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Zen Tea, April 7

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

Zen Tea Chamblee, GA Saturday, April 7, 2012 7:00 p.m. Map here The terrific Ben Wakeman I will play the first half of this evening, and John Cable and Richard Dean will take over for the second. Richard is our special guest this evening, all the way from Colorado. He and John have been writing and performing together since the 1960s, and the chemistry between these two artists is truly special. Richard is making the trip out here just for this performance. You don’t want to miss it! Check out some of their music here. Join us for a...

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First show of 2012: Zen Tea, Jan 14

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

Zen Tea Chamblee, GA Saturday, January 14 2012 7:00 p.m. Map here Ashley Filip and I will play the first half of this evening, and John Cable and Lindsay Petsch will take over for the second. Join us for a spectacular evening of original tunes and a few favorite covers at our favorite...

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Solo Performance at Lena’s Place Tonight!

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

I’ll be playing an hourlong set tonight at Lena’s Place, Atlanta’s longest-running monthly coffeehouse. Half of it I’ll do solo, and then my favorite singing pal ever, Cyndi Craven, and her ukulele will join me for the other half. My set starts at 9:00 P.M. but be sure to come before 8 to hear he astounding, astonishing, ridiculously talented (no hyperbole) JIMMY GALLOWAY. This guy is so good on the guitar all you can do is drop your jaw and laugh. That’s what I do anyway. He’s also a very, very good...

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Summer Gigs . . . Make Me Feel Fine

Posted by on Jun 4, 2011 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

When it’s too hot to do anything but stay indoors and hum and strum well, that’s what I’magonna do. Starting on July 2! THIS SHOW POSTPONED Ragamuffin Music Hall With Pat Walsh and Louis Robinson Saturday, July 2, 2011 Check back for new date to come soon! 45 South Cafe Cyndi & Allison (The Ukes of Hazard) and Billy Gewin Saturday, July 23 Two sets starting at 7:00 Charming downtown Norcross, Georgia. Directions and details here! Hungry Ear Coffee House Enhanced in the round with Cyndi Craven and Billy Gewin Split...

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New Shows on the Calendar for 2011

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

45 South Café Enhanced in the round with Cyndi Craven and Lindsay Petsch Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 Two sets starting at 7:00 Charming downtown Norcross, Georgia. Directions and details here! Our Place Café Enhanced in the round with Ashley Filip and Billy Gewin Saturday, Apr 23, 2011 Two sets starting at 7:30 Our Place Bakery Café 3387 Main Street College Park, GA 30337 A new venue for us! Come out and discover Main Street College Park and all its loveliness. Our Place has a terrific menu, from sammitches and baked goods and breakfast served...

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It’s Zen. And it’s Tea. And it’s Cyndi and Lindsay and Me.

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

We love Zen Tea! Can you tell? Allison in the round with Lindsay Petsch and Cyndi Craven Saturday, March 5, 2011 Two sets starting at 7:00 We love this place! So peaceful and warm and happy. Join us and enjoy some very civilized tea, scones, and great music. Zen Tea is at 5356 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341. Directions and details here. ...

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Playing for Paul, Bruce, and Parkinson’s Research

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

House Concert Benefit for Team Fox (for Parkinson’s disease research) With Bruce Gilbert and Cyndi Craven Saturday, November 6, 2010 Doors open at 7:30 and the music will be performed from 8:00 until 10:00. This is the finale in a series of house concerts hosted by my dear friends Bruce and Lex Gilbert. This evening I will be performing with Bruce and with Cyndi Craven! All proceeds will go to Team Fox, which is the organization that funds the activities of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Admission to the event...

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Backing up my friends

Posted by on Oct 4, 2010 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

Lena’s Place Backing up Beth DeSombre (first set) and Cyndi Craven (second set) Saturday, October 9, 8:00 p.m Central Congregational Church, 2676 Clairmont Road, between LaVista and Briarcliff Roads More information and directions at lenasplacecoffeehouse.com/ Five out of the past six years, I have spent one week every August in New Hampshire at the Summer Acoustic Music Week, a workshop for acoustic musicians of all stripes. It’s a great learning experience, and I have become a better songwriter, mandolinist, guitarist, singer,...

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We’re calling it “Fazz”

Posted by on Aug 18, 2010 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

Folk-Jazz Fusion at Rotagilla Creole Café Cyndi Craven and Allison performing as guests of Tom Godfrey 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Rotagilla’s is a lovely little Creole restaurant in downtown Tucker, Georgia. Come get your Cajun food fix and enjoy a little bit o jazz, a little bit o folk, and a touch of wild and crazy jazz-folk fusion! Our good friend Tom Godfrey, jazz guitarist extraordinaire, has a standing gig at Rotagilla’s every Wednesday night, and he’s made it a fun practice to invite folks to...

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Stretching with Lindsay at Lena’s this Saturday night

Posted by on Aug 10, 2010 in Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

Lena’s Place Coffeehouse Allison with Lindsay Petsch Central Congregational Church, 2676 Clairmont Road, between LaVista and Briarcliff Roads, Atlanta, Georgia Saturday, August 14, 2010 8:00 p.m.: Chuck Henderson 9:00 p.m.: Allison and Lindsay More information at lenasplacecoffeehouse.com I love a good stretch. As a practitioner of Iyengar yoga for about nine years now, pushing my body just a little further than I think it can go has become a welcome discipline. And as I get older, it has become a necessity. If I drop out of yoga for a time...

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