john-mccAFMDS Winter Concert featuring John McCutcheon

John McCutcheon will be performing Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30pm at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel for the 2nd Annual Athens Folk Music and Dance Society Winter Concert.

John is an internationally acclaimed songwriter, storyteller, and musician known for his insightful, beautiful lyrics about real people, places and events.  Pete Seeger called him “one of our country’s best songwriters.”

From his website:

“What sets McCutcheon’s songs apart is that he’s actually writing about something!” observed well-known folk music DJ Bob Blackman. Whether it’s a musical snapshot of a day in the life of an Alaskan salmon fisherman, a child’s pondering the loss of her first tooth, remembering a moment that was omitted from our history books, lampooning the latest foibles on the national political scene, or celebrating the joy of old love McCutcheon’s songs are always about something small and, at the same time, something much bigger. “All big things start with little things,” he observed, “the way in which a song is able to open up the universal from the personal is one of the great joys of writing.”WINTER CONCERT MCCUTCHEON.compressed

Advance tickets are $20 at  This is a small, intimate venue and seating is limited.  Please get your tickets now to ensure a seat.

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Raise The Folk!

Please join us for an evening of folk music supporting the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society. Funds raised will be used to promote traditional and contemporary folk music, dance and art in northeast Georgia.

Claire Campbell • Caroline Aiken
Art Rosenbaum, Russ and Phil Tanner
Robb Holmes, MC

Thursday, January 28, 2016
7:30 – 10pm (doors open at 7pm)
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel
Light Refreshments • Silent Auction
Tickets: $15
Advance Tickets Available via EventBrite

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afmds_logoThe Athens Folk Music and Dance Society has been holding concert events since its inception. Some of the acts we have sponsored include:

Old Time multi instrumentalist John McCutcheon, Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, Cajun fiddler Dewey Balfa and accordion player Tracey Schwarz, Delta Blues player John Hammond, Ralph Blizzard and the New Southern Ramblers, John Cohen, Mike Seeger, Pentangle, The Cumberland Music Tour (Virgil, Willard and Hershel Anderson, Clyde Davenport, Clyde and Ralph Troxell, Johnny Ray Hicks, and Bobby Fulcher), Eddie Adcock and Talk of the Town, Norman Blake and the Rising Fawn String Ensemble…

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