Athens Holiday House hosts two of the best acts touring the country.
The Pussywillows are Carly C. Gibson and Hannah Zale, each with their own musical careers taking off, performing together, combining their mindbending songwriting, vocal expertise in harmony and extraordinary guitar playing.
Carly Gibson and Hannah Zale have joined forces, and they are leaving their mark on the Georgia music scene as Indie Rock supergroup, THE PUSSYWILLOWS (TPW). 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 in and out of each other’s melodies seamlessly. Many moments throughout their set listeners cannot tell who is singing which line, creating an almost subconscious, fascinating game. Their music is beautiful yet haunting, soft at times but always taking the listener back to a hard beating pulse surrounded by nasty electric guitar. The best friends push and pull each other and their audiences through intricately constructed sonic spaces showcasing carefully cultivated lyrics. Sass and class, and a little something special are what this duet processes. Although not sisters by blood, the young women’s connection and voices suggest otherwise. TPW are recording their debut EP in 2017 with producer Patrick Taylor of Trash Panda.
Wordsmith Patterson weaves spirit and unifying social commentary, now around the world, on festival stages, at folk music and conscious music gatherings, healing gatherings and in concert venues.
“I find Diane Patterson’s voice and songs to be so powerful, rich and authentic and her latest offering “World Awake” is just more of a great thing! This CD is part of the soundtrack to the sacred revolution that is now unfolding and connecting us to nature, creating new communities, and embracing the wisdom and compassion of older and wiser cultures than our own.
World Awake is a joyous invitation to celebrate the beauty and mystery of life and a passionate wake-up call to face the environmental and social crises we now experience together, on mother earth.
Diane’s lyrics and music remind me of the gratitude I have for the powerful ocean, the old redwoods, my own breath and the incredible courage of so many people to face hardship and struggle to create a conscious, liberated world.
I love the range I hear in Diane’s vocals on Wide Awake; from the subtle and gentle singing accompanied by harmonium on “Lady with a Lamp” to the earthy and invigorated drum-beat vocals of “Take It To The Mountain” and the welcoming, happy feeling of “Aloha.”
World Awake is a great love letter to mother earth and all of her creatures, including us! Here’s music to dance to, heal with, and support us in climbing the mountain together to an awakened world.”
—John Malkin, Free Radio Santa Cruz, author of Sounds of Freedom,
“You have the voice of an angel . . . Your inner beauty shines through. Keep on singing. You are a healer.”
-Kat Decker, producer, Women’s Goddess Festival
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limited seating, $10.00- $20.00 sliding scale donation
potluck at 6:30 byob
Featuring young and upcoming artists I am calling “THE NEW GUARD:”
SEAN VAN METER, and GIBSON WILBANKS
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nationally renowned singer / songwriters Michelle Malone, Caroline Aiken and DeDe Vogt join forces for this highly anticipated writers-in-the-round.
$23 Non Members
$15 Child (16 and under)
Acoustic with special guests; more details coming soon.
With Catch a C.A.B.! $8 admission; $12 per couple!
Caroline Aiken and Michael Fulford are teaming up for Dancing with the Athens Stars: Ten couples are competing for both Judges’ Favorite and Audience Favorite honors. You can help determine the winners, and support Project Safe’s mission to end domestic violence by voting for your favorite team HERE! Voting continues through the second intermission of the show on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Classic Center!
More details coming soon.
Athens Stars sing Joni Mitchell; benefits PROJECT SAFE. 7 – 10 pm.
6 – 9 pm
I am so excited to be included in this sweet happy hour(s) of strictly acoustic piano music with the amazing Bart King, Jason Alan Fuller, Grant Cowen, Kate Morrisey in rotation. Please come on in for a sweet piano happy hour! I’ll be doing Sir Elton John, Leon Russell, Joni Mitchell, and some CA 🙂