Hungry Ear Coffee House Celebrates National Oatmeal Month

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 8:00pm
Hungry Ear Coffee House @ NWUUC
1025 Mt. Vernon Hwy NW
Sandy Springs, GA
United States

Hungry Ear celebrates National Oatmeal Month with four acts that will keep you warm, healthy & entertained.  HE features folk, smooth jazz and acoustic music. January's featured performers include: Gibson Wilbanks, Jessica Fine, Billy Wilkie and Catatonic.

Ticket Info: $5 cover. lease bring a canned food donation for the Community Assistance Center.


B.J. Wilbanks and Carly Gibson - Wonderful acoustic duo of quickly emerging young artists include jazz and blues. When Carly Gibson and BJ Wilbanks began collaborating musically during the summer of 2011, it was like milk chocolate meeting peanut butter…a beautiful and tasty combination! Up to that point, they had each been pursuing separate solo singer/songwriter careers and are both in the process of recording solo albums. Pairing up as Gibson Wilbanks (often performing with bass and drums behind them), they have combined their  considerable songwriting and musical skills to create the unique and popular Southern bluesy sound that helped them to win the coveted songwriter's open mic at Eddie's Attic in December of 2011. Their sound is like Gregg Allman meets Bonnie Raitt meets Michael Hedges with a dash of Al Green--in short, an entertaining and joyful experience not to be missed! For more information about Carly and BJ, please visit

Jessica Fine -  Jessica Fine is a singer/songwriter from Illinois. After graduating from the University of Miami's School of Music she traveled to New York City to pursue her music career. While in NYC she released two CDs, played countless shows at legendary venues and was a part of unbelievable musical experiences. Having said all that, she also knew that she had to give music everything she could so she decided to quit her job and move down South! After a year in Atlanta playing shows with incredibly talented musicians, making new friends and enjoying time at home, Jessica moved to Los Angeles. She recently put out her new self-titled EP.

Jessica's love of music began at a very early age and she always knew she was born to perform. Singing since she could talk, she also found a love for playing the piano and began on her journey as a singer/songwriter. 
Her voice has been compared to Sarah Mclachlan, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple. Her honest lyrics and unique voice sets her apart from other artists.Jessica's music is not only pop music at its's great music at its best.

Billy Wilkie - Billy began playing guitar at the age of eleven.  His early musical influences were The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Eddie Van Halen. Through his professional performance experience in many different music genres, Billy’s appreciation for jazz music grew and developed thanks to influences such as Joe Pass, George Benson, Larry Carlton, and Miles Davis.

In addition to teaching classical and jazz guitar.  He also taught jazz arrangement, jazz combo and jazz appreciation, Billy is an active performer in the Atlanta music scene.  Billy has had the pleasure of working with some of the finer musicians in Atlanta as well as has had the opportunity to open for such acts as Ray Charles, The Ohio Players, Koko Taylor, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Francine Reed, Jimmy Bruno, Gregg Allman and backed up Michael Bolton at the Atlanta Hero Awards.

Catatonic - Atlanta's newest all-vocal band! Andrew, Tye, John, Carrie, Steve and Tammy love singing and are excited to bring a new sound to the Atlanta music scene.

$5 cover. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and sweets available. Plenty of free parking. Please bring a canned food donation for the Community Assistance Center. We welcome you to bring your own wine or beer. 

Hungry Ear Coffee House features folk, smooth jazz and acoustic music at the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation 1025 Mt. Vernon Highway, N.W., Sandy Springs, GA 30327.

The last few shows at this star coffee house venue have been so well attended folks had to sit in each other's laps... so get there early for a good seat you don't have to share :-) !! See you there!!(just kidding about that lap thing but not the rest)

What people are saying about the Hungry Ear:

"We had a blast at the Hungry Ear last Saturday. It was a real pleasure" AC
"A word of profound thanks to the Hungry Ear...what a delightful audience and what a magical night. That was as perfect an audience as I've ever played for. " BG
"Great performers all! I feel my ear appetite developing" JL
"Inspiring concert in terms of talent and content of the songs." BM