2015 Spring/Summer Season

Afrissippi in Concert

Friday, May 8, 7 p.m.                                                                                                                                                               A hot blend of North Mississippi Hill Country Blues fused with West African roots and rhythms  by Fulani griot Guelel Kumba, Eric Deaton, Tony Caldwell and Kinney Kimbrough. 

 

Tickets $10 advance, $12 door

 

Afrissippi was formed out of true musical serendipity when Fulani griot Guelel Kumba was introduced to Mississippi bluesman Eric Deaton. While jamming together, Guelel played Eric a traditional Fulani song, "Nduumandii," which Eric recognized as practically identical to "Keep Your Hands Off That Girl" by Delta blues master Junior Kimbrough. The idea that an old African melody could have been preserved in the African-American population of the American South sparked the collaboration that soon became Afrissippi.

 

Afrissippi has gained national attention with writups in:

 

 

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"A Different Voice" Open Mic

Saturday, May 30, 7 p.m.

 

Some of our area's very talented musicians perform music and spoken word interpreting our season theme of  "A Different Voice".  Tickets $8 advance, $10 door

"Muscle Shoals--The Incredible Story of a Small town With a Big Sound"  Documentary

Saturday, June 13, 3 p.m.

 

Showing of the critically acclaimed documentary which

chronicles the story behind Rick Hall's Fame Recording Studios, the birthplace of the iconic Muscle Shoals sound. The film will be introduced by veteran Fame musician, singer-songwriter

Walt Aldridge.  Q&A to follow.  Free

 

 

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Walt Aldridge in Concert

Saturday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.

 

This Nashville/Muscle Shoals singer-songwriter has written dozens of recorded Country and Americana songs and was part of the Muscle Shoals Fame Recording Studio family for 17 years.  As producer, songwriter and musician, he has built an unshakeable reputation as an honored troubadour of our time.           

Tickets $10 advance, $12 door

 

Walt Aldridge, a songwriter, singer, musician, engineer and producer has exercised his musical skills in Muscle Shoals and Nashville for more than thirty years. Billboard magazine named Aldridge one of the Top Ten Country Songwriters of the year twice based on the strength of his chart activity. His song “No Getting Over Me” was named one of ASCAP’s most performed country songs. “Holding Her and Loving You” was named Song of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters’ Association International. His work spans a wide spectrum of music, including artists as diverse as Lou Reed, Peter Cetera and Blessid Union of Souls. Traditional country acts from Conway Twitty to Reba McEntire have also found success with Aldridge’s songs.

 

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