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 MOVES TO STEVE'S IN DECEMBER
The big move is almost upon us! As announced earlier, AAFFM is relocating its Fiddler's Green coffeehouse concert series to Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs. The December 21 show featuring seasonal music by Nashville singer-songwriter Joni Bishop and Atlanta's Baraszu Brothers will inaugurate 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, November 16, 2013 at Anthony's Pizza - Decatur
BANNA DE DHA AND THE HUNGRY MONKS
banna de dhá features the duo of Tom Morley on fiddle and Hazel Ketchum on guitar and vocals. The Irish phrase translates simply as “band of two,” but the musical whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Taking their inspiration from great Irish Traditional music duos (such as Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill), banna de dhá uses the vast repertoire of Irish instrumental and vocal music as their starting point, adding music from other folk traditions such as American Old Time and French-Canadian, while keeping it all fresh and unique with unexpected improvisational turns. The dynamic musical connection and creativity between the two musicians in banna de dhá assure audiences that they’ll take a unique trip through a Celtic landscape together, one that will never be repeated exactly the same way twice. The duo’s first CD was released in July 2013 and is getting considerable air play.
THE HUNGRY MONKS
The Hungry Monks are centered around the creative talents of Hazel Ketchum on guitar, percussion and vocals, and John Holenko on mandolin, guitar and vocals. Hazel and John are joined by Bob Culver on violin, guitar and keys and by John Kennedy on bass. The Hungry Monks have performed in clubs, at contra dances, festivals, and concert series. Ketchum and Holenko have been playing music together for more than 25 years and have been featured on television and radio throughout the naqtion. Featuring guitars, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, whistle, bohdran, and vocals, the Hungry Monks perform Traditional, Contemporary, and Original acoustic songs and instrumentals drawing on a wide range of influences including Medieval & Renaissance, Celtic, Folk, Blues, Classical and Jazz. Combining strong original songs and instrumental compositions with an ear toward improvisation, The Hungry Monks weave a rich tapestry of sound, melodic and rhythmic, grounded in the folk traditions of many cultures. Combined with the traditions and technique of Western Classical Music, this eclectic mix produces an interesting ensemble sound featuring acoustic sounds and beautiful vocals. The Hungry Monks have released several CD recordings on their own label, Hungry Monk Recordings. As well as being active performers, The Hungry Monks are music educators and publish their own work through Hungry Monk Publications.