Ben Rosenblum Trio with guest, Mary Sigalas
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Ben Rosenblum Trio with guest, Mary Sigalas

Join us for another inspired night of jazz!

Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility), and as an “impressive talent” (C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Bob Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine). Ben is based primarily in New York City, and is a graduate of the Columbia-Juilliard program (in 2016). His original music combines his extensive knowledge of the history of jazz with a free-wheeling, modern melodic sensibility and powerful narrative approach to the piano. His profound passion for jazz, swing and world music genres finds expression in his unique fusion of harmonic and rhythmic elements from a wide array of sources, and gives rise to a signature compositional sound and style at once iconoclastic and deeply rooted in such figures as Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly. Ben's first priority in his composition and in his playing is always narrative – to tell a compelling story with his music, while reaching the hearts of his audience, connecting on an emotional, an intellectual and a spiritual level.

Athens' own Mary Sigalas will be featured in the concert!

A silent auction will take place to raise funds for JazzAthens,GA (JAGA) and the Athens Jazz Festival.

Pre-sale tickets and tickets purchased with JAGA membership is $8. $10 at the door.

For more info on the trio: www.benrosenblummusic.com

This event is presented by JAGA and Hendershots.

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Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

MUTE SPHERE AND MIDDLE EAST ORCHESTRA MATINEE

brunch show!
$7 for the bands gets you in + a mimosa
1-4pm

Middle East Orchestra
Local Athens ensemble performing traditional music from Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Israel and beyond.

Mute Sphere (Atlanta)
new project comprised of vocals, violin, drums, prepared guitar and percussion, featuring John Gregg, Ben Shirley, Chris Childs and David Gray of Faun and a Pan Flute + Monique Osorio.

peter d. webb's as low key as possible
last show of tour!
myriad pursuits of music
aliminalspace.bandcamp.com

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Sweet Soul Movement Presents: The Remedy
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sweet Soul Movement Presents: The Remedy

The Sweet Soul Movement returns to Hendershots with "The Remedy" on Sunday, February 24th for a feel good dosage of soulful music, organic spoken word, and rawthentic comedy that 10 out of 10 doctors highly recommend. The Remedy features musical performances by Sono, Andreana Williams, and RuHaa!, spoken word by Lady Valore, and comedy by Rashon Love to make up a night of Love and laughter for the Soul. Show at 7pm with only $5 to get you in the door to let the Sweet Soul Movement prescribe "The Remedy" for the Heart, Mind, and Soul guaranteed to make you feel, might even heal, and it's all 100% organic, the real deal.

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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

She Struts For Justice Women Empowerment, Fashionshow, & Black History

The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (AADM) will launch a seven-city empowerment tour that will kick off in February 2019 called “She Strut For Justice” women empowerment tour.

The purpose of the “She Strut for Justice” tour is to bring awareness to social injustices affecting the black and brown community, women and girls; encourage others to join the movement and to reinforce the importance of voting. To encourage women to unleash their voices, and get involved. Each event will begin with a public discussion followed by a fashion show that focuses on the power of personal expression as a means to spark social change.

On the catwalk, they are also strutting important political concepts, and representing different eras of awakening, from the Black Panther Movement to hip-hop activism.

The tour will kick off in Athens on February 28, 2019, celebrating Black History month.

Additional cities and dates are being confirmed for 2019.

More details coming soon.

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Tyler Ramsey
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Tyler Ramsey

Tyler Ramsey, For the Morning

Tickets https://henderprizes.com/collections/tickets/products/tyler-ramsey-tickets

 At Hendershots Coffee Bar Thursday 3.21.19 $12 ADV $15 DOOR ($10 at door with college ID)

http://TylerRamsey.com

http://Facebook.com/TylerRamseyMusic

http://Instagram.com/1000BlackBirds

As the naturalist John Muir wrote, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” It is for this reason that musician Tyler Ramsey goes into the woods when he is writing, and why he and his wife have settled on a plot of land many miles outside of the nearest city of Asheville, North Carolina, to raise their young daughter. For Ramsey, living deliberately and with a little space, removed from distractions and the allure of needless consumption, is how he feels most creative and at ease. And while writing For the Morning, his first album since 2011’s The Valley Wind, Ramsey tapped into that insulated world where imagination flourishes and sounds for mining are plentiful to create his most realized and regal work yet.

