Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm. $5 suggested cash donation. Please bring items to support North Fulton Community Charities (see below for list). Our performers rely on tips and merch sales, so you should bring some extra cash for them (and maybe buying refreshments from us).
Our musical guests this month will be Jane Kramer & Mockingbird's Wing! (more info about the musicians below)
The North Fulton Community Charities food pantry, located at 11270 Elkins Road, Roswell, has a continual need for food and staple products. Here is the list from their website (https://nfcchelp.org/food-bank/) as of January 4th:
- Dried Beans (1 lb. bags)
- Tomato Paste
- Canned Fish/Meat
- Peanut Butter/Jelly
- Cream Soups
- All Toiletries
- Juice Boxes
- Canned Fruit
- Peas (canned)
- Greens (canned)
- Chile (canned)
- Baking Items
- Flavored Pasta
- Hamburger Helper
- Green Beans
- Mac 'n Cheese
Lauded by UK music reviewer Three Chords and the Truth as sounding like she was “…born to gypsy poets and raised by Emmylou Harris,” Asheville, North Carolina songstress Jane Kramer has garnered international recognition for the sultry, heartrending originality of her vocals and for the heavy-hitting lyrical eloquence of her songwriting.
With deep roots in the musical traditions, culture and lore of her beloved Appalachia, Kramer’s songs are introspective, gracefully gritty and fiercely memorable. They elegantly sweep listeners down the gravel roads and southern coastal highways, midnight truck stops and lonely motel rooms of “hard learning” and lead home to the wooded Blue Ridge Mountains with moving acceptance of our flawed human experience. Kramer’s live performances are equally as poignant and engaging; rich with accessible, warm, often hilarious storytelling and gracefully lifting the veil between audience and performer.
Following the February 2016 release of her acclaimed sophomore solo studio album, Carnival of Hopes, Kramer has been touring nationally and internationally, playing for sold-out audiences in listening rooms, theaters, pubs, festivals, living rooms and arts councils. This has gained her a loyal following from Portland, Oregon to Scotland, U.K. Her 2019 full-length release, Valley of the Bones, spent 5 months on the Folk and Roots national radio charts and has Kramer gracing stages from Vermont to Florida in support of the record.
A social worker, former domestic violence crisis counselor and avid humanitarian, Kramer continues to perform and teach about the songwriting process in prisons, rescue missions, programs for at-risk youth, classrooms, hospitals and animal shelters, sharing her message of music as a powerful tool for healing, connection and compassion.
Photo by Wayward Wanderess Photography (https://www.facebook.com/Wayward-Wanderess-Photography-521798204897888/)
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-instramentalist and singer/songwriter out of Chicago, IL If its 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.