10/04/2007

   
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This Thursday at the RedLight Cafe - Just Us Bluegrass Band

The Atlanta Bluegrass Happenings newsletter can now be found anytime at http://atlantabluegrasshappenings.com/

You can find information about country music in the metro Atlanta area from two different groups on the web: Country Atlanta - at http://www.countryatlanta.com and Atlanta Country Music at www.atlantacountrymusic.com


For information about bluegrass happenings in South Carolina try: http://www.lastroadbluegrass.com/Bluegrass_Happenings.htm and http://www.southcarolinabluegrasshappenings.com/

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This Week and Weekend:

Oct 6th & 7th - Three Sisters Music Festival at Ross's Landing in Chattanooga, TN. Free concerts on the riverfront featuring Dismembered Tennesseans, Lone Mountain Band, Lovell Sisters, Norman and Nancy Blake, The Greencards, John Cowan Band, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, and the Del McCoury Band. Visit http://www.downtownchattanooga.org/media/pages/threesisters/threesisters.php for more information.

October 6th - The 23rd annual North Georgia Folk Festival - Sandy Creek Park 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, www.sandycreekpark.com - just north of Athens on U.S. Highway 441. The Kid's Fest starts at 11:00 AM and includes the Sunny-Side Up Band and hands-on arts and crafts. Beautiful wide open park with lake, hiking trails, off-leash dog park and great music! Festival Admission is $12 adults FREE for children 3 to 16 Park admission is an additional $2 - ages 4 to 64
Music includes: Pam Blanchard and the Sunny-Side Up Band, Madison County Community Choir, Calico Jig, Mary Lomax and Bonnie Loggins, Laura Polangco, John Grimm and Jason Kinney, Trans Fatty Playboys, Beverly Smith with Hawkproof Rooster, Little Country Giants, Gabriel Kelley Full band, Marion Montgomery, The Packway Handle Band


Oct. 7 ? Bluegrass & Mountain Music Festival ? The Crimson Moon in Dahlonega, GA. This festival is a fund raiser for the non-profit ?Georgia Pick & Bow? traditional music school for Lumpkin County 4th-12th graders. Funds from the festival help low income kids? scholarships for registration and instruments. The stellar lineup of entertainers includes: The Larios Brothers Band, The Myers Family, Zak McConnell and Friends, and the Georgia Mudcats. There will be two seatings ? one at 5:00 p.m. and one at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for each seating are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Buy tickets for both shows to enjoy the wonderful music by all four bands. For advance tickets, call The Crimson Moon, 706-864-3982. www.thecrimsonmoon.com



Coming Soon


Oct 12, 13 & 14 Riverbend Bluegrass Music Camp - Play Better Bluegrass!!! Attend the 4th annual Riverbend Music Camp in Ocilla, GA. This is a fun, affordable way to improve your playing skills, and to get to hang out and pick with some of the best Bluegrass musicians around. And, the food's pretty good, too. Our instructors include Randy Kohrs-Dobro, Jimmy Ross-Dobro, Ashley Brown-Fiddle, Andrew Crawford-Advanced Guitar, Mark Gresham-Beginning guitar, Francess Moonie-Upright Bass, Ronnie (Termite) Wilbanks-Banjo and Aaron Ramsay- Mandolin. And, Marty Raybon will present a Bluegrass vocals workshop on Sunday. Tuition for classes is $230 and includes meals. We're looking forward to this year being the best yet. Campsites are available for $10 per night for 30 amp and $20 for 50 amp. Contact us at 229-425-0805. http://www.riverbendbluegrass.com/ veniece@alltel.net

Oct. 12 & 13 Spatial Effects - Dalton, GA. Spatial Effects will be serving up some slightly bent bluegrass at Dalton Little Theatre. 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, GA 30720. Reservations strongly encouraged. 706-226-6618 or email dlt@optilink.us

October 12th - Steep Canyon Rangers at the RedLight Cafe - at 9pm for $12. For more information: RedLight Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave., 404-874-7828, http://www.redlightcafe.com/

Oct 13th - A Concert of Russian Folk Music, Song and Dance at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center - The Atlanta Balalaika Society presents a concert of Russian and Eastern European folk music, featuring dazzling dance and song performances by the Russian ensemble Barynya. 7:30pm Tickets: adults $20; seniors and students $15 Phone number for tickets and information: 404 325-2449. Contact: Irene McCullough Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St., Roswell GA 30075 Website: www.atlantabalalaika.com

Oct 13th ? Common Ground 3 featuring Dismembered Tennesseans Dalton First United Methodist Church, downtown Dalton, Ga. 7pm - Admission is free. Donations will be accepted with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Friendship House. Also performing from Calhoun, GA will be Banjoliers and The Higher Calling. Desserts will be offered during the intermission. Dalton First U.M.C. 500 S Thornton Avenue, Dalton Ga. For additional information call 706-624-4829.