 

The Ramsey home is surrounded by mountains, fields, and trees, and a small river winds through it all. Wild animals live in the family’s forest, paying daily visits to sing their own songs. Ramsey’s hand-built music studio affords him a shelter from the cacophony or a chance to join the chorus, depending on whether or not he has the windows open. The things he does at home are the things he sings about in his songs—neither costumed nor fabricated—and in keeping with his deliberate existence, he clarifies that his lifestyle is not a badge to be worn but simply his preference.

 

“Spending my time here in North Carolina, swimming in the stream and walking around in the woods, it’s part of my character as a musician,” Ramsey says. “We live out in the country, I built my own studio. Out here, you have the ability to take your time and work on things slowly and comfortably. These are reasons why the music I make sounds like it does.”

 

For the Morning is filled with instrumentation connecting the listener to this setting: radiant acoustic piano and stark, dexterous guitar fingerpicking; lilting, poignant pedal steel and gentle, babbling beats that mosey rather than rush. We are transplanted to Ramsey’s woods even before any words can take us there. But, as he reveals, the process that brought the album to life wasn’t just one sunny stroll in the pines—a newborn baby and a professional musician’s touring schedule create their own challenges. So, it was up to Ramsey to find a balance, and he learned to take advantage of any fleeting moments of stillness whenever possible, while also using his time on the road as its own form of inspiration.

 

He wrote what would become the first song for the record just after the birth of his daughter. As a way of keeping her calm during the long nights he would wear her on his chest in a baby carrier while playing piano, and the gentle, rhythmic chords would lull her to sleep. Of course, the family rooster, Pip, did not help matters, but such is life in the wild. Despite his exhaustion, a melody and words came to Ramsey quickly, written abstractly about coming to terms with his own sleeplessness, and he called the song “For the Morning.”

 

“I’d never been a morning person, but I became one because I had to,” he says. “Our daughter was up all the time, and our rooster starts crying at 4:30 in the morning. It’s just our world now, everything starts before the sun comes up. But that shift in my life created a song I was happy with, and the other songs came pretty quickly after that.”

 

While at home on the musician’s equivalent of paternity leave, Ramsey took to the woods whenever possible, finding inspiration in his familiars as well as in his footsteps. Carrying a notebook and humming guitar lines into a recorder, he worked the songs out viscerally in nature before returning to his studio to record home demos. And oftentimes, once there, his playing would transcendentally transport him back to where he’d been. “I do find the rhythm of walking helpful for working out song ideas, and the only thing anywhere close to the meditative aspect of hiking for me is playing acoustic guitar,” he says. “I can sit and play guitar for a couple hours, or go for a hike, and take myself to another world. Some of the images from these songs are visual cues that turn into parts of stories I’m trying to tell. When I’m singing them on tour, I have that visual in my head; it gets attached to the piece and never really separates.”

 

But for as much as he prefers to spend his time at home, his past decade was spent largely away from it. As guitarist for and co-writer with the rock group Band of Horses, Ramsey found himself on the road constantly, forced to make temporary shelters inside of hotel rooms and bus bunks. After ten years with the band it was time for a change, and Ramsey seized the opportunity to pour all of his creative energy into his solo work. It became natural, then, for some of his new material to explore that dynamic of being away and creating a respite wherever possible.

 

“Parts of this record were written on the road, back and forth and on airplanes and in hotels while traveling,” he says. “Some of it comes from the endless touring and that feeling you get after a while of not knowing where you are, and longing for your home and child.” The song “A Dream of Home” is a product of that perspective. On a day off during a Horses tour, Ramsey holed himself up in a hotel room outside of Nashville and began writing about that familiar tug of greener grass on the other side, wondering if following every musician’s dream of touring the world to play for huge audiences was actually all it was cracked up to be. “A lot of people see the touring life as glamorous, but there are plenty of times where it’s hard to keep up. It becomes difficult to miss your family that much, and you want to be around your newborn child rather than sitting in a room ten hours away while knowing you won’t be home for three more weeks.”

