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AAFFM Presents: Bruce Gilbert, and Alex Commins and Todd Prusin
April 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT$8 – $10
April 15, 2017
Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse
“After all is said and done, throw out everything you thought you knew and just make music!” That’s Bruce Gilbert’s philosophy, and it shines through every live performance he offers his ever-growing throngs of devoted Atlanta-area fans.
As a performing songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, Bruce is a seasoned professional who never met a style of music he couldn’t bring a little something extra to. His songs are filled with happily unexpected musical twists and range from poignant, elegant love (and lost love) songs to the cool sophistication of a hipster out on the town in a new pork pie hat. No matter what the style, Gilbert connects with listeners through beautiful melodies and sincere vocals that make you believe every word he sings. He’s a jazzer with the heart of a poet.
Along with mainstays of the Atlanta folk community Cyndi Craven and Jerry Brunner, Bruce is also a member of the wildly popular local trio “Just Be’Cause.”
ALEX COMMINS and TODD PRUSIN
Both Alex Richard Commins and Todd Prusin are well-known in the Atlanta music scene. Alex has played guitar and banjo since grammar school in folk, old-time, and bluegrass groups, and lead guitar in rock bands. He has played with Larry Campbell, Mike Dowling, Toby Walker, and David Bromberg. In his accomplished fingerpicking you’ll hear the influence of Doc Watson, Norman Blake, David Bromberg, Merle Travis and Delta blues musicians. Alex has played 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 playing bass in high-school bands and has since played professionally since the late ‘80’s. He has played with many local Atlanta acts and has studied with Jack Casady and Bryon House. Though primarily a bassist, Todd is an accomplished drummer and guitarist fronting and participating in many local musical projects. With Alex by his side, Todd’s musical voice comes to fruition.
Alex and Todd are alumni of Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio. The love and respect for music that was germinated there has blossomed into a musical embrace here in Atlanta. The interplay between Alex’s acoustic fingerpicking and Todd’s melodic bass guitar has generated a strong fan base throughout the area.