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Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival rocks downtown Alpharetta

by HALEY HAMBLEN

November 12, 2013

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Roxie Randle performs an acoustic set of her original songs. HALEY HAMBLEN/Staff.
Chas Sandford, center, performs as part of the "Home By Dark Songwriters Show" at the Wire & Wood event in Alpharetta. AJ McNaughton/Staff.
Leslie Sams and her daughter Gracie Sams enjoy the Great American Cookie food truck while waiting for the festival’s "Home Before Dark" finale. HALEY HAMBLEN/Staff.
Alpharetta residents Tom Larson, Lisa Larson and Mike Young enjoy good music and good company at the Wood and Wire Festival. HALEY HAMBLEN/Staff.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. On Saturday, Nov. 9, the first-ever Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival debuted in the heart of downtown Alpharetta.

The free event offered a night of food, music and fun.

Local and nationally known musicians of all genres performed their original songs as well as some familiar pieces by their favorite artists.

Acoustic street stages lined Milton Avenue, restaurants Hop Alley and SmokeJack held intimate performances and the main Wire and Wood stage drew in guests to finish off the evening with the "Home By Dark" songwriters show.

Attendees could also enjoy a variety of gourmet food truck options, specialty beer and wine and even an open drum circle.

"I can't wait for next year's Wood and Wire festival," said area resident Kathy Wan.