Armed with a bottleneck slide, blues harmonica, and her signature soul-filled vocals, MICHELLE MALONE was born in the Deep South and grew up listening to her mother sing in the church choir every Sunday. When it came time to craft her own sound, she took those religious roots, blended in enough rock, folk, and blues to satisfy. The result is, Debris, a high-spirited stripped down blend of rootsy acoustic slide, gritty electric blues and explosive vocals that harkens back to the lost recordings of Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams and The Rolling Stones.
DEDE VOGT has earned a gold record for her work with The Indigo Girls and sings with a deep, husky voice that echoes with experience. She is responsible for helping to nurture the Atlanta music scene and has led the way for folk musicians for quite some time. As a multi-instrumentalist, her wide range of influences and provocative style help to create magic. “She has been my idol for so long, I used to sneak into her shows at The Harvest Moon Saloon when I was 16 and then I’d come home and try to play her songs. She is the backbone and then I’d come home and try to play her songs. She is the backbone of the acoustic scene.” – Michelle Malone
Independent to the bone with seven CDs, and with a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk CD in 2006, CAROLINE AIKEN has performed numerous times to benefit thousands of causes, and has played thousands of shows in her 40-plus years of touring at home and abroad.
Caroline has recorded with and shared stages with The Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt, and has been a guest performer at major venues with them such as San Antonio’s Majestic Theater, Denver’s Red Rocks, and Berkeley’s Greek Theater. Caroline has headlined at the Kerrville, Texas Music Festival (Main Stage since ’95), Seattle’s Bumbershoot (since ’96), Folk Life Festival (since ’76), NY’s Falcon Ridge, and Northern California’s High Sierra Music Festival.
Atlanta Magazine calls Caroline the "BEST ACOUSTIC ARTIST" (June 2003 GA MUSIC pictorial feature) and includes her full page picture next to Curtis Mayfield, Gladys Knight, The Black Crowes, the Indigo Girls, India Arie, and many more. Blue Suede News says; "Caroline tears her 12 string a whole new consciousness."
Caroline’s performances, direct and sincere, are known for emanating a high level of infectious energy, and those that have heard her perform live leave wanting more. Her genre spans many styles, from rock/blues/folk/country to piano ballads to finger style guitar picking--all accompanied by her rich and soulful voice. Caroline is an accomplished and diverse musician, being at home on both guitar and piano. Victory Music in Seattle raved about Caroline’s “sensual voice, expert guitar, [and] masterful songwriting.”
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