Kathy Reed & Lonesome Redwing

Kathy Reed is a native of Georgia and has deep roots in East Tennessee. She is a singer and songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her musical range and influences reflect her Southern roots as well as her classical training and education. This performance will feature many of her original tunes, as well as a few favorites performed with her band, Lonesome Redwing, (Kathy Reed, Russell Weeks, and Ellen Rapier). Lonesome Redwing features bluegrass and old-time fiddleclassics, as well as fresh original material.

Russell and Ellen are also natives of Georgia, and are multi-instrumentalist as well as songwriters. Lonesome Redwing has opened for many legendary performers, including Tony Rice, Peter Rowan, Claire Lynch, Patty Loveless, and the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Spotify (Lonesome Redwing band): https://open.spotify.com/artist/4N2vnC8ytrT5R4vOJrSV4q

Kathy’s Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/2Fg7u1uJPdFGsk7EQNd7up

Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra

The Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra is the performing unit of the Atlanta Mandolin Society, Inc., established in 1994. AMS has been organized to perpetuate knowledge and appreciation of music written for the mandolin and related instruments.

The Atlanta Mandolin Society is proud to have revived the mandolin orchestra in Atlanta. For over 30 years, beginning in the early 20th Century, there was a very fine mandolin orchestra in Atlanta under the direction of William Griffith. Mr. Griffith created quite a rage for the mandolin during the first decades of the previous century and is fondly remembered by many.

The Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra is establishing its own history today under the direction of conductor Robb Smith. Robb has been a life-long musician and is a graduate of the Geneva Conservatory of Music, and has been with AMO since 1994.