Farm to Ear is a celebration of Local Music & Local Food with a vegan through omnivore, appetizer-through-dessert, light and locally-sourced dinner prepared by Chef Calavino & Doria Roberts of Urban Cannibals. This fundraiser dinner & concert brings focus to food justice, food access awareness and donations for food banks through can drives and monetary donations for the purchase of meals.
The $100 minimum fundraising goal for this show will provide 240 meal through the Atlanta Community Food bank. Please bring canned goods for the Atlanta Community Food Bank — and each can donated gives you $1 off selected Doria Roberts CDs!
Doors open at 6:30 for those attending dinner, with appetizers being served until dinner begins promptly at 7pm. As an additional bonus, Sourwood Honey will be performing old-time folk & Americana during dinner!
For those attending the show only, doors will open at 7:45pm. The evening’s performances begin at 8:30pm!
Dinner is appetizer through dessert and has vegan through omnivore choices:
- Local Sweet Potato Buttermilk Biscuits
- Local Sage Buttermilk Biscuits
- Charcuterie Plate: Spotted Trotter Salami, Phickles Pickles and Our 'Pickled Devils' Deviled Eggs (Eggs from Carlton Farms)
- Vegan Plate: Organic Local Tofu Deviled "Eggs" + Phickles Pickles
- Soup -OR- Salad: Local Cream of Broccoli (Vegan Version Available) || Local Greens w/ Housemade Mustard Greens Vinaigrette
- Housemade Local Apple BBQ Sauce with Brasstown Beef Brisket -OR- Frolona Farm Roasted Pork Butt -OR- Organic Local Tofu
- Local Collards
- Local Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Local Apple Cobbler and Fresh Whipped Cream -OR- Baked Local Apple w/ Figs + Champagne poached Cranberries
Atlanta based, internationally touring singer / songwriter and spoken word artist Doria Roberts has lived on the road since performing at the original Lilith Fair in 1999 where she was plucked from the side stage to perform solos with Sarah McLachlan and the Indigo Girls. She quit her day job the next morning and since then has performed nearly 150 shows a year, appearing in listening rooms, theaters and festivals across the US, France, Canada, Sweden and Australia.
She has shared the stage with folk and blues legends The Holmes Brothers, Janis Ian and the late and June Carter Cash, world music darling Angelique Kidjo, Pulizter Prize winning author Alice Walker and Oscar winning actress Jane Fonda as well as pop/R&B favorites Me'shell N'degeocello and Tony Rich and many others. Roberts was also recently chosen for an artist residency sponsored by The Chateauvallon Artist Complex in Ollioules, France which culminated in a five city performance tour in the country’s most revered theaters and art houses.
She has received the International Orfeo Musica Humantarian Award, The Anderson Leadership Award and was nominated for the Colin Higgins Courage Award for lending her music and talent to fundraising and awareness efforts for communities in need around the globe. Through her production company Now You Know Entertainment Group she has organized the original Ladyfest South (benefiting domestic violence), the Queerstock music festival (benefiting youth at risk) and, now, the Farm to Ear Tour, which will highlight and raise funds for food banks around the country.
Urban Cannibals Bodega & Bites is a neighborhood general store located in East Atlanta (opened on December 1, 2009) is the collaborative effort and brainchild of Chef Calavino Donati and Artist/Activist Doria Roberts. The shop features organic, conventional and specialty foods & products (e.g. Tide and Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent, Crest and Tom's of Maine), along with artisanal sandwiches, soups, sauces and baked goods. It is also regarded as a "gateway" store for consumers who don't usually have access to or knowledge of sustainable and earth friendly products.
Urban Cannibals Bodega & Bites strives to bring together culturally divergent communities with similar goals for their communities by providing access to sustainable products, forging lasting relationships with local and urban farmers and, most importantly, learning from and educating consumers about responsible stewardship.
Sourwood Honey is an old time string band that is dedicated to breathing life into old time traditional music — from ballads to banjo / fiddle tunes to blues — with a mix of originals as well. Frailing banjo player Josh Davis makes and plays his banjos and his leading lady, Christina Louise, is the one you'll find strumming the homemade guitar with the sweetest voice this side of the Mississippi. Max Godfrey is a singular force of nature on the fiddle and vocals, and Trey Young, is a mandolin player who dances to his own rhythm. Sourwood Honey kicks up traditional old time tunes and creates their own originals in a sound that borders old time, folk and Americana.