593 Gaskill St SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
The Jon Bekoff Project for the Advancement of Georgia Oldtime Music is proud to host Emily Horne Jeffries from Maine to lead us in local Georgia tunes. The great guitarist Evan Kinney will back her up and assure continuity .
Jon was a great Oldtime fiddler in Western MA who loved GA music and encouraged folks to play it (as a result, more players in Vermont and MA play GA oldtime music than in GA!!). Jon died young in 2015 and this JB project is an attempt to keep his GA oldtime missionary spirit alive.
The goal of these free workshops is to promote by-ear learning of oldtime music native to our state, with the hope that in the future, you will go forth and jam these tunes with others.
1-2 new tunes will be introduced and tunes from previous sessions will be reviewed. Please listen to the tunes before coming.The JB Project likes geeky participants who will take the time to listen to the original tunes and practice between workshops, who are sincere about learning at least some of what we cover.
We have a coffee break midway. If you arrive early, The Patch Works offers Emerald City Bagels and cream cheese for a small donation.
Stringed instruments only (no spoons, concertinas, penny whistles). Musicians are invited by Moonshine and need to RSVP by EMAIL to confirm a spot. Preference is given to intermediate musicians with leadership potential/who are committed to learning the local GA Oldtime repertoire. Please email fiddlerhiker if you want to propose another attendee, do not invite them yourself, please.
Parking is at Agave Restaurant. You may arrive early but plan to leave by 4:15pm.