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Hamilton Hoopla Tomorrow Night 12/14!

13 Dec

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Advance Tickets (only $10) available through 1:30 PM, December 14! Credit Cards accepted at the door.

We are extremely excited about the first Hamilton Hoopla! Joe Craven is in town, and he has a lot of holiday joy to spread through music. Make your plans to come out to Oakhurst Baptist Church (222 East Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030) for what promises to be a wonderful musical journey through the world of gypsy jazz, folk, old-time, progressive acoustic music, and a large family jam to end the evening!

Set I / Frank Hamilton & Friends (fellow teachers & friends from the Old Town School of Folk Music) > Bob Bakert (jazz) > Jason Koornick & Jared Womack (progressive acoustic/jamgrass)

Set II / Mick Kinney, son Evan & (Georgia Cracker bandmate) Chip Corbitt > Charles Williams & Dan Coy (gypsy jazz) > Joe Craven & Frank Hamilton lead Family Jam

 Enjoy the video below of Joe Craven with his trio – a great showcase of what Joe can do.  We really are going to have a remarkable night of music tomorrow evening!  Come on out!

The Hamilton Hoopla Around the Corner!

8 Dec

“Everything Joe touches turns to music,” says mandolinist David Grisman, with whom Joe played for almost 17 years as a member of the David Grisman Quintet.

We are only one week out from The Hamilton Hoopla (Wed Dec 14, Oakhurst Baptist Church, 222 East Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030), an absolutely incredible evening of music in a perfect acoustic environment and featuring a potpourri of musicians representing styles such as jazz, jamgrass, old-time, gypsy jazz, and Joe Craven!  Hosted by and featuring the great Joe Craven (David Grisman Quintet, Garcia Grisman recordings, Alison Brown Quartet), we are excited to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Frank Hamilton School and its commitment to bring music and music education into the Decatur and Atlanta communities as we enter our second year!  It is an exciting time for us for certain and invite YOU to be a part!

Please get your advance tickets to help the cause and we absolutely can’t wait to see you on Wednesday, December 14 at Oakhurst Baptist Church!  Share this with your family and friends!

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The full lineup is as follows: Joe CravenFrank HamiltonCharles Williams & Dan Coy (The Bonaventure Quartet), Mick KinneyBob BakertMusicians/teachers from The Old Town School of Folk MusicJason KoornickJared Womack

 ABOUT JOE CRAVEN
Joe Craven is not just an entertaining musician with a penchant for the mischievous, he is a teacher and student all at once and he will draw you into his performance by including you as thou gh you’re part of the show itself. His gift of gab is unprecedented and his musical knowledge impressive. Joe’s openness and expression of gratitude for the gifts he’s acquired make it all the more fun for him to share them with his audience.
Creativity educator, former museum curator, visual artist, actor/storyteller, event emcee and recipient of the 2009 Folk Alliance Far-West Performer of the Year, Joe has made music with many folks – notably violinist Stephane Grappelli and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia – to multi-whirled string guy David Lindley, harmonica wizard Howard Levy and seven years recording and touring with banjo fusionist Alison Brown.
Joe is a musical madman with anything that has strings attached; violin, mandolin, tin can, bedpan, cookie tin, tenor guitar/banjo, mouth bow, canjoe, cuatro, CBG, berimbau, balalaika, boot ‘n lace and double-necked whatever.

Frank Hamilton School Concert Series Off & Running!

22 Feb

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We had a great week last week at the Frank Hamilton School!  Check out this great article that James Kelly wrote in the Atlanta Creative Loafing edition out now!  Many thanks for the push as we move forward in our journey to become an integral part of the musical DNA of the greater Atlanta area.

Please consider coming out Tuesday evening to Epworth United Methodist Church (across from Candler Park) for the start of our next term (6 sessions for $100) – you’ll be glad you did!  We will be featuring Guitar I & II, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Fiddle & Vocals…there’s something for everyone!  It really doesn’t matter what level you are, and if you’re shy about playing with others then this is your ticket.  Please visit http://frankhamiltonschool.org for more information, and we hope to see you on Tuesday, February 23!

The opening concert of the Frank Hamilton Concert Series on Thursday night with Jeff IMG_0461Mosier starting the festivities followed by The Georgia Crackers was an amazing experience that was fitting for a kick-off celebration, and we had a great crowd for the festivities!  Below are some videos that highlight how wonderful the evening really was.  The first video features Jeff Mosier performing the classic John Hartford tune made famous by Glenn Campbell, “Gentle On My Mind”.  The next song is performed by The Georgia Crackers, and the last couple of videos feature Jeff joining on stage with the spoons.  Great stuff!  Hope you enjoy!

We hope to see y’all out on March 3 for our next concert at the Red Light Cafe, featuring Atlanta’s own Hair of the Dog!  Great Cajun music with a twist of pedal steel thrown in for good measure.  You’re sure to leave a fan!  Advance tickets are available for purchase, $10 Adv/$12 door.  Please let your friends know, show starts at 8pm!

Learn More About Frank Hamilton School and the Living Music Icon!

16 Feb

 

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Frank Hamilton is living music history – he is an educator, musician, leader & visionary all wrapped into one.  I am fortunate to be involved in continuing his vision in the new millennium.  While the world is a much different place than it was in 1957, one particular constant that remains is the importance of music and the arts in the community.  That is the ultimate goal of the Frank Hamilton School, bringing together community through love of music.  The classes are group sessions that finish up with a jam led by Frank and involving all instruments.

There have been a some wonderful interviews with Frank Hamilton since September, where he talks about his history, the Old Town School in Chicago, and bringing the OTS model to the Atlanta area.  When you have a moment, I highly recommend you listen to them.  None of them are more than 15 minutes long and are incredibly informative.

~ City Lights on WABE 90.1 FM, 9/10/15

~ On Second Thought, GPB 88.5, 10/22/15

~ Interview by Noel Morris, 9/14/15

I hope y’all can make it out to celebrate the start to the Frank Hamilton Concert Series on Thursday evening at the Red Light Cafe!  Music will begin at 8pm, so it will be an early night!  Rev. Jeff Mosier kicks it off to be followed by The Georgia Crackers!  Click Here for advance tickets.

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Frank Hamilton School Concert Series Kicks Off 2/18!

15 Feb

Frank Hamilton Folk School Concert Series Kickoff Party Featuring The Georgia Crackers &Rev. Jeff MosierFeb 18th at 8_30Red Light Café

We are very excited about the beginning of something special, and that is the concert side of the Frank Hamilton School!  Thursday, February 18, is just the start of a process that will continue to bring quality roots music of all sorts to the Atlanta area.  A portion of the proceeds from each show will go directly into operation costs for FHS, so please come out and support!  A special side note here ~ there will be a couple of TDawg specials on the menu that night.  Both my deeelicious red beans’n’rice and my extremely popular spinach queso dip will be available for order that night.  Please let me know what you think!

hoot_OTSAt this point in time, shows are booked for one Thursday each month through the end of the year, and they are all stellar performances by some of our favorite local musicians as well as some highly touted regional and even national performers!  You can click here to see the full schedule through December!  Stay tuned for a few additional dates to be added the second half of the year.

It is going to be really fun watching the Frank Hamilton School integrate into the metro Atlanta area through concerts and community gatherings.  As we move into spring look for announcements about participating in some prominent spring-time arts festivals and traditional hootenannies!  While TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny gracefully retires to pasture (with a bang!), the word “Hootenanny” will be put to the true definition, providing a great reason to gather, jam, and enjoy each other’s company!

I found this great video the other day from an attic concert I produced in December 2010 at my good friends MollyO’s house.  It was a packed attic for a memorable night of music by Rev. Jeff Mosier & Joe Craven.  I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I did!  Cheers, y’all, and we at the Frank Hamilton School hope you can make it out!

 

Frank Hamilton Folk School Concert Series Schedule!

2 Feb

frank-hamilton-folk-school-concert-series-kick-off-party-the-georgia-crackers-rev-jeff-mosier-at-red-light-cafe-atlanta-ga-feb-18-2016-squareThe schedule is now complete for the inaugural Frank Hamilton Folk School Concert Series, held at the Red Light Cafe through the end of the year one Thursday each month!  Stay tuned for a few more concerts and workshops TBA.  Please read below for the complete schedule and spread the word!  A portion of the proceeds from each concert benefits FHFS!

