Yellow Dandies – May 23 HTMA Coffeehouse headliner
Burritt on the Mountain Old Church | Doors open at 6:45pm
Advance tickets $10 huntsvillefolk.org
If seats are available, at-the-door tickets are $12
OPENING THE COFFEEHOUSE
Huntsville Community Drumline will be showcasing their percussionists from 1st – 6th grade.
HEADLINER: Yellow Dandies
The Yellow Dandies are best described as an absurdist string band. Whether they’re dazzling crowds with tongue and finger twisting original compositions, or dusting off Bluegrass standards and old-time fiddle tunes, the Birmingham-based band takes listeners on eclectic romps that never quite spin out of control.
Actually the Dandies are skilled and serious musicians. Ben Hood (guitar) has both a songwriting degree from MTSU and certified rhythmic superpowers, which earned him a grant recently from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Bailey Hill (mandolin and banjo) is a full time musician in Birmingham Alabama giving private lessons in mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar. Ryan Brown (upright bass) has spent years performing with jazz bands and symphonies, as well as rock bands and his own projects. Prior to joining the band, fiddler Aerin deRussy (fiddle) spent the last several years playing with various symphonies, including stints on both viola and violin with the Gadsden Symphony and the Muscle Shoals Symphony. After being petitioned by the band, she graciously decided to return to her roots as the 2007 Georgia Fiddle Queen. With such a talented lineup, the Yellow Dandies have infused every song with outstanding musicianship as well as their distinctive humor and authentic style. They are guaranteed to leave any crowd pumped full of holy Dandies spirt, hootin’, hollerin’, dancin’, and demandin’ more.
This program has been made possible by a 2023 Arts and Cultural grant from Arts Huntsville funded by the City of Huntsville.