AAFFM sponsors a local monthly coffeehouse concert series, Fiddler’s Green, featuring concerts that include traditional music, singer-songwriters, poetry and storytelling. Join us monthly on third Saturdays!

Presented in our new location:

First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta

470 Candler Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 378-5570

Show begins at 8:00 pm
General Admission: $10 AAFFM Members: $8
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/F7Asnyv9zu82

WE’RE BACK!!!

(with COVID precautions for now)

Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music presents

Alex Commins & Todd Prusin and Georgia Grass

Appearing at August 20, 2022

FIDDLER’S GREEN

Monthly Coffeehouse Concert

Show begins at 8:00 pm

First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta
470 Candler Park Dr NE,
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 378-5570

General Admission: $10, AAFFM and First E. Members: $8

(Minimum. All proceeds beyond our rent go to the performers. Please be generous!)

Masks and proof of COVID vaccination or current negative test required!

ALEX COMMINS & TODD PRUSIN

Alex Commins & Todd Prusin

Alex Commins and Todd Prusin are well-known in the Atlanta music scene. Alex was an original member of AAFFM and has played for years in bluegrass groups, including 15 years with The Sorghum Syrup Soppers Old-Time String Band. He has also played in many diverse musical situations, from the Galax Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention to rock and roll bands. Todd started out drumming in high school bands and has since played professionally as a drummer, guitarist, and bassist. He has played various Atlanta venues with such bands as Charm School, Stickfight, The Barrow Boys, Prusin Reep Jones, The Serenaders, The Porch Bottom Boys, and Suspicious Package.

Alex and Todd met at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch in the Ohio River Valley. The love and respect for music that was germinated blossomed into a musical embrace here in Atlanta, an embrace that seems to grab and include those within earshot. The interplay between Alex’s acoustic fingerpicking and Todd’s melodic bass guitar has garnered very positive notices.

GEORGIA GRASS

Georgia GrassGeorgia Grass is one of the longest-running and most venerable bluegrass bands in Georgia. Founded in 1973 by guitarist Dan Daniel, Georgia Grass has played many bluegrass festivals throughout Georgia and the Southeast as well as various clubs and private events in and around Atlanta. In 1976 Georgia Grass was chosen to play for the grand opening of the Georgia World Congress Center. Today Georgia Grass is still going strong as a local bluegrass powerhouse. Its three members have all been inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.

 Band leader Dan Daniel plays acoustic guitar and sings lead vocals on most of their songs. Dan is the President of the Southeastern Bluegrass Association and a lifetime member of the Bonded Brothers of Bluegrass. His awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Atlanta Society of Entertainers and the Fiddlin’ John Carson Award for his contributions to the music industry in the State of Georgia.

 James McKinney is considered one of the world’s foremost masters of the fivestring banjo. James has played both on stage and in recordings with great artists such as Bill Monroe, Vassar Clements, and John Hartford, among many others. He received the Musician‘s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Atlanta Society of Entertainers in 2018. Niki Portmann plays upright bass and also sings vocals. She is an accomplished and respected bass artist of many years. Niki was awarded the Musician’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Atlanta Society of Entertainers in 2018.

 Georgia Grass is a modern bluegrass band with roots deep in traditional bluegrass and Americana folk but with a refreshing and modern take on many traditional favorites as well as original works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEMPORARY COVID RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT IN AUGUST:

Attendance maximum 60. Come early!

Limited concessions provided outside before the show and during intermission, but feel free to bring your own. Eating is prohibited indoors. Brief sips of beverages are allowed inside.

Vaccine card or current negative test will be required for anyone entering the sanctuary—attendees must be prepared to prove their status.

All people entering the sanctuary must wear a mask for the entire time they are indoors. N-95 Mask use is strongly suggested.

Social distancing will be implied by the layout of the chairs in the Sanctuary (some single, some in groups of two, three, etc.
Hand sanitizer and masks will be available.

Two portable air filtration systems will be placed in the Sanctuary.

FIDDLER’S GREEN TALENT SCHEDULE 2022

 

 

July 16, ‘22: John Cable, and Jim Culliton & Clear Creek Band

Aug. 20, ‘22: Alex Commins & Todd Prusin, and Georgia Grass

Sept. 17. ‘22: Robin Bullock (Both sets)

Oct. 15, ‘22: The 4 Man String Band, and Veronika Jackson

Nov. 19, ‘22: Brenna Larson, and Rick Diamond

Dec. 17, ‘22: Tom Eure & Amelia Osborne, and Balalaika Fantasie