Oct 25, 26 & 27 Riverbend Bluegrass Festival, Ocilla, GA. Gary Waldrep Band, Goldwing Express, Fontanna Sunset, Carolina Road, Robert Wilson Family and Riverbend Bluegrass Band will perform. The show will start Thursday at 6:00(with and open stage). Friday at 6:00 and Saturday at noon. Weekend tickets are $30 per person and camping is available for $10 per night for 30 amp and $20 for 50 amp hookups. Contact us at 229-425-0805. http://www.riverbendbluegrass.com/ veniece@alltel.net


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Ongoing: Shows and Jam Sessions

Every Thursday Live Bluegrass Show and Jam Session at the RedLight Cafe - bluegrass every Thursday featuring local and national acts... jam session from 7pm - 9pm. Stage show begins at 9pm $5 cover ($7 for out of town bands) $3 with instrument. Intown Atlanta For more information: RedLight Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave., 404-874-7828, http://www.redlightcafe.com/

Upcoming at the RedLight Cafe's Thursday Bluegrass:

Oct 4th Just Us Bluegrass Band
Oct 11th Old Mill Road
Oct 19th Mayhem String Band
Oct 26th Carolina Road
Nov 1st Peachtree Station
Nov 8th Fairwell Drifters
Dec 13th Steel String Session


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Every Saturday - Everett's Pickin' Barn.......every Saturday evening there's a jam session and stage show at the Everett's Music Barn in Suwannee. Ga...for information call: 770-945-5628 or 770-945-9098 or check their web site: http://www.everettbrothers.com/
Everett's Pickin' Barn Schedule: (subject to change with out notice)

Oct 20th Grascals
Oct 27th Shane Bartley & Lexington
Nov 3rd Dave Peterson and 1946
Nov 17th Honi Deaton and Dream
Nov 24th Larry Stephenson Band
Dec 1st Kenny and Amanda Smith
Jan 5th Karl Shiflett
Feb 9th Dailey &Vincent
Feb 16th Tim Graves &Cherokee
Feb 23rd Elizabeth Long & Friends
Mar 1st Kody Norris & The Watuga Mt. Boys
Mar 8th Blue Moon Rising
April 5th New Found Road
April 19th Jussi Syren & the Groundbreakers (From Finland)

Everett's Music Barn is open every Saturday night for music. Our own staff band The Everett Brothers perform and lots of local talent visit and play. The Schedule above is for the Professional Groups that are coming thru and want to perform. A donation of $12.00 each is appreciated on those nights listed above.

Dates are subject to change without notice and for more information please call 770-945-5628 or 770-945-9098. You can email Diane at dunaway550@charter.net
Web site: www.everettbrothers.com

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Every Saturday Night - Hollonville Opry House - Jamming and Stage shows. Stage shows beginning at 6:30pm thru 10:30PM. Good Sound System. Comfortable auditorium seating approximately 250. Operated by donations only. Call 770-228-4832 for further information and booking or email Htkirkland40@aol.com
Visit the web site at: http://hollonvilleopry.com/

Oct 6th - New Horizon; Dixie Renegades; Kirkland & Friends; Country Dreamers; Blue Jam
Oct 13th - Blue Jam; Gospel Gazette; Elsberry Family; Country Dreamers
Oct 20th - Bobby Ellis & The Country Gospel Band; Masters Quartet; Kirkland & Friends; Mackie Creek
Oct 27th - Potter's Clay'; Don Dimsdale & Pine Valley Boys; Blue Jam; Patchwork


Hollonville Opry House is located approximately 12 miles west of Griffin on Hwy 362 in Hollonville (Pike Co) GA. From Atlanta: Go I-75 south to 19/41 toward Atlanta Race Track. Continue on past Race Track to Griffin taking bypass around Griffin. You will go under (2) overpasses and then take second exit which will be Hwy 362 (Williamson Road). Go west approximately 11 or 12 miles and Hollonville Opry House will be on right just past Hollonville Baptist Church.

