Thursday, August 14, 2008

BPL@Night to Host Act of Congress Concert

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Night music in the atrium of the Birmingham Public Library is a unique experience, and the library has teamed with one of the most exciting bands in the city, Act of Congress, to bring a free concert to the library’s atrium on August 21, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Act of Congress is relatively new and has released an EP titled Love Remains. Their next release, Declaration, is due out in September 2008. The band is a unique blend of acoustic instrumentation and vocal harmony. Their music has been called a mix of bluegrass, rock, and jazz, sometimes called “newgrass.” They have a diverse sound and appeal to several generations of listeners.

In 2007 Act of Congress worked with Live Nation, opening for artists such as John Mayer, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, and Brooks and Dunn.

AOC has been very active on the Birmingham music scene, appearing at City Stages, Do Dah Day, Alabaster City Fest, Buck Creek Festival, Compound Folk Fest, Workplay, and the B&A Warehouse.

The band consists of Bethany Borg (fiddle/vocals), Tim Carroll (bass/vocals), Chris Griffin (guitar/dobro/vocals), and Adam Wright (mandolin/guitar/vocals). All four members of Act of Congress sing and harmonize, which gives their music a pure folk quality.

To listen to a sample of their music and find out more information about the band, visit their Myspace page.

Act of Congress is sure to give an incredible BPL@Night performance and will have CDs for sale at the library.

Concert Information
Where: Central Library's atrium
When: Thursday, August 21
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Light refreshments will be served.

BPL thanks Compass Bank for its generous support of BPL@Night. BPL@Night is also made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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