The Todd Prusin Experience returns to Red Light Café with a day-after-the-day-after-Thanksgiving food-coma-eradicating evening of rock-n-roll. Alex & Todd (Alex Commins and Todd Prusin) open the show.
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds.
Todd Prusin started out drumming in high-school bands and has since played professionally as a drummer, guitarist and bassist. He’s played most every Atlanta venue with such bands as Charm School (bass), Stickfight (drums), The Barrow Boys (bass), Prusin Reep Jones (bass), The Serenaders (drums/bass) Suspicious Package (guitar), The Rhubarbarians (bass) and The Whiparounds (bass). Most recently he can be found on stage with The Porch Bottom Boys Bluegrass Band (bass) and playing with acoustic ace Alex Commins. His own band, the Todd Prusin Experience (guitar) has been thrilling BBQ and pizza eaters for years.
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.