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Every 2nd Friday Night - The Kennesaw Opry is located in the Adams Park Community Center - shows start at 7:00pm. The last show starts at 9:00pm. There is a place to jam, should you want to do that also. The fee for this event is $ 5.00, for adults, and children 12 and under are free. Jammers only are also free. There is a concession stand there also. You may see more information about the Opry on the following web page. www.kennesawopry.com There is also links to bands, there, should you want to contact any of them. There is also a map on how to get there from I-75. The Community center has been recently remodeled and is very comfortable with nice restrooms. You may see the whole schedule for the year on the web site. Come on out and enjoy Bluegrass music. For more info: you may contact: Bob Twyman - rtwyman@bellsouth.net

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Wylie's Restaurant on the square in Dahlonega is presenting a series of concerts featuring old-time musical hosts The Pea Ridge Ramblers (Kenneth Johnson & Todd Gladson) monthly in their intimate upstairs room. Each month, The Pea Ridge Ramblers will invite special guests to share their music. After the first of the year, the shows will be on the first Saturday night of the month at eight. The schedule and guest list for the remainder of the year is as follows:

Oct 13 - Bob & Amy Buckingham, The Blue Ridge Rounders, Greer, SC
Nov 10 - Roy Harper, 80-year old singing railroad brakeman on guitar, harmonica, Manchester, TN
Dec 1 - Clack Mountain String Band, Morehead, KY

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Athens - Bluegrass Tuesdays on the Melting Point (Athens Steam Pub) - 7:00 PM . $3 cover charge - Weather permitting, we will be outside on the patio. Bluegrass style music will be emphasized. For more info on these fine bluegrass acts, and a complete listing of upcoming shows visit: http://www.meltingpointathens.com/patio.cfm

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Friday Nights -The Chicken Shack - Homer, Ga. is located on Highway 441 approximately 7 miles south of Baldwin, Ga. on the right and just north of Commerce, Ga. on the left between mile markers 12 & 13. For more information: Tommy Irvin: Days 706-778-6116.....Nights 706-778-9323 Small donation at door unless otherwise stated.

CLOSED FOR SUMMER, WILL OPEN IN THE FALL

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Every Saturday Night - The Bluegrass Express, Depot Street, Hartwell, Ga. - Show Time 7:00 Contact Bobby Hall......706-376-3551??.$6.00

Oct. 6 Tugalo Holler
Oct. 13 Carmel Ridge
Oct. 20 Center Stage
Oct. 27 Counter Point
Nov. 3 Fowler Connection
Nov. 10 Sellers Family
Nov. 17 Silver Dollar Gang
Nov. 24 Honey Creek Boys
Dec. 1 Diamond Hill
Dec. 8 Walnut Grove
Dec. 15 The Bluegrass Band
Dec. 22 Curtis Blackwell & DB Boys
Dec. 29 North Georgia Bluegrass


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1st & 3rd Sundays - Bimonthly jam in Tucker Ga. at the Old Tucker Fountain 2329 Main St. Starting at 6 PM contact Firefly Mike 770 493 8880 or email
tuckerfountain@bellsouth.net

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1st & 3rd Friday night of each month Sawnee Mountain Music (closed some holidays)
Hot-dogs & refreshments served, come jam between 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm show starts at 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm - 1540 Dahlonega Highway; Cumming, GA 30040, 770-887-7635 (for directions) For more info: fontannasunset@adelphia.net or on@sawneemountainmusic.com Prices vary with artists, limited seating, phone for reservations.

October 5th Counter Point
October 19th Homeward Bound
November 2nd Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset
November 16th TBA
December 7th Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset

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Every Tuesday and Thursday - Jack's Pickin' Parlor - Williamston, SC Bluegrass stage show and jam session. Hwy. 20/29 Connector, Williamston, SC (1 mile north of Anderson Jockey Lot), 7pm - 10pm. Donations accepted. Pickers of all levels welcome. Everybody is somebody at the Pickin' Parlor. For more information call (864) 483-0706 or see website: www.Jackpickinparlor.com

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Monday Night Jams at the Graysville United Methodist Church north of Ringgold, GA. 6:30 until 9:30 - Sponsored by Yours and Mine Old Time Music Association (YMOTMA). We do have late arrivals and early departures but the bulk of the people stay until the 9:30 closing time. Everyone is welcome but remember it is acoustic and old time music mainly.For more details email C Madewell@aol.com

