Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music presents
FOLK FOR MERRIMENT!
A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE FRANK HAMILTON FOLK SCHOOL
THREE WEIRD SISTERS and REDWINE JAM
Presented at: Epworth UMC, at Candler Park
1561 McLendon Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307 (404) 525 – 4746
Friday, December 18, 8:00 PM
General Admission: $10, AAFFM Members $8
Wassail! This December concert by two outstanding Atlanta-based folk trios will make your winter holidays complete. Redwine Jam will perform seasonal folk music, both traditional and contemporary, reverential to raucous, from the British Isles, Ireland and North America. Three Weird Sisters will offer up a set of fan favorites sure to please devotees hungry for their first live Atlanta concert in several years.
THREE WEIRD SISTERS
Brenda Sutton, Teresa Powell and Dr. Mary Crowell make up the current performing incarnation of the band Three Weird Sisters. (Founding member Gwen Knighton Raftery has wed the love of her life and is now living across the pond in London, England.)
Brenda Sutton, an acclaimed bodhrán player, also brings guitar and congas to the mix. Teresa Powell plays electric upright bass, guitar, and the notorious vibroslap. Dr. Mary Crowell, pianist extraordinaire, has also been known to play harmonica and clarinet when the mood strikes her. All three women write music and sing, specializing in their own special brand of three-part harmony.
Three Weird Sisters play folk clubs, music fests, gatherings, and conventions near their home base of Atlanta, Georgia. They’ve branched out with appearances as far away as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Houston, and Columbus, Ohio, where they were Guests of Honor for OVFF 2001 (the Ohio Valley Filk Fest) and recipients of a Pegasus Award for Best Performer. In 2005 they were honored to perform to an enthusiastic audience at the 63rd Annual World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, Scotland.
In 2001 the Sisters released their debut CD, Rite the First Time, which has gone through its second pressing and received excellent reviews and radio play in the US, Canada, UK, Virgin Islands, Norway, and even Romania! Their second CD, Hair of the Frog, was released in 2004. Three Weird Sisters released their most recent album, Third Time’s the Charm, in August of 2012; it is the first album to include the musical talents of Dr. Mary Crowell.
Together these women make a unique blend of instruments and voices described as “what the Carter family would have sounded like if they’d done filk / folk / Celtic / blues / insert music type.” They love singing together, and that’s evident in the delivery of their material. Come listen to them and you too may become a “Weirdo” for Three Weird Sisters. For more information, visit www.threeweirdsisters.com.
Despite its name, Redwine Jam is not a sweet alcoholic concoction suitable for spreading on toast. Still, folk music fans around Atlanta find it appetizing and heady! A performance by the Atlanta-based folk trio Redwine Jam carries the audience on an emotional rollercoaster complete with high-spirited roots music, wry humor, gripping story songs, love ballads, and the sheer joy of homemade music.
Redwine Jam is a folk music trio comprised of Chris and Carol Moser, who for years led the Celtic band Barney’s Goat, and master guitar/bass player Skip Romaner. 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).
Whether they’re performing a program of American folk, Celtic, a mixture of both, a holiday celebration, or their multi-media concert exploring the American Folk Revival, an evening with Redwine Jam is a delectable treat.