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Band of Gold performs music from the 1940s through today in a variety of styles including oldies, doo wop, motown, british invasion, blues, funk, rock, country, pop, disco, new wave, dance, reggae, hip hop, show tunes and more. They performed at the Decatur Library on April 9, 2013. Below is a short excerpt from that performance.
The Yale Slavic Chorus toured Atlanta recently and was delighted to perform with the Children’s Russian Folk Ensemble Kalinka of Atlanta School #1. The Yale Slavic Chorus, established in 1969, sings traditional and arranged pieces from all over the Balkans and Eastern Europe. The Ensemble Kalinka’s members are children between the ages of 7 and 15 who speak (or at least sing) in the Russian language and have an interest in Russian language and culture. Together, they played at the Decatur Library on March 10, 2013.
The 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra is a nine-piece klezmer-funk-rock-jazz ensemble that performs original compositions and arrangements, combining West African rhythms with Eastern European klezmer melodies. They played at the Decatur Library on January 26th, 2013. This podcasts features three songs from this performance:
- Dolgo Horo
- Greater Lagos Wed. Night Talmud Meeting
- Toco Hills Kiddush Club
ConunDrums is a community of diverse women drawn together by a combination of fate, chance, intention and the call of the drum. Through their performances, they offer audiences an opportunity to connect with their own authentic selves. Armed with drums, songs, stories and dance, ConunDrums invites the audience to grab a shaker or shake their booties and share in the joy that has come into each of their lives through the drumming community.
The Gypsy Hicks (Mick Kinney, Evan Kinney, Kirk McAlpin, Moses Nelligan) play 1930s swing in the style of the Hot Club of Paris, made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhart. With violin, accordion, banjo and guitars, the Gypsy Hicks recreate the sound of French bistros and cabarets where this blend of musette, gitane and “le jazz hot” originated. True to their name, the trio sifts in a dash of roots americana such as ragtime, blues, and novelty songs.
The Rosin Sisters (Jan Smith, Ann Whitley and Barbara Panter) are three fiddlers and friends who love to play and sing together. All have been playing traditional country music in the Atlanta area and beyond for over 25 years. After singing with the all-woman, a capella group, the Divas; they decided to form The Rosin Sisters to further explore their love of singing and fiddle music, especially the rich heritage that comes out of Appalachia and the South. They came to perform at the Decatur Library on June 25, 2009.
Corinne West brings a resonant and highly emotive voice to her own hybrid of Americana – roots, rock, folk, new grass, and progressive country. She began as a five year-old, writing and singing to whomever would listen. Few songwriters deliver both artistic integrity and popular commercial appeal the way she does. Her expressive vocals and songs pierce to the core and soothe the soul. Corinne West played at the Decatur Library on June 11th, 2009.
Unclassifiable but terrific—The Jeff and Vida Band is a bluegrass-influenced duo with a bluesiness at its core and a powerful stage presence. Vida’s powerful vocals and driving 1942 Gibson J-45 guitar with Jeff’s rock-n-roll approach to mandolin and guitar get the crowds’ feet tapping, and “is about as perfect a combination as you’re likely to find.” Performing original songs ranging from Appalachian bluegrass to alternative country, they are one of the Southeast’s premier acoustic roots acts. The Jeff and Vida Band played at the Decatur Library on May 14th, 2009.
Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, accomplished lead guitarist, and versatile songwriter. His music is heavily influenced by the guitar-driven blues, bluegrass, folk, country and rock he absorbed in his hometown, Spartanburg, South Carolina. His songs have been featured in the widely-acclaimed PBS television series Road Trip Nation, earning Brian a finalist position in the 2008 Emerging Songwriter’s Contest at the Flat Rock Music Festival. You can also find Brian Ashley Jones online.