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Every Friday- Live Bluegrass Shows and Jam Sessions at the Outpost Music Barn in Buncombe, Georgia just south of Tallapoosa, Georgia. Bluegrass most every Friday night featuring local and occasional national acts. Jam Sessions outside weather permitting. Stage shows start at 7 p.m. No admission unless national act - donations accepted weekly. For more information: Donald Hand 770-574-7801

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Most every Friday & Saturday night - Just More BBQ - 1410 Cherry St. Pendleton, SC - Bluegrass music most every Friday & Saturday night - Doors Open At 5:00.....Bluegrass..... 6:30 - 9:00 For Directions And Band Schedules and Information: 864-646-3674 Http://www.Justbarbecue.Com/
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Every Thursday - Buddy Ashmore & Pony Express, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, El Puente Mexican Restaurant, 402 Hwy. 155 South, McDonough, GA. No cover charge. All ages. Info: (770) 305-7858 or http://www.ponyexpressbluegrass.com
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Thursday Night Jams at the Redbank Senior Center in Redbank, TN. For more details contact stevedaugherty48@bellsouth.net

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Every Saturday - Williamson: Music Barn, Hwy 362 near Griffin, Fri. Jam/Sat. Stage Show (open stage), 770-227-3021 or 706-846-8277.

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Every Saturday.....Jam session on the square in Dahlonega, Ga. 2-5pm.
1- 800-231-5543 (April thru October)

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Every Saturday night........Cuzzin's Store, Hwy. 28, Mountain Rest, SC, near Oconee State Park. Cuzzin's store has been known for it's great jam sessions for the past 25 or so years. If you have ever been there in the past you know what huge jams we have had and how much fun they have been. This has been a family tradition for the Lowery Family and now that Robert and Nora Lee are no longer with us the children have decided to continue the tradition. Please get out and support the family. For more information contact Jacky, Renee or Carman @ 864-638-6144 or Joel @ 864-638-8244 cuzzinsstore@yahoo.com
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Wednesday Night Jam Sessions - Bill Schramm session in Duluth has moved 1 mile north to the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth on Main Street & Hwy 120, next to the tracks. Pickin on Wednesday nights at 7:00. If you're interested in dropping by, call Bill at 770 476 1440 for details and directions.
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Each Tuesday & Thursday - There is a lunchtime jam from 12 noon ? 1 pm, on south campus of the University of Georgia at the Mary Warnell Pond in front of Forestry and Ecology. This is more of an old-time music jam, rather than a bluegrass jam -- fiddle tunes, claw hammer banjos, along with the occasional flatpicking and Bluegrass songs. This is an open jam and is much fun.
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Every 1st Sunday - Jam at the Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau - Some of the SEBA members who participated in the slow jam in Roswell have begun meeting for a jam at the Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau in Roswell, Georgia on the first Sunday of the month from 1:00 - 4:00PM. The Bureau would like to have this become a regular event and all SEBA members are invited to attend. The contact person is Eenee Ferrano who can be reached at mailto:EFerrano@bellsouth.net.
Directions at http://www.cvb.roswell.ga.us/contactus.html

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Every 3rd Saturday - M&M Music Barn - live bluegrass music on stage in east Alabama, plus picking & jamming under the stars. One of the Southeast's longest-running bluegrass venues, run by the legendary Martha & Murphy Wilson. $3 admission during the warm months; free during the winter. Special Friday-Saturday festivals during the spring and again during the fall. Hwy 100 south through Ephesus; turn right onto Alabama Rd. Just past the AL state line, bear all the way left. M&M Music Barn is 1/4 mile down the road on your right.

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Every 3rd Saturday of the month..live traditional music - Dahlonega, GA, - at String 'N Things Coffee House, in the Fellowship Hall of the Dahlonega United Methodist Church, 107 Park St., South, 2 blocks from the square. The coffee house features live traditional music. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 7:30. Donation: $4. For more information call: Laeta Smith 706-864-4127.

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Every 4th Sunday - Bluegrass Jam at the Crimson Moon in Dahlonega, Ga. - Glenda Pender will host this bluegrass jam in the historic Parker-Nix building. These Bluegrass Jams will occur on the 4th Sunday of each month. 2-5 pm


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2nd Monday of each month - "The Hoot" sponsored by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society, at LIttle Kings in downtown Athens, 2-hour music variety show. 8 - 10 pm admission is FREE. All ages show! Call 706-208-0985 for more info.

