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AAFFM Presents: Jim Culliton and Clear Creek Band, and The Justin Sams Band

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

$8 – $10

February 16, 2019

Jim Culliton & Clear Creek Band

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Multi-instrumental virtuoso Jim Culliton has been a favorite of Fiddler’s Green audiences for many years.  In the Jim Culliton & Clear Creek Band, his guitar, mandolin, fiddle and vocals share the stage with Walter Dean’s dobro and Joel Glogowski’s upright bass.  This high-energy trio offers an eclectic blend of different acoustic genres, mixing instrumental improvisation with traditional sounds and vocals.

Jim Culliton has performed throughout Georgia and the Southeast over the past decade. His philosophy of no stylistic boundaries always keeps the music fresh and exciting.  Jim has played at The Fox Theatre, Symphony Hall, and many other concert venues.  He was one of the early innovators in the New String Acoustic Movement, incorporating jazz, bluegrass, world music,   rock, and classical with occasional vocals in the mix. Put all of this in a high-speed blender and you get a truly innovative, entertaining, and dynamic musician.  Jim was chosen to be a Musician in Residence for the National Endowment of the Arts and Humanities. He’s a former instructor of music at Huntingdon College and Auburn University (AUM).

Walter Dean is known locally as “dean of the dobro.”  Joel Glogowski is a highly accomplished upright bass player whose talent graces this trio and other Atlanta area bands including Caroline & The Ramblers.

The band is in demand at various Atlanta area venues, including the Pullman in Kirkwood, where they’ll be playing for Sunday brunch January 27, 12-2 pm. http://www.facebook.com/clearcreekatlanta

The Justin Sams Band

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The Justin Sams Band was formed in late 2015 as the result of four friends experimenting with a mixture of original songs and esoteric covers.  What began as a tentative musical grouping soon evolved into a unique and refined band that could still approach its music and performances in the spirit of  open collaboration and genuine friendship. Drawing inspiration from folk music, country blues, psychedelic rock, and good old-fashioned storytelling, The Justin Sams Band defies convenient categorization; however, one might describe the band’s sound as eclectic-electric-folk-rock.

The band enjoys arranging and performing covers, enabling it to participate in tribute events such  as Jerry Day at Terminal West and Bob Dylan Tribute nights at the Red Light Café and the Lake Clare Community Land Trust.  Yet the band’s greatest musical strength is its extensive catalog of original material drawn from the independent efforts of the group’s two songwriters, Tom Spach and Lindsay Petsch.   This unlikely pairing of these writers’ musical backgrounds and styles has resulted in an interesting and rare counterpoint, one of the reasons The Justin Sams Band is frequently complemented for musical variety.  The band’s first album of original material, Ghosts  of the Day, was released in April of 2018.  They’re presently recording their next album, The Miracle Cure, which will be released in the early summer of 2019.



February 16, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
$8 – $10
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