The Christmas Hoot

Monday, Dec 14, 2015
8:00 – 10:00 pm

Little Kings Shuffle Club
Hancock and Hull in downtown Athens

IT’S A TRADITION!!   ‘Tis the season when we gather and lift our voices together!! Christmas is the one time of the year where all people of all walks of life (and musical abilities) come together and sing! It’s a seasonal phenomenon, filled with the traditions of MUSIC!!

Please come join us on Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm for the AFMDS annual Christmas Hoot featuring Christmas Carol Sing A Long w/ Tommy Jordan! Tommy passes out the words and takes requests as YOU get to pick the songs and sing along. One of our favorite shows of the year!! At our favorite pub, Yee Ole Little Kings!

Opening our Christmas Hoot at 8:00 will be The Solstice Sisters and following them will be Klezmer Local 42. Then at 9:00, Tommy Jordan and Dick Daniels will lead us in our Christmas Caroling Sing A Long! Be sure to come early!

See you there!
Tommy and Susan
and Dick and Maggie and Christine and Mike
and Dan and Bud and Bill and Adam and the rest of the Klezmer folks
Sponsored by the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society.



The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society Present:

The Folk Festival Preview HOOT!!
Monday Sept 10
@ The Melting Point Pavilion
8-10pm, admission is FREE

Our monthly show will highlight our upcoming North Georgia Folk Festival happening on October 6 at Sandy Creek Park north of Athens. And, this month’s Hoot will be located on the Pavilion, which is in the center of the Foundry Park/ Melting Point parking lot. We love the pavilion with it’s party lights and big ceiling fans! AND the Hoyt House will be serving up a special menu of delicious food!

This month we’ll welcome back, from Rome, GA,

Little Country Giants

Blending originals with a wonderful old time country feel! They have played the festival in the past and we welcome them back to play our preview show! http://www.reverbnation.com/littlecountrygiants

The Corduroy Road

Who are playing at this years festival! They are planning a stripped down version of the band for the preview show, the full band for the festival! thecorduroyroad.com

String Theory

Toe tapping fiddle tunes & they often play for the Folk Society’s monthly dance and have also played at a past festival. We’ll also be giving out posters, postcards and making announcements about our upcoming festival! Susan Staley opens and hosts the show. athensfolk.org for more information!


The Athens Folk Music & Dance Present:

The Hoot
Monday July 9

@ The Melting Point Pavilion
8-10pm  admission is FREE
This month our monthly music variety show continues on the Melting Point Pavilion! We love the pavilion with it’s party lights and big ceiling fans! AND the Hoyt House will provide food and drinks. This month we welcome Athens newest Polka band, Don Schnitzel and the Hofbrau Boys.   Also, long time country singer, John Boyle and  Rock & Blues band, Root Spirits.  Susan Staley opens and hosts the show.  More info at athensfolk.org or our facebook page.



The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society & Athfest Present:

The Athfest Sampler
Monday, June 11
@ The Melting Point
8-10pm admission is FREE

This month our regular music variety show, The Hoot, will be borrowing talent from the upcoming downtown Athens festival, Athfest happening June 20-24.  In addition to music, we’ll have information about the festival, free yard signs, compilation CD’s and Athfest wristbands for sale there.  This year our show features bands who have songs on this years Athfest CD.  Clay Leverett & The Buzzards, singing country tinged songs with pedal steel and acoustic guitars. Also, 40th Street Candid Coal People the one-man-band has picked up a piano & banjo player to join him doing orignial folk.  And Americana singer/songwriter, Dodd Ferrelle will lay out some new tunes from his just released CD.  Tommy Jordan guest hosts the evening and opens the show.  For more information, athensfolk.org or athfest.com


The Hoot!
Monday April 9
@ The Melting Point Pavilion
8-10pm admission is FREE

We are back on the Melting Point Pavilion for the April installment of our monthly show!  The Pavilion is located in the center of the Foundry Park Inn complex where the Melting Point is located.  We LOVE the pavilion as we’re outside, under cover, in an intimate and festive atmosphere.  Hoyt House provides us with a special menu for our show.  Don’t miss your chance to come listen to music under the Pavilion and eat some good food there!  This month we have a fantastic line up featuring The Skipperdees, twin sisters who play banjo, guitar, trumpet and sing great harmony’s.  Also from Canton, GA, Vacant House, a full out rockabilly, old country band!  AND we have the Vinyl Strangers doing pop tune originals with harmony’s A’ La Beatles!!  Susan Staley opens and hosts.  Visit athensfolk.org for more info OR the Athens Folk Society’s Facebook page!



The Athens Folk Music & Dance Society Present:

The Hoot

Monday November 14
@ The Melting Point
8-10pm admission is FREE!

Tommy Jordan and William Tonks

This month the Folk Society’s music variety show continues as we welcome Between Naybors, which features Greg Benson, Melanie Morgan,  and Dale Wechsler.  They’ll be doing a set of folky originals ( www.reverbnation.com/betweennaybors).  Also, returning to the Hoot is MrJordanMrTonks, which is Tommy & William doing acoustic versions of rock songs and more on Dobro & Guitar & Harmony Vocals.  And Rachel Lynn, singer, songwriter doing folk with a touch of roots rock. ( www.rachellynnmusic.com)   And we will also welcome The Skipperdees, a folk duo will do a special opening set!!  So, LOTS OF MUSIC VARIETY this month!!!
Susan Staley hosts the evening.  athensfolk.org or visit our facebook page


Monday Oct 10

@ The Melting Point
8-10pm admission is FREE
Our monthly music variety show continues! This month we welcome the blues, rock, Americana band, Driftwood, which includes a veteran cast of Athens musicians (driftwoodband.net).  We also welcome J.D. Smith a indie/pop singer songwriter who recently finished her CD Conscious Earth with John Kean,  a recording that benefits battered women (myspace.com/jdsmithmusic). And we also will have a set from farmer Todd Lister & Friends doing folk favorites, and maybe even some originals!  And joining Todd will be a whole cast of characters….  Susan Staley opens and hosts the evening.  athensfolk.org



Folk Festival Preview Hoot:
Monday Sept 12, 2011
@ The Melting Point
8-10pm admission is FREE!

This month’s Hoot will be located on the Pavilion, which is in the center of the Foundry Park/ Melting Point parking lot. Our show will highlight our upcoming North Georgia Folk Festival happening on Sept 24 at Sandy Creek Park north of Athens. This month we’ll welcome back Bill Ashley and The Kitchen Pickers who are pictured on this year’s poster, drawn by Art Rosenbaum. They will also be performing at this year’s Festival, but we’ll get a preview of great standard bluegrass music from Bill and his band. Also, we will welcome for the first time The Triskelion, a new traditional Celtic/Old Time band which features concertina, hammered dulcimer, fiddle and much much more! AND we will also have Beverly Smith & Friends doing a set…Beverly travels all over the US & UK giving concerts and music workshops. She is playing the festival with Bluegrass Legend Alice Gerrard, but for the Hoot, she will likely have Art Rosenbaum and other notible musicians joining her for a set of early country & old time music. Festival Director Tommy Jordan & Susan Staley will open with a few songs and host the evening with announcements and volunteer sign ups for the festival! The Hoyt House will be fixing a special menu for the evening!


Another installment of the Folk Society’s monthly music variety show! And if you love harmony singing, this month we will have a wealth of harmony!! This month we will welcome from Atlanta area

**The Rosin Sisters**

Includes, Barbara Panter (of Hair of the Dog), Ann Whitley, and Jan Smith. All three sing, play various old time instruments including 3 part fiddle tunes! AND they’ll also have George Norman and Whit Connah playing with them!
**The Darnell Boys**

Trio of brothers, singing old time inspired music with imaginative percussion, guitar and bass.

**Us Lately**

The self described “chamber rock” group , a new music project that includes Joy Redmond, Ed Dowling (Incatapec) and Diana Torell ( Jolly Beggars & Squalls). Susan Staley will open and host the evening.

Visit our facebook page!

Monday July 11
@ The Melting Point
8 to 10pm admission is free!
Our monthly music variety show returns!  We welcome back pop music & harmony sensation The Vinyl Strangers. Also, blues guitar & vocals from Marion Montgomery. AndFour Eyes, the folk pop duo of Erin Lovett and Jace Bartet. Maggie Hunter guest hosts. visit the folk society’s facebook page.

The AFMDS Hoot presently happens on the second Monday of each month, most of the time at the Melting Point in Athens, Ga.

It’s a variety show, and admission is always free. We’ve had many local and some national acts appearing on the stage. The hoot has been a regular occurrence in Athens since the 1980s.

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