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Frank Hamilton Off To Atlanta (13) RE: Off To Atlanta 06 Jan 00


Hi,

Here's what's happening.

1. Fado's for Irish 2. Blind Willies (in Virginia Highlands) for the Blues 3. The Red Light Cafe in Little Five Points. 4. Borders Bookstore has concerts in Gwinnett and Buckhead. 5. The Hot Club of Atlanta used to meet at the Sacred Brounds Coffee House in East Atlanta. They may still be there on Tues. night. 6. Various concerts at the Variety Playhouse. Grisman plays there on occasion. 7. Fiddlers Green Coffee House meets at the Margaret Mitchell House (I think it's the first Saturday, not sure) 8. Lena's Place in Decatur, (a folk-style coffeehouse) meets the second Saturday of every month. They have Singer/songwriters and other related accoustic acts. 9. The Hungry Ear Coffee House meets at the Unitarian Church in North Atlanta on Mount Vernon Street. The Mount Vernon Unitarian Church. 10. Check with a underground newspaper called Creative Loafing for information on other events re: "folk". 11. The Irish Arts of Atlanta puts on a Ceili upon occasion and conducts seisiuns. 12. There is a seisiun at Manuel's Tavern in Little Five Points on Sundays.

Atlanta is a weird place in that there is a lot of music going on but the city doesn't support it very well. They have only one newspaper called the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and all I can tell you is that it's no New York Times or Boston Globe. Creative Loafing is your best bet.

There is also an organization called the Atlanta Friends of Folk Music (AAFM) which meets in various homes for sessions and songswaps.

This should about do it. There are others who organize Celis and seisiuns such as Kathleen Donahoe-Noble and Bernard and Cathy Laine. There are a lot of local accoustics performers who are very good and culturallly undcernourished in Atlanta.

Frank


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