 

And so, following his exit from the band and free to follow his own music full-time, Ramsey took an album’s worth of demo songs to La La Land studios in Louisville, Kentucky, where he, studio engineer Kevin Ratterman, and Ramsey’s longtime friend Seth Kauffman, the crack session and touring musician (Jim James, Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne) who fronts the North Carolina band Floating Action, set out to record. The trio fulfilled the majority of all sonic duties during this tracking phase, with Ramsey’s demos serving as blueprints as they pieced songs together during the first weeklong session. Ramsey, Ratterman, and Kauffman would return to the studio again for another shorter period to flesh out those recordings, and one final day in friend and former Band of Horses bandmate Bill Reynolds’s Nashville studio finished the job. The process was complemented by spots from several guest musicians, including Joan Shelley, Thad Cockrell, and Molly Parden singing harmony on various songs, the pedal steel player Russ Paul contributing several solos, and Gareth Liddiard from The Drones on guitar. “I’ve learned through the years that calling the right person for the right part is so important,” Ramsey says. “While I love picking up an instrument I don’t know how to play, bringing in someone who really knows how to play it can make something far cooler happen. The guests filled these songs out perfectly.”

 

For the Morning comes together seamlessly as a cohesive work from a master songwriter and musician. “Breaking A Heart” joins the aforementioned “Dream of Home” as a standout, with sublime piano chords and beautiful guitar playing urged along by upbeat drum tracks, Ramsey’s pristine vocals left hanging in the air like mist. The lament of the former tune is one not uncommon in Ramsey’s work, and he notes that many of his favorite songs—his own or by others—are dotted with sadness. “I do gravitate toward sad music, and heartbreak is a part of the songs I write,” he says. “Writing a song is this huge emotional release and it can be very intense. There’s a lot of melancholy in what I do.”

 

“Firewood” is one such number, a somber song written in suites with a heaviness that gradually lifts as it moves through its parts. Written on guitar, it came out of what was an instrumental piece before Ramsey found its vocal pieces and story while in Ratterman’s studio. “It’s a heavy, dark song with a positive twist at the end,” Ramsey says. “It comes from that feeling of winter and things falling apart and trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel.” The song took on a different energy when the trio played it in the studio, and in turn branched out to become the instrumental song “Darkest Clouds,” which precedes “Firewood” on the album. “I always like to have a long instrumental piece and then a song to come in as its companion,” he says. “It can create a cool arc and is an interesting way to tie an album together.”

 

And yet, bright moments and Ramsey’s optimistic outlook abound. “White Coat” is a shining example of the way Ramsey uses visual imagery from his walks in the woods to write. The specific place he mentions in the song (“You went out across the river to lay down in the sunlight where it filters through the pines”) is an exact spot on his land where he sat while writing it. The song highlights Ramsey’s skill as a fingerpicker and creates space for his haunting voice to climb higher and higher. Elsewhere, “Evening Country” is an updated, country music version of the song “Evening Kitchen” he wrote for the Band of Horses album Infinite Arms and swings with gorgeous harmonies and pedal steel. “For the Morning” ends the album like a sweet, soothing lullaby, transporting the listener—and, as we know, the singer—to a peaceful place of beauty and sanctuary.

 

For Ramsey, the receiver of far more than that for which he has sought, that space is not some rented respite, nor some transient fabrication. It is home, and it is perfect.

 

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Educated Mess
Feb
20
9:00 PM21:00

Educated Mess

FREE Stand Up Comedy
Wednesday 2/20/19
Doors Open @ 8:00pm
Show Starts @ 9:00pm


Are you bored and have nothing to do Wednesday night?
Well, come out to HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE and watch some of Athens and Atlanta's funniest comics perform some live stand up comedy! Take a break from your stressful school and work life, and kick it with us! Its gonna be a great show!


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Classical Revolution
Feb
17
5:30 PM17:30

Classical Revolution

Classical revolution has been a growing phenomenon throughout the US and abroad. The idea is to make the music more accessible to a wider ranged audience in a more relaxed setting, hence being hosted by a restaurant. Classical music to be enjoyed as you eat, drink, and socialize!

FREE!

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Jazz is for Lovers
Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz is for Lovers

Are you into jazz standards, especially played by only three people? Looking for a great spot to spend your evening with your special someone? Feeling lonely and need a place to find a special someone? Well then come on out to Hendershots to check out Luca Lombardi (bass), Miller May (tenor sax), and Nic Wiles (drums) play some classics! A great time will be had by all.

