Saturday, January 13, 2018
Supported Charity for the month- Lena Werking Fund
Lena's 34th Anniversary Party - Bob 'N' Beatles Blowout
Featuring Cyndi Craven, Jerry Brunner, Barbara Hotz, Jonathan McBee, Steve Cullen, Celia McDermott, Kevin Walsh, and Mike Cerra!
8:00 :: Set 1
9:00 : : Set 2
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Supported Charity for the month- Decatur Cooperative Ministry
8:00 :: Harm's Way
Harm’s Way performs with rich harmony, conviction, and a sense of humor. While the group has been together over ten years, some of the members have been performing together all of their adult lives. Their music is influenced by several genres: roots, Americana, folk, blues, and more.
This acoustic driven group relies on tight harmonies, thoughtful songs and lyrics, and a belief that the music should be shared. These guys have fun performing and can be found at festivals, private events, restaurants, coffee shops, corporate events, and church functions.
As with most groups, members occasionally join or leave or re-join the group. But, the core members have been playing music together since before Woodstock. They have fun playing, check their egos at the door, and while they take the music very seriously, don’t take themselves seriously at all!
9:00 : : The Radio Rangers
The Radio Rangers are Dan Foster, Mark Ewald, Tom Molloy, and Bill Long. The Radio Rangers are an Atlanta-based Americana group. The music is a mix of country, rock, folk and blues telling stories from the American heartland. The music appeals to young, old and anyone in between.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Supported Charity for the month- El Refugio
8:00 :: Just Be'Cause
Jerry Brunner, Bruce Gilbert and Cyndi Craven are JustBe’Cause… just don’t ask them why. Jerry Brunner and Cyndi Craven, veterans of the Atlanta music scene, have been performing together since the 1980s. In 2007, Bruce Gilbert came all the way from California, where he’d been wowing the music scene there for decades, and met up with Cyndi and Jerry. The music that comes from this trio is the result of profound friendship, heaping helpings of creativity, and decades of noodling on piano and guitar.
Bruce Gilbert: http://brucegilbertmusic.com/ Cyndi Craven: http://www.reverbnation.com/cyndicraven
9:00 : : The Hills and the Holler
Stacey Cargal and Monica Arrington play authentic music of the south, from the Appalachian Hills to the Mississippi Delta to everything in between.
Both performers are veterans of the Atlanta indie folk and rock scene and play venues around town including The Red Clay Theater, Smith's Olde Bar, The Star Bar, Decatur Porchfest, local festivals, and farmers markets.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Supported Charity for the month- Plymouth Harbor
8:00 :: Caledonia Swing (Margie Swint and Marie Dunkle) plus guest musician Jim Fox
Caledonia Swing, an Atlanta/North Georgia-based band performing a unique style of Celtic music with a jazzy twist, was founded in 2004 by its principals Marie Dunkle (violin, cello, mandolin), Margie Swint (vocals, guitar) and Ken Shearer (guitar). With a variety of guest musicians, Caledonia Swing performed their eclectic musical mix at venues throughout Georgia and the Carolinas.
The band's inspirations were traditional Celtic music, Celtic Swing, 30's/40's American classics, the sweet sounds of Scotland, and gypsy jazz greats Django Rheinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. From elegant to toe-tapping, Caledonia Swing has entertained audiences for over 12 years.
Band principals Marie Dunkle and Margie Swint currently perform as a duo and with talented guest musicians at festivals, coffeehouses, wineries, weddings and private parties. Musical repertoire is customized for the occasion and can range from Celtic to 40's swing, folk, popular and classical.
9:00 : : Bill Long
Acoustic entertaining with a lively mix of familiar, sing-along Americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, original, & rock tunes. Over 100 original tunes registered with BMI, co-writer of “Rusty Red” that was #1 on Roots Music Radio chart for 3 weeks in 2015.
On acoustic guitar or mandolin, Bill Long presents a show of familiar tunes that encourage his audiences to sing along and lift their spirits. His family-friendly jokes, light humor, and tidbits of music history are a fun time for everyone.
He has entertained solo and with bands at many fairs, festivals, restaurants & coffee houses, oprys, benefits, farmer’s markets, senior centers, on live radio programs, and at many other venues and events. His shows are designed to get toes tapping, hands clapping and audiences enjoying good time entertainment.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Supported Charity for the month- South Georgia Migrant Farmer project
Freight Room 'Sunday Night Jam' Reunion Show
8:00 :: TBA
9:00 : : TBA
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Supported Charity for the month- New American Pathways
Summer of Love Show: Songs of the Late '60's
Featuring Cyndi Craven, Barbara Hotz, Jonathan McBee, and more of your favorite Lena's performers!
8:00 :: Performers Set One
9:00 :: Performers Set Two
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Supported Charity for the month- Clifton Men's Shelter
8:00 :: Tony Bolin
9:00 :: Andy Liechty and Amanda Henke
Andy Liechty is a multi instrumentalist singer songwriter who stays true to his roots honoring his hero’s in every performance. He draws from a wide variety of influences ranging from Hank Williams to Waylon Jennings to Elvis Presley to Peal Jam to Neil Young. While every artist says their music is hard to fit into a genre, Andy’s recent recording show definite traces of Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan. Andy’s strong points are his live performances where he rarely works with a setlist. He plays by feeling for the room, taking request if someone shouts one out, or mostly just playing by feeling for what the room wants at that time.
