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AAFFM Presents: The Radio Rangers, and Redwine Jam
July 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT$8 – $10
The Radio Rangers
The Radio Rangers are an Americana band based in Atlanta. Their original music connects with the heartland of America – stories about small towns, railroads, love, broken hearts and life’s special moments. The music is melodic with an emphasis on vocal harmony and an old timey feel. The band is influenced by John Prine, Towns Van Zandt, Blaze Foley and Bob Dylan. It’s comprised of Dan Foster (vocals, guitar), Mark Ewald (vocals, guitar), and Tom Molloy (percussion).
Dan Foster is the songwriter and leader of the band. A seasoned lead guitarist, his song writing led to the creation of The Radio Rangers in 2014. “I try to write songs that people can emotionally connect with. Songs about love, heartbreak, growing up and railroads. The goal is to paint a picture with a good story and melody. It’s very special when people like what you have created.” Dan grew up in Michigan (too cold), moved to Florida (too hot) and moved to Atlanta in 1989 (just right).
Mark “the ear” Ewald is the musical director. Being friends for over 20 years, Dan says he has never known anyone who can arrange a song, moving in exactly the right direction the way Mark does. Mark’s nickname comes from his vocal harmony abilities but he is also a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, piano, mandolin, bass guitar, banjo, harmonica and drums. (not all at the same time). Mark is from Buffalo, New York and still loves hot-wings.
Tom Molloy is the drummer/percussionist for the group. Tom is the glue that holds everything together while adding that special energy to the songs. Tom’s sense of humor always keeps things loose making even the ordinary much more fun. Tom grew up in Queens, New York which will become apparent when you speak with him. (what accent?) Just don’t tell him he looks like Rodney Dangerfield.
Despite its name, Redwine Jam is not a sweet alcoholic concoction suitable for spreading on toast. Still, folk music fans find it appetizing and heady! A performance by the folk band Redwine Jam carries the audience on an emotional roller coaster complete with high-spirited roots music, wry humor, gripping story songs, love ballads, and the sheer joy of homemade music.
Redwine Jam is an Atlanta-based folk music trio comprised of Chris and Carol Moser and singer Brenda Lloyd. They perform a wide range of North American and Celtic folk songs and tunes, from traditional material to newly written compositions by contemporary folk legends. They accompany their vocals with guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, flute, pennywhistle, bodhran and harp (not all at the same time).
Redwine Jam has developed a strong following at coffeehouses, festivals, private parties and other events in the Atlanta area and elsewhere in the Southeast. Whether they’re performing a program of American folk, Celtic, a mixture of both, or their multi-media concert exploring the American Folk Revival, an evening with Redwine Jam is a delectable treat.