As announced earlier, AAFFM has relocated its Fiddler's Green coffeehouse concert series to Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs. The December 21 show inaugurated our relationship with one of Atlanta's most highly acclaimed acoustic music venues.
Since opening in June 2012, Steve's Live Music has generated plenty of positive buzz among local folk music fans. The cozy club/restaurant features international and American grassroots music including blues, bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, singer-songwriters and folk of all sorts. The rustically alluring 120-seat venue offers an intimate setting with seats and tables up near the stage, a state-of-the-art sound system, professional lighting, a full bar and eclectic menu, plentiful and convenient parking, and other folk and acoustic music throughout the week. Owner Steve Grossman, a long-time fan of AAFFM and its mission, is generously giving us the coveted 7-9 PM slot each third Saturday of the month at no charge other than a nominal fee for the sound tech.
We bid a fond farewell to Anthony's Pizza and Pasta, Fiddler's Green's home since we restarted the series in March of last year. The management has been very kind to us, and we urge you to continue giving that fine Italian restaurant your patronage and enjoying its diverse, high-quality live music presentations. But now it's on to an exciting new era as AAFFM and Steve's begin a partnership that was meant to be. We look forward to seeing you there!
Steve's Live Music
Address: 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs 30328
Vicinity: just off Roswell Road and north of I-285.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Lauren Lapointe is a Savannah, GA-¬based singer/songwriter who has been gaining recognition across the country for her soulful songs, unique voice, and strong live performances. Her third and newest CD, "Superhero" was produced by Thomm Jutz (Nanci Griffith, Mary Gauthier) in Nashville and features twelve original Americana, roots¬rock, pop, and old country songs supported by world-¬class musicians. Lauren is, as one of her songs puts it, a “Canadian Belle.” She was born and raised in Eastern Canada but chooses to make her home in Savannah – the gracious home of Southern hospitality.
Her album, “Superhero” debuted at #6 on the Cashbox Magazine/Roots Music Report’s Georgia Airplay chart and #16 on the Cashbox Magazine/Root’s Music Report’s Country/Americana Internet Airplay Top 50. It has since been played on over 100 stations in the U.S. and is receiving much international radio play as well. Leicester Bangs in the UK described it as “an engaging combination of classic country, narrative songwriting, and plentiful hooks.” In November 2013 Lufthansa Airlines selected her song “The Ghost of Elvis” for their inflight program.
Lapointe continues to make a name for herself as a strong and versatile live performer and has played at many renowned listening rooms across the nation including the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, the Jefferson Freedom Cafe in Ft. Worth, TX, and Anderson Fair in Houston, TX.
What do others say of her work? “This is just pure, honest music here, created with talent and passion and deserving of wider spread notice,” says Music Morsals. “An excellent album (“Superhero”) by a gifted songwriter,” says Fatea Records of the UK. "A great talent!" ¬ says Steve Young (songwriter of “Seven Bridges Road” recorded by the Eagles and “Lonesome, On’ry and Mean” recorded by Waylon Jennings). "An acclaimed live performer...Lapointe has definitive gifts with melody and lyrics,"¬ says Kathleen Wehle of ¬ Southeast Performer Magazine. “A gifted and openhearted storyteller with a flair for melody,” says Sloan Wainwright, Derby Disc Music recording artist.
For more information about Lauren Lapointe, go to www.laurenl.com.
HARM 'N ME!
The acoustic duo of Harmon Koeltz and Laura Monk bring with them an eclectic musical background and a collection of well-loved (and not the same old often heard!) tunes. With graceful harmonies and a unique guitar style, Harm ‘n’ Me delivers a menagerie of songs ranging from old standards to current hits; covering a unique mix of genres including pop,jazz, rock, Americana, folk and classics. While you won’t hear any Mozart (unless a “young’n” requests Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!) don’t be surprised if a little Louis Jordan turns up right after The Rolling Stones.
Laura Monk, an Atlanta native and lead singer with Americana band, High Cotton, has joined Harmon Koeltz, originally from Louisville, Kentucky, but in Atlanta since 1961 (making him an honorary native) in this sideline venture of an intimate delivery of cover tunes. Harm plays and sings as well with the group, Harm’s Way. Both have a wealth of musical experience in performance.
Come and enjoy a great meal at Steve’s while being treated to two fine acoustic performances.