Country Fried Karaoke at Redlight Cafe

Cedar Hill will be hosting Country Fried Karaoke at RedLight Cafe on Thursdays July 7th, and July 21st 2011.

Come out and be featured singing and/or picking on stage with Cedar Hill backing you up.

Jam starts at 7:00 pm

For more information visit the RedLight Cafe website or call:
(404) 874-7828

553 Amsterdam Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306-3416

July 21st – “Out of The Blue” and “The Good Timers”

Bluegrass and Country music at its best!

“Out of The Blue”  & “The Good Timers”

Appearing at the American Legion Post #294
Thursday, July 21, 2011
7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Doors open 6:00 P.M.
No Cover Charge

Food and Drinks available (reasonable prices)

3282 Florence Road,
Powder Springs, GA

For more information Call John

404 247-0801

Cedar Hill Performing in Duluth – Saturday Oct 2nd

Cedar Hill Atlanta Performing at The Duluth Towne Green, 3142 Hill St. Duluth, GA 30096…(770) 497-5312 – Saturday Oct 2nd from 1pm -5pm for AKC santioned – “Poochfest 2010”

Bluegrass Band: The Backwood Boys, 9/15/10 Powerder Springs

We have a BlueGrass Band “THE BACKWOODS BOYS” staring Michael Crider, Skippy Abbott, REID HARDY, and Jake that will be playing this WEDNESDAY (9/15/10) AT THE AMERICAN LEGION IN POWDER SPRINGS FROM 7:00PM TO 9:30PM.

The American Legion Post #294 is at 3282 Florence Road in Powder Springs, Ga. Food and drinks available (reasonable prices.) Doors open at 6pm. NO COVER CHARGE

This is a performance only – no jam.

This is a NEW arrangement and if we can get a large crowd to make it worth the effort, the American Legion might continue having shows at their location. Pass the word so we can get lots of folks to attend.

Blairsville Bluegrass Festival – Sept. 17, 18, 19


Mark your calendars now! SEPT 17th-18th &19th DOWNTOWN BLAIRSVILLE, GEORGIA

We need everyone’s support to help these wonderful Blairsville Business folk get the word out. The prior promoter was not going to be able to put the BLAIRSVILLE FESTIVAL on this year, so a new group of dedicated Blairsville Businesses have gathered together to make it still happen.

There will be 2 stages one at “THE HOLE IN THE WALL Restaurant” corner of the square and the other stage will be in the Blairsville CIVIC CENTER.

[If you know anyone that has a good sound system to put at the stage HOLE-N-THE WALL Restaurant, please let us know.]

The original list of bands that the former promoter was contacting, have been coming for years and have volunteered to play.  However, if you know of others who would like to play please have them contact us.


  • Event Promotion:
    • Mark Cox, Chef and Owner of the Hole in the Wall Restaurant
      • Phone: (321) 693-9549
    • Mrs Loretta Durden, Co-Owner

The new BLAIRSVILLE BLUEGRASS COMMITTEE –is made up of leaders from local Businesses. They have obtained the PERMIT and INSURANCE to keep the program going.

This Blairsville Bluegrass Festival is one of the biggest highlights of their business year and they know many folks have prepared vacations around this festival -expecting to come hear some great BLUEGRASS and they do not want them to be disappointed.

SOOO.. The Blairsville BLUEGRASS LOVERS have done their part let’s see what we can do too.

Please spread the word that “THE BLAIRSVILLE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL” is still going to happen. We in the SEBA community need to support them all we can through broadcasting the event and seeing if we can get other bands and bluegrass folks to come too.

Mark Cox & Peg say All proceeds left over after the event expenses, will be donated to “THE UNION COUNTY FOOD BANK” to help those out of work in the Blairsville area.

We need to thank the Promoters and Businesses who have joined together to save and sponsor this event:

Website for more info

Promoters, Sponsors, Helpers and Donors

  • Mr. Mark Cox – Owner of “THE HOLE IN THE WALL RESTAURANT” – –(paid for Event Ins and Permits).
  • Mrs. Peg Shaw – Misty Mountain Cabins & Cottages – -706-897-8172
  • The Mayor of Blairsville
  • Mrs. Durden
  • The Mars Hill Porch Pickers- Promotions and set-up assistance
  • Misty Mountain Cabins & Cottages
  • SEBA – Charlie Robinson
  • Season’s INN –Chris Colleen Urbaniuk
  • Alpine Cabins – The Jasmins
  • Kilin Tyme Cabins – Tom & Candy
  • Two’s Company Farm Creek Cabins – The Taylors
  • Track Rock Camp Ground and Cabins – The Alexanders
  • United Community Bank
  • Al Henderson – “DIRTY ROAD RASCALS” – DAHLONEGA donated the stage and sound system for the HOLE IN THE WALL AREA.
  • Steve Reach –

More sponsors may be added.

VENDORS – if you would like to set up a tent please contact:


Thank you For all you Do for Bluegrass!

