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audience for later broad-

cast. Come help us cheer

on the fine musicians who

keep alive the Traditional

Music of Kentucky!

The Performance Hall at

ArtsPlace,161 North Mill

Street in Lexington, Kentucky. Wednesdays at 8 PM.

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Atlanta’s Sans Abri to play

Red Barn Radio soundstage

Showtime: 8 pm


7th: Woodsheep

14th: Becki Alfrey

21st: Frank Lee

28th: Tough Old Bird

The literal translation of “Sans Abri” is “without shelter.” The French use it as a term for “homeless”. In late 2011, Josh Erwin and Michael Paynter found themselves with a handful of new songs that didn’t have a home in The Packway Handle Band, the acclaimed bluegrass-based group from Athens, GA, that they co-founded. Using a cajon to loop live drum beats and alternately adding acoustic and electric guitar and mandolin, the band creates a sound that steps away from their bluegrass roots and finds itself wading firmly into Americana waters. With only Erwin and Paynter at the helm, the songs possess a sophisticated character with wide and transcendent appeal.

The songs on the duo’s first release, Shelter (November 2013, through Twin Cousins Records) often tackle the inevitable predicaments inherent in modern life. The songs range from dark to playful, entailing both sad and funny themes, and are performed with a professional and skilled musical sensibility that only comes with the years that Erwin and Paynter have spent playing music together. Those who give Shelter a listen will surely be pleased that these songs have found a home and a fruitful place to grow and evolve.