Paul Edelman of The Jangling Sparrows has cultivated a passionate, loyal following with original, arresting and reverent music. Edgy and misty, from a holler to a whisper, Edelman's lyrics, song crafting, vocals, technical proficiency and raw performances have been making folks feel that they've truly discovered something special and he's earned universal respect from peers as well.
Katrina Barclay is known by her ability to captivate an audience and invite them into the deepest realm of her heart. Her music has just enough roughness around the edges to remind you it's real. Incorporating alternative, blues, and indie influences, her music is dynamic and her lyrics are honest and open.
Alex & Todd are simply the most stunning duo around. The interplay between Alex’s acoustic fingerpicking and Todd's melodic bass guitar has provoked positive notices all over Atlanta.
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Almost born on the airplane from Columbus, OH to Philly, Paul Edelman has cultivated a passionate, loyal following with original, arresting and reverent music. Edgy and misty, from a holler to a whisper, Edelman's lyrics, song crafting, vocals, technical proficiency and raw performances have been making folks feel that they've truly discovered something special and he's earned universal respect from peers as well.
Veteran of some of the biggest Philadelphia tickets of the day- The Butcher Holler Boys, Naked Omaha, The Boxcars, and The Jangling Sparrows, Paul has shared bills with Scott Miller and Mic Harrison both of the V-Roys, Robert Earl Kean, James McMurtry, Drive-by Truckers, Neko Case, Big Sandy, Langhorne Slim, Patty Larkin, The Sadies, Cordero, The Bottle Rockets and Grayson Capps among many others so far.
Paul has worked with some of the industries greatest names, he has recorded with Jimmy Johnson (founder Muscle Shoals Studio), Nashville Session Staple drummer, Martin Parker (Ricky Scaggs, Allison Krauss, Patti Loveless) And Keyboardist Steve Fordham (Mavis Staples)
Paul recently relocated to Asheville, NC where he quickly grabbed winner of the 2009 Flat Rock Music Festival songwriter competition and has just independently released his newest album, Stranger Things and Truer Words.
Katrina Barclay cut her teeth on bluegrass, gospel, classic rock, and pop music growing up. She is no stranger to the stage, performing with her family for the majority of her childhood before she began writing songs and teaching herself to play guitar in 2007. In college, Katrina was honing her solo performance skills by circulating the coffee shops and music festivals around the greater Atlanta area. She took music theory, chorus, and show choir. She was also constantly seeking out and collaborating with other musicians she came across on her travels. During that time, she connected with Hector Cervantes and became a vocalist and guitarist in the youth ministry worship band at West Rome Baptist Church.
Upon graduating from college with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Katrina decided to forgo beginning a career in science until she could at least pursue what she felt was her purpose in life. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee in hopes of networking with other artists and labels, but after a year of nothing but dead ends and doors slammed in her face, decided to start smaller and build her way up, focusing more on the music rather than the business. Katrina landed in Chattanooga, not far from her hometown of Bryant, AL, and began playing shows in and around the area while continuing to play heavily in Atlanta and north Alabama. A highlight of her career, Katrina had the opportunity to open for Austin, TX due Penny & Sparrowin 2012. She also recently won the Songwriter Shootout, a monthly competition held at The Camp House in Chattanooga.
Katrina is a member and Ambassador of the respected Chattanooga Songwriters Association and has proudly shared the stage with Penny & Sparrow, San Diego's Future Of Forestry, Michael Stovall, and others. She travels around the southeast in her yellow car and thrives on collaboration, espresso, and creativity. Currently, Katrina is in the studio, working tirelessly on her sophomore LP thanks to a successfully funded Indiegogo campaign. She is an advocate for all independent artists, seeking and collaborating with all who are interested in creating and sharing their art.
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.