P . Dickson Lester
The Mars Hill Porch Pickers
GO TO : Southeast Bluegrass Associations Website:

Acworth Opry – Live Music – Aug 14, 2010

When: August 14th from 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Where: Logan Farm Park, 4762 Logan Road, Acworth, GA 30101

Phone: 770-917-1234

BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIRS – There will be Food and Jumpy things for the Kids

Come hear some great music ITS FREE-  –Featuring: The Mars Hill Porch Pickers,  Mike Amsbaugh (on BANJO & BASS)- Mike Glazier (on BASS & DOBRO), Dickson Lester-( Lead Singer and Guitar)- Ron Levine – (on Mandolin-Guitar & Vocals)
& Hal Rogers (LEAD GUITAR & Vocals)

Acworth Opry August 14, 2010

Saturday Jam at Flea Market – 6/26/2010

[From Russ, on of our long-time Aussie Jammers]

Come play and share your music with our community.  Chairs and shaded areas provided
June 26th – Music from 11am until 4pm

SFCC Flea Market at Shallowford Falls Community Church
3662 Shallowford Rd
Marietta GA 30062

Contact  Michelle Fry if you have questions

Please let Russ know if you are attending if possible so he can set up accordingly.

Directions from Aus. Bakery to Church.

E on S.Park Sq towards Winters St.
THEN continue on GA-120/Roswell St
THEN Left at Sewell Mill
THEN Left at Holly Springs
THEN Right at Davis Rd
THEN Right at Shallowford Rd
Church will be on your right

2009 Mountain Music Series at Red Top Mountain State Park

Bluegrass at Red Top Mountain started in May and runs through September!  The Saturday night series starts at 8 pm and is located at the cabin behind the lodge.  Bring a chair or blanket to sit on the grass in front of the cabin. This is a family event.  Free, but requires a park pass to park ($3)  Call the park in case of inclement weather.

May  2 – Bullsboro

May  9 – Due South

May 16 – Cane Creek

May 23 – Johnny Roquenmore & the Apostles of Bluegrass

May 30 – GrassRoots 9

June  6 – Highway 41

June 13-Cedar Hill

June 20-The Suggins Brothers

June 27-The Juney Powell Band

July  4 – Smokey’s Farmland Band

July 11 -The Jot ‘Em Bown Boys

July 18-Counterpoint

July 25-Bullsboro

September 5-GrassRoots9

Jam Opportunity Saturday 6/19

[We received the following request from Stephanie Warren;  If there are enough people interested to make a jam, let Stephanie know.  I am tied up all weekend otherwise I would love to join in.]
From Stephanie:
I am coordinating the East Cobb Market, and we would love to have local musicians come out and jam! I have been to the bakery several time, and absolutely love listening to everyone play! Please let me know if the market is of interest,

The event is actually this Saturday, the 19th. The East Cobb Market is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month. It is located on Sandy Plains Rd., across from Sprayberry High School. We have over 40 vendors registered for this weekend. The market is from 10-6, so depending on the interest I get from musicians, I am open to any designated times that they would like to be out there and play. I will have a tent for them to play under. I know it is short notice, I’m sorry! Let me know what you think!

Stephanie Warren

FREE CONCERT June 11th- Mars Hill Porch Pickers


You are ALL invited to a free concert in DOWNTOWN CARTERSVILLE FRIDAY NIGHT from 6 until 8:30p.m. AT THE OLD HISTORIC TRAIN DEPOT in the center of town. “THE MARS HILL PORCH PICKERS” – Featuring MIKE AMSBAUGH on the BANJO, Hal Rogers on lead guitar & vocals, Ron Levine on Mandolin and guitar and vocals and Dickson Lester –on guitar and vocals will play from 6 – 8:30p.m. then there will be a free MOVIE. KIDS INVITED TOO!

Bring your own chairs, Blankets, there will be some food, or you can bring your own Picnic basket.


Thank you For all you Do for Bluegrass!

P . Dickson Lester

The Mars Hill Porch Pickers : TO : Southeast Bluegrass Associations Website:

If you want to change the life of an ORPHANED CHILD got to: – you can sponsor one for $35/Month
Acworth, Georgia

Pictures from the Low Country Boil and Blue Grass Jam

Click below to see pictures from the Aussie Jam 2010 Low Country Boil and Blue Grass Jam:

Low Country Blue Grass Jam

Low Country Boil and Blue Grass Jam

Susie, Sherri, and Donna play the blues:

Old Stewball:

Music from the Beyer Low Country Boil & Blue Grass Jam

A Dickson Lester original:

News from the Duck

Hi Gang,
This Saturday, April 3, at 4:55 PM, my bluegrass band, Cedar Hill, and I will debut our brand new show at WRFG’s 89.3 FM Peachblossom Bluegrass Festival at the Clarkston Community Center.  Come out and catch some wacky, quacky bluegrass.

Marietta SEBA Chapter Start Up

Hi everyone,

Jim Starkey (fiddle) is trying to get a Marietta SEBA Chapter started.  I think we’ve got a critical mass of local interest and talent, so please come out to the picking’ session.  And please give this widest distribution.  View and download the Flyer here.

