Welcome to Carrie's Corner - we are so pleased to make our little dream of a home music venue come true with a space for our ATL musical friends and family to enjoy a unique musical experience space and good vibes. Read More..
JOE GRANSDEN and KENNY BANKS
Sunday, April 19th
3pm Doors, 4pm Music
Bring your picnics and wine and good vibes and enjoy the lovely spring weather for this special Sunday afternoon jazz performance! For our season opener this year, Carrie’s Corner presents one of Atlanta’s most celebrated and busiest performers, jazz trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden. Well known across the country for his incredible 16 piece big band, Joe has been compared to Sinatra and Chet Baker but with a signature style all his own. Joe will perform with one of his long-time collaborators, jazz pianist Kenny Banks. Banks is a composer, arranger and performer who slips effortlessly among musical styles and who regularly accompanies Gransden, and has played with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Holiday, and Earl Klugh.
Together they make charming duo performing everyone’s favorite jazz standards. We love Joe and Kenny and look forward to spending our afternoon with them and all of you.
Saturday, April 25th
7pm Doors, 8pm Music
Carrie's Corner welcomes Hungarian blues artist G Weevil for a second show on our new stage!
G Weevil is a highly esteemed member of the worldwide blues community. He is the solo winner of the Blues Foundation`s International Blues Challenge in 2013, and has been nominated for USA Blues Music Award, Blues Blast Music Award and USA Independent Blues Award. He released six internationally acclaimed albums and toured across the globe. During his travels he shared the stage with legendary musicians such as Johnny Winter, the Neville Brothers, John Popper, Lee Oskar, Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets with Sam Myers, Denise Lasalle, Otis Taylor, Big Jack Johnson, Willie King and many more. G Weevil helped us break in our stage at our soft opening before our first season started and we are thrilled to have him back on our official season 2 roster while he is visiting from his home in Hungary for this rare ATL performance. Little G Weevil's Website
Suggested Donation $10
Saturday, May 16th
6:30pm Doors, 7:30pm Music
Liz Melendez at Carrie's Corner in Marietta!
Local blues legend LIZ MELENDEZ is BACK after a Sabbatical from music performance and we are so excited that she chose Carrie's Corner as one of her first trips back to the stage! Often called "the female Stevie Ray Vaughan", Liz has her own clearly defined lead guitar style. "I hear comparisons to everyone from Freddie King to Albert King to Buddy Guy to Carlos Santana," she says. "It feels really good to be compared to such legendary players." A prolific songwriter and dynamic performer with a powerful and passionate vocal style, Melendez has garnered a sizeable following in the southeast and beyond. "I'm working on conquering the southeast region and making it my home," says Melendez. "It is my goal to become one of the most successful woman performers in the business. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she came to Georgia because of its great music history. Her new CD Mercy features all-original music by Melendez and is getting substantial airplay all over the country including Georgia, South Carolina and New Mexico.
Special guests Lindsay Drake and Schafer Gray are a delightful and multi-talented singer-songwriter duo who will precede our evening of the blues with a mix of creative covers and original music.
Suggested donation: $15
Saturday, June 20th
6:30pm Doors, 7:30pm Music
Michelle Malone was Carrie’s Corner’s very first official artist for our first season and we couldn’t be more excited to have her back for a second show.
Michelle Malone's musical roots run deep and wide like the mighty Mississippi river, twisting and turning through rock, blues, and alt-country music territory. She is "a master at mixing blues and Americana music” (GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE). Over the course of Malone’s career, she has shared stages with artists from Gregg Allman to Indigo Girls, SugarLand's Kristian Bush to Brandi Carlisle, Mississippi All-Stars Luther Dickenson to ZZ Top, released more than a dozen records, and went indie when it still took guts. Her powerful live show will take you on a journey from red dirt back roads to bright city lights, whether she's solo acoustic in a living room concert or in a big arena backed by her band. She "has the soul of a bluesman, the heart of a folk singer, and the guts of a rock and roll star wrapped up in one fiery bad ass" (NASHVILLE RAGE), and she's determined to bring the masses back together in the name of love and music with her latest, Slings and Arrows. If you were at Michelle’s first show then you know what an amazing evening you are in for. We hope to see you there.
Saturday, July 18th
7pm Doors, 8pm Music
Come spend a summer night with some The Cazanovas and some rockin' blues. We have been enjoying their shows all over Atlanta for years and are excited to have them on our stage at Carrie's Corner! Every show they do lives up to the moniker of "kick ass blues". That's because The Cazanovas are a butt-rockin', energetic, in your face band ensconced in the blues with an edge that will keep you on your feet hungry for more!
Many years of performing traditional and contemporary blues music has inspired their own sound, featuring blues covers and a ton of original songs inspired by life and the ups and downs it brings. So come ready to shake it. This will be one July night to remember! Music will start at 8 and the band will do 2 sets.
Suggested donation $10. Advanced reservations strongly suggested to secure your spot for this party, but email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not reserved one week prior to the show for address.
The Ain't Sisters
Saturday, August 8th
7pm Doors, 8pm Music
The Ain’t Sisters have transcended their origins as outlaw street performers to grace the stages of the Southeast and beyond with their unique brand of funk-infused, blues-driven Indie Rock. Commanding attention with every performance, this fresh outfit from Atlanta, Georgia has risen to the top of the local music scene, selling out Decatur’s historic Eddie’s Attic, rattling the walls of Terminal West, and establishing themselves as regulars on the local festival circuit (Hemlockfest, Decatur Arts Festival). A powerhouse of songwriting and electric live performances, other artists have taken notice. The Ain’ts are honored to have shared the stage with notable regional and national touring acts including Donna The Buffalo, Ralph Roddenbery, Brad Parsons and Starbird, Strung Like a Horse, and Tank and the Bangas. The power duo of Arrie Bozeman and Barb Carbon front the band blending tight harmonies and smart lyrics with soulful, booty-shakin' melodies. Dynamic musicians and songwriters, they share an equal propensity for irony, humor, ferocity, and heart-on-sleeve authenticity. With the addition of Justin Boudreau on bass and John Cowin on drums, The Ain’t Sisters have expanded the sonic experience, earning their place as one of Atlanta's premier original acts.
