An eclectic evening of music with gr8FLdüde & frenz, Justin Sams Band, and Alex & Todd.
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Door is Cash Only.
gr8FLdüde & frenz delivers a powerfully soulful mix of original compositions and songs popularized by Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stone, The Band and other classic rock artists with rich vocal harmonies and tight arrangements that leave plenty of room for extended improvisation. Performances vary from mellow acoustic to full-tilt electric as the ensemble has branched out over the past eight years with 6 band members, most are veterans of the Atlanta jam band scene.
The Justin Sams Band is about the music, purely and simply. Blessed with two principal songwriters, two skilled finger-picking string players and a drummer with a fine touch, The Justin Sams Band delivers original songs that speak to the hearts and souls of their listeners.
Since their inception the 4 members of the Justin Sams Band have been focused on the hard work of building the style and content of their music with care and love. Each song tells a story and hopefully will strike an emotional chord with you as you listen.
Both Alex and Todd are well-known in the Atlanta music scene. Alex has played guitar and banjo since grammar school in folk, old-time, and bluegrass groups, and lead guitar in rock bands. He has played with Larry Campbell of Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh and Levon Helm fame, Mike Dowling, Toby Walker, and David Bromberg. He is the most accomplished fingerpicker and you will hear the influence of Doc Watson, Norman Blake, David Bromberg, Merl Travis and other Delta blues musicians. Alex was an original member of The Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music and has played in bluegrass groups including fifteen years with The Sorghum Syrup Soppers Old-Time String Band. He has also played in many diverse musical situations from The Galax Old-Time Fiddler’s convention to rock and roll bands.
Todd started playing bass in high-school bands and has since played professionally since the late ‘80’s. He has played with many local Atlanta acts and has studied with Jack Casady and Bryon House. He’s played almost every Atlanta venue and with Alex by his side his musical voice comes to fruition. Though primarily a bassist, Todd is an accomplished drummer and guitarist fronting and participating in many local musical projects.
Alex and Todd are alumni of Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch. They had to go all the way to the Ranch in Ohio to meet and thank goodness they did as the love and respect for music that was germinated in the Ohio River Valley has blossomed into a musical embrace here in Atlanta, an embrace that seems to grab and include those within earshot. The interplay between Alex’s acoustic fingerpicking and Todd's melodic bass guitar has provoked positive notices all over Atlanta. They are simply the most stunning duo around.