Direct questions to

Bluegrass Forever,
Greg & Wendy Beyer

“The MARS HILL PORCH PICKERS” will be playing this coming Sat OCT 3rd


Our Band “The MARS HILL PORCH PICKERS” will be playing this coming Sat OCT 3rd from 10 Until 2:30 at the CRABAPPLE TOWN ANTIQUES, ARTS AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL.

We will be moving around the square with other bands on each corner or somewhere. Not sure of the music details.

“A tradition since 1969, this one day only, rain or shine, outdoor festival features 50 local juried artists and 50 American Country Antique Dealers from six states. Thousands of antiques, accessories, and unique pieces of art in all mediums will be available, so come enjoy this old-fashion festival. Included in the festival are roaming musicians, food for sale benefiting the Boy and Girl Scouts, children activities from 2 ’til 4 p.m., a home tour, and trolley rides. An event not to miss. Parking and admission are free.
• For more information for this event, please call 770.448.3860.

Come out and join in on the fun, buy some antiques or art and listen to the music.

Thank you For all you Do!

P . Dickson Lester

The Mars Hill Porch Pickers

GO TO : Southeast Bluegrass Associations Website:

If you want to change the life of an ORPHANED CHILD got to:

– you can sponsor a lovely child for $35/Month through Mars HILL

Acworth, Georgia




The SouthEastern Bluegrass Association is celebrating its 25th Anniversary during 2009.  The culmination of the events marking SEBA’s silver anniversary is a concert featuring the legendary all-male supergroup Longview and the widely acclaimed all-female supergroup, the Daughters of Bluegrass.

The show is October 24th at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth, Georgia. Details and tickets are available online at

SEBA’s mission is to preserve and promote the performance and enjoyment of bluegrass music. The organization hopes to generate enough revenue from the October concert and other activities and events during this year to fund scholarships for aspiring bluegrass music students. Students from the Georgia Pick & Bow program, which provides after-school opportunity for fourth through twelfth grade students to learn to play bluegrass instruments, will also perform at the concert.

Longview’s current lineup includes J.D. Crowe, James King, Don Rigsby, Ron Stewart, Lou Reid and Marshall Wilborn. The Daughters of Bluegrass includes more than sixty female artists. The eight representing the Daughters at the October show are Dale Ann Bradley, Lorraine Jordan, Jeanette Williams, Frances Mooney, Mindy Rakestraw, Gena Britt, Tina Adair and Lisa Ray.

A small group of fans and pickers had the idea for a bluegrass organization in 1984 at a festival in Ellijay, Georgia. A few months later, SEBA was born. Today, the all-volunteer, non-profit association boasts nearly 700 members with nine chapters, located in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Contact Information:
Julie Sanders, Event Committee Chair
SouthEastern Bluegrass Association, Inc.

Follow the Duck!

Hi Gang,
This is a reminder that I will be leading a bluegrass jam at the Ragamuffin in Roswell this Friday, August 28.  They bill it as a bluegrass gospel jam, but we do bluegrass standards and instrumentals as well.  The jam starts at 7 pm.  I hope to see you there.

Come play with us August 7th or Sept 4th for the Marietta Art Walk!

[See who has signed up by Time Slot]

[Bass and Fiddle players NEEDED! Sign up now!]

Wendy at the Australian Bakery is asking for volunteers to jam outside the bakery on August 7th and September 4th. The occasion is the Marietta First Friday Art Walk.  Many stores and restaurants participate in this fun monthly event and quite a few people have asked why we don’t have some Bluegrass at the same time.  We showcase artwork inside the bakery with free wine and samples of the pies and it generally runs from 6-9pm. We don’t necessarily have to have music all that time or people could come and go.

One important thing to remember is that we can’t have the 15 or so people playing out there at once because people have to be able to pass on the side walk with ease.  Please let Wendy know  if you are interested in introducing great bluegrass to a whole new audience by filling out the interest survey below.

Let us know if you can come play – fill out the Art Walk Jam Interest Form for August and September

See who has signed up for August 7th here!

See who has signed up for September 4th here!

June 13, Cedar Hill plays at Red Top, 7:45 ish to 9:00 pm

Hi all, If you’ve never seen our own Duck Adkins and Cedar Hill play before (like us), tomorrow night is a great opportunity. They will appear at Red Top Mountain State Park for a free concert from 8-9 pm.  They may start early  – around 7:45. RTMSP has a free, summer-long, Bluegrass series at the Vaughn Cabin, behind the lodge. Its a beautiful venue, under the pines, in the front yard of the cabin. Bring your lawn chair, bug spray and sit back and enjoy the show. We’ve been to the BG series several times — very nice. $5.00 / vehicle state park parking fee. The ranger-in-charge is hugely appreciative of donations to keep the series alive in the face of state budget cuts. So throw some bucks in the bucket if you can. See you there! Wendy and Greg