Before you start writing that traditional Christmas card, consider sending a “Gift of Hope” instead! Follow the link for more details on how you can truly make a difference this holiday season in the lives of those who need it most. http://www.athensark.org/events/category/events/
On Saturday, August 9th, The Ark put on its 22nd Annual “Swing Fore Hope” Golf Tournament and raised more than we ever have in funds for The Ark: over $12,000. The tournament, lasting from 8:30-2, started with a shotgun start and ended with lunch and a plethora of prizes for the golfers. Over 80 sponsors, from sodas and goodies to Tee Signs and Banners, were represented at the event, ensuring success for The Ark and our neighbors in need. We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who were a part of this event, many of whom continue to sponsor it year after year. Please visit our webpage, http://www.athensark.org/golf/, to view pictures from Saturday’s tournament.
Two songwriting masters, one incredible evening. Local hero Randall Bramblett will play a set, accompanied by percussionist Seth Hendershot. Jonathan Byrd will follow, accompanied by his outstanding group The Pickup Cowboys. Young Atlanta songwriter Eliot Bronson will open the show with his prolific songwriting ability. This is a night not to be missed. Limited tickets available. Get them now!
“Eliot Bronson is the type of songwriter who could squeeze out something meaningful about taking out the trash. He writes heartfelt songs with dark humor and backs them with his resonant voice and swampy instruments.
Randall Bramblett continues to push the envelope of his Southern soul into areas that further illuminate his past, while expanding and nudging his roots into the future. The music reflects “a lot of angst, salvation and redemption but it all comes from my experiences,”
Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd writes new songs in an ancient style