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DeCaf Comedy
Feb
12
8:30 PM20:30

DeCaf Comedy

Decaf Comedy Open Mic is held every 2nd Tuesday of the month. The show begins at 8:30PM and will feature some of the best comics from Athens and Atlanta! New comers are always welcome! If you are interested in trying stand up, please email or facebook message our host, Evie Jones (efj32330@gmail.com)."

FREE!

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Pre San Valentin Party
Feb
9
to Feb 10

Pre San Valentin Party

Athens Latin Entertainment
ⓅⓇⒺⓈⒺⓃⓉⓈ:

Pre San Valentin Party || Latin Night

Music By:
Latin Band El Kartel de Atlanta
Dj K.Liente
The best Latín Music.

|| Salsa || Bachata ||
||Merengue || Reggueaton ||
||Rock en Español || Tambores Venezolanos

|| Drinks || Coffee || Food ||

Athens Latín

Cover
General $12
UGA ID $8

Doors open 9pm | DRESS TO IMPRESS
18+ Party | 21+Drink

VENUE: Hendershots Coffee
ADDRESS: 237 Prince Ave Athens, GA 30601

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Educated Mess
Feb
6
9:00 PM21:00

Educated Mess

FREE Stand Up Comedy
Wednesday 2/6/19
Doors Open @ 8:00pm
Show Starts @ 9:00pm


Are you bored and have nothing to do Wednesday night?
Well, come out to HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE and watch some of Athens and Atlanta's funniest comics perform some live stand up comedy! Take a break from your stressful school and work life, and kick it with us! Its gonna be a great show!


LINE UP FOR 2/6:
Nick Murphy
Andrew Stein
Brittany Dent
Kourtlyn Wiggins
Gabbie Watts
Jay Ward
Lanny Farmer
Noell Deshon Appling

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Classical Revolution
Jan
20
5:30 PM17:30

Classical Revolution

Classical revolution has been a growing phenomenon throughout the US and abroad. The idea is to make the music more accessible to a wider ranged audience in a more relaxed setting, hence being hosted by a restaurant. Classical music to be enjoyed as you eat, drink, and socialize!

FREE!

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Jazz Jam Tonight!
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz Jam Tonight!

Host Seth Hendershot and House band, Unstarched, will light up the stage and then turn it over to anyone who wants to jam with the band. We will also feature weekly performers and conduct interviews with those performers. Jazz standards, be bop, ballads, you call it. Sign ups start at 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Join us or just listen, either way its gonna be a swingin affair. FREE and all ages welcome!

 

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Educated Mess! Free Comedy
Jan
16
9:00 PM21:00

Educated Mess! Free Comedy

FREE Stand Up Comedy
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Doors Open @ 8:30pm
Show Starts @ 9:00pm


Are you bored and have nothing to do Wednesday night?
Well, come out to HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE and watch some of Athens and Atlanta's funniest comics perform some live stand up comedy! Take a break from your stressful school and work life, and kick it with us! Its gonna be a great show!

 

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Dave Bixler Auction Project
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Bixler Auction Project

Fusing Celtic, jazz and Afro-Latin influences, super group The Auction Project—led

by alto saxophonist, flutist, and composer David Bixler, and featuring Grammy

Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill—create a surprising, richly

textured and thoroughly enjoyable sound. The Auction Project explores how a

traditional fiddle phrase fits atop a breezy, post-bop groove as this sextet makes

history and stakes out uncommon musical territory. In their review of the band’s

last album, Slink, WBGO writes, the album “stakes out uncommon musical

territory, a place where Celtic reels merge with gospel and funk, as if it were the

most natural thing on earth.” In addition to O’Farrill and Bixler, The Auction

Project features Grammy Award-winning percussionist Vince Cherico, Grammy-

nominated accordionist Victor Prieto, violinist/fiddler Heather Bixler and bassist

Carlo De Rosa.

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DeCaf Comedy
Jan
8
8:30 PM20:30

DeCaf Comedy

Decaf Comedy Open Mic is held every 2nd Tuesday of the month. The show begins at 8:30PM and will feature some of the best comics from Athens and Atlanta! New comers are always welcome! If you are interested in trying stand up, please email or facebook message our host, Evie Jones (efj32330@gmail.com)."

FREE!

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