Announcing (Aiken’s Shakin’) NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE with Caroline Aiken airs on WUGA beginning Summer 2016!

Upcoming Guests:

SEAN VAN METER, and GIBSON WILBANKS (Carly Gibson and BJ Wilbanks) (Live taping April 30th)



WELCOME to the NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE with CAROLINE AIKEN! This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship with WUGA, and with you and the musicians that you know you love and many you don’t know you love, yet.

Interviews and live performances recorded for WUGA, NPR station at the University Of Georgia in Athens, GA.

Featuring young and upcoming artists I am calling “THE NEW GUARD:”

On Sunday, APRIL 30th from 6 – 8 pm, The New SOUTH Showcase with Caroline Aiken presents Sean Van Meter, and Gibson Wilbanks (featuring Carly Gibson and BJ Wilbanks) being recorded live from Vega Studio in Athens, Georgia for broadcast on WUGA FM / NPR.

Sean Van Meter
Songwriter, Singer and piano player. Classically trained and performing since Sean was 7 years old, Now he is 18, and burning up the road on tour. Sean has taken the stage at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the 14th Street Playhouse, the Morton Theatre, The Improv, Jerry Farber’s Side Door, the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and Legends Park in New Orleans. He is a frequent entertainer at Atlanta’s historic events venue, Callanwolde, where he performed at the 2014 Georgia GRAMMY nominees reception. In 2015, Sean was one of 12 teenage musicians selected from hundreds of applicants to attend GRAMMY Camp Nashville, a week-long summer program hosted by the Nashville Chapter of the Recording Academy.

Gibson Wilbanks
Young and hot Americana duo tearing up Atlanta. Carly Gibson is (also one-half of THE PUSSYWILLOWS, she’s a guitar slinger (graduated from Atlanta’s Music Institute and teaches guitar) ah-mazing singer and songwriter.
BJ WILBANKS – songwriter performer, think Gregg Allman (voice) meets Waylon (songs, guitar).
Together, they are a force to be listened to.

New South Showcase prides itself on “intimate interviews and performances with the best of the best touring artists of all genres”.

This will be broadcast from Vega Studio in Athens.

Seating is limited.

Advance tickets are available for $10 and each person attending will get a download of the finished recording.

Reserve your seat by contacting Caroline Aiken at


Caroline Aiken – Producer

Big Grateful hugs to our supporters!

Teresa Powell – website
Michael Pierce – graphics
Clay Hinson and Vega Studios

Past Guests:

Michelle Malone – April 10, 2016
Tommy Talton – April 17, 2016
Angie Keilhauer – May 15, 2016
Randall Bramblett – May 22, 2016
Ethan Crump, and Eastville Belle – July 31, 2016
Brian Ashley Jones, and The Pussywillows – August 28, 2016
Trio Deluxe, and Random Roosters – September 25, 2016
Betsy Franck – October 25, 2016
Grassland String Band, and Jill Knight – November 27, 2016
Caroline Aiken and Shadow C.A.B., and Rev. Conner Tribble and the Deacons; plus special guest Jaclyn Steele – December 23, 2016
Everywhen – January 22, 2017