515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 9:15 PM / Show 9:30 PM
Atlanta-born and Georgia-raised musician Caroline Aiken began her career in 1968, performing with a rock band “Fathertime” in Long Island, NY. She honed her skills as a songwriter and solo artist during the late 70’s, moving from busking the streets of Seattle to opening for well known acts such as Doc Watson, Bonnie Raitt, David Bromberg, Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Randy Newman, John Prine, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Derek Trucks and many more. After years of touring throughout the US, South America and Europe, she moved back to Atlanta in the mid eighties where her bluesy voice, masterful finger picking guitar style, and hypnotizing stage presence anchored the city’s acoustic and folk scene and influenced up and coming artists like the Indigo Girls and Shawn Mullins.
Caroline Aiken has released 9 albums to date, with the first one, 1988’s Line of Vision, featuring Bonnie Raitt on guitars and vocals on two tracks. Her 7th recording, Are We There Yet, Mama?, released in 2005, garnered a first draft ballot nomination for a Grammy award, and as an artist she received two New South CocaCola Awards Nominations, for Best Vocalist and Best Acoustic Guitarist. She has headlined Kerrville (many times since 1995, in 2010 with The Indigo Girls, headliner: 2015), Falcon Ridge, and High Sierra, Bumbershoot, Music Midtown (Atlanta), the GA Music Hall Of Fame mainstage with the B52’s and Mother’s Finest, and co-headlined The Mendocino with Ruthie Foster, When she’s not touring or recording, Caroline has taught her workshop “Zen and the Art of Performance” Otis Redding Songwriting Camp, Swannanoa Gathering, the annual Folk Alliance Conference as a performer, presenter and educator, and music camps nationally and internationally.
A perpetually touring artist, Caroline continues to perform throughout the US, Europe, and the UK, including numerous charitable events for at risk children, animal shelters, recovery communities, and environmental awareness. She’s been called an “Underground Legend” (Santa Cruz Goodtimes), and “The Real Deal” (Performing Songwriter Magazine), but perhaps the most accurate quote ever uttered was given by Artichoke Music in Portland, OR; “Spending time with Caroline is as unforgettable as it is inspirational. She’s truly at the heart of America’s folk/roots movement and has the skills along with life experience we all desire as entertainers.”
Carly Gibson and Hannah Zale have joined forces and they are already leaving their mark on the Georgia music scene as Indie/Alternative Rock supergroup, THE PUSSYWILLOWS (TPW) exploring their self-proclaimed “Tarantino feminism” sound. Individually, these women are exceptionally strong performers and songwriters; together, they are positively formidable. The Pussywillows, in short, are: sweet and savory; sultry and fresh; pure.
The Pussywillows are perfect harmony in motion. Balance is their greatest quality; they weave among one another’s melodies seamlessly. At times during their set, listeners cannot tell who is singing which line, creating an almost subconscious, fascinating game. Their music is beautiful yet haunting. Though sometimes soft, the music always returns the listener to a hard beating pulse surrounded by nasty electric guitar. These best friends push and pull each other and their audiences through intricately constructed sonic spaces. They showcase carefully cultivated lyrics that both evoke and provoke listeners into a daydream wherein they can simultaneously catch cotton candy by sticking out their tongue and stomp proudly through alligator infested swamps in high-heeled leather boots. This duet possesses sass and class and a little something special.
$15.00 - $26.00
Please note: Ticket purchasers who reserve a table will recieve a complimentary CD. In addition, anyone who makes an advanced ticket purchase will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win free merchandise!