Amplify Vs. Series: Johnny Cash vs. Loretta Lynn
David Robert King, Kitty Snyder, Jared and Amber, Melissa Bret, Total Babe, Morgan Rowe, The Tiger Kings
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Amplify Vs. Series: Jason Isbell vs. Drive By Truckers
Amplify My Community's Vs. series is back with a tribute night celebrating two acts that have helped define contemporary Americana and Rock music for so many in the South and throughout the country. It's Jason Isbell Vs. Drive By Truckers, featuring the songs of Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, and Jason Isbell.
Jared and Amber
The Flint Hill Specials
David Robert King
Born Catholic in a Mormon town, David Robert King has never been good at blending in. His often dark, occasionally humorous songs are unapologetically personal while grounded in the arid soil of his native Idaho. His songs reverberate with the sting of the high desert wind and the hidden fury of the Snake River. David has toured the world with rock, folk, and bluegrass groups, and extensively as a solo artist. He has shared the stage with Grammy winners and music legends including Josh Ritter, Loudon Wainwright III, Darrell Scott, Mary Gauthier, Over the Rhine, Tim O’Brien, and Don Henry. In 2010, his debut E.P. "Take Me Home" was in the top 40 on the Folk Music Charts. In 2011 he released the full-length album Midnight in Gloryland to fan and critical acclaim before disappearing into the coastal northeast. In the summer of 2015 David was lured from hiatus by an invitation to the stage of the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN.
Kitty Snyder is a folk-dream-pop singer-guitarist who got her start in Athens, GA and now lives in Atlanta. In Athens she was on the indie label “pitch-a-tent records,” which also is the home to Cracker and Camper Van Beethovan, both of whom she has toured with extensively. Her songs have been called “introspective soundscapes, dreamy & vulnerable” and have won her the honor of opening for artists such as Arlo Guthrie & Alejandro Escovedo. Her charisma is evident in the intimate way she shares her experiences through lyrics and melody, perfect for the Eddie’s Attic listening room. Listen to some of her music here: https://www.kittysnyder.com
Jared and Amber
Jared & Amber are in love with each other and with music. So naturally, they started making music together. Both went to school for music and quickly decided music was great and school was not. In 2006, they got married. They moved to the lovely city of Decatur in 2011 to pursue music together full-time. Since then they have had the pleasure of playing TedXAtlanta, writing for other artists, winning Eddie's Attic 2012 Songwriter Shootout, and being named one of the top 7 bands in Atlanta by AXS. They play their own brand of theatrical folk rock, and stand out from other rootsy duos with their soaring harmonies and intricate arrangements. Along for the ride are Audrey & Autumn (the twins!), their dog Ramona, a lot of coffee, and some fantastic family and friends.
Emily Backus and Meg Brooks became Total Babe thanks to some determined and encouraging mutual friends, some light internet stalking, a musical blind date, and a shared affection for songs that make your soul say “oof”—the punch-in-the-gut, roar-in-the-throat, tug-on-the-heartstrings, tell-yourself-the-truth, joyful-noise songs. Schoolteachers by day, Emily and Meg have the earliest bedtimes of any band you know. Their forthcoming EP, TB, is slated for release in January. They have the best moms ever, and can be found sharing the #TeamMom gospel at facebook.com/totalbabeATL .
With a warm alto, singer/songwriter Morgan Rowe conjures up some of todays best female voices, from Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls to Margo Timmons of the Cowboy Junkies. Add to the mix her distinctive style of lyric writing with stories of life framed by sultry acoustic power pop, and the winning combination is sure to entertain. Morgans music draws on experience in small town America, in Coast Guard search and rescue, in love and sickness, history and city life.