Paul Edelman's The Jangling Sparrows perform at Atlanta's Red Light Café with Jordan Igoe, and ATL favorites Alex Commins & Todd Prusin opening the show. Weekly open bluegrass jam at 6pm before the show begins at 8pm.
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)
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.
Jordan Igoe is a magnetic, multi-talented and genuine alt-country singer-songwriter based in Charleston, South Carolina. She has been playing music professionally for over ten years as a solo performer and with a rotating lineup of stellar backup musicians. Jordan has shared the stage with ‘The Lone Bellow’, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent of ‘Shovels & Rope, in addition to touring regionally all over the Southeast. In other words, she has paid her dues and put in the 10,000 hours that according to Malcolm Gladwell is a requirement for being a true professional in your chosen profession.
Having grown up in a musical family Igoe started sitting at the piano at age three and had taught herself how to play by age ten. A few years later her uncle/concert composer at UNC Chapel Hill gave her an acoustic guitar and she immediately began writing her own original songs. In addition to the piano and guitar, Igoe can also play the drums, bass, kazoo, harmonica, and the tambourine. Her classic voice and unique songwriting style construct a sound that she says was predominantly influenced by Patsy Cline, Brandi Carlile, and Loretta Lynn.
Igoe’s debut album was independently released on February 14th, 2014 and received very positive responses from both fans and critics alike. In one review of the album, music critic Ballard Lesemann of Metronome said “Jordan Igoe’s new solo album How to Love is a genuine thing of beauty that somehow hatched and bloomed from the Space, a tiny studio set up in an unglamourous downtown storage unit. Sometimes the prettiest stuff comes from unexpected places.”
When she’s not on the road or in the studio, Jordan can be found enjoying one of her many hobbies that might come as surprising to some. Not only does she love drinking Jack Daniels and shooting guns (she claims to be a pretty good shot); she also enjoys playing Super Mario Brothers on the Wii and shooting pool. Although she says she has never hustled anyone at pool, she did say that she used to play in a pool league on a team named “Nice Rack.” That having been said, if you decide to challenge her to a game of eight ball in a bar, you have been warned.
There are now more musicians than ever before in the history of humanity. This begs the question: what separates Jordan Igoe and her music from the masses? The best answer comes from ex-Sequoyah Prep School lead singer Justin Osborne. He responded by saying “The thing about Jordan is that she’s a country music legend, but nobody knows it yet.” As someone who has been a music journalist for over ten years, I would agree with that statement completely.
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.