Mark Kelly Hall Christmas Ensemble Performs Dec. 14

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The Mark Kelly Hall Christmas Ensemble, with singer/songwriter Mark Kelly Hall and featuring John Lathim and Michelle Young, will bring a holiday mix of original tunes and “songs you already like” to the Acoustic Café in Ringgold on Friday, Dec. 14.   

The family-friendly acoustic show will feature a blend of blues, pop, folk, country, and no matching outfits, and will start at 7 pm.  Admission is a $5, although additional donations will be accepted.

The Acoustic Café is located near the Ringgold/Lafayette exit off of I-75, and offers a menu of sandwiches, sides and more. For info and directions go to ringgoldacoustic.com or call 706.965-2065.

Bring donations to put in the collection boxes for Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and for Tennessee Baptist Children's Home. Toys for Tots will accept new, unwrapped toys.  Tennessee Baptist Children's Home needs clothing, including shoes and coats, for children ages 5-18. 

Mark Kelly Hall's songs reflect the spiritual heritage of the Bible-belt South, combined with a lifelong fascination with American pop culture.  Since college, church-related volunteer work has taken him and his guitar to Puerto Rico, Harlem, Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, Minsk and, most recently, South Africa. He has performed in various local venues including Riverbend, the Southern Belle and several now-defunct coffeehouses whose closing was not related to his performances.  For more information visit www.markkellyhall.com.

John Lathim performs an acoustic blend of mountain music with Scottish and Irish roots showing.  His songs tell of rural life of the farmer, the traveling vagabond and the minstrel, weaving stories of the pioneers and days gone by. John also sings about the working class culture and social issues.  For more information visit www.johnlathim.com

Michelle Young is a multitalented creative force, a singer, songwriter, producer and recording artist whose voice has graced a variety of projects ranging in style from country to progressive rock to pop to neo-classical and beyond.   For more information visit www.michelleyoung.com

 All three are originally from the Chattanooga area, and Hall is now based in Nashville.

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