Folk, Jazz and Acoustic Music Set for Hungry Ear Coffee House, Nov 2013
Hungry Ear Coffee House, Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation
The Hungry Ear Coffee House features folk, smooth jazz and acoustic music at the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation 1025 Mt. Vernon Highway, N.W., Sandy Springs, GA 30327, inside #285, 1/2 mi. E. of Northside Dr. The Hungry Ear is an outreach project of NWUUC, a congregation that promotes religious freedom, spiritual growth and ethical action.
$5 cover. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and sweets available. Plenty of free parking. Please bring a canned food donation for the Community Action Center.
Bob Bakert & Friends - Guitarist Bob Bakert, our Hungry Ear host will perform a host of jazz standards and originals with outstanding pianist Mark Tucker, Chris Riggenbach, one of the busiest bass players in Atlanta who teaches jazz upright bass at Emory and Georgia State, along with phenomenal guitarist Curtis Jones and a special guest Bill Fielder on the trumpet. http://bobbakert.com/
The Night Travelers - Internationally acclaimed Master of the 5-string banjo, James McKinney and the very talented Niki Portmann on Upright Acoustic Bass create musical magic for you that will sweep you up and keep you wanting more. http://www.nighttravelers.com/
Born in Fort Payne, Alabama in 1957 to J.R. and Duette McKinney. James is from a long line of Banjo pickers including his mother who still loves to play.
James started playing Banjo at 14 and hasn't stopped since. James has had the privilege of playing or recording with many of the legends of music including Bill Monroe, Vassar Clements, Johnny Cash, John Hartford, and The Grateful Dead. James has sung and played at the Grand Ol' Opry, performed regularly at Opryland, had a number of bands of his own over years, and won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. He has been published on over 10 albums/CD's over the years and still enjoys teaching Banjo at various workshops and seminars around the world.