06/16/2006

   
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I'm headed to Alaska - so I'm sending next weeks letter out early - I'm not sure what's at the RedLight next week - but I think it may be an open stage for bands?or groups that might want to play - e-mail Michael Smith for details - butterbean8string@hotmail.com


Honi Deaton and Dream will be at?Matilda's tonight (Friday. June 16th) If you didn't catch them at the RedLight last night - you should check them out - they are very good - a nationally touring bluegrass act. Matildas is located at 377 South Main Street in Alpharetta
7707547831 for directions the music will be starting at 9 o clock... It's BYOB - yes - bring your own booze, coolers, and lawn chairs?- $7 cover

CD releases are now listed under Instruments, Books, Cds below

Thanks, Scott

The Atlanta Bluegrass Happenings newsletter?can now be found anytime at http://atlantabluegrasshappenings.com/
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You can also find a copy of?Atlanta Bluegrass Happenings at the web site of Atlanta Country Music - www.atlantacountrymusic.com The Happenings can be found under - Georgia Bluegrass News
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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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This Week and Weekend:
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June 16th - Bethany Dick and Band at the RedLight Cafe 9:30pm - Bethany effortlessly blends the rooted sound of bluegrass with her heartfelt, contemporary vocal and intimate songwriting. Her unique take on acoustic music combined with her experience on the road makes audiences coast to coast stand up and take notice. Cover is $7.
For more information: RedLight Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave., 404-874-7828, http://www.redlightcafe.com/

June 17th - STRINGS 'N THINGS COFFEE HOUSE: This coffee house features live traditional music and meets on the 3rd Sat. of the month in the Fellowship Hall of the Dahlonega United Methodist Church, 107 Park St., 2 blocks from the square. This month the performers will be: Greybeard---eclectic string band; Lisa Deaton---old time and good time ballads; and Jan Faires and friends---harp, concertina and more; Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 7:30. Donation: $4. For more information call: 706-864-4127



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Mountain Music Series - Red Top Mountain - Saturday Every Week from May 27, 2006 until Jul. 29, 2006 8 PM - 9 PM Enjoy summer evenings at the Vaughan cabin (behind the lodge) while listening to the sounds of live mountain and bluegrass bands. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. $3 parking. 770-975-0055.

June 25th - Bluegrass Jam Fund Raiser for Columbus Hospice - VFW Post 5228 Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW Post 5228 - Old Auburn Road/Lee Rd 240 - Phenix City, AL To raise money for Columbus Hospice House 1pm-?? Food will be available for purchase beginning at 1pm and donations for Columbus Hospice House will be taken at the door. All bands/musicians are welcome to come play. No pay involved, but the bands get fed good ole Southern cooking prepared by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Contact Sarah Harrison at 706-689-7955 for information and/or directions.

June 30th - III Time Out will be performing at the Cherokee Arts Facility in Canton, GA
at 7 pm. (Reserved Seating only) The Black Top Ramblers will open. Show starts at 7
pm. Tickets are on sale by calling 770.704.6244 or online at https://cherokeearts.org/purchasetickets.php
http://www.iiirdtymeout.com/
http://www.BlackTopRamblers.com
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August 5th - Batland Bluegrass Festival at beautiful Cherokee Farms in NW Georgia! This event is BYOE(verything), including your instruments! The lineup is almost complete, and features the following: Jimmy Ibbotsen Nitty Gritty Dirt Band front-man) * Curtis & Ruth Burch (Curtis was a founding member of New Grass Revival) * CX-1 (featuring members of Acoustic Syndicate and Snake Oil Medicine Show) * The Dappled Grays * Caroline Pond Band (from Snake Oil Medicine Show) * Peachtree Station * Sassagrass * The Barn Rats * Whoa Nelly * Stop Drop & Roll * Smokey's Farmland Band. The gate opens Friday (although no official music) between 5pm-10pm - Gate opens at 8am on Saturday, August 5 - Music begins at 11am - $30 cash only at gate, kids 12 & under admitted FREE - Kids activities under the circus big top! Remember - no dogs please. More information shortly. http://www.myspace.com/batlandbluegrass
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August 19th - Decatur Blues, Bluegrass, and Barbecue Festival - This year this festival will feature Peachtree Station and the Dappled Grays - more info later on this event which will take place in the Oakhurst Neighborhood Business area - should be a good one

August 19th - 3rd Annual Cliff Valley Bluegrass Festival in Atlanta, GA at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (www.uuca.org) 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE. The festival features Dappled Grays, Ducktown Station, Tucker Station String Band, Fern Creek, contra dancing by Crosstown Traffic, and special guest comedian Rob Cleveland. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The festival will be held from 5:00-10:00 pm. Tickets are $10 per person; $18 per couple; $7 for those bringing their own instruments; and, kids 12 and under are free. For more information email cliffvalleybluegrass@yahoo.com?or call 770-216-8414.

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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:
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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)
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Oct 14th Dave Peterson and 1946
Dec 30th Lost and Found
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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.

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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/


June 17th - New Horizon, Kirkland & Friends, Just - Us, Mackie Creek
June 24th - Cross Ties; Blue Jam; Boomerangs; Country Dreamers

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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Athens ?- Bluegrass Thursdays on the Melting Point Patio (Athens Steam Pub) is BACK, only $3 (unless stated otherwise), Starting Thursday, April 13th. Weather permitting, we will be outside on the patio. In the event of rain we will be on the Melting Point main stage. To learn more e-mail Rich Mullinax at richmullinax@bellsouth.net.

6/15/2006 Johnny Roquemore?- Apostles of Bluegrass (www.johnnyroquemore.com)
6/22/2006 The Barn Rats (www.thebarnratreview.com)
6/29/2006 Rising Appalachia (www.risingappalachia.com)
7/6/2006 Bluegrass Alliance
7/13/2006 Larry Keel (www.larrykeel.com)
7/20/2006 Hard Labor (www.hardlaborbluegrass.com)
7/27/2006 Whoa Nelly (www.whoanellybandcom.com)
8/3/2006 The Waybacks (www.thewaybacks.com)
8/10/2006 Solstice Sisters
8/17/2006 String Theory (http://www.tommyjordan.com/string.htm)
8/24/2006 Hal Misseri
8/31/2006 Boss Hawg (www.newbosshawg.com)

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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.


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

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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
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Pickin' In The Park - May through September: Every Thursday 6pm-Dusk.??McCaysville, Georgia. 1 1/2 hours north of Atlanta. Casual jam sessions along the Toccoa River for all acoustic musicians. Free. www.Pickin1.com?or 423-496-4653.

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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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Every Thursday night......Country Earls Chomp & Stomp.....Simpsonville, SC - Live Bluegrass - 7:00-9:00 PM. ?Fish & Chicken Buffet -?5:30-8:00 PM. 407 Balcome Blvd, Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 963-9903 Admission cost of meal....Tips for band appreciated!!!!!
For more information visit www.countryearl.com
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Monday Night Jams at the Graysville United Methodist Church north of Ringgold, GA. Sponsored by Yours and Mine Old Time Music Association (YMOTMA). For more details email Carl Brewer at harp_carl@bellsouth.net

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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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2nd Saturday of Every Month - Acworth Old Time Opry?- Live Bluegrass Music and Jam - Admission is Free bring your own seating some chairs are available. Come listen or Come play. 6 - 10 pm. There will be 5 good bands lined up to play, and there will be jamming, under the old shade trees, and old vacant house, there at the park. Bring your instrument and join in the fun. The bands do not receive any pay, for this show. However, we do accept donations, for more information call Jim Miller at 770-971-4179. ?Sponsored by the Acworth Park and Recreation 770-917-1234 Logan Road Acworth , GA.?http://acworthopry.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 has graciously opened his store in Duluth for picking on Wednesday nights at 7:00. If you're interested in dropping by, call Bill at 770 476 1440 for details and directions. He also has a great selection of bait and tackle, does repairs on fishing reels, and builds some mighty fine custom fishing rods.

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Tuesday Nights at De Laney's Eatery - Spartanburg, SC (Downtown @ Morgan Square) 117 West Main Street. Phone: (864) 583-3100
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1st Tuesday night - The Bushy Valley boys
2nd Tuesday night - Cane Creek Bluegrass www.canecreek.net
3rd Tuesday night - Passing Lane Bluegrass
4th Tuesday night - Dark Corner Bluegrass
5th Tuesday night(if one) Jimbo & 'Em (Alan Brooker's Bunch)

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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 Wednesday Night......Bluegrass Jam........Expresso Easley (TCBY)...........6:30 PM 6749 Calhoun Memorial Hwy. 123, Easley, SC 864-850-2620
Various shows on weekends

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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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3rd?Saturday of each Month - Out of the Blue Band performs at Winston's
Food & Spirits on Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta, GA (in the Publix Shopping Ctr.) from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Everyone invited! Come out and join in the fun and music.

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Every 2nd Saturday - The Crawford Long Museum sponsors ?2nd Saturday Night Bluegrass & Old Time String Music?, an open jam for musicians of all abilities @ the Museum, 28 College Street, Jefferson, Ga.. Check the website @ www.crawfordlong.org for directions & phone # or call (706) 367-5307. Music usually gets cranked up around 7:00. 2nd Saturday Nights are held September - June.?

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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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