"SINGERS SOCIETY" HOSTED BY DIANE DURRETT with guests Hannah Thomas and Steff Mahan

"SINGERS SOCIETY" HOSTED BY DIANE DURRETT with guests Hannah Thomas and Steff Mahan

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Diane Durrett-“She’s good. She’s damn good.” Sting’s summation of his duet with singer songwriter Diane Durrett speaks for anyone who’s ever heard her perform. A Memphis reporter once wrote that Diane’s performance was so powerful that “If you don’t go see her she may just come see you!” With a blend of raw soulful vocals, sultry tones and strong original songs Durrett has sung with Sting, The Indigo Girls, Gregg Allman, Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones) and Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow). Durrett has opened shows for Tina Turner, Faith Hill, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Hall and Derek Trucks. As well lending her vocals to recording sessions for Grammy award winning producer Brendan O’Brien.

Durrett has long reflected the musical passions that inspired her while growing up in Atlanta, GA. From her energy-driven breakthrough debut 50,000 Volts of Soul (1993) to her superbly executed Rhythm of Life (1998) to her acoustically-driven CHILL (2004), to the LIVE CD, Georgia On the Groove (2007), to the groovy Blame It On My DNA (2009) produced by Ike Stubblefield to her latest holiday CD Georgia Christmas (2011).

Diane is not only an artist but a producer as well. In 2010 she started her artist development company Blooming Tunes Music. Since then she has released two CDs on up and coming artist Julie Thames.

Diane's song catalogue includes co-writes with Jerry Ragovoy (Piece of My Heart), Emily Sailers (Gallileo), Kristen Hall (Baby Girl), Bonnie Bramlett (Superstar), and William Bell (Born Under A Bad Sign). In true writer's spirit, Diane also, authored a book called "Driving Music City."

Durrett is a down-to-earth-diva. She sings from her soul, writes with heart and humor. Diane brings her southern wit and charm to every event. She's pure entertainment!

HANNAH THOMAS-Hannah Thomas has spent the last year in the car, from Akron, OH, to Greenwich Village in NYC, from Charlotte, NC to Oxford, MS, from Jacksonville, FL to Nashville, TN Hannah has been out there playing her music for anyone who will listen. And lots of people have been listening, and many of those folks chipped in to help Thomas make her first studio CD in 2 years.

Goodbye on Wasted Time calls on Hannah’s country roots and combines it with her many influences. You can hear traces of 90’s alternative, a dash of Indigo Girls and the roots influence of Bonnie Raitt.

The first thing you will notice is Thomas’ voice. Grammy winner Shawn Mullins has commented “No Auto-Tune needed on that voice.” Hannah sings songs with the passion of someone twice her years.
Goodbye on Wasted on Time features some of Atlanta’s best musicians, Jaron Pearlman on drums, Benjamin Ryan Williams on bass and Shim Gartner on guitar. Produced by Rob Gal and Jaron Pearlman, Goodbye is a culmination of the past year of songwriting.

“Fueled by my love of music, I got back to the roots of why I started writing, not working for commercial success, but writing about things that mattered to me.” Says Thomas.
Goodbye features 7 tracks, including rockers “Pacifier”, featuring Amy Ray (of Indigo Girls) on background vocals and the title track. It also knows when to slow things down with tracks like “22 Page Story” and “What If”
There is also one song written with a friend. “Church on Friday” came from a jam session before a show with Emily Kate Boyd (JoyScout, JetBlkJoy).

Goodbye on Wasted Time was released on February 2, with a show at Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theater in Duluth, GA.

“Roots music is probably the best way to describe her sound. It has vestiges of folk, rock, blues and country; listen carefully and you can hear hints of Zac Brown, the Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt, Ann Wilson and even Steven Tyler.” Chuck Yarborough - Cleveland Plain Dealer Music Critic



STEFF MAHAN

Sweet and soulful is the sound of Nashville based singer/songwriter Steff Mahan. With a voice that is pure and powerful and lyrics that are heart-crafted and rock-solid, it’s hard to not get hooked on the emotional truth that comes out of this born songwriter’s mouth.

Mahan's entertaining Americana mix of rock, roots, folk and country has generated five albums, including her most recent release, Where I'm Coming From, her first studio release since signing with the Nashville record label Century Music Group (CMG) in early 2013.

Performing approximately 200 hundred dates a year, Mahan has graced the stages of such notable venues as Atlanta's Eddie's Attic, Nashville's The Bluebird Cafe, NYC's The Bitter End, Charlotte's The Evening Muse, and Birmingham's Workplay Theater. She has shared the stage with such big name artists as Patty Griffin, The Indigo Girls, Tift Merritt, 10,000 Maniacs, Blame Sally, Holly Williams and Antigone Rising.

Equally at home performing on a festival stage in front of thousands of people or tucked into the corner of an intimate living room private house concert, Mahan plays music because she loves it and because she wants to share this love with others. It is exactly this desire that allows her to captivate an audience; to take them on an intimate tour of her music; to stay long after her shows talking to everyone and to call nearly every person she meets a friend.

Carsie Blanton

"A Philadelphia treasure."
- Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News

"In all truth, she blew me away... one of the best singer-songwriters in the business."
- Gene Shay, WXPN Philadelphia

"Clearly, solidly and inarguably a real-deal songwriter. Sharp as a tack, possessed of a light touch, funny, and winningly direct."
-Singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey

Carsie is a young singer-songwriter who grew up in rural Virginia and landed in Philadelphia in fall of 2006. Since then, her soulful, playful, intelligent music has earned her national respect. In her brief time as a performing songwriter, Carsie has shared the stage with nationally hailed acts Amos Lee, Bruce Hornsby, Nellie McKay and John Oates, and frequented noteworthy venues from The Birchmere (Alexandria, VA) to the Hotel Café (Los Angeles, CA). Since 2008, Carsie has toured with Joan Osborne, Loudon Wainwright III, and The Wood Brothers.

In July of 2009, Carsie released her second album, Buoy, produced by pop/rock mogul Pete Donnelly, which brings out the soulfulness, passion, and pop sensibility in her work.
Carsie Blanton: Buoy

"'Ain't So Green' is a tuneful, playful, and thoroughly listenable confection no matter what age or degree of cynicism you happen to find yourself at."
-David N. Pyles, FAME (Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange)


"Carsie Blanton is a rare talent as a modern songwriter. Her sly wit and urbane imagery reminds me of a folky, female Cole Porter. I'm really happy to know that classic songwriting is in good hands with Carsie Blanton." - Singer/Songwriter John Oates (of Hall & Oates)

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/carsieblanton#ixzz143vFmYFY

Photo by Regan Kelly. www.regankellyphotography.com

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"SINGERS SOCIETY" HOSTED BY DIANE DURRETT with guests Hannah Thomas and Steff Mahan with Carsie Blanton

Friday, October 25 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM at Steve's Live Music