Sonia Leigh With Drunk On Crutches & Mama’s Blue Dress At The GEM Theater In Calhoun

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Be prepared for a triple treat when three up and coming bands perform at Calhoun’s GEM Theatre on Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Calhoun native Jennifer Whittenburg returns to open the show with her LA-based alt-country band, Drunk on Crutches that plays a guitar fueled brand of roots rock that is memorable and full of hooks.  According to notes from A Fifty Cent Lighter and a Whiskey Buzz, “Whittenburg’s voice is both breathy and powerful, making her vocals just as effective in quiet moments (Oh Well) as in the loud ones (Tupelo. Drink Up Buttercup).”

Mama’s Blue Dress features an all-female country quartet with airtight harmonies and vocal chemistry, blazing twin fiddles, and a hint of soul. Members of the group are Nicole Witt, Vanessa Olivarez, Elizabeth Elkins and Andrea Young, each an accomplished songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in her own right. The name of the group is taken from an original song written about a blue dress Olivarez’s mother wore when she married. The quartet was invited to showcase at the 2013 CMJ New Music Marathon.

Sonia Leigh, an Atlanta native who recently relocated to Nashville, is a diverse artist whose music hints of an old country and Old Rock and Roll sound similar to Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, and Alabama, along with New Rock like The Killers, Counting Crows, and Imagine Dragons. She has developed a style hard to pigeonhole, yet familiar enough to pull you in and make you want to hear more, and delivers a power punch performance that gets you out of your seat. She has toured all over the United States and played some of the greatest stages in the nation. She is a proud co writer on Zac Brown Band’s #1 selling record “Uncaged” and co writer on Zac Brown Band’s #1 Single “Goodbye in Her Eyes” and also a co writer on his latest radio hit “Sweet Annie”.  Her latest record release, “1978 December,” was released on Zac Brown’s Southern Ground records, and she is currently working on her independent release due out this year.

Tickets for the show are $12 and $15. All seats are reserved. For more information, call the theatre at 706-625-3132 or go to www.calhoungem.org.

 


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