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
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Birds of a Feather is an artistic collaboration between Dr. Mary Crowell and Teresa Gibson Powell, who also perform together in the Pegasus Award winning folk band, Three Weird Sisters. Close friends, Mary and Teresa missed performing together when their Three Weird Sisters bandmates moved away from the South, so the formation of Birds of a Feather was their way of solving that problem. They borrow from the material used in their other collaborations, and incorporate their own original songs as well as select covers of tunes by artists they admire.
Mary lives in Athens, Alabama. She has taught piano and composition for twenty plus years; she also plays clarinet, bass clarinet, and is learning to play the cello. She has taught music theory, piano, and music appreciation at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama, but currently maintains a private studio where she teaches piano and composition. Mary also composes, transcribes, and arranges music and enjoys accompanying. She loves playing Rachmaninov, Chopin, Gershwin, Bach and jazz standards; practicing yoga, gardening; and gaming with good friends. Mary Crowell has a B.A. in piano performance from Huntingdon College, M.M. in musicology from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and a D.M.A. in music composition -- also from the University of Alabama.
Teresa lives in Decatur, Georgia. She plays electric and upright bass, guitar, and trumpet and is known for her deep love of vocal harmony. Teresa is an avid music fan and an advocate for the independent musician. She is co-owner of Portal Production, Ltd., a company that provides management and website services to musicians. She is also a partner in the Atlanta-Athens based agency Artist Marketing & Promotion (AMP), which she joined in 2013. Teresa has a B.S. in Music Business from Full Sail University where she graduated summa cum laude. In her free time, Teresa enjoys gardening, cooking, yoga, reading and live music.
From different parts of the country and different musical backgrounds, Husband and Wife – Singer / Songwriter Duo, Troy and Rhonda Lashbrooks, find a way to blend two lifetimes of music into one magical recipe - like 'sweet corn' and ‘apple pie’ to the ears.
The 'Contemporary Folk' sound of LASHBROOKS is delivered with passionate and skillful guitar, soulful vocals, and rich harmonies. Their music tells a story of heartbreak, soul-searching, starting over, and the triumphant in the pursuit of happiness, dreams fulfilled and true love!
The debut release of LashBrooks - ‘Out of the Shadows’ is an emotional and exciting musical journey, intentionally produced with a simple and raw approach, emphasizing the purity and honesty of the songs. Receiving rave reviews, ‘Out of the Shadows’ has opened doors for LASHBROOKS to share their music with many venues across the region
Hear some of their music at www.lashbrooksmusic.com.