08/23/2004

   
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This Thursday (8/26/04) - Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band - this is a rare Atlanta visit for this band from Utah - - these guys are truely talented and probably one of the best bands ever to appear at the RedLight Cafe... they do original material - a kind of Dave Matthews meets bluegrass... one of the tightest bands I've ever heard...this is definately a "don't miss" show. Check it out it'll be the best $5 you ever spent on music. And as usual, lots of jamming prior to the show .....the stage show starts at 9pm.. join us at Atlanta's only intown Bluegrass venue.
RedLight Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave., 404-874-7828, http://www.redlightcafe.com/

Thanks, Scott

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Other happenings this week & weekend:

August 27th - Appalachian Grill in Cartersville, GA - Broad River - 8-10 pm. No cover charge. The Appalachian Grill is fine dining in a casual atmosphere. The food is truly excellent. This is a trial run of what can become a regular venue for bluegrass. The Appalachian Grill is located at 14 East Church St., "under the bridge" in Cartersville, GA, 770.607.5357, the band will be in the bar (meal not required).
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Coming Soon:

2004 Summer Bluegrass Concert Series in Cleveland, Georgia located behind Universal Chevrolet, Home of the 2nd Annual North Georgia Bluegrass Festival. The Summer Bluegrass Concerts, consisting mostly of Nationally Ranked Performers, will be Free!!! Shows will begin at 6:00 PM. Listed below is the schedule.

9/10/04 - Blueridge, Honi Deaton & Dream, IIIrd Tyme Out
10/1/04 - John Reischman, The Aubrey Haynie and Bryan Sutton, Mike Snider

Universal Chevrolet and Mitch Simpson are the s[poncors of these events.....
For information call: (800)-897-2530
Visit Our Website: http://www.northgeorgiabluegrass.com/
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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 $3 with instrument.
For more information: RedLight Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave., 404-874-7828, http://www.redlightcafe.com/

Upcoming at the RedLight Cafe's Thursday Bluegrass:

Aug 26th Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband
Sept 2nd County Farm
Sept 9th Honi Deaton & Dream
Sept 16th Peachtree Station
Sept 23rd Michelle Nixon and Drive
Sept 30th Steep Canyon Rangers

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Thursday Bluegrass at Athens Steam Co. Pub in Athens, Ga. - Every Thursday night Bluegrass featuring mostly local bands - no cover charge, non-smoking, all ages admitted and on-site parking w/ security. This event will be on the patio when weather permits and there's a full menu with table service. Bands perform from 7 - 10 pm - no open jam.
For more information:Athens Steam Co. Pub.






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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)

Sept 25th SEBA 20th Anniversary Celebration Picking all Day Starting at 11AM
Oct 2nd Jussi Syren and The Groundbreakers (From Finland)
Oct 16th Meridian
Nov 6th Josh Crowe Band
Nov 27th Larry Sparks

2005

Jan 15th Blue Moon Rising
Feb 12th Eddie and Martha Adcock
May 21st Cumming Bluegrass Festival

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 $10.00 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

August 28th - Gospel Gazette, Dusty Strings, Just Us
September 4th -The Legendary Pickin Buddies, Potter's Clay, Dusty Strings
September 11th - Dusty Strings, Hard Labor
September 18th - Brush Fire, Dusty Strings, Walnut Grove
September 25th - Dusty Strings, Bama Bluegrass

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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Motorhead's Bar N Grill - Thursdays - 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

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Every Thursday McCaysville, GA Pickin' In the Park - 6pm to Dusk. May through September. www.PickinthePark.com Open to musicians of all levels. Free. Under the pavillions and trees alongside the Toccoa River. 10 minutes from Blue Ridge, GA. Lots of jamming. Areas to cook out. Rain or shine. 423-496-4653 or email lisa@phrasewrite.com.