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Occasional Fridays - Various Bluegrass Bands at the "Southern Skillet" in Roswell, Ga. - a bluegrass band on some Friday nights, 7pm - 9pm as well as good Southern Cooking. Southern Skillet Restaurant, 1037 Alpharetta Street, Historic Roswell. Free. For more Info: 770-993-7700 or check their web site at: http://www.theskillet.com/

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Alabama Opry House - Alabama Opry House is a new winter Bluegrass venue. It is located in Tarrant, Al., just off I-59 on Tallapoosa St.,which is Hwy 79 N. The Alabama Opry House opens every Fri., Sat., & Sun. at noon for all you Jammers and features 4 jamming rooms as well as open mike and other jam areas.The weekend stage shows begin at 6 p.m. each day. Two bands, each play two 45 minute sets and then Jammin resumes at 9 p.m. The Jammin rooms at The Alabama Opry House are spacious and comfortable and allow a bit of private space, while allowing the public to walk by and view the pickers. Tickets are $8.00 per day, $5.00 with instrument for the jammimg and the stage show. There is a ZERO alcohol tolerance policy. Any band interested in performing this venue should e-mail Regina Lyle at sjusticepromo@aol.com. Visit websites HP40.com and alabamaopry.com for more info on both venues. Telephone #'s for the Alabama Opry House 205-841-3090 or call Regina Lyle at 256-931-0521 or 256-317-5320

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SEBA MEETINGS:


New SEBA Chapter in the greater Chattanooga area to host jam the third Sunday of August at Lyndon Avenue Baptist Church in Redbank, TN. Call 423-875-5250 for more info or email countrarywise@yahoo.com. Directions available at http://www.lyndonavenuebaptist.com/directions/directions.htm

Oct 14, 2007 - SEBA Meeting and Jam Sessions - The SEBA Central Meeting and Jam Session will take place at the Emory Presbyterian Church, Education Building from 3:00-6:00 pm. Plenty of jamming, good fellowship and refreshments. Bring yourself, a friend, and/or your instrument.

Sept 21, 2007 - SEBA Fayette Meeting and Jam - Every 3rd Sunday the meeting of the Southside Chapter of SEBA takes place at the Fayette Community Church, 383 Fayette Place, Fayetteville, GA 30214 from 3:00-6:00 PM. There will be a short show featuring a local band followed by jam sessions for all levels of pickers and great music for everyone else. There's always plenty of fellowship and refreshments. There is no admission charge and membership is not required. Bring an instrument and/or a friend.

Oct 21, 2007 - SEBA North Meeting and Jam - SEBA North is reforming at Long Branch Day Care Center Dahlonega. Come join this monthly covered-dish gathering for pickin, singin, grinning, and eatin? every third Sunday 3 to 6 pm. To reach Long Branch Day Care Center coming from Atlanta, continue north from the end of GA 400, where it crosses GA 60 and becomes Long Branch Road. Travel about two and a half miles and look for the Long Branch Day Care Center sign on the left. Coming from points north, take Long Branch Road south from its intersection with GA 52/115 between Dahlonega and Cleveland. For more information, call Kevin O?Connell or Julie Sanders at 706-348-8101. All bluegrass lovers are cordially invited

For all meeting info. contact jackmasters@mindspring.com or check SEBA's website.For more info check out www.sebabluegrass.org
Meeting Locations: Directions at http://www.sebabluegrass.org/

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Festivals :

For a full list of Festivals check the SEBA Calendar at: http://www.sebabluegrass.org/
To add SEBA's Festival listing to your RSS newsreader, go here:
http://www.sebabluegrass.org/rss/

September 28, 29 - Blue Ridge, SC - Albino Skunk Festival www.albinoskunk.com

Sept. 27,28,29,30 - Rosine, Ky - Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration www.jerusalemridgefestival.org

Oct. 1st thru 7th - IBMA Convention - Nashville, TN http://www.ibma.org/

Oct. 5 & 6 - Chattanooga, Tn - Three Sisters Festival - www.downtownchattanooga.org/media/pages/threesisters/threesisters.php

Oct. 6 - Sylva, NC - Old Mater Farm Bluegrass Festival www.mountainfaithmusic.com

Nov. 9,10 - Marietta Bluegrass Festival www.jackgrass.com

Nov. 22,23,24 - Shoal Creek Music Park - Lavonia, Ga - Festival 706.356.1092

Nov. 22,23,24 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Convention Center South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival

