“Poverty is Real” Concert Series Starts this Friday at Eddie’s Attic

From the great, little write-up over on the VisitDecaturGA website

There will be a music happening at Eddie’s Attic June 14-16, 2013.   It’s the third annual Poverty is Real concert series featuring album releases by Caroline Herring and Matthew Mayfield, a performance by Nashville’s Bobby Bare, Jr., and a Bob Dylan Celebration called “Shelter from the Storm,” where musicians will be covering your favorite Dylan tunes.    For the complete lineup and times, click here.  Eddies Attic is the premier listening room in the Southeast and Lenz Marketing will be the presenting sponsor.

Unfamiliar with PIR?  As detailed in a recent press release…

Every dollar raised during the weekend will be directed to Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) to aid their efforts to prevent and alleviate homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County. Last year’s event raised $10,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, merchandise, and a silent auction.

Caroline Herring’s New Kickstarter Campaign

Decatur resident and musician Caroline Herring launched a Kickstarter campaign on May 1st to create two new children’s albums about children’s books, titled “A Book is to Sing” and “Roxaboxen Songs”.  Her previous children’s album, The Little House songs, was also a Kickstarter funded project.

There are descriptions of both albums and an explication by Herring herself over on the Kickstarter website.

She hopes to raise $5,000 by May 22nd and is already more than halfway there.  Pledges of $10 or more get some mighty fine rewards, so check it out!

Caroline Herring Children’s Musical at Eddie’s Attic This Saturday

I don’t know about you, but I loved “The Little House” when I was younger.  Guess that means I still love it!

Local musician Caroline Herring writes in…

I have written a children’s musical based on the book The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton, and will be performing it Saturday at 1pm at Eddie’s Attic. Charles Williams and his trio will be playing with me, and Sylvia Cross of Sycamore Place Art Gallery will narrate. Allison Adams is the art director. Flora Rosefsky, an Atlanta artist, did the artwork for the poