This summer, for one night only, club members will soak in the melodious sounds of traditional music and some original tunes a capella. Three marvelous Athens-based singers – Marty Winkler, Kate Morrissey, and Lisa Cesnik Ferguson – have formed TRIO, an a cappella ensemble, to perform traditional tunes and select originals. 

With special guest Anthony “Tony” Oscar adding a foundation of percussion, Marty, Kate, and Lisa will put their distinct stamp on traditional songs like Amazing Grace, Summertime, Allelujah, Ain’t No Sunshine, and Fever to name a few. 

Marty Winkler, an Athens transplant from Nebraska (by way of Minneapolis and New York), has performed her eclectic repertoire of jazz, pop, R&B and Americana at venues from the First Avenue in Minneapolis to The Bitter End in New York to Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. Kate Morrissey is a wandering songstress who came to Athens from her childhood home in the hills of rural South Dakota by way of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. She’s best known in this corridor for her dark velvet voice whose range and control stands on its own. Lisa Cesnik Ferguson is a singer, actress, teacher and entrepreneur best known for founding and managing Rose of Athens, a professional theater company. Anthony “Tony” Oscar, a native of Brazil and the mainstay of the Athens band Coconut Moon, is one of the most in-demand percussionists in this music-rich region, adept on congas, bongos, maracas and sleigh bells.

Thursday, July 23 
TRIO, A Capella Singers 
Tony Oscar, Percussion 
The Rock House 6:30 p.m. Cocktails, Prelude Dinner & Concert 
Prelude Dinner Menu

First Plate 

Clubhouse Shrimp Cocktail | Poached Louisiana Gulf Shrimp | Signature Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce | Lemon | Celery 

Main Plate 

Heritage Chicken from North Carolina Roasted Half Chicken | Savory Bread Pudding | Heirloom Carrots Cipollini Onions | Pan Gravy 

Pastry 

Chocolate Almond Cake | Chantilly Cream | Macerated Strawberries Cocoa Sauce

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