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Woodsongs Coffeehouse Dalton Freight Depot Appoints New Director

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Tom Brown and Paul ByrumDalton, GA -- The Woodsongs Coffeehouse Dalton Chapter announces the return of their annual winter concert series to benefit Providence Ministries. The first concert is scheduled for Saturday January 22nd, 2014. This regionally acclaimed concert series features emerging and established performers and will be held in the intimate and eclectic setting of the historic Dalton Freight Depot located at 305 S. Depot Street in down town Dalton Georgia. The concert series is sponsored in part by the Downtown Dalton Development Authority and the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Founder Paul Byrum announces that he will step-down as concert Director to focus on development and other interests. Thomas J. Brown will assume the role of Director for the 2014 Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert series and will assist in the preparation for the upcoming December 7th Christmas concert featuring Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys.

Tom has a wide and varied background in bluegrass music with experience as a member of a regional bluegrass band, songwriter, event producer, and writer for several music publications. He is an alumnus of the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) Leadership Bluegrass and currently serves on the Print Media Award Committee. Of his new role Brown said, "I look forward to helping bring quality roots music to Dalton while helping Providence Ministries whose programs touch so many lives."

Tickets for the December 7th concert will be available in October with proceeds to benefit Providence Ministries. New toys will be collected for the annual Providence Ministries Christmas Day Children's Outreach. A collection box will be located at the Freight Depot during the Downtown Dalton Holiday Open House in November. Please visit for tickets or more information. The Christmas concert is sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, the Dalton Downtown Development Authority (DDDA), and the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

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