Live Music in Atlanta

For many years now (since the late ’80s) my very favorite place to hear live music in Atlanta has been Fid­dler’s Green Cof­fee­house, spon­sored by the Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music. It used to be held in a won­der­ful lit­tle cab­in in the woods, hid­den in the heart of Buck­head. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the cab­in burned down. Hap­pi­ly, the AAFM found a new venue. The cof­fee­house remains a great place for those who are more inter­est­ed in real­ly hear­ing good acoustic music rather than get­ting drunk or partying. 

I used to real­ly like Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, but Eddie isn’t there any more and the place is high­ly inac­ces­si­ble to any­one who has trou­ble with stairs. Eddie is now with the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth. 

Rick and I vis­it­ed Lena’s Place Cof­fee­house a few months back. I like the venue, but one of the two acts we saw was dread­ful. I guess when you’ve been around since 1984 you’re bound to have host­ed a dud of two.

The Hun­gry Ear Cof­fee­house is one I haven’t vis­it­ed yet. I’ve heard won­der­ful things about them, though.

I’m not one to go to larg­er venues because I don’t like crowds. Vari­ety Play­house is right at the upper lim­it of what I can tol­er­ate, but some acts are worth the discomfort.

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