Come and bring your friends for an evening of pickin' and prose at the Decatur Library on March 9, 2013, 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. The event, Bluegrass Evening, is for an important cause, too. Proceeds will benefit DeKalb County Public Library.
Here's what's in store: Bridge Catering's southern fixin's – shrimp and grits, fried chicken, cornbread, collards with smoked turkey, berry tarts and Kentucky buttercake; a silent auction, with items that include four passes to Disney World in Orlando, Florida; an opportunity to meet and mingle with southern authors Joshilyn Jackson and Karen White and a concert by Atlanta's top progressive bluegrass band, Dappled Grays.
Dappled Grays will perform original music played by vocalist and fiddler Leah Calvert, banjoist Greg Earnest, bassist Keith Morris, mandolinist Michael Smith and guitarist Casey Cook. Named best bluegrass band in Atlanta by Creative Loafing magazine, this American bluegrass band has released two albums, In the Gait and Doin' My Job. Most recently, the band scored several songs for the Clint Eastwood movie Trouble with the Curve.
Author Joshilyn Jackson will sign copies of her books, including her recent book, A Grown Up Kind of Pretty. Karen White also will sign copies of her books, including her latest work of southern women's fiction, Sea Change.
Tickets are $65 online or $75 at the door or send a check to the DeKalb Library Foundation. For more information, contact 404-370-8450, ext. 2238 or
. Sponsors include Bridge Catering, Harshman Phillips & Co., Kroger and Nalley BMW of Decatur.