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Marc Black Performs Friday, Feb. 28
at Stone Soup Kitchen in East Atlanta

2014 February 27
by Susan Asher


Marc Black, who’s been named “Folk Artist of the Year,” will perform a house concert Friday at Stone Soup Kitchen in East Atlanta.

Black has performed and recorded with Pete Seeger, Art Garfunkel, Taj Mahal, Jack DeJonnette, Rick Danko and Peter Schikele, and has collaborated with Ritchie Havens.  Levon Helm invited Black to play one of the Midnight Rambles, and Happy Traum says his songs are “timeless” and feature “deep grooves, excellent playing [and] top-notch guitar and vocals.”

Marc plays a finger style blues in the traditions of Mississippi Hurt and Tim Hardin. His song, “No Fracking Way,” recorded with John Sebastian and Eric Weissberg, has become a worldwide anthem for the anti-fracking movement.  His “Pictures of the Highway” CD has reached #6 on the Fold DJ Chart.

While still in high school, his band, the Blades of Grass, reached the top forty and performed alongside of the biggest acts of the day, including the Doors, Van Morrison and Neil Diamond. Black has since recorded more than a dozen CDs, including one “pick hit” in Billboard Magazine and another, which was recognized as a “minor masterpiece” by famed music producer John Hammond Sr.

Black plays a house concert Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Stone Soup Kitchen (404-524-1222). Doors open at 7 p.m. Stone Soup Kitchen is located at 584 Woodward Avenue Atlanta, GA 30312.

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