To the List,

Lots of great bluegrass activity coming up this week and weekend - be sure to get out and support the live music scene

Thanks, Scott


Happenings this week & weekend:

Monday, Jan 9, The Hoot. The Athens Folk Music and Dance presents it's monthly show and in a new location for winter! We have moved to Little Kings, located downtown on the corner of Hull St and Hancock St. Little Kings is a newly refurbished club with a full bar. We will have our kick off show there featuring the country flavored music of singer/songwriter Jean Spencer. Also, The Trans Fatty Playboys, playing blues and old time numbers on dobro, banjo, harmonica and fiddle. AND we are very pleased to have back the newly formed and fantastic traditional bluegrass group The McAlpin Brothers, featuring the finest "brother harmonies" you'll hear in Athens! Not to be missed! Susan Staley opens and hosts the evening. 8 - 10 pm admission is FREE. All ages show! For more info call 706-208-0985.

January 14th (Saturday) - Claire Lynch, and The Claire Lynch Band at the historic Douglass Theater in Macon, GA at 8PM. "Acoustic Productions presents the return of a bluegrass legend Claire Lynch. Tickets are $16 advance and $18 at the door and are on sale now. The lower level is reserved seating. As we all know, the lovely Claire Lynch, alone, could pack the house and with the addition of her incomparable bandmates Jim Hurst, Missy Raines and David Harvey, this will surely be the show of shows! There are only 300 seats available in this intimate, and acoustically perfect venue, so reserve one now by calling the Douglass Theatre box office in Macon, GA, at 478 742-2000. Also, see more at: www.acousticproductions.com and http://www.clairelynch.com/

January 14th, (Saturday) ? BANJO WORKSHOP by Jim ?Duck? Adkins. Jim has 35 years of banjo playing and teaching experience and performs with Cedar Hill of Atlanta. This interactive, fun workshop is designed for 5-string banjo players at all levels and will be held at Banjo.com in Cobb County from 10 am ? 2pm. Topics covered will include Scruggs & chromatic styles, rolls, chords, back-up, hot licks, intros and fancy endings, and more. Where: banjo.com building, 1148 JVL Court (Suite 110), Marietta, Georgia 30066; 1-877-253-9948; $35 (includes lunch.)

January 14th - Mountain Music & Medicine Show at the Buisson Arts Center in Dahlonega (across from the Smith House on South Chestatee St. in Dahlonega), It will also be broadcast on the air-waves via WUGA in Athens. Musical guests include The Hoyles bluegrass band, The Georgia Potlickers, as well as Doc Johnson & the usual cast of characters. The Hoyles have been performing bluegrass together as a family band for more than 25 years. Their sparkling instrumental virtuosity with tight family harmony singing is a unique blend, achieved only by years of playing and singing together. Their love for traditional bluegrass music is evident to all who listen and watch them perform.The Georgia Potlickers is an old-time stringband from North Georgia. The band features a trio of very talented musicians who are deeply rooted in American traditional music. You can be a part of the live audience. All shows begin at 8pm. The doors open at 7pmand the pre-show entertainment starts at 7:30. The live broadcast starts promptly at 8pm. General admission tickets are $10, reserved seats are$15. For ticket sales, contact the Buisson Arts Centerbox office, 706-867-0050. The center?s website address is: http://www.buissonartscenter.com/
Contact The Mountain Music and Medicine Show - Phone: 678-617-1169

January 14th - The Suggins Brothers will be at Everett's Barn. 9pm

January 14th - David Gans will be at Jake's in Decatur on with the Ralph Roddenbery Band. 10pm, 404-633-8090. He will play on his own, and with Ralph and the band. David, based in Oakland, CA is touring the southeast in January. There are two CD's - Solo Acoustic, and Solo Electric that he'll have for sale. www.davidgans.com

Coming Soon:

January 28th (Saturday), 2006 - The Seventh Annual Fayetteville Bluegrass Blast 7-10 pm This show will feature the ever popular Cedar Hill, one of North Georgia?s top ranked bands Peachtree Station and Fayetteville?s own very talented Overdrive. This will be a super bluegrass show and admission is only $8 at the door. Contact Jack Masters at JackMasters@mindspring.com, or 770-961-5974 or go to www.JackGrass.com for more information.

January 28th - Bluegrass Concert Series - Oxford Civic Center - Anniston, Alabama. Marty Raybon In concert with opening band the Cheaha Mountain Boys. Concert starts at 7:00pm (cst) $12 Advance $15 at the door.
For more information contact Gary Smith at 256-831-0555 or 256-310-1722
Marty Raybon - http://www.martyraybon.com/

