Nancy Atlas returns with Fireside Sessions at Bay Street

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The Nancy Atlas Fireside Sessions at the Bay Street Theater, featuring violinist Randi Fishenfeld on Friday, January 24, 2014. Michael Heller photo.

The popular Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and Friends will be rekindled at Bay Street Theater in 2020, and returns with a concert every Saturday in January at 8 p.m.

Atlas, along with band members Johnny Blood, Brett King, Richard Rosch and Neil Surreal, have dominated the East End music scene for years. Known for their raw live performances and stellar songwriting, Atlas and her band, The Nancy Atlas Project, have also opened for almost everyone under the sun, including Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills and Nash … and the list goes on and on.

Nancy Atlas grew up in Commack. She spent her college years abroad at both Cambridge University in England and Richmond College in London and Florence. There was a serious recession going on the year she graduated college so instead of becoming an advertising executive she walked down to Portabello Road in London, bought a guitar for 60 quid and never looked back.

Atlas now lives in Montauk with her husband Thomas and her two sons Cash and Levon and her daughter Tallulah. When not writing a song or on stage rocking out, she can be found spending time with her family enjoying the outdoors.

Here’s the schedule for Fireside Sessions with 
Nancy Atlas and Friends:

January 4: Simon Kirke of Bad Company and Free

January 11: New Orleans Piano Funk with Brian Mitchell & Clark Gayton

January 18: Randi Fishenfeld, violin extraordinaire

January 24: Blues Monster Jonny Rosch

January 25: The Choir Show with Danny Kean

Tickets available online at baystreet.org or by calling 631-725-9500. The box office will be closed for the holidays from December 22 to December 31 but tickets are available online 24 hours during these dates.

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