The first set will feature JERRY BRUNNER, BRUCE GILBERT & CYNDI CRAVEN. The second hour will feature PAUL PENDERY, ALLISON ADAMS and JOHN CABLE.
You know that whatever songs these talented singer-songwriters offer will be good; really, really good. This is going to be FUN! You’ll want to come early; the room will fill up quickly! See you there! I can’t wait!!
Jerry Brunner’s subtle picking skill on the acoustic guitar has garnered praise from throughout the local folk community. His smooth pleasant voice provides his own unique renditions of many folk and pop classics. "Come hear the results of decades of noodling on the guitar." http://vimeo.com/
Cyndi Craven started playing guitar—well, she thought the baritone ukulele her dad gave her was a guitar—when she was six years old. By the time she turned eleven, she realized the ukulele was in fact not a guitar, so she gave her life savings to a man at a record store who took a six-string guitar down off the wall, put it in a pasteboard case, and out she walked, guitar in hand. It broke the bank, but she finally had a real guitar. Forty some years later, Cyndi is still singing, playing, performing, writing songs, and recording songs. She can’t think of any reason to stop now. “Cyndi captures the essence of love, admiring, observing, yet basking in the feeling. In the song "Dreaming" she defines the surrealistic imagery of dreaming, and friendship. And the most important lesson of all, in the title song, that of interdependence. Beautiful.”
Bruce Gilbert: I'M A SONGWRITER..sort of a musical mad scientist. I mix ingredients and hope that magic will happen... And we songwriters know what magic is because we carry our heros and their songs with us everywhere we go... Gershwin, Mozart, The Beatles, Curtis Mayfield, Joni Mitchell, Otis Redding, Leadbelly, Cole Porter, James Taylor, Fredric Chopin, Merle Haggard, Billy Strayhorn, Lowell George, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Laura Nyro, Leon Russell, Carol King, John Prine, Antonio Carlos Jobim ...Every time we pull out a guitar or sit down at the piano, our heros are sitting on our shoulders, not butting in, but hopefully reminding us to write with passion and to listen to our hearts as we write... So, we sit.....and we play.... and listen to our hearts...and we compose. I'm very grateful for the chance to share with you, songs that came from MY heart. I hope you enjoy them." http://www.facebook.com/
Allison Adams: Songwriter, singer, guitarist, mandolinist, and concertinist Allison Adams has been making music on Atlanta’s acoustic scene for a decade. Harmony singing brings Allison great joy, and she loves finding a place for her voice in duets and ensembles. http://www.facebook.com/
John Cable is a veteran musician who began his career in the late 60s. After serving as lead guitarist and vocalist for country rock pioneers, Colours, John became a member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. In 1976, they became the first American band in history to perform in the Soviet Union. John has performed on The Tonight Show, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, The Midnight Special, Austin City Limits and the Grand Ole Opry. Concert venues include: Wolftrap, Carnegie Hall, and Red Rocks. http://www.reverbnation.com/
Paul Pendery is a singer songwriter from the folk tradition. His stories and performance style are clearly influenced by time spent in Texas, the Great Northwest, Appalachia and the Deep South. His guitar playing is solid and percussive, which provides the perfect backdrop for his rich and expressive voice. The results are sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, but always entertaining.http://
Tickets: $5 plus a canned goods donation for Sandy Springs Community Action Center.