Jan. 3,4,5 2008 - Jekyll Island, Ga. New Year's Bluegrass Festival

All festivals on this web-site.......Norman Adams/Tony Anderson Festivals www.aandabluegrass.com

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Musicians Wanted:
Interested in Celtic Music and Play an instrument - I am a fiddle player looking for musicians who have an interest in traditional Scottish music and play one of the following??.Flute,Tin/Penny Whistle, Low D flute/whistle, Small pipes, Uilleann Pipes, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Keyboard, Hammered Dulcimer, Harp, Bodhran, Cello, Vocalist. Should be able to play by ear and are paper trained would be great and have at least intermediate skills. Live in West Cobb Co. - Marietta/Smyrna/Powder Springs area would be good. I?m also looking for a place to practice in the same west area. If interested, I can be reached at 770-943-4735 after 5 p.m. or leave a message. Keith Dunn dunn4k@wans.net
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Instruments/Books/CDs/ Recording Services:

Johnson Brothers Recording Studio www.mysongdemo.com Record your CD with the Guys who know Bluegrass! Call: 770 787 1900 email: pr@mysongdemo.com


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Bluegrass Radio:

Windstream Channel 4 in the Hiawassee/Blairsville area plays bluegrass music and classic country for the audio portion of their local community information channel. Bluegrass Tracks is the name of the bluegrass show and it airs four times a day, featuring a large mix of local and regional bluegrass music. Artists are encouraged to submit their music for airplay; for more information, visit: www.bluegrasstracks.net. They also produce a 30-minute weekly television show called Roots & Branches which is videotaped in Hiawassee and features local and regional groups.

New Bluegrass Radio Show In Athens, ?Classic City Bluegrass?, Sundays, 1 ? 2 pm, 90.5 WUOG FM - or listen live at http://www.wuog.org , hosted by Josh Coleman and Rich Mullinax. We will be playing the best in bluegrass from the early days all the way up to the latest releases from today?s hottest pickers. Also featured will be local bluegrass artists and a weekly bulletin board to announce local and regional bluegrass events. Please e-mail your requests and bluegrass related announcements to coleman@uga.edu or richmullinax@bellsouth.net

New Radio Program on WUGA ? Sunday?s at 4 pm, tune in to hear Maggie Hunter and her new show, Just Folks on WUGA 91.7 FM. Quoting Phil Burns, ?You may have heard the wonderful new show on WUGA, Just Folks, Sunday at 4:00 pm. Every time I've been near a radio the last few weeks, I have heard the very best of traditional music spun together so masterfully by our wonderful friend, Maggie Hunter! She's back on the radio!?

WYHG-770AM, WALH-1340AM, WLSB-1400AM - Streaming Bluegrass and Great Old-Time Radio programming can now be heard 24/7 on the web at www.WolfCreekBroadcasting.com or tune your radio to WYHG-770AM, WALH-1340AM, WLSB-1400AM covering the top of the north Georgia Mountains with the Wolf Creek Broadcasting Network. Weekdays 10am-12noon: Swap Shop with the Toothpick. Weekdays 3pm-4:30pm: "Bluegrass hour-and-a-half" Saturday Bluegrass throughout the day... and Saturday Mornings 8am-9am: "Into The Blue" hosted by Terry Herd, four time IBMA Broadcaster of the Year.

The Bluegrass Jubilee - WUWG 90.7 FM - Carrollton, GA. Sunday 1-4pm (eastern) - You'll hear the best in bluegrass, including the current hits from BU's top 30 survey, the traditional tunes of Monroe, Stanleys, F&S, etc., and most everything in between. For more information: Just email misterd11@hotmail.com

WRFG 89.3 FM - Atlanta, Ga. Bluegrass and Americana Monday - Friday 8 - 10pm and Sunday 9-11 am.

Mountain Echoes Radio. com - webcasting from Dahlonega, Ga. features 100% bluegrass, old-time, and bluegrass gospel. www.MountainEchoesRadio.com.

Mountain Originals Radio.com is a commercial Internet broadcast station, located in Lumpkin County, Georgia. It is committed to bringing you the very finest in music, information and the events of North Georgia, the Tennessee River Valley and surrounding states. The web site is designed with you in mind, please visit the site, you'll be inspired, informed and entertained - http://www.mountainoriginalsradio.com

WDVX 89.9 FM - broadcast radio station in Clinton, Tennessee. WDVX is a grass-roots, listener supported bluegrass, country, classic country, americana, and some of the most eclectic, interesting music you will find. They also broadcast on the web at WDVX.com.

WJJC 1270 AM in Commerce plays a lot of bluegrass, traditional country and bluegrass gospel all through the day.

WMOQ 92.3 FM - Monroe, Ga. - Melanie Jackson hosts a bluegrass show featuring new and traditional groups as well as local artists each Sunday night from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Sundaynightbluegrass@hotmail.com

WKHC 104.3 FM in Dahlonega now plays bluegrass daily and also runs daily syndicated bluegrass shows, as well as covers the monthly shows at Universal Chevrolet.

WNOW/WBZK - Charlotte, NC - HaHaHelen (aka Ann Freese) hosts a bluegrass show on Wednesday nights from 9-11pm. The first hour is comedy, but the second hour is bluegrass - both current and old time. Some guest groups perform live in the studio. The show also has streaming audio on the internet at http://www.wbzk.com/. For more information contact: ann @wnow.com

WCHK AM 1290 in Canton, Georgia is now featuring Bluegrass, Gospel, Americana and Classic Country They want to encourage everyone to listen and to request all bands who can to send them demos and produced CDs for possible air play. They also plan to hold live studio performances. Please send any and all mail to P.O. Box 1290, Canton, GA 30114 or contact the station via email at wchk@mindpring.com . They will also accept mp3s.

WYAY Eagle 106.7 has launched "Sunday Morning in Hogg Heaven" every Sunday at 8am - 9am. Host Jim Hogg plays AKUS. Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vinvent, Del McCoury, and lots more. The station # is 404/521-1067.
To sample the program you may go to http://www.sundaymorninginhoggheaven.com/

Sirius Satellite Radio has Bluegrass on channel 65. All you have to do is select it and you get bluegrass 24/7. http://www.sirius.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Sirius/CachedPage&c=Channel&cid=1104779639853

XM Satellite Radio also has bluegrass 24x7 on channel 14, Bluegrass Junction. http://www.xmradio.com/onxm/channelpage.xmc?ch=14

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RECOMMENDED BLUEGRASS & ACOUSTIC MUSIC INSTRUCTORS:

October/November - Elise Witt offers 3 different Singing Classes. 1) OCT. 17 - NOV. 28 Wednesday Evenings (6 week session) 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. "Singing for Fun" Classes @ Cliff Valley School, 2426 Clairmont Rd. (near the Greek Orthodox Church), Atlanta GA 30329 Cost: $90 paid by Oct. 1, 2007 / $105 paid after Oct. 1, 2007 2) OCT. 18 - NOV. 29 Thursday Mornings (7 week session) 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. "Singing for Fun" Classes @ The Self Discovery Center, 1315 So. Ponce de Leon Ave. NE (corner of Springdale), Atlanta GA 30306, Cost: $105 paid by Oct. 1, 2007 / $120 paid after Oct. 1, 2007 3) OCT. 22 - DEC. 3 ATLANTA GA Monday Evenings (7 week session) "World Harmony & Vocal Improvisation" Classes 7:45 - 9:00 p.m. @ Rising Phoenix T'ai Chi Studio, Little 5 Points Community Center, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta GA 30307, Cost: $90 paid by Oct. 1, 2007, $105 paid after Oct. 1, 2007 For all 3 classes, send check to: EMWorld Records, PO Box 148, Pine Lake, GA 30072, For more information call (404) 297-8398 or visit http://www.elisewitt.com

Jason Kenney is now teaching guitar - For the last year Jason has been touring with Corey Smith playing in sold out venues across the southeast. He is now off the road and has more time to teach guitar. He is looking for students who are interested in learning bluegrass or folk related music. He also teaches music theory and will happily teach you any and all of your favorite songs from any genre. If you are interested please respond via email for further details. jasonkenney@care2.com www.myspace.com/jasonkenney

Jody Hughes is available for Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin, and/or Fiddle lessons in the NW Georgia area. Currently have a few spots open for banjo, guitar, mandolin, and fiddle students. Banjo-scruggs, single-string styles, advanced fleck and jazz styles, etc Guitar-bluegrass flatpicking, acoustic jazz. Email for rates and time slots...Mornings, late nights, weekends are available...Lessons provided in the comfort of your home, the best place for you to learn banjalien1@yahoo.com Marietta - Greater North Atlanta Area

Michael Smith (Dappled Grays) is now accepting mandolin students: Currently a member of the Dappled Grays - Michael will be taking students from beginner to intermediate interested in learning bluegrass, new acoustic music and improvisation. Conveniently located in Decatur, with flexible hours and a great attitude. Call anytime cell - 404-556-1338 home-404-343-0922 or e-mail: butterbean8string@hotmail.com

Buddy Blackmon is teaching private banjo lessons once again in Athens, GA - after being in Nashville, TN for 27 years and performing/recording with artists such as Earl Scruggs, The Dillards, Jerry Reed, Charlie McCoy, Dolly Parton and Chet Atkins. He created and hosted the 26-week PBS banjo instruction series, "Five String Breakdown," and has taught privately and in group seminars for over 30 years. Beginners and more experienced players accepted. You can e-mail Buddy at banjoved@direcway.com or call him at 706-353-7550.

Jim Culliton - Adult beginner and intermediate fiddle and mandolin. Bluegrass, blues, jazz, fiddle tunes, technique, ear training, and jamming. (404) 872-0336 Intown Atlanta

Bob Simon - Fiddle Class. Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00pm Emory University. Beginning thru intermediate. Call Bob 404-550-5058 for info and registration Decatur Area

Catherine Dunne, Voice Teacher for all types of singers. The most natural type of vocal training there is and why it works for all genres -- is bel canto. This method will give you greater breath control, increase your vocal range, strengthen your voice & so enhance your vocal stamina & ultimately give the voice a quality of beauty -- for that is what "bel canto" means -- beautiful singing. Please CALL (404) 377-1378 or visit the website at www.voicewithcatherine.com

Mick Kinney is accepting students of all ages and levels for Old Time & Irish Fiddle, Guitar & Banjo Styles, Cajun Accordion, Jazz Piano & Theory, and Improvisation. As both a traditional folk musician and modern songwriter, Mick draws from many styles and makes connections between them. He very simply builds upon what each of us already knows as listeners or players. Group or private instruction, Studio & Home Lessons. Call anytime (404) 307-3044.

Tomas Valenti (Atlanta Swamp Opera, Buddy O'Reilly) is available for lessons in guitar, electric guitar, fiddle, mandolin, clawhammer banjo and bass. All ages and levels accepted. Cajun, zydeco, bluegrass, old-time or Irish styles, in addition to improvisation and ear training. Flexible hours. (404) 377-7777 or caribeso@juno.com College Ave in Decatur

Geoff Hohwald is now offering group banjo lessons. The focus of these lessons will be fundamentals and learning to jam with others. There are also free video lessons at http://www.freeguitarvideos.com/banjo_lessons.html Geoff has been playing banjo for 38 years and has written the Banjo Primer Book, Banjo Primer Video, and Banjo Songs. For info contact Geoff at 404 218 8580 or E mail at WHohwald@aol.com

Brad Laird (of Cedar Hill and Pony Express) is now accepting students wishing to learn beginning to advanced mandolin, bluegrass or clawhammer banjo, bluegrass guitar, and upright bass. Learn theory, tab, standard notation, instrument set-up, improvisation. 25 years experience. Easy interstate access. In home digital project studio available for demos, practice CDs, special projects. Call (770) 507-2753 or email at autobug@aol.com South Atlanta Area

Greg Carageorge - Learn bass from Greg Carageorge, a professional working bassist. I am a veteran of many professional music groups from CA, GA and NY. Very experienced on-stage and in the recording studio. I teach traditional and modern bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock, and ethnic bass. All levels of ability welcome. Beginners will get off to a good start on this physically demanding instrument and make good progress. We will work on the specific musical styles and songs you want to learn right now. Call Greg Carageorge at (404) 441-2900 or email carageorge@mindspring.com College Park Area

Larry Burell is now accepting students for rhythm guitar - beginners or intermediate players, one on one, ages 5 to 105 male or female. Larry has written a book called, The ABCs of playing the Guitar easy as 123, and it is available for $20.00 a copy. For more info: day time or evening hrs, call 770 - 963 - 6926 or Email HowlinDog2@aol.com for Book or Lessons.

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Contra Dance - the Chattahoochee Country Dancers at the Morningside Baptist Church - Fridays 7:30 - 8 PM Introductory Lesson 8 - 11 PM Dance with live music and caller Cost: $6 for local bands and $7 when an out of town band plays - If you're thinking of coming over, you can e-mail Janet Shepherd - hands4@mindspring.com - or you can call Janet at 770 939-8646 for more information. Or check the web site: http://www.contradance.org/

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