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AAFFM Presents: Lauren LaPointe, and Out of the Rain

October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

$8 – $10


Lauren Lapointe is a Savannah GA-based singer/songwriter who has been gaining recognition across the country for her soulful songs, unique voice, and strong live performances. Her third and newest CD “Superhero” was produced by Thomm Jutz (Nanci Griffith, Mary Gauthier) in Nashville and features twelve original Americana, rootsrock, pop, and old country songs supported by world-class musicians.

“Superhero” debuted at #6 on the Cashbox Magazine/Roots Music Report’s Georgia Airplay chart and #16 on the Cashbox Magazine/Root’s Music Report’s Country/Americana Internet Airplay Top 50. It has since been played on over 100 stations in the U.S. and is receiving much international radioplay. Leicester Bangs in the UK described it as “an engaging combination of classic country, narrative songwriting, and plentiful hooks.” In November 2013 Lufthansa Airlines selected her song “The Ghost of Elvis” for their inflight program.

Lapointe continues to make a name for herself as a strong and versatile live performer and has played at many renowned listening rooms across the nation such as the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, the Jefferson Freedom Cafe in Ft. Worth TX, and Anderson Fair in Houston TX.

“This is just pure, honest music here, created with talent and passion and deserving of wider spread notice.”- Music Morsels
“A gifted and openhearted storyteller with a flair for melody.” —Sloan Wainwright, Derby Disc Music recording artist



Ron Hipp w/Carol Statella ~ Out of the Rain ~ is a folk duo noted for innovative arrangements and unusual expressive power. Ron Hipp has been known in the Atlanta area as an accomplished solo artist, and Carol Statella has played and sung in various groups over the years. Their joining forces to regularly perform and record music together has created a compelling, poignant sound that is both timeless and fresh.

Ron is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist/singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A native of Atlanta, he’s been performing both solo and in various band combinations since about the age of 16. His rich baritone voice, consummate fingerpicking, and mesmerizing songs make his shows a memorable experience. Ron has graced many a recording project by other artists over the years as a studio musician, and has many CD cover photos to his credit.

Carol (multi-instrumentalist/singer) has played in backup orchestras for Joni Mitchell, The Moody Blues, and Brian Wilson. She’s been a music journalist, radio announcer, and clinician. In the classical realm, she’s played in the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and sang for seventeen seasons with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus/Chamber Chorus. Carol’s also a gifted songwriter.

Ron and Carol have known each other and crossed paths musically for two decades, through many artistic and personal evolutions. Their sound is warm, eloquent, and vivid. Onstage, Ron and Carol draw audiences in with artful musicality, occasionally inane humor, and absolute focus on bringing the listener into the depths of a song.

“Musically delightful, emotionally involving work … ” ~ Sing Out! Magazine
Your beautiful CD was just what I needed to hear today! So lyrical and soothing, with lovely instrumentals and vocals.” ~ Sharon Isbin, GRAMMY award-winning classical guitarist



October 21, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
$8 – $10
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Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music (AAFFM)


First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta