05/01/2008

   
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This Thursday at the RedLight Cafe - Clear Liquor Pickers

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 FYI for folks that have had instruments stolen: The Northern California Bluegrass Society has a National Stolen Bluegrass Instrument Page, linked off the main page at . This service is a central, instantaneous reporting location for all stolen and missing instruments that can be checked by stores and individual used bluegrass instruments buyers prior to purchase. Musicians should self-report stolen instruments immediately, but thefts can be reported at any time. Owners should post on the website when instruments are recovered. There is no charge for this service.


Claire Lynch is having a Creative Writing Contest - "Write Your Life in Six Words!" She's inviting people to "Go Short, Win Big with Claire!" ? the object is to write a bio of your life, using only six words. The prize for the winning bio is an iPod Shuffle pre-loaded with all six of her Rounder CDs. The contest kicks off April 22 (Tues.) and the deadline for entries is May 31. Full information about the contest is available at Claire's website, www.clairelynch.com, including a link to a video with "six word bios" from Claire and Jim, Mark and Jason.

May 3rd, 2008 - Special Fundraising Event: Harlen's Old Time Jamboree at the Mead Montessori School 2647 Bafford Place Knoxville, Tn. 37920 For those of you who don?t yet know little Harlen, he was born to Todd and Juliet Gladson on December 3, 2007 with a condition known as Gastroschisis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastroschisis) . Since his birth, Harlen has been in and out of hospitals in Knoxville, TN and Cincinnati, OH and has had nothing short of a ?tough go at it.? Though he has successfully battled through the initial effects of the Gastroschisis, he now suffers from a motility disorder in his small intestines and is currently fed through a feeding tube that goes straight into his small intestines. As of now, the nerves inside his small intestine are underdeveloped and family and friends pray that these nerves develop as little Harlen continues to grow. For up-to-the minute information on Harlen?s condition, please visit his online journal found http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/babygladson


Harlen's Old Time Jamboree is being planned by friends in the hope of alleviating the family of at least a portion of their recently incurred medical expenses. For those that are unable to attend the concert but would still like to graciously make a donation, please know that you can do so by mailing checks or money orders made payable to Todd Gladson to P.O. Box 20446, Knoxville, TN 37940. The event will feature Concerts, Variety Show, Cake Walk, Dance, and Silent Auction. Some of the musicians include: LeRoy Troy, Roan Mtn. Hilltoppers, Pea Ridge Ramblers, Matt Kinman, Clack Mtn. String Band, Nikkos Pappas, David Long, Marlin Brackett, Matt Morelock, Brain Voller, Robert Montgomery, Dancers Thomas Maupin and Jay Bland, and many more.

Any questions can be answered by Kenneth Johnson at 770.617.9008 or pearidgeramblers@hotmail.com



Tracy Burdette had his home broken into and asked me to let you know and to forward the identification information on his stolen instruments. Stolen from his home on 04/18/08: Gibson F-5L mandolin, 1980, S# 80600099, beige/tan First Quality case.; Martin HD-28 guitar, 1983 150th anniversary model, Martin hardshell case.; Fiddle- custom made by Mr. Harold Waller of Henry Co; Fiddle- unknown make and several other instruments of lesser value. If spotted please call me or the Fulton County Police Dept. Tracy Burdette 678.416.1032 Fulton Co. PD 404.699.4210

New SEBA Chapter: Every 4th Sunday - SEBA Hiram Meeting and Jam - Every 4th Sunday the meeting of the Hiram, Ga Chapter of SEBA takes place at the Loving Shepherd Lutheran Church from 3pm-6pm, 4211 Hiram Sudie Road, Hiram, Ga. 30141. Meetings will occasionally feature a local band playing for 30 minutes, followed by plenty of good jamming! See info under SEBA below for more information

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This Week and Weekend:

May 3rd - Kickoff of Pickin In The Park at Dowdy Park in Summerville.GA.at 6 pm - then every Thursday evening, 6 pm till dusk, rain or shine, May thru September. All acoustic jam sessions throughout the park. Bring your instrument, supper and a lawn chair and enjoy the evening. Website - pickinthepark.com click on Find a Pickin'. For more info e-mail parkpickers@windstream.net

May 3rd - Cane Creek Bluegrass Band at the Mountain Music Series at Red Top Mountain. The series starts this Saturday night and runs through the summer. Here is a link to the park web site: http://www.gastateparks.org/net/calendar/details.aspx?s=155409.0.1.5&c=1021591&dateid=323

Coming Soon:

May 2,3,4, 8,9, & 10, 2008 - The original musical comedy, "Fat Shirley?s: A Trailer Park Opera" written by Thomas Brown and David Crawford is scheduled for May 2,3,4, 8,9, & 10, 2008 at the Dalton Little Theatre located at 210 N. Pentz Street, Dalton, GA. For reservations contact Dalton Little Theatre at 706-226-6618 or dlt@optilink.us
Fat Shirley?s web site: http://www.geocities.com/countrarywise/fatshirleys

May 9th - Darrell Scott (two shows) at Eddie's Attic - Early show: 7pm / doors at 6pm, All Ages Late show: 9:30pm / doors at 9pm, 21+ only $20 advance / $25 at the door / $100 tables Eddie?s Attic 515-B N. McDonough St. Decatur, GA 30030 www.eddiesattic.com 404-377-4976

May 10th, 2008 - Acoustic Productions presents 2007 Grammy winner - Randy Kohrs and The Lites in concert at the Historic Douglass Theatre in Macon GA, 355 MLK Blvd, Macon, GA. Show starts at 8PM - doors at 7:00. $15 Advance reserved seats - $20 at the door. Use a credit card and call 478-742-2000 to reserve tickets and they will be waiting for you at the door. The Douglass Theatre is conveniently located right next to I-16 in Macon at the MLK exit. Directions to the Douglass Theatre at: www.douglasstheatre.org See more about Acoustic Productions at: www.acousticproductions.com Randy Kohrs at www.randykohrs.com

May 10th - Grand Rapids-based toe-tappin? urban folk duo LVNMUZIQ will perform at Wordsmiths Books (545 N. McDonough St., Decatur ? www.wordsmithsbooks.com) at 8:00 p.m. There is no cover for this show.


May 10th, 2008 - One Day Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Festival - Fontana Village Resort featuring Blue Moon Rising; Donna Hughes; Balsam Range; Pine Mountain Railroad and Cumberland Gap Connection. Begins at 12:00 Noon for 8 hours of nothing but bluegrass. Tickets: $25.00 for adults 13 and over; $12.50 for children 13 and under; Free to children under 6 with paying adult. Check out the website at www.fontanavillage.com and call 800-849-2258 for further information. Indoor Festival - Rain or Shine; Highway 28 North, Fontana Dam, NC 28733.

May 11th - The Lovell Sisters and Amanda Shaw at Eddie's Attic - 7:30pm / doors at 6:30pm - $10 advance / $13 at the door / $50 tables Eddie?s Attic 515-B N. McDonough St. Decatur, GA 30030 www.eddiesattic.com 404-377-4976

May 14, May 21, May 28, June 11, June 18, Bluegrass Gospel Jam 101, ?An introduction for beginning bluegrass musician?s and closet-pickers? ,6:00 pm ? 7:30 pm, Dalton First United Methodist Church ? Room 326, 3rd Floor 500 S. Thornton Ave, Downtown Dalton, GA . Description: This 5 week course will offer beginning and intermediate musician?s an introduction to bluegrass gospel music. Each 1 ? hour weekly session will feature workshop instruction and bluegrass musical development in a ?slow jam? environment. The sessions are free and the public is invited. To sign-up, contact Paul Byrum at dulcijam@optilink.us or 706-624-4829.

May 16 & 17, 2008 Marietta Bluegrass Festival - Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd, Marietta, GA 30008. Featuring Florida?s Southern Lite, The Wilson Family, New Fire, Flat Pickin? Inc., Whoa Nelly, The Larios Brothers, Alabama?s Randolph County, Potter?s Clay, Honey Creek Boys, Broad River, The East Dixie Boys, Joe & Melanie Johnson and Smokey's Farmland Band. For more information visit us at www.JackGrass.com, or email JackMasters@mindspring.com, or telephone 770-961-5974.



May 31st - The Claire Lynch Band at the RedLight Cafe - Showtime 8pm. Don't miss this opportunity to see Claire Lynch and her very talented band - Mark Schatz on Bass, Jason Thomas on Fiddle/Mandolin, and Jim Hurst on Guitar/Banjo Tickets $22.50 advance, $25 at the door Tickets are available thru the Variety Playhouse http://www.variety-playhouse.rlc.net/VarietyPlayhouse/calendar.aspx and Ticketmasters online http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/115111/. More info available on www.clairelynch.com/schedule



June 7th - A Concert of Russian and Eastern European Folk Music at Spivey Hall, Clayton State University - 8:15pm The Atlanta Balalaika Society Orchestra performs a concert of Russian and Eastern European Folk music, featuring domra virtuoso Angelina Galashenkova-Reed and bayan soloist Alla Mulvehill, with a special performance by the Zelyaskovi Bulgarian Ensemble. Tickets: $20.00 Spivey Hall 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, GA 30260 Phone number for tickets: 678 466-4200; online tickets: www.spiveyhall.org Organization website: www.atlantabalalaika.com



June 21st - As part of The 41st Annual SC Festival of Flowers, there will be a free bluegrass festival "On The Square" in Greenwood, SC featuring: The Dan Tyminski Band (The Soggy Bottom Boys from the movie "Oh Brother Where Art Thou"), The Ronnie Bowman Band (formerly w/ The Lonesome River Band), The New Dixie Storm and OverDrive. The music will start at 6 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and plan to come early and eat at one of the local restaurants on the square. The website will be updated soon, so check us out at: www.scfestivalofflowers.com



July 11 & 12, 2008 - Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival - Raccoon Creek Music Park, 332 Music Park Path, Dallas, GA, 30132. Featuring The Gary Waldrep Band, Lizzy Long & Friends, Bullsboro Bluegrass, Blue Ridge Grass, The Raven Welch Band, Maple Creek, Old Mill Road, Hickory Wind, Heartfelt, Honey Creek Boys, Ramblin' Grass, Papa's Prayer, Gerry's Bluegrass Kids. For additional information and complete schedule please visit us at www.raccooncreekmusic.com, or email ibyforme@hotmail.com, telephone 770-943-2721



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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:


May 1.....................Kurt McCumber
May 8.....................Jason Kenney & John Grimm
May 15.....................Town Mountain
May 22.....................Deja Blue CD Release Party
May 29.....................Mayhem String Band

June 5.....................Packaway Handle Band
June 12....................Georgia Grass Band
June 19....................Stephanie & Scott
June 26....................Bullsboro


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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)

Subject to change without notice:

June 2st Anita Fisher & Ray Deaton
June 7th Benefit Show (All Day Picking and Dinner on the Ground)
Nov 29th Larry Sparks

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 $15.00 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 or check the 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/


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

The Kennesaw Opry is looking for bands to play in March and April. The bands are not paid - but a good time is had by all. You can contact Bob Twyman - rtwyman@bellsouth.net for more information. www.kennesawopry.com

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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. From South I-85 take the Homer exit, turn right Hwy.51 to Hwy. 441 then turn right and go about 5 miles. The Chicken Shack will be on your left but you must pass it and turn around at next cross-over. For more information: Tommy Irvin: Days 706.778.6116.....Nights 706.778.9323


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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


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Most Every Sunday - TRADITIONAL MUSIC JAM at The Crimson Moon Caf? in Dahlonega 2 to 5 PM Continuing a 90 Yr. old tradition of folks gathering in this 1858 building together to pick , sing, & grin! Bring your instrument, voice & join in or just relax & listen. Blue Grass, Old Time, Country/Blues standards, and American Folk are the most likely tunes to bubble up, but any American traditional music is welcome! Jam hosts are treated to free beverages, so if you'd like to host a jam, please call Dana @ 706-864-3982 at least one week in advance!

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Every Sunday - Stage Show and 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.


