In The Round: Featuring Caroline Herring, Caroline Aiken, and Emily Kate Boyd
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Caroline releases her 2015 and 9th CD: BROKEN WINGS HEAL with special guests Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls), John Keane (GRAMMY nominated producer and musician), Michelle Malone, Ike Stubblefield (Legendary Motown B3) and Randall Bramblett (Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, Allman Brothers). A national tour opening for the Indigo Girls begins July 5 2015 in San Diego.
"Years of performing, beginning in 1969 in NY, California, South America, NW and Europe, Caroline Aiken was named "The Best Acoustic Act"(Atlanta Mag) in her birth town of Atlanta, GA. Her rich history includes recording and performing with Bonnie Raitt and the Indigo Girls, opening for Arlo Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, 38 Special, Beach Boys, Janis Ian, Richie Havens. Caroline appears in regional and national festivals, radio shows, workshops and concert series, supporting 8 nationally acclaimed recordings.
Caroline's "Sensual voice, masterful songwriting, expert guitar" (Victory Music-Seattle) anchored the city's acoustic and folk scene, influencing up and coming artists whom she took under her wing, including Indigo Girls and Shawn Mullins." GA MUSIC HALL OF FAME
NPR's MOUNTAIN STAGE @ UGA Performing Arts Center - AIKEN: Featured performer, along with Randall Bramblett and Patterson Hood of the Drive By Truckers - http://www.npr.org/2012/05/08/152298187/caroline-aiken-on-mountain-stage
"The Best Acoustic Act" Atlanta Mag
"CA tears her 12 string a whole new consciousness" Blue Suede News
"Sensual voice, masterful songwriting, expert guitar" Victory Music Seattle
"Caroline is one of Atlanta's most talented and respected performing songwriters. I guarantee absolute joy.." Eddie Owen, RED CLAY THEATER www.eddieowenpresents.com
With accolades and endorsements from critics and fellow musicians alike, Signature Sounds recording artist Caroline Herring has emerged as one of the most literate and distinctive songwriters of her generation and one of the freshest voices to hit the music scene in a long time. Since her debut in 2001, Herring has gained a devoted following and much critical acclaim. Named "Best New Artist" at the Austin Music Awards, Caroline has been profiled on NPR's "All Things Considered," been a guest on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," and was the only American representative involved in the prestigious Cecil Sharp Project in England, a group of musicians commissioned to compose music based on the life and collections of the famous song catcher.
Caroline has established herself as a lyrical and inventive songwriter and a singer whose vocals never fail to move the listener with her high trills and rich vibrato. The Mississippi native, now based in Atlanta, has been compared to Lucinda Williams, Joan Baez, and even Mozart.
Caroline's songs are always perfect little mysteries and powerful, hopeful love stories, but they are never simple thrilling romances. They are complex, modern, tradition-influenced compositions about love and hate and everything in between. On CAMILLA, her recently released sixth CD, she has created her most profound album yet with a collection of ten deeply moving songs.
Emily Kate Boyd
Emily Kate Boyd is an American roots-rock musician and songwriter. Her distinctive voice and imaginative lyrics assert her Tennessee upbringing, particularly in vocal jazz, blues and old-school country.
She has independently released five albums with contributions from Grammy Award-Winners Shawn Mullins and Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band). Emily recently returned to the USA after living in Argentina for two years, picking up a global network of creative collaborators along the way.
Her music has been featured by "On Being" with Krista Tippett. Creative Loafing called her the "love child of Van Morrison and Ani Difranco". And Nooga.com (her hometown online rag) said this about Emily:
“Chattanooga native Emily Kate Boyd creates music with ties to the histories of country, blues and folk music-but even those genres seem to bend and twist around her bucolic narratives and gorgeous melodies. Her songs are stories with a commanding presence that can easily shift from aching emotionality to stark rationalization in a heartbeat. There’s something unpredictable in her voice, as if these songs were just the beginning of grand history and not the end; these stories continue on after the music ends, and we’re left with the uncertainty of their conclusion. And it’s this sense of questionable resolve that draws you back to her music time and again, ready to hear just one more note.”