Jeff Silver & Pat Walsh

In addition to being a singer/songwriter, Jeff Silver has composed for musical theater, advertising, corporate projects, and modern dance. His song Forget About Love appeared on Mark Wills’ gold-selling album Permanently. He has recorded two albums, Looking Forward/Looking Back, and his latest EP Pinwheel. Jeff has led songwriting workshops for elementary school children, cancer survivors at Piedmont Hospital’s Cancer Wellness Center, and has been a participant for three years in Music Therapy of the Rockies’ Retreat for Military Veterans with PTSD. He has also been one of the coordinators of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Metro Atlanta chapter since 2003.

Pat Walsh brings listeners a rich chordal palette, shifting time signatures, literate lyrics, and a strong melodic sense. He has released two independent albums and is currently in the studio working on his latest project. He has performed and recorded with such artists as Grammy nominees Steve Morse and Rod Morgenstein (The Dregs), Peter Stroud and Tim Smith (Sheryl Crow), and Ricky Keller (Bruce Springsteen). Pat has also opened for musical giants such as Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joel, and Todd Rundgren.

The Irish Brothers

The Irish Brothers are the Atlanta area’s leading performers carrying on their legacy of classic Irish folk performers such as the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem. The Irish Brothers are Sandy “Sandyman” Flynn and “Captain” George Hergen. It’s a unique team – Sandyman comes from the mountains of Western North Carolina with the Captain hailing from the canyons of New York City. The two started performing together thirty-five years ago when they worked ‘suit’ jobs at IBM. Both draw from their Irish heritage for material, from traditional Irish ballads, to original songs of love, drinking, revolution and redemption. Their music practically maps the Irish cultural integration into the “new country.”

Sandy is a former songwriter on Music Row (Tree-Sony/ATV) in Nashville, and toured nationally and internationally with the band Cullowhee for 10 years, sharing the stage with the likes of The Kingston Trio and Jimmy Buffett. George started singing and playing after his first visit to New York’s Greenwich Village in the mid-1960s. George honed his craft by traveling throughout Ireland with the great Tommy Makem. The team received the name “Irish Brothers” following a performance at The Folk Alliance International in Memphis, Tennessee. They are regulars at Irishfest Atlanta, Fiddler’s Green St. Patrick’s Day celebration and many others.
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