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AAFFM PRESENTS: Jim Sharkey, and The New Harvey Family Singers

May 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

$8 – $10

May 20, 2017
Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse

JIM SHARKEY

Singer-songwriter Jim Sharkey is an Irish and Americana folk musician now living in Salisbury NC. Jim grew up in County Roscommon, Ireland, and came to the US in 1982 when he joined the US Navy in London, England. He spent five years as a photographer on the USS Dixon in San Diego, California, and ten years working in television and video production in North Carolina and Maine. Later he taught children with special needs but decided to pursue music full-time in 2014. He plays around Virginia, North and South Carolina, Maryland, and Washington DC, accompanying himself on guitar, harmonica, and bodhran (Irish drum). Jim’s original songs blend Irish traditional ballad influences with contemporary issues that are often set in the area he resides. The title track of his latest CD Sweet Anne’s Road deals with the effects of the war in Afghanistan on a young couple from the rural area of Copper Hill, Virginia. “The Campaign Song” also included on that CD was written after Neil Young asked Donald Trump to stop using his song “Rockin’ in the Free World” for Trump’s campaign. “Bought and Sold” is a song to raise awareness of the plight of the Yazidis in Iraq who were mercilessly hunted down by Isis in 2014. Jim is working on his third CD, Misty Morning Rain, which he hopes to finish in 2017. Jim’s other CDs Black is the Color and Sweet Anne’s Road were released in 2015. Sweet Anne’s Road is available on iTunes and CD Baby.
www.jimsharkey.com

THE NEW HARVEY FAMILY SINGERS

The New Harvey Family Singers is an evolving group of troubadours performing contemporary and traditional music. The band is made up of John Harvey, Seth Langer, Jimi Cusick and Eryk Fisher.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, John Harvey appears regularly in the Frank Hamilton School band and brings previous experience playing with house bands. Atlanta native Eryk Fisher is a professional basement musician who “sings to walls, plays harmonica, and strums three chord songs until mama tells me dinner’s ready.” Seth Langer is an actor, musician, and odd-jobber from Decatur. He plays at political rallies, weddings, birthdays, funerals — wherever there’s singing to be done! Jimi Cusick, from Atlanta, brings a musical background that includes orchestra, rock, and a Beatles cover band. Jimi loves to challenge himself musically to learn new things and play with new people as much as possible.


Details

Date:
May 20, 2017
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Cost:
$8 – $10
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://aaffm.org/aaffm-events/

Organizer

Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music (AAFFM)

Venue

First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta