Atlanta’s Live Music Source featuring International and American Folk Music including Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Jazz, Russian, and more!
Artists We Represent
“Imagine if Cassandra Wilson and Tina Turner somehow combined genetic material…Gwen Hughes is an exciting talent.” (Wildy’s World).
The Bonaventure Quartet
Luckily, we are better musicians than mathematicians. Originally your basic four piece quartet, we kept growing until now we have arrived at what we refer to as the Double Quartet.What do you get when you combine the gypsy-jazz stylings of Django Reinhardt and the torchy-twangy mezzo delivery of Patsy Cline with a rowdy troupe of Romani-esque instrumentalists? The only correct answer would be the Bonaventure Quartet, an Atlanta-based confederation founded at the turn of the millennium by guitarist/composer Charles Williams.
The Bonaventure part of the group's moniker seems inclusive enough when considering the range of territory covered by the BVQ: le jazz hot and cool, Broadway show tunes, Latin noir, folk ballads, sea shanties, and the occasional twinge of rock 'n' roll. Actually, the name refers to the street on which Williams lived for 20 years.
Marla Tov Cocktails
Atlanta's Finest Klezmer Band featuring Marla Feeney and Sam Skelton, and Atlanta's newest and highly talented group of musicians that will have you smiling and dancing for the whole show. If you haven't seen Marla and Sam play, you are missing watching some of the most talented musicians anywhere. Joining them will be a melting pot of magical musical talent with drums, horns, tubas, basses, guitars, accordian and more!!!
The Marlatov Cocktails are available for Bar Mitzvah's, weddings, festivals and events.
Get ready for some of the most entertaining klezmer/dixieland/ragtime music in ATL!
Nationally acclaimed performer, composer, arranger, and educator, Jamie Laval is hailed as “One of North America’s finest practitioners of traditional Scottish music” (San Jose Mercury News). Laval’s unique approach to traditional Celtic music blends the simplicity of an ancient art form with stunning virtuosity and contemporary flair that resonates with families, youth, seniors, and devotees of ethnic, jazz, and classical music.
In 2002, Laval won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship which launched his career throughout the U.S. and Scotland as a devoted performer of Celtic music. A self-managed, independent artist, Laval sustains a schedule of over 100 solo engagements per year on community concert series, large festival stages, as a soloist with symphonies, and in chamber music performances with other top string players. He teaches master classes and seminars for string players in summer music camps such as The Swannanoa Gathering and is a frequent lecturer at California State University and other similar institutions.
Murmurs and Drones, Laval’s third and most recent album, won the popular vote for “Best World Traditional Album” in the 2012 Independent Music Awards.
BACK IN THE SADDLE
BACK IN THE SADDLE is an All Star Western Music band whose energetic shows delight fans of all ages. United by their love of the songs of the Great American West, this diverse group of stellar musicians brings humor, fun and great vocal harmonies to this wonderful American musical genre. Their shows include classic Cowboy songs, Western Swing, Movie & TV Western theme songs, originals inspired by the West and even some Tin Pan Alley standards. BACK IN THE SADDLE is always on the lookout for that next great Western song.
Vocalist and band leader ‘Frenchy’ Berne Poliakoff was a founding member of the well loved Western band Cowboy Envy, which received great acclaim and performed extensively at clubs, festivals, radio broadcasts and even the Kennedy Center. She brings a beautiful voice and whimsical wit to the stage. As a songwriter, ‘Frenchy’ has composed all of the band’s original songs as well as original songs for her own recordings. As a singer/songwriter and vocalist, Berne performs in many musical genres including Folk, Jazz and 20th Century popular.
‘Gallopin’ Gwen Hughes is a strong vocalist with her own rising solo career as a Jazz and Pop vocalist. She has released multiple albums with a wide variety of musicians. Gwen tours internationally and has performed as an actress in notable stage productions, films and television.
Musical leader LA ‘Durn’ Tuten (also of Cowboy Envy) is a highly respected musician for live performances and recordings. With BACK IN THE SADDLE, ‘Durn’ plays upright bass and joins in on the vocal harmonies. He also takes the lead vocal on some Western Swing classics.
Matthew ‘Kickin’ Kaminski brings his special accordion skills to the band. When not playing Western music, Matthew has a growing recording career as a Jazz organist. And, during baseball season, he takes his organ skills into the booth as the official Atlanta Braves organist!
‘Ramblin’ Rick Hinkle is a master of all things stringed and often joins the band as guitarist and vocalist. His recording and performance career spans a Who’s Who of famous Atlanta singers and bands. Rick also operates his own recording studio as Producer / Engineer.
Guitarist ‘Maverick’ Micah Cadwell is the hollow body electric ruler! His music covers the gamut from Rockabilly to Jazz to Western Swing to great Bar Band Rock and Roll. Micah is very much in demand by many performers to join them onstage and always delivers great stylings.
On fiddle, BACK IN THE SADDLE is joined at different times by two of best in the fiddle-playing world, Kenny ‘Longhorn’ Lambert and ‘Tijuana’ Tim Hinkle. Both Kenny and Tim can get the toes tapping but also bring achingly sweet sounds with their amazing fiddle playing.
Great tunes! Beautiful harmonies! Rollicking good fun for all! BACK IN THE SADDLE!
Michelle Malone: award winning Singer, songwriter, road warrior. Maybe you’re feeling tired or a little broken, like you can’t take another step. Hearing this soul sister from the South is just what you need. She can make the biggest arena seem cozy as a campfire and an intimate venue feel like the center of the universe. Rolling Stone has called her "raucous and jubilant" - her live show will have you laughing, crying, singing and dancing in your seat. "Malone is a master at mixing blues and Americana music” (Guitar Player Magazine), and she’s got something you’re probably dying for someone to tell you: You Are Stronger Than You Think.
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