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AAFFM Presents: Frank Hamilton, and Veronika Jackson
June 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT$8 – $10
June 17, 2017
Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse
Frank Hamilton has been playing traditional American folk music for many years, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and five-string banjo. Frank has a reputation in folk circles as a former member of the Weavers and co-founder of the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. He is an instructor at Atlanta’s Frank Hamilton School, which he co-founded in 2015.
Frank’s teaching mentor was Bess Lomax Hawes, sister of folklorist and entrepreneur Alan Lomax. He has worked as a musical sideman on recordings and movie soundtracks.
He is a published songwriter and member of ASCAP. Frank has recorded and played in concert with Pete Seeger, Odetta, Woody Guthrie, and The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. He has accompanied Jean Carignan, Martha Schlamme, and Shoshana Damari. He traveled through the South collecting folk songs and singing with Guy Carawan and Jack Elliott in the 1950s.
Frank recorded as a soloist for Folkways Records and Concertdisc and has released his own CD, Long Lonesome Home. He is half of the team Classic Jazz with Bill Rappaport, performing songs from the Great American Songbook represented by Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and others. Frank will be playing a blend of traditional songs, originals and some international tunes as well.
Veronika Jackson is the grassroots of American traditional folk blues. She has become a familiar face and sound in the southern regions of the United States, performing at festivals, music halls and community benefits. Veronika leaves many in awe while she informs and tells her story and her history through acoustic folk blues.
She is a singer/songwriter who performs originals as well as classic songs, but she does not carry forth the usual blues repertoire typical of the game. If you expect her to be typical in any way, she will surprise you.
A performance by Veronika is an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually. Veronika’s humble and authentic presence when performing captivates music audiences that leaves them wanting more.