Press Release - Detail
Linda Wilson
Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
(205) 226-3746

BPL@Night to host “Act of Congress” Concert

August 7, 2008, Birmingham, AL—Night music in the Atrium of the Birmingham Public Library is a unique experience and the library has teamed with one of the most exciting bands in the city, “Act of Congress,” to bring a free concert to the library’s atrium on August 21, 2008 at 6:30p.m.

The band “Act of Congress” is relatively new and has released an EP entitled Love Remains. Their next release, Declaration, is due out in September 2008. The band is a unique blend of acoustic instrumentation and vocal harmony. Their music has been called a mix of bluegrass, rock and jazz, sometimes called “newgrass.” They have a diverse sound and appeal to several generations of listeners.

In 2007, Act of Congress worked with Live Nation, opening for artists such as John Mayer, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, and Brooks and Dunn.

AOC has been very active on the Birmingham music scene, appearing at City Stages, Do Dah Day, City Fest, Buck Creek, Compound Folk Fest, Workplay and the B&A Warehouse.

The band consists of Bethany Borg (fiddle/vocals), Tim Carroll (bass/vocals), Chris Griffin (guitar/dobro/vocals), and Adam Wright (mandolin/guitar/vocals). All four members of “Act of Congress” sing and harmonize, which gives their music a pure, folk quality.

To listen to a sample of their music and find out more information about the band, visit their Myspace page at

“Act of Congress” will give an incredible performance and will have CDs for sale at the library. Light refreshments will be served.

Important Information:

Date: Thursday, August 21st, 2008
Time: 6:30
Event: “Act of Congress” concert
Place: Atrium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library
Cost: Free
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