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STILL WATER TAPROOM - Augusta GA.- Features Bluegrass and Similar Music. This is a relatively new venue in Augusta.... check it out. Schedule below:
For info on any of the above shows, call 706-826-9857, or go to stillwatertaproom.com

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

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Occassional 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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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 Sponsored by the Acworth Park and Recreation 770-917-1234 for more information call Stanley Pinion at 770-443-9870 Logan Road Acworth , GA.

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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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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 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 Tuesday - Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe Jam Session in Flowery Branch, GA The Bluegrass Jam starts at 7:30 every Tuesday night. To get to Flowery Branch, take I-985 N to exit 12 and turn left. For better directions please contact Greg Jones at gwj57@charter.net or call Common Grounds (770)967-4080.

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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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2nd Monday of each month - ?The Hoot? sponsored by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society, at Athens Steam Pub, a free 2-hour variety show.


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Each Tuesday & Thursday - There is a lunchtime jam from 12 noon ? 1 pm, on south campus 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 other Tuesday - The Flicker Picker - an open jam every other Tuesday from 7-ish until whenever, at the Flicker Theater & Bar, 263 West Washington Street Athens, a few doors up from 40 Watt, sponsored by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society.


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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. 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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Every 3rd Saturday - there is Bluegrass at the A & B Auction House in Oglethorpe Co, on the other side of Winterville. Bands form in the back room and put on a 20-30 minute show for a very appreciative local audience. Food & concessions are available, 6:30 p.m., A & B Auctions, 1459 Hargrove Lake Road, Winterville; Trumpet's Grill open; no tobacco products or pets allowed; for more information, call (706) 742-7516.


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SEBA MEETINGS:

Sunday, Sept 12th- The SEBA Regular Chapter Meeting and Jam - Meets at the Emory Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall, First Floor - 1886 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA. on the second Sunday of each month. The Church is next to Druid Hills High School, near Emory University. It is 1/2 mile west of Clairmont Road. The church faces North Decatur Road and is surrounded by large magnolia trees.



Sunday, Sept 19th - SEBA South Chapter Meeting and Jam - Meets at the Old Depot in Fayetteville Ga. on the third Sunday of each month from 3 to 6 PM. This is the newest Chapter of the Southeastern Bluegrass Association. Everyone is invited to take part in the jam sessions or just come and enjoy the music and fellowship. The Depot is located on the West bound portion of Highway 54, 1 and 1/2 blocks East of the Court Square in Fayetteville, under the water tower. For more info check out www.sebabluegrass.org or Contact: Mike Fleming at 770-253-9476 mfleming@numail.org



At the SEBA South Chapter Meeting and Jam there will be a stage show for about 30-40 minutes featuring the local band Cross Ties.


For all meeting info. contact jackmasters@mindspring.com.
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/

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Musicians Wanted:


Banjo and Fiddle players needed for Bluegrass Gospel band in East Atlanta area. Please call Jake Hegwood at 770 784 7594.

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.

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Bluegrass Radio:

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.

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.

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RECOMMENDED BLUEGRASS & ACOUSTIC MUSIC INSTRUCTORS:

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 Tolles is now accepting students on all bluegrass instruments:
Former member of the Handsaw Brothers as well as Goose Creek Symphony, 36 yrs teaching experience, offers instruction in fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, and singing. Toco Hill area. Adult beginners a specialty. 404-634-4694 for hours and rates. Jim Tolles: drtruck@earthlink.net

Casey Cook (Dappled Grays) is now accepting Guitar students:
The charge will only be twenty-five dollars an hour. He will be teaching mostly flatpicking leads, rhythms, chord substitutions, and a intro into music theory.That goes the same for new acoustic music, blues,jazz,etc... He will take intro level guitar students as well. Teaching times will be available between 2:00pm and 7:00pm on Monday thru Wednesday. Although just about everything is flexible. He may be reached at 678-625-9784 or 404-945-0037 and his e-mail is caseycook79@hotmail

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 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 706-208-9834.

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 autobug2001@yahoo.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 Rythum 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 avaliable for $20.00 a copy. For more info: day time or evening hrs, call 770 - 963 - 6926 or Email < Howlin Dog 2@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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Thanks, Scott
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