It has been a long time since this document has been updated, and a lot has taken place at the Atlanta Music Hall. In December of 2017, we lost our good buddy and the founder of this Band, Gerald “Catfish” Terry. In 1986 Gerald and Roberta opened the Hall as a place for friends to get together and play music and it has been going strong for over thirty-two years. After Gerald’s passing Roberta generously decided to keep the Hall going in it’s present format, with the Saturday Night shows, in order to keep the good times going and because she knew Gerald would have wanted that, too.
In November of this year (2018) we lost our long-time piano player, Greg Duncan. Greg had been struggling with some health issues for a long time and it finally became too much. A celebration of life memorial service is planned for him on January 13 from 2P to 5P at the Atlanta Shelterhouse.
Both Gerald and Greg played in the weekly shows at the Hall right up until their last days. Music was truly in their hearts and we miss them both a lot.
The Band is continuing on with the Saturday Night shows with a new face at the piano, Daniel Hicks. Daniel is from the Indianapolis area and is a welcome addition to our Band, which is now a quintet. Other members are Steve Newby on guitar, Greg Gegogeine on bass, and John Newby on saxophones and clarinet. When Daniel is not available, Hope Newby (Blondie) does an excellent job at the keyboard. The drummer rotates each week, based on the availability of the personnel who enjoy playing in the Band, currently they are Chris Davis, John Schilk, Monty Ewing, and Aaron Lindburg with occasional performances by Dave Hampton, Phillip Newby, and Jonathon Newby.