Barb Carbon, Taylor Martin & Brad Parsons
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Barb Carbon is a folk/roots-rock musical artist from Georgia, USA. She performs as a solo act, as well as with her musical partner, Arrie Bozeman, in the band The Ain’t Sisters. Carbon’s influences are rooted in the beautifully raw, gritty sounds of Shovels and Rope, The Avett Brothers, and Lucinda Williams, and the earnest, inspired songwriting of Patty Griffin, The Indigo Girls, and Brandi Carlile, among others.
Barb makes music that is as accessible as it is personal. A masterful poet, Carbon is able to strip away the layers of her own experience, exposing the nerve and laying her finger on the emotional essence of our shared struggles and hopes.
Playfully exploring genres, she delivers her art dressed with a punk rock edge, an Alt-country drawl, or the trappings of kick drum-driven Americana, but at the core of her diverse catalogue beats the heart of folk music, which has always existed for the same reason - to tell our truth.
Carbon has two forthcoming albums. Marrow, the debut release from The Ain’t Sisters, arrives November 23, 2018, while her solo debut, The Fighter, is due out in spring 2019.
Taylor Martin was born September 2, 1980. Raised near Richmond, Virginia, this life-long lover of music began playing guitar at the age of 14. Taylor remembers, “After I got the basic chords down, I was already into writing songs. I was real shy about my voice, so I would walk down to the James River, sit on a rock, and just play and sing until it got too dark or cold.”
As soon as Taylor could drive, he began going to hear live music nearly every night of the week. The local bands around Richmond at the time–bands like Agents of Good Roots, and Walter Bell and the Latin Jazz Unit were early influences. “I would go see everything: Ravi Shankar, Magraw Gap, Pat Metheny, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
BRAD PARSONS & STARBIRD IS THE CULMINATION OF TWO FORCES CRASHING INTO EACH OTHER TO FORM ONE AMAZING TREAT FOR YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL.
Brad Parsons fell in love with music at a young age as the son of a preacher in Lewiston, ID. After touring for a few years as a sideman playing banjo, keys, and guitar in folk band Horse Feathers, Brad shifted his focus back to his solo band in 2016 and has been blazing trails from Alaska to Atlanta. His booming voice and well-crafted songs led him to appear at festivals like Northwest String Summit, Winter Wondergrass, JamCruise, High Sierra, Aiken Bluegrass Festival, Yarmonygrass and many more. Brad has also shared the stage with his good friends Fruition, Lil Smokies, Trout Steak Revival, John Craigie, etc. In November 2017, he joined forces with Starbird to create a powerful musical experience.
The instrumental trio Starbird was formed in 2017 by accomplished nationally-touring musicians looking to create fresh new sounds that were both progressive and timeless. The structure of the band lends itself to improvisation and deep jams while still remaining fundamentally sound and true to the music. The band consists of Justin Mazer (Ryan Montbleau Band) on electric guitar, Dylan Skursky (Cabinet) on electric/upright bass, and Alex 'Al' Smith on drums/keys. The musicians of Starbird have individually or collectively performed with artists such as Larry Campbell + Theresa Williams, Holly Bowling, Jackie Greene, Steve Earle, Bob Weir, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Billy Martin, Keller Williams, Soule Monde, and members of Snarky Puppy.