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..
THE BRUCE KATZ BAND
Come spend an evening with the blues at Carrie’s Corner. We are pleased to Host Bruce Katz and His trio for the ATL stop on their tour!
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).
Doors at 7. Show at 8. The bank will play 2 sets.
JOE GRANSDEN and KENNY BANKS
Postponed : TBD
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.
Hope you were there!
Justin Varnes Quartet
featuring Carrie Bell
The Justin Varnes Quartet features a modern twist on classic jazz tunes, and will draw from its residency as the Jazz Legacy Project featured on Sundays at the Velvet Note to include songs by Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane. The band includes John Sandfort on Tenor Saxophone, Nick Rosen on piano, and Kevin Smith on Bass.
Mr. Varnes has performed with several jazz greats in New York, including: Ben Wolfe (Harry Connick, Jr.), Aaron Goldberg (Joshua Redman), Wessell Anderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Printup, Steve Kirby (Cyrus Chestnut), Peter Bernstein, and Eric Lewis (Wynton Marsalis).
This performance will also feature guest vocals by Carrie Bell - who outside of being the namesake of Carrie's Corner, is also a seasoned vocalist and performer having spent a career in musical theatre as well as solo and ensemble work from piano bar to rock and roll to Jazz.
ANNIE SELLICK & PAT BERGESON
Annie Sellick and Pat Bergeson
GUITARS - VOCALS - HARMONICA - PERCUSSION - BODY PERCUSSION -
Nashville-native dread-locked jazz-vocalist Annie Sellick has 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:
On Youtube: Hallelujah I Just Love Him So:
Suggested donation $25
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.
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.
“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
Carrie's Corner welcomed Hungarian (and now Woodstock Local) blues artist G Weevil as our second show on our new stage!
Little G Weevil (41) 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.
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.