May 2nd Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset

May 9th Randy Kohrs & the Lites, dobro workshop & private lessons starting around 10:00am show starts at 8:00pm

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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

29 Feb 2008 - Kody Norris & The Watuga Mt. Boys

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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 Evening - Pickin In The Park at Dowdy Park in Summerville, GA. - 6 pm till dusk, rain or shine, May thru September. All acoustic jam sessions throughout the park. Bring your instrument, supper and a lawn chair and enjoy the evening. Website - pickinthepark.com click on Find a Pickin'. For more info e-mail parkpickers@windstream.net

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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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Every Tuesday - The Incorrigible String Band will play at Vinocity Kirkwood Restaurant. 8:30 p.m. no cover. ISB plays original bluegrass inspired folk music for more info: www.myspace.com/theincorrigiblestringband

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Wednesday Night Jam Sessions - The Bill Schramm jam session is now back at his Duluth Outdoors location: 3562 Buford Hwy # 101, Duluth, GA 30096 His email is Billschramm2004@aol.com. 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 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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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

Every 1st Sunday - SEBA Winder Meeting and Jam In Winder GA, from 3 to 6 PM at St Anthony?s Episcopal Church 174 St Anthony?s Dr. Contact Tom Newey ThmsNwy@aol.com

Every 2nd Sunday - 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.

Every 3rd Sunday - SEBA Fayetteville Meeting and Jam - Every 3rd Sunday the meeting of the Southside Chapter of SEBA takes place at the Fayetteville 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.

Every 3rd Sunday - 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


Every 4th Sunday - SEBA Hiram Meeting and Jam - Every 4th Sunday the meeting of the Hiram, Ga Chapter of SEBA takes place at the Loving Shepherd Lutheran Church from 3pm-6pm, 4211 Hiram Sudie Road, Hiram, Ga. 30141. Meetings will occasionally feature a local band playing for 30 minutes, followed by plenty of good jamming! Bring your guitar, banjo, etc and join in the pickin fun. Admission is free and refreshments are provided. For further information, contact ronjc@mindspring.com, visit the SEBA website at www.sebabluegrass.org, or visit the SEBA Hiram Chapter website at http://members.soundclick.com/sebahiram From Hiram, Ga on 278 (intersection of 278 and 92 by the Walmart), travel south on Hwy 92. Take a right on 120 Connector/Hiram-Sudie Road. Church meeting location is on the right a short distance.

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/


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Musicians Wanted:

The bluegrass gospel group, ?Georgia Clay?, is now holding auditions for the following: banjo, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, lead guitar, and upright bass. Harmony vocals a plus. Serious inquiries only, please. Record label interest. Great opportunity. Contact Christy @ heartofdixiemusic@yahoo.com or 706-265-6739. Located in Dawsonville, Georgia. Jeremiah 1:5

Musicians Wanted for Mandolin Orchestra: Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra is looking for Mandolin, Mandola, Mandocello, and Guitarists.Reading Standard notation a must. Rehearsals every Monday night in Morningside section of Atlanta. No fees nor dues. Full time conductor. See and hear us on the web: www.atlantamandolins.com; email: info@atlantamandolins.com Phone: 404-630-7287

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:

WMLB-1690AM - The Voice of the Arts in Atlanta - A station in Atlanta, GA that plays a variety of music including Americana, bluegrass, soul, gospel, jazz, world music, and more. AM1690 has recently launched an in-studio performance program to expose regional and local artists to a wider audience. If you're interested in showcasing your band on The Voice of the Arts, please send requests to nealcohen@jwbroadcasting.com. For streaming and more information, visit www.AM1690wmlb.com.

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:

Banjo.com (now located inside Town Center Mall in Kennesaw) is now offering lessons on guitar, fiddle, mandolin and banjo. Teachers include Jim Adkins, Randy Smith and Jim Culliton and Lance Price. For more information, call 770-874-0304 or send an email message to helpdesk@banjo.com.

David Long is now accepting mandolin students of all levels for Bluegrass and Old Time Styles. Lessons will usually focus on characteristics of the style of Bill Monroe, old time rhythm concepts, black mandolin tradition and right hand technique. Email for times and rates. bigevemusic@gmail.com Cartersville area but can drive too if necessary.

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

Curtis Jones is now offering guitar and mandolin lessons in the Dahlonega, North Georgia area. In addition to teaching songs from his extensive collection of tablatures, Curtis can help you to relax, increase speed, play with power and control and learn how to correctly back up other members of a band. Curtis has performed played or recorded with the top tier musicians in Nashville including Dan Timinsky, Allison Brown, Patti Loveless, Tim Stafford, Missy Raines, Glen Duncan, Rob Ikes and others. Beginners to very advanced are welcome. Space is limited. Call 404 218 8580 if interested or e mail www.curtisjonesguitar@yahoo.com

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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