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.
IN NEW LOCATION
The September 19th, 2015 edition of Fiddler’s Green presents Nashville folk singer/songwriter Brian Ashley Jones and Georgia’s own Apostles of Bluegrass, as the series begins a new era in a new home. The monthly coffeehouse-style concert is presented by Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music and is now hosted by Epworth at Candler Park UMC, 1561 McLendon Avenue, Atlanta, GA. The show begins at 8:00 PM. It’s only $10 for the general public and $8 for AAFFM members (minimum, greater donations appreciated by the performers). Epworth is also the home of the new Frank Hamilton Folk School, which AAFFM is proud to sponsor.
September 19, 2015
BRIAN ASHLEY JONES
Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist and versatile touring songwriter whose guitar-driven, bluesy American tunes have found their way into film, television and radio, and have been recorded by many other performing artists. Originally from the Greenville/Spartanburg area of South Carolina and a longtime resident of East Nashville, TN, Brian performs internationally at festivals, concert series, clubs, music education programs and music conferences. Jones’ 3rd CD of original songs entitled Out of the City was recently released and features collaborations with Jonell Mosser, Suzi Ragsdale, Ike Stubblefield, Kevin McKendree and more! His 2007 release, Courier, made the Top 40 of the Roots Music Report, broke the Top 100 of the Americana Music Association’s album chart and received widespread commercial, college, public and international radio play. The swampy instrumental Pull ‘em Up has been featured in the widely acclaimed PBS television series Road Trip Nation and Free to Miss You has been featured in the British ITV2 network television show Amanda Holden’s Fantasy Lives. Jones’ guitar chops and relentless touring earned him a nomination for Best American Roots Guitar Player in the Alternate Root’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards.
APOSTLES OF BLUEGRASS
The Apostles of Bluegrass is led by Johnny Roquemore, who is Creative Loafing Magazine critics’ choice as the “Best Local Singer/Songwriter” in Atlanta. The trio has played all over the South. From the highest-minded church revivals to the lowest honky-tonk dives, and on television and radio, the Apostles’ hard driving bluegrass and humorous original songs consistently amuse their audiences.
Georgia native Johnny Roquemore returned from Malibu, California after 30 years of hobnobbing with the bigwigs of music. Dubbed the “Minstrel of Malibu,” this singer-songwriter has come home to live on the family farm in Mansfield. Creative Loafing refers to Johnny as “a deranged backwoods Santa Claus…the new king of the road.”
Playing banjo, mandolin and harmonica, John Nipper is a native of Newton County, Ga. He gave up bicycle motocross to save his fingers for music.
Originally from the Chicago area, Dave Ross plays the big blue upright bass and the Dobro. Sadly, he received a banjo for his eleventh birthday and hasn’t been the same since.
“Straining the limits of bluegrass, the Apostles repertoire contains good music and intelligent composition and therefore may not be suitable for today’s listener” or so it says on their tongue-in-cheek website.