Jamie Anderson, Deidre McCalla & Dianne Davidson
We Aren't Dead Yet
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM
Dianne Davidson’s soulful vocals will take hold of your heart, turn it inside out, race it around the world on a rip-roaring joy ride, and hand it back to you in a throbbing mass. And you will thank her for the experience. Both solo artist and well-respected back-up singer, Dianne's recorded works have been recently remastered and re-released including the ground-breaking ‘Breaking All the Rules’ (Olivia/Second Wave). Dianne has worked with an outstanding list of notables including Linda Ronstadt, Tracy Nelson, BB King, Leon Russell and Tammy Wynette.
Deidre McCalla came of age in the fiery blaze of NYC's folk heyday - a time when Greenwich Village clubs were filled with the likes of Dylan, Baez, and Ochs; a time when Motown ruled the top of the charts and the streets of America screamed with anger and civil unrest. Her first album, Fur Coats and Blue Jeans, was released when Deidre was 19 and a student at Vassar College. With a theater degree tucked under her belt and an acoustic guitar tossed in the back of a battered Buick station wagon, Deidre McCalla hit the proverbial road and never looked back. Deidre later majored in jazz guitar at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and released three albums with the pioneering women's music label Olivia Records.
The Miami Herald affectionately dubs her a "dreadlocked troubadour." From Maui to Maine, college coffeehouses to Carnegie Hall, Deidre McCalla is a much beloved performer in both folk and women's music circles and has shared the stage with a long list of notables that includes Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, Holly Near, Odetta, Cris Williamson, and Sweet Honey in the Rock. With five critically acclaimed albums to her credit, Deidre McCalla remains the ever seeking road warrior, her words and music chronicling our strengths and weaknesses and celebrating the power and diversity of the human spirit.
A single parent residing in Georgia with her son, Deidre has taught Performance at Warren Wilson College's Swannanoa Gathering. Deidre's work has been published in Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, The Original Coming Out Stories, and Chrysalis: A Feminist Quarterly, and she is featured in The Power of Words: A Transformative Language Arts Reader. Deidre is a proud member of AFM Local 1000 and the North American Folk Alliance.
Jamie Anderson, a singer-songwriter-comic originally from North Carolina, has beat the emigration rush by moving to Ottawa, Canada and attaining dual citizenship. A multi-instrumentalist (especially if you count the hula hoop) known for her impromptu outbreaks of wit and whimsy, Jamie has recorded ten albums including the recently released "Dare.” Jamie Anderson doesn't know anyone famous but she once passed Pat Benatar on a staircase. Jamie was gifted a banjolele for Christmas. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
$20.00 - $25.00
Dubbing the night “We Aren’t Dead Yet,” Singer-songwriters Deidre McCalla, Dianne Davidson, and Jamie Anderson bring Americana infused women’s music back to Atlanta with an in-the-round evening of songs, stories and sarcasm.