 

 

Feb 18 ~ Kick-off Party feat. The Georgia Crackers w/ special guest Rev. Jeff MosierShowtime 8PM/Doors 7PM, Adv Tix $12/$15 Door

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March 3 ~ Hair of the Dog, Showtime 8PM/Doors 7PM, Adv Tix $10/$12 Door

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April 7 ~ Dangermuffin, Showtime 10PM/Doors 9:30PM, Adv Tix $12/$15 Door

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May 12 ~ Grant Green Jr., Showtime 8PM/Doors 7PM, Adv Tix $12/$15 Door

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June 16 ~ Grayson Capps w/ Corky Hughes, Showtime 8PM/Doors 7PM, Adv Tix $12/$15 Door

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July 7 ~ The Josh Daniel-Mark Schimick Project, Showtime 8PM/Doors 7PM, Adv Tix $10/$12 Door

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August 4 ~ Smokey’s Farmland Band, Showtime 8PM/Doors 7PM, Adv Tix $10/$12 Door

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September 1 ~ Donna Hopkins & Danny Hutchens (Bloodkin) Showtime 8PM/Doors 7PM, Adv Tix $10/$12 Door

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Oct 6 ~ Caroline Aiken, Showtime 8PM/Doors 7PM, Adv Tix $12/$15 Door

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November 3 ~ The Pussywillows & Gibson Wilbanks Band, Showtime 8PM/Doors 7PM, Adv Tix $10/$12 Door

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December 1 ~ Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband, Showtime 8PM/Doors 7PM, Adv Tix $10/$12 Door

 

 

 

Press Release – Frank Hamilton Folk School Concert Series Kick-Off 2/18!

13 Jan

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 13, 2016

Inaugural Frank Hamilton Folk School Concert Series Kicks Off Thursday, February 18

~ A Celebration of Community Through Music! ~

 

Doors 7PM, Showtime 8PM

$12 Adv/$15 Door 

Advance Tickets Available Online http://tinyurl.com/hcleyzz

 Press Contact: Thomas Helland, email: thelland7@gmail.com, cell: (678) 637-7377

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The Frank Hamilton Folk School (FHFS) is excited to debut its inaugural concert series at the Red Light Café featuring two unique acts, The Georgia Crackers & Rev. Jeff Mosier, that embody the principles of community and music coming together to create a social and learning environment.

Said namesake and founder Frank Hamilton (also co-founder of the world-renown Old Time School of Folk Music in Chicago in 1957) about band member Mick Kinney and The Georgia Crackers ~ “Mick is a talented traditional fiddler and early jazz piano player. This is the real incarnation of North Georgia Folk Music. The re-emergence of the Georgia Firecrackers. Very few musicians carry on the tradition as did the New Lost City Ramblers, Jack Elliott, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Lovers of Old Time Music are gonna love this show.”

The Frank Hamilton Folk School is an IRS designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to teaching, preserving and promoting folk music and arts in the greater Atlanta and Southeast regions.  FHFS officially opened its doors on October 6, 2015 at Epworth United Methodist Church directly across the street from Candler Park and is presently offering classes in Guitar I (taught by Frank Hamilton), Guitar II, Fiddle, Banjo, Ukulele & Vocals.  Mandolin will be offered beginning starting with the six-week session that begins February 23.  Modeled after the Old Town School of Folk Music (OTSFM), Hamilton describes OTSFM method of teaching applied, “We wanted to make music accessible to everyone, we wanted to bypass the formal educative type of note-reading you’d get in a music academy and emphasize the social aspects of music. We wanted to see involvement by people who wouldn’t normally think they had musical talent, and bring out whatever they had.”

Complete information including classes, scheduled events, and making a tax-deductible donation is available at http://frankhamiltonfolkschool.org.  Additionally, FHFS is currently seeking a permanent home as concerts, classes, and workshops continue.  Stay tuned for other community events as spring approaches.

http://www.frankhamiltonfolkschool.org

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