515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Classically-trained singer / pianist Olivia Chaney graduated from England’s Royal Academy of
Music, before teaching herself guitar and Indian harmonium, delving back to the inspiration
behind the British folk revivalists. She has since built a loyal and growing following as a
songwriter and interpreter, both in the UK and internationally, through her acclaimed and
eclectic live performances and recorded works.
Over the past few years, Olivia has collaborated and shared the stage with a diverse range of
artists including Robert Plant, Eliza and Martin Carthy, The Decemberists, Shirley Collins,
Alasdair Roberts, Kronos Quartet, Zero 7 and The Labèque Sisters. In 2013, she self-released an
eponymous EP, that was followed by her critically-acclaimed 2015 Nonesuch debut, The Longest
River. This sophomore release, which The Guardian hailed as 'an enchanting and stately
creation', was noted in a number of 'Best Of 2015' lists, (Uncut, Mojo, PopMatters, Chicago
Reader and more); whilst The Independent featured it in their Top 5 Albums of the Year, calling
it 'A landmark release'.
Last year Olivia released two collaborative albums: the first - Folk Songs - with fellow
Nonesuch artists; Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon and Kronos Quartet; and
the second - The Queen of Hearts - by Offa Rex, an album by a new band formed between Olivia
and The Decemberists, which was nominated for a Grammy at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards
this year in the ‘'Best Folk Album' category. Olivia also recently finished her second solo album
in Manhattan - Shelter - with producer/musician extraordinaire; Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens,
St.Vincent, The National, Florence Welch) which will be released June 15th this year on
Chelsea Faith is a 25 year old singer/songwriter that is new to the songwriting scene. Chelsea started singing all the way back in elementary school and often got the solo and lead parts to school musicals and chorus concerts up to her senior year in high school. She started to learn the piano in 3rd grade and then began taking guitar lessons in middle school. She grew up in Woodstock, GA where she was extremely involved in church worship. She led worship at Northstar church and Riverstone church in Kennesaw, GA. Most of her life was revolved around singing with her incredibly talented younger sister Shelby Smith. They together traveled to different churches around Georgia leading worship as a sister duo. Two years ago, she used to host the open mic night every week at the Mellow Mushroom in Cartersville and was involved in the music scene in North Georgia. Chelsea specializes in harmonies, and can harmonize with just about anyone. Chelsea took voice lessons from Lisa Rosemond, with Jan Smith Studios for about four years, where she learned placement and so many valuable vocal techniques. Still trying to fully find her own sound, she is so thankful to be working with such talented co-workers and friends.