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AAFFM PRESENTS: Writer’s Voice, and Caledonia Swing
May 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT$8 – $10
Writer’s Voice offers original acoustic contemporary folk tunes with a few sing along covers in the mix. Fritz Rauschenberg leads the group, accompanied by long time member Scott Wiman on guitar, with vocalist Debbie Foster and George Uterhardt on bass to round it out.
Fritz Rauschenberg has played and taught guitar for over 40 years and has performed folk music and “songs of the heart” in halls, coffee houses and bars for about as long as a singer/songwriter. He has taught private and group lessons in local music shops and currently teaches guitar at the Frank Hamilton School. Fritz also enjoys playing ukulele, octave mandolin, mandola and harmonica. His luthier work includes restoring and repairing acoustic stringed instruments in the violin, guitar and mandolin families.
Scott Wyman is an accomplished guitarist and mandolin player as well as a software writer. Scott and Fritz have played together many years in different types of venues. Fritz admires Scott’s expertise in the studio in arranging and recording.
Vocalist Debbie Foster delivers harmonies to the mix. “She’s a spark plug of energy and encouragement for us as well,” says Fritz. “Debbie and I have sung together for several years when opportunities arise.”
George Uterhardt is a 25+-year Navy veteran who played bass and tuba in bands in and out of the service. On bass George has the ear needed to know how to blend with any type of music. He’s comfortable with anything from country to jazz. He and Fritz have worked together for a short few years.
The tunes delivered by Writer’s Voice are of journeys and thoughts that most of us have seen or experienced presented in pleasing melodies and stories. You may part with a tune echoing in your memory.
The Atlanta/North Georgia-based band Caledonia Swing performs a unique style of Celtic music with a jazzy twist. Marie Dunkle (violin, cello, mandolin) and Margie Swint (vocals, guitar) founded the group in 2004 with Ken Shearer (guitar). With a variety of guest musicians, Caledonia Swing have performed their eclectic musical mix at venues throughout Georgia and the Carolinas. The band’s inspirations are traditional Celtic music, Celtic swing, 30’s/40’s American classics, the sweet sounds of Scotland, and gypsy jazz greats Django Rheinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. With musical stylings from elegant to toe-tapping, Caledonia Swing has entertained audiences for over 12 years.
Band principals Marie Dunkle and Margie Swint currently perform as a duo and with talented guest musicians at festivals, coffeehouses, wineries, weddings and private parties. Marie is also a gifted storyteller and will be weaving in a few Scottish myths and legends at Fiddlers Green.