Pickin’ for Peace 2017: Glenn Phillips Band & more perform a benefit for Georgia Conflict Center
Glenn Phillips Band
Georgia Conflict Center
Klezmer Local 42
Oct 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Oct 15, 2017 11:55 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Music lineup includes Maggie Mason Hunter and Tommy Jordan followed by Klezmer Local 42 and topping the evening off will be internationally acclaimed virtuoso guitarist and songwriter Glenn Phillips and his band from Atlanta!

The Silent Auction will be held in the Graduate Athens Foundry ballroom, and includes 100 plus donated items and services packaged in beautiful baskets, including everything from weekend stays, handcrafted pottery, ready-to-hang original artworks, jewelry, wines, gourmet foods, family and couple adventure packages, massages, salon services, and so much more!

Proceeds from this night of music and community celebration will be used to support Nonviolent Communication training and Restorative Circle facilitation in area high schools, alternative schools, the jail, churches, community groups, businesses, families, and intentional communities.
- All Ages Show -
Music : Genre: Alt. Rock,Americana,Folk Rock,Singer/Songwriter,Southern Rock,Special Event
Legendary guitarist Glenn Phillips has released 20 critically-acclaimed albums under his name and received 4-star reviews in Rolling Stone. His career started as a founding member of the Hampton Grease Band in the late '60s, and Spin Magazine rated the reissue of their double album "9 out of 10 -- near perfect." They shared the stage with John Lennon, the Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, the Allman Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, and countless others.

In 1975, Phillips' first solo album led famed entrepreneur Richard Branson to fly over from England and sign him to Virgin Records. That album was recently reissued as a 40th anniversary double LP, which was followed by an LP of his legendary '77 concert at London's famed Rainbow Theatre. Of his work, Rolling Stone wrote, "If rock & roll guitarists were kamikaze pilots, Glenn Phillips would be in heaven right now."

He's collaborated with artists as diverse as Cindly Wilson of the B-52s, Little Feat's Lowell George (who called him "the most amazing guitarist I've ever seen"), Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, and Pete Buck of REM. NPR has played his music regularly on All Things Considered for over 20 years, and from Guitar Player, "A supremely musical player, Phillips has something few musicians attain: a voice of his own."

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Georgia Conflict Center’s 2018 Pickin’ for Peace benefit to celebrate National Conflict Resolution Month is set for Sunday October 21st @ The Foundry!

Georgia Conflict Center is an Athens based non-profit in its 9th year of operation. The group works to promote peacemaking by teaching non-violent communication skills and restorative justice practices. The group, led by Executive Director John Lash who holds a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and a bachelor’s in Human Resources, works in schools, jails, neighborhoods, faith communities, and businesses and also offers workshops to the staff of other non-profit organizations. Proceeds from the October event will be used to expand the organization’s scope of services to include additional schools and programs.

Tickets and reserved tables are available online at, by phone at (706) 549.7020, and from the Georgia Conflict Center staff, board members, and volunteers.

For more information call (706) 389.5912 or visit more >>>
Klezmer Local 42 began in Athens, Georgia, 2009. For a long time before its inception, double bassist and long-time EarthFare employee Dan Horowitz and guitarist/evolutionary biologist Daniel Promislow would discuss their love of klezmer every time they met, which, in a town the size of Athens, was often. Meanwhile Daniel and multi-instrumentalist/singer Noel Beverly often talked about world music while they were members of the Athens Celtic band Short Road Home and wondered about getting together with this Horowitz guy to play klezmer.

After all, mused Dan and Daniel, what other music could so embody their culture and that of their ancestors? What other music could pack so much emotion—so much joy and sadness (often simultaneously)—into each and every note? The Blues? Yes, but klezmer is a very close second – and very danceable.

Finally, after possibly years of talk, Horowitz, Promislow and Beverly began the hunt for like-minded musicians in earnest. Luckily, musicians grow on trees in Athens, GA. It didn’t take long for the band to pick up drummer Joe Ellison, violinist Adam Poulin, accordionist Abel Klainbaum (who played from 2009-2012), clarinetist Paul Prenovitz (2009-2010), and finally Bud Freeman, who replaced Paul on clarinet. Their newest members are percussionist Eddie Glikin, saxophonist Rabbi Eric Linder, guitarist Scotty Nicholson and accordionist, Philip Kohnen.

A quick word about the name. They started with the name Lokshen Kugel, which means “noodle pudding” in Yiddish, but soon found that many people had trouble pronouncing “Lokshen Kugel”. They even had trouble pronouncing “The Band Formerly Known as Lokshen Kugel”. So they changed the name to Klezmer Local 42.

It didn’t take the band long to realize that they were far too twisted to just play traditional klezmer. They couldn’t refrain from incorporating other influences into their music including Classic Rock, swing, hip-hop, pop radio hits, tangos, and sea shanties. They sing in Yiddish, Hebrew, English, French, Spanish and Pirate-Talk. They also have a penchant for playing movie theme songs.

Early in 2015, Klezmer Local 42 released a full-length CD entitled Fear of a Yiddish Planet.

Band Members:
Adam Poulin - Violin /
Dan Horowitz- Bass /
Scottie Nicholson - Guitar /
Noel Beverley - Mandolin /
Bud Freeman- Clarinet /
Joe Ellison- Drums /
Eddie Glikin- Percussion /
Eric Linder- Saxophone/
Philip Kohnen- Accordion more >>>
Ticket Prices

General Admission


Reserved Table for 4 (MEZZANINE)


Reserved Table for 4 (ON FLOOR)


Student Ticket at the Door


Event Schedule

Klezmer Local 42

6:45 PM

Georgia Conflict Center

7:30 PM

Glenn Phillips Band

8:30 PM