February 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th - Dalton Little Theatre presents the original bluegrass musical comedy, "Fat Shirley?s: A Trailer Park Opera" at 8:00 p.m., with one Sunday matinee on February 5 at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be held at the Little Theatre, located at 210 N. Pentz Street in downtown Dalton in the Old Firehouse. Tickets for the show may be obtained by calling DLT at 226-6618 or emailing the theatre at dlt@optilink.us. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $8 for children under 12. "Fat Shirley's: A Trailer Park Opera" explores the lives of trailer park residents in the aftermath of the death of their beloved landlady Fat Shirley. The appearance of Shirley's arrogant brother, who claims to be the lawful heir to the trailer park, further complicates matters for the residents when the brother announces his plans to turn the trailer park into an ostrich farm ? the ?other other white meat.? The show features hilarious original musical numbers like ?Will There Be Trailer Parks in Gloryland?,? ?She?s My Cousin ? She?s My Wife,? ?Eating at the Waffle House-Staying at the Weekly Rate-Doggone Lonesome Blues,? and ?Hickies.? "Fat Shirley's" creators, Tom Brown and David Crawford, are teachers in the Whitfield County school system and have been among the showcased songwriters at the International Bluegrass Association's World of Bluegrass trade show during 2003 and 2004. The ?Fat Shirley?s? cast features both veteran actors and newcomers.

The 30th Annual WRFG Peachblossom Bluegrass Festival will be held Sat. April 1, 2006 at the State Farmer?s Market in Forest Park Ga. From 11-am until 10pm. This is an annual fund-raiser for community radio WRFG-Atlanta. If you need additional info, ticket prices, or a performance schedule, please contact Sharon Wiggins at Sharon@timelesswoodfloors.com or 770-356-2533.

Jan - March - Bluegrass & Gospel Concert Series at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford, Alabama. Cocert series featuring national and regional bands (schedule below). Concerts start at 7:00 pm cst - tickets are $12 in advance $15 at the door. For more information contact Gary Smith at 256-831-0555 or 256-310-1722

Jan 28th (bluegrass) Marty Raybon - http://www.martyraybon.com/
Cheaha Mountain Boys

Feb 18th (gospel) Gordon Mote - http://www.gordonmote.com/
Harvest - http://www.rsimusicgroup.com/harvest.shtml

March 18th (bluegrass) Claire Lynch - http://www.clairelynch.com/
Peachtree Station - http://www.peachtreestation.net

April 21st - "Goin' Cross the Mountain: the Music of the Southern Mountains." presented by Americana Retreats. An Americana Retreat featuring Sheila Kay Adams. On April 21, 2006, we're not goin' over the mountain. We're not comin' down from the mountain. We're goin' to the very top of The Mountain (near Highlands, NC) for three days and two nights of total immersion in Southern Appalachian mountain music. A small group of folks (no more than 50) will join Sheila Kay Adams (technical advisor and voice coach for the movie "Songcatcher"), Sheila's husband Jim Taylor (an authority on the music of the Civil War era) and musicologist/performer Laura Boosinger to explore the subject in depth ? and make a lot of good music along the way. Lots of opportunities for jammin', but you don't have to be a musician to get a lot out of this event. Details and video samples at the web site: http://www.americanaretreats.com/

April 21-23 - 10th Annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival featuring bluegrass and old-time music and authentic mountain crafts market. Concerts, workshops, jamming, children's events, food court, dance, storytelling, country auction, and more. Line-up includes Dry Branch Fire Squad, Polecat Creek, The Lovell Sisters, Gold Rush with Neel Pender, The Georgia Potlickers, and The Tune Dogs. All outdoor events free. For concert tickets call 706-867-0050. www.BearOnTheSquare.org for more information and complete schedule.

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 $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:

1/12/06 Bluegrass Alliance

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)

January 28th David Parmley and Continental Divide
February 4th Mountain Heart
February 18th The Chapmans
March 18th James King Band (changed from March 4th)
March 25th Josh Crowe Band
April 8th The Grascals
May13th Blue Moon Rising
May 20th David Davis & Warrier River Boys

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.

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/

January 14th - Potter's Clay, Tucker Station, Elsberry Family, Kirkland & Friends
January 21st - Young at Heart, Cedar Hill, The Gospel Gazette, Dusty Strings
January 28th - Mars Hill Porch Pickers, Blacktop Ramblers, Kirkland & Friends, Mark Hall & Filmore House Band

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.


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

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

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/

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/

Every Thursday - Motorhead's Bar N Grill - Buddy Ashmore and Pony Express - Motorhead's Bar N Grill, 600 Macon St. (Hwy. 42 south of square), McDonough, GA from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. For directions call (770) 898-0008. No Cover. http://www.cdbaby.com/ponyexpress


Thursday Night Jams at the Redbank Senior Center in Redbank, TN. For more details contact stevedaugherty48@bellsouth.net


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

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

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.

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

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.


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.


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


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.

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/

1st and 3rd Tuesday Night Jams at Pentz St. Station in downtown Dalton, GA. 7:00 - 9:30. For more details email countrarywise@yahoo.com

Bill Bowen of Pentz Street Station Coffee House cordially invites all bluegrass enthusiasts to a special Christmas Jam session on Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 7:00 p.m. at 109 N. Pentz Street. Bring family and friends for a rousing good time (There is no jam on Tuesday the 6th).

Regular jam sessions will resume in January on each 1st and 3rd Tuesday.