Amanda Henke plays ukelele, harmonica, and sings like an angel.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Supported Charity for the month- Atlanta Food Bank
8:00 :: Chuck Henderson
“Chuck is best described as a traveling minstrel; bringing his guitar and harmonica from town to town, his music is elegantly simple and his ballads will touch your heart.” – Ed Ponopkin, Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall, Black Mountain, NC
“Music that is heavily influenced by the likes of Woody Guthrie & Pete Seeger…quite a crowd pleaser.” – Mountain X-Press, Asheville, NC
“He performs wherever music is allowed, telling stories through the songs he writes, in milieu as varied as street corners, coffee houses, campuses, and sanctuaries.” – San Francisco Free Folk Festival
This will be Chuck's 30th anniversary playing at Lena's Place!
9:00 :: Mockingbird's Wing
Mockingbird's Wing is an organically grown acoustic band made up of four diverse musicians:
Barbara Hotz is a singer/songwriter with deep roots in Mexico and a love of the old standards.
Jonathan McBee is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter out of Chicago, IL If it’s got strings, Jonathan is looking to add it to the Mockingbird sound.
Paul Pendery is a Montana/Alaska/Texas singer/songwriter whose songs evoke soulful stirrings and happy feet.
Suzy Schultz, when she is not at her day job as a full-time artist, adds vocals/flute/cello to the Mockingbird sound.
Like the mockingbird herself, all the different voices and styles come together for a unique sound - the inimitable Mockingbird's Wing sound.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Supported Charity for the month- Men Stopping Violence
8:00 :: Steve Cullen
Steve is a man of mystery, a dang good guitar player, and sings some really nice songs.
9:00 :: Tucker Station
Tucker Station is a fun-loving group of folks who play and sing a variety of Old Time, Bluegrass, New Grass, as well as original tunes. When the sun's sinking low, we rosin up the bow and play our hearts out!
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Supported Charity for the month- Lost-n-Found Youth
8:00 :: Rick Diamond
Rick Diamond began playing guitar and writing songs when he was twelve. Through the years he's managed to clear his head of a hundred and seventy-five or so tunes, but there seem to be a few left stuck in there that trickle out from time to time, usually in pairs, depending on whether he comes in contact with a proper muse.
9:00 :: Eloquent Stranger
Influenced by many genres of music and comprised of 3 talented musician/singer/songwriters, each adding their own talent to the sound of Eloquent Stranger instrumentally and vocally. Creating a unique blend of timeless Singer/Songwriter/Folk/Acoustic Rock Covers and Original Music that weaves harmony and lyrics into life.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Supported Charity for the month- Toco Hills Community Ministry
8:00 :: Smoke Rise
9:00 :: Pickxen
From deep in the Southland comes Pickxen, spreading musical fairy dusty all over the kudzu covered hills and hollers of their very own backyard. Dixie, Pixie and Micksy, (whose christian name is Lyle), are here for you and will be until, well, you know, the cows come home. So pull up the divan and set a spell.........the party's just gettin' started! Here's a little bit about Pickxen, via the Proust Questionnaire:
Dixie: Warblin', strumming', settin' the tone (1. Which living person do you most despise? He knows who he is.... (2. What is your current state of mind? Satisfied, frustrated, excited, overwhelmed. (3. What is your Idea of happiness? I'm living it....but I'll take more! (4. What or who is the greatest love of your life? That would have to be Pixie! (5. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? 2 choices here, Dolly Parton's original guitar or Carole King's piano.
Pixie: Bass, bangin' about on stuff, beef jerky buff (1. What you most dislike about your appearance? A wanting amount of arm hair. (2. What qualities do you most admire in women? All of them (qualities - not women.....sorry, honey). (3. Who is your hero in fiction? Ignatius J. Reilly. ( 4. How would you like to die? Satisfied. ( 5. What is your motto? Caesar non supra Grammaticos.
Micksy: Guitar-in, gettin' harmonious, gad aboutin' (1. What is your current state of mind? Those who matter don't mind, those who mind - don't matter. (2. What words/phrases do you most overuse? "...almost like we knew what we were doing." (used after a successful accomplishment). (3. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To be more aware of opportunities left on the table. (4. What is your most treasured possession? 1975 Martin D-28, of which I am it's only owner. (5. What is your motto? "We have the technology...let's make it worse."
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Supported Charity for the month- Interfaith Children's Alliance
8:00 :: Ron Hipp
Ron Hipp is an acoustic finger-style guitarist/singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A native of Atlanta, Ron has been performing around town, both as a solo artist and in various band combinations, for many years. His rich baritone voice, consummate finger-picking and original songs make his shows a memorable experience. Ron performs in the duo ~Out of The Rain~ with Carol Statella, an accomplished singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist in her own right, so this will be a rare chance to get to see and hear Ron solo.
9:00 : : In The Wheelhouse
In the Wheelhouse began in 2010 when Tomas Valenti needed an impromptu stringband for a square dance and asked fiddler Tara Vogt and banjo player Walter Harris to help out. They discovered a shared love of music that went beyond traditional fiddle tunes and they've been playing together ever since. Today their repertoire includes an eclectic blend of traditional and popular tunes from a broad range of styles; old country gospel and blues to the Beatles with a dash of bluegrass. Guitarist-singer Sarah Wishon joined the group later, adding a velvety quality to their three-part harmonies. Sometimes appearing as a trio, other times as a quartet, In the Wheelhouse entertains audiences with their tight harmonies, unique arrangements, stale banjo jokes, and upbeat fiddle tunes, swapping out lead vocals as well as instruments along the way.