Date(s) - 05/18/2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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).
Our performers this month will be Julie Gribble and Bruce Gilbert & Cyndi Craven! See below for more info.
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 as of May 4th:
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I started making music while living in Los Angeles. Pursuing acting all my life had been amazing but I needed a break. This ‘break’ led to pickin’ up that dusty guitar and spending hours a day just trying to figure it out. I’m not a chick who can be told I can’t do something so after a few open mics I got offered my first gig. This gig led to the next year; I made my first record, got signed on with a small label, did my first tour and worked long hours at a coffee shop to pay the bills.
I went off on my own and started booking tours around the US. I was given the opportunity to perform on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Tyra Banks Show. I made my second record during this time, too.
So here we are, a few years later and I just can’t bear the thought of giving up. Moved back to the east coast, had supporting roles in the movies Quarantine 2: Terminal and Ride Along, performed for a third time on The Late Late Show and finished my sixth record, Crimson Sky. I realized finally that if I’m not playing music I’m just not happy. Meeting people all around the country, hearing their stories, sharing a moment in their journey and mine is what drives me.
The people that surround me are crazy in the best way, like me. Yes we are opinionated but that’s because we stand firm in our beliefs that great music comes from the heart, not a formula. I’m told all the time that my music is ‘outside the box.’ Ya know what? I like it that way… ‘cause in the end I’ll know I gave this dream a damn good shot with integrity and passion. I say ‘cheers’ to a good dream, a shot of whiskey, some laughs and a hell of a lot of hard work!
Bruce Gilbert & Cyndi Craven
I’M A SONGWRITER..sort of a musical mad scientist. I mix ingredients and hope that magic will happen.
And we songwriters know what magic is because we carry our heros and their songs with us everywhere we go.
Gershwin, Mozart, The Beatles, Curtis Mayfield, Joni Mitchell, Otis Redding, Leadbelly, Cole Porter, James Taylor, Fredric Chopin, Merle Haggard, Billy Strayhorn, Lowell George, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Laura Nyro, Leon Russell, Carol King, John Prine, Antonio Carlos Jobim
Every time we pull out a guitar or sit down at the piano, our heros are sitting on our shoulders, not butting in, but hopefully reminding us to write with passion and to listen to our hearts as we write.
So, we sit…..and we play…. and listen to our hearts…and we compose. I’m very grateful for the chance to share with you, songs that came from MY heart. I hope you enjoy them.
More at brucegilbertmusic.com
Cyndi Craven has been around for a while. She’s played at the Bluebird in Nashville, the Carter Center Rose Garden, dorm rooms, dive bars, and a number of Amtrak club cars. She was a Kerrville Folk Festival ‘New Folk’ finalist in 1992, coincidentally, along with her duo partner of nine years, Tom Wolf, with whom she ran the legendary music scene at the Great Southeastern Freight Room in Decatur during the ’80s and ’90s.
These days, Cyndi is a frequent flyer on the Atlanta area coffee house circuit, sometimes solo and oftentimes with other singer-songwriters and performers including with the trio, Just BeCause, with Jerry Brunner and Bruce Gilbert.
Cyndi has songs about starfish habitat, secret turtle language, a black dog with a bad reputation, a household safety device, a guardian angel with a crooked wing (and possibly a criminal record), a train from the train’s point of view, and even one her cat wrote. There are more. She hopes you’ll come give them a listen sometime soon!
More at cyndicravenmusic.com