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Rob Alley Quintet with Jil Chambless

Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 6:30pm
Rob Alley Quintent with Jil Chambless performs An Alabama Songbook, featuring selections from Byron Arnold's "Folk Songs of Alabama."

Arnold, a professor at the University of Alabama from 1938 to 1948, spent much of his time traveling and collecting folk songs from throughout the state. His book, FOLK SONGS OF ALABAMA, was published by the University of Alabama Press in 1950 though he had moved on to USC by this time. It is believed that many of these songs would have vanished into obscurity if not for Arnold's efforts.
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Mason Atkins, guitar

Sunday, 27 April 2014 - 2:30pm
Join us for an afternoon of jazz and blues with guitarist Mason Atkins.

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Burgin Matthews & Doc Adams

Sunday, 18 May 2014 - 2:30pm
Local jazz legend Frank “Doc” Adams and author Burgin Mathews trace Birmingham’s jazz history through storytelling and musical performance based on their book. Enjoy this opportunity to hear tales from Birmingham’s jazz age with a man who saw it all first-hand. Book signing to follow.

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Iron Giant Percussion

Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 6:30pm
Four-piece percussion ensemble uses traditional drums as well as found objects like soda bottles, brake drums and propane tanks to make music. Their performance at UAB last year was given a perfect 5-star review by The Birmingham News and described as a “riveting concert.”

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Wilder Adkins

Sunday, 8 June 2014 - 2:30pm
Wilder Adkins was born in Marietta, Georgia where he grew up hearing the old folk songs his dad would play. As a young man, he lived for a short while in a small village in the middle of India, where he learned to sing in the unabashed style of simple people. He now makes his home among the kind people of Birmingham, Alabama. Today he still sings about simple things, like faith and flowers; his courtly-but-witty lyrics evoke a Deep South Shelley or Yeats, riding a joyful guitar dexterity.
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Herb Trotman Band

Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 6:30pm
Formed in 1992, by Herb Trotman, a master banjo player and owner of Fretted Instruments in Birmingham, Alabama, along with a few of his many friends who frequent the acoustic music shop. The versatile group centers around bluegrass music, but ventures into other genres with equal ease. Attention is given to clever arrangements and tight vocal harmonies. Each member draws from years of experience and contributes to the unique sound synonymous with The Herb Trotman Band.
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