ACMA takes a break in April, looks ahead to May

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The Americana Community Music Association has canceled all indoor and outdoor concerts for April.
The ACMA calendar for May includes 8 Ball Aitken on May 9, Jann Klose on May 16, Smithson and French on May 23, Keith Rea on May 30.
8 Ball Aitken brings his swamp blues music back to the ACMA on May 9. He was the first musician we hosted at All Faiths and he’s been coming back ever since. Be sure to ask about the story behind that!
Australian-born, Nashville, Tennessee-based, singer, songwriter, slide guitarist, cast away his cover gigs some 17 years ago to hit the road, building a credibly successful yield, built solely on live performances globetrotting eighteen countries and still counting
8 Ball as his unusual name suggests, he is cut from a different mould. He throws a highly energetic and engaging, quite humorous performance, padded with a combination of guitars including an impressive three string bewitchery. He is the “legal shot” and sits deep in the pocket of collaborating audience engagement with grooving music like the white ball sinking the black.
Millie Van Horn will open the May 9 show.

Eli Cook

In June, the ACMA welcomes Eli Cook on June 13. Eli Cook is a mystifying soul. He’s a keen observer, a provoking thinker and has swagger.
All under that messy blonde hair is a passionate heart with fingers of silver and gold that recalls John Lee Hooker, Chris Smither and Chet Atkins, mixed in with a dirty, grungy sound. It’s clean playing mind you; it’s just his fingers are covered in the dirt left over from the crossroads.
The growl in his voice shows off an emotional connection to the music as a tool rather than decoration. Thomas Earl will open the June 13 show.
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