Joe Alterman hosts performances by Book Club, Beth Schafer, and Mercury Orkestar 5/10 at City Winery

Watch on WABE TV or wabe.org later.

ATLANTA (4/13/2022)—WABE 90.1, Atlanta’s choice for NPR and PBS, puts the spotlight on Atlanta’s Jewish-American musicians with May’s WABE presents SOUNDS LIKE ATL live music show. Atlanta jazz favorite Joe Alterman is hosting a three-act lineup, 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 10 at City Winery, that includes alternative-folk Book Club, singer/songwriter Beth Schafer and brass band Mercury Orkestar. Tickets are on sale now at citywinery.com

Jazz pianist Joe Alterman is an Atlanta native who also serves as executive director of Neranenah, which celebrates Jewish contributions to music and the arts. Since forming in Atlanta in 2011, Book Club has shared bills with noted acts such as Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and Drivin n’Cryin. Beth Schafer is known for her spiritual and social-justice songs, while Balkan-style brass band Mercury Orkesta fuses Middle Eastern rhythms with Germanic precision and Roma flair. 

Built around a desire to amplify Atlanta’s diverse and world-renowned musical community, each WABE presents SOUNDS LIKE ATL concert features live performances from a fresh lineup representing a variety of genres. Season 1 of the Tuesday-night, live-music series runs through November 8 at City Winery. 

Stay tuned to @WABEATL on social for more information on performers, dates, and times. 

Complete lineups are also available on wabe.org and citywinery.com a month prior to the show.

Upcoming shows include: 

  • July: Folk Music of Atlanta
  • August: ATL Hometown Heroes
  • September: Latinx American Heritage 
  • October: LGBTQ Pride
  • November: Native American Heritage 

A taping of April’s live show featuring Raquel Lily, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, and Takenobu airs at 11 p.m. Friday, April 29 on WABE TV (Ch. 30). Music fans anywhere can stream the broadcast online at wabe.org the next day. 


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