Barb Carbon will open the show a solo acoustic set that is bound to mesmerize. We look forward to enjoying this evening of music under the stars with you.
Suggested donation: $15
Hope you were there!
Sonia Leigh maintains an individuality that is so liberating it extends beyond genre from her main stream nationwide country catapult on Zac Brown's Southern Ground Records in 2011 to her 2018 dark pop rock full length release titled Mad Hatter, to her latest physical release, raw rock and roll, "13 track record", recorded live at Abbey Road Studio in London, England. Changes have always been a catalyst for creativity and her prolific writing style spans across genres easily. She's penned songs for major recording artists, had her songs featured on hit television shows, video games (The Sims) and toured across the USA and Europe with rockers like Eric Church, Melissa Etheridge, Bones, Beth Hart, Zac Brown Band, Blackberry
Smoke, Tyler Bryant and the Shake Down, Broken Witt Rebels, and legends such as Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, and Joan Jett. It seems that Sonia Leigh's story keeps winding onward, weaving in and out of genre's with ease. Her honest edge captures a fans hearts forever and leaves them anxiously awaiting her next move. She can hush a room with just her and her guitar or shake the walls with her angsty, raspy roar. Sonia Leigh squeezes every drop out on the stage and leaves the crowd shouting for more.
THE BRUCE KATZ BAND
Bruce Katz is a legendary keyboardist (Hammond B3 and piano) who has released 10 CD’s as a leader and has appeared on over 70 other CD’s with the likes of John Hammond, Delbert McClinton, Ronnie Earl, Butch Trucks, Duke Robillard, Little Milton, Joe Louis Walker, David “Fathead” Newman, and many, many others. Bruce had a strong musical connection with the Allman Brothers band, having been a member of Gregg Allman’s Band for six years (2007-2013), Butch Trucks’ Freight Train Band (2015-2017) and Les Brers. Bruce toured with the Allman Brothers a number of times as well.
His 10th & newest CD , “Get Your Groove!” (American Showplace Music) features many new original tunes, both vocal and instrumental. It continues the evolution of the band’s music from the improvisational “jam blues” and roots music he has explored as a member of the various AllmanBrothers “family bands.” Jaimoe, founding member of The Allman Brothers, plays double drums on several tunes including “Freight Train”, a song Bruce wrote for Butch Trucks.
The Band consists of Bruce Katz on Hammond Organ and Piano, Ray Hangen on Drums and Aaron Lieberman on Guitar and Vocals (founding member of God Street Wine). Bruce is a 5x nominee for the Blues Foundation’s “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year” award, including 2018. Bruce recently won the BMA for “Acoustic Album of The Year”. He has also been nominated for the Living Blues “Outstanding Keyboardist” award twice (2015, 2019).
Carrie's Corner welcomed Hannah Thomas who brought her own style of music to the roots rock world with a voice reminiscent of young Bonnie Raitt, grit and bravado that draws comparisons to Melissa Etheridge, and the southern rock soul of Chris Robinson.
Hannah Thomas has been playing professionally for more than a decade, touring with Indigo Girls and opening for or sharing the stage with Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, Kristian Bush (of Sugarland), Terri Clark, Lydia Loveless, Chely Wright, Michelle Chamuel, Capital Cities, Shawn Mullins, Michelle Malone, Randall Bramblett and more.
ANNIE SELLICK & PAT BERGESON
Nashville-native dread-locked jazz-vocalist Annie Sellick have performed and recorded with most of her heroes (including Joey DeFrancesco, Bela Fleck and Mark O' Connor), enjoyed stardom in her hometown and toured nationally and internationally. But perhaps her best quality is the organic sincerity she exudes from the stage, joyfully hooking an audience into the stories of the songs she sings. Rounding out the duo, Annie's husband is as versatile a harmonica player as he is a guitarist. Pat Bergeson moved to Nashville upon Chet Atkins' request to join his band as a guitarist (he's also toured and recorded with Suzy Bogguss, Lyell Lovett and Madeleine Peyroux). Pat has also been featured as the headlining act at the International Harmonica Convention (SPAH). Together, their music is jazz-based with acoustic guitars, harmonica and percussion but draws upon many styles creating a show that grooves, soothes and tells stories.
For more info on Annie and Pat: www.anniesellick.com/patbergeson
On Youtube: Hallelujah I Just Love Him So: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfjjVHww_7g
“Raucous and jubilant - somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Shelby Lynne comes Malone alternating between soulful ballads and rowdy, riffy blasters. ” — ROLLING STONE
"Equal parts guitar slinger and sweet songstress, with masterful lyrical introspection – sublime to raucous. ” — GUITAR WORLD
"Michelle Malone has one of the most remarkable voices I’ve ever heard, uniquely able to blow the roof off the place and then whisper a soft song that will break your damn heart. ” — PASTE MAGAZINE
LINDSAY DRAKE and FRIENDS
Lindsay Drake is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist born in the early 90’s in Atlanta, GA. Her original work consists of a mixture of pop, R&B, alternative rock, and indie—all with a strong vocal influence.
Today, Drake resides in Georgia and continues to perform her original material around the Atlanta area. Her energetic and charismatic personality, along with her unique and complex vocal range, poetic and fiercely bold lyrics, and emotionally charged songs are bound to leave you feeling charmed, electrified, and eager to hear more.