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.


Every other Tuesday - The Flicker Picker - (Athens, Ga) an open jam every other Tuesday from 7-ish until whenever, at the Flicker Theater & Bar, 263 West Washington Street in Athens, a few doors up from 40 Watt, sponsored by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society.


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.


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



Jan 8th, 2006 - SEBA Meeting and Jam Session - 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 food as well as jamming and good fellowship, refreshments. Bring yourself, a friend, and/or your instrument.

Jan 15th, 2006 - SEBA SOUTH Meeting, Stage Show and Jam Session - Every 3rd Sunday the meeting of the Southside Chapter of SEBA takes place at the Train Depot in Fayetteville from 3:00-6:00 PM. There will be jam sessions for all levels of pickers and great music for everyone else. There's always plenty of fellowship and refreshments. You do not have to be a member of SEBA to enjoy the music and fellowship. Come out and see for yourself. Bring an instrument and/or a friend. For more info check out www.sebabluegrass.org or Contact: Jeff Partridge at 770-461- 1381 jeffpartridge@comcast.net

For all meeting info. contact jackmasters@mindspring.com
Meeting Locations: Directions at http://www.sebabluegrass.org/

Festivals :

For a full list of Festivals check the SEBA Calendar at: http://www.sebabluegrass.org/

Musicians Wanted:


Is Your Mandolin Playing in a Rut? Local mandolinist Brad Laird has just published a new book/CD called "Mandolin Master Class" which is a study of mandolin practice techniques, scales, improvisation ideas and music theory designed for intermediate and advanced mandolin students who already read tab and chord charts and are interested in improvising and taking their playing to a higher level. Includes an audio CD to help the student equalize their ability to play in all keys, begin ear training, and more. The theory material teaches scale construction and usage, chord building, the "number system", the "circle of 5ths", and lots more. For a full discussion the book (with sample pages from the book) visit Brad's web page: Mandolin Master Class

Jam Groups:

Every other Tuesday evening there's a semi-structured bluegrass jamming in East Roswell. At these sessions, we don't mind slowing things down (just a little) to help accommodate those relatively new to bluegrass music -or for those attempting to learn a new bluegrass instrument. The intent is to get everyone up to artist speed as accurately and as quickly as possible. Always a fun and supportive atmosphere. For more information, contact Gene Bourgeois, our 2003 coordinator, at 770-394-7865.

Bluegrass Radio:

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 covering the top of the north Georgia Mountains with the Wolf Creek Broadcasting Network. Saturday Bluegrass throughout the day... and Saturday Mornings 8am-9am: "Into The Blue" hosted by Terry Herd, four time IBMA Broadcaster of the Year. Weekdays 10am-12noon: "Bluegrass Gospel" Weekdays 3pm-4:30pm: "Bluegrass hour-and-a-half"
More info: www.WolfCreekBroadcasting.com

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 7-9 pm 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 37. All you have to do is select it and you get bluegrass 24/7.

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



Casey Cook (The Dappled Grays) is available for flatpicking guitar lessons, specializing in rhythm ,leads,chord substitution and improvisation. Times available are Monday through Thursday after 6:00 pm. For bluegrass and new acoustic music, contact him at 404 664 1688 or e-mail at stringbreaker79@hotmail.com

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

Andy Martin (Dappled Grays) is now giving banjo lessons in Athens, GA area:
Over twenty years experience in three-finger/bluegrass style 5-string banjo. Specializing in Scruggs and melodic style. Not only has Andy been picking and performing since 1980, he has a degree in music education so he is well versed in music theory, improvisation pointers, composition and principals of economic practicing which can get you sounding better faster - whether you are a beginner or a veteran. Email Andy at muleskinner7@hotmail.com or phone 706-208-3638.

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

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.

Geoff Hohwald is now accepting Banjo students:
Geoff has been playing banjo for 38 years and has written the Banjo Primer Book, Banjo Primer Video, and Banjo Songs. Most students take a one hour lesson every other week . If you are a raw beginner or have played but want to ad interest and drive to your playing page Geoff at 404 218 8580 or E mail at WHohwald@aol.com Geoff , also, has a few banjos for sale or rent.

Leonard Wortzel is now accepting banjo students:
Rather than teaching memorized breaks, Leonard focuses on moveable chord shapes, licks, and chop patterns. The idea is to get you jamming with others from day one, and to build a 'sound menu' that will allow you to improvise breaks for any song. Leonard Wortzel : 404 381-5853 or e-mail at leonardwortzel@yahoo.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

Greg Carageorge is accepting bass students. Very experienced. Please contact me if you would like to learn the bass, or take your playing to a higher level. Beginners welcome. Upright or electric $25/ hr lesson. We?ll work on the specific musical style and songs you want to learn right now. I am a veteran of many professional music groups in CA, GA and NY. Very experienced on stage and the recording studio. Recently performed Jazz at Carnegie Hall. Traditional music, folk, jazz, rock, ethnic. Gregophonic@Hotmail.com or (404) 669-0885

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.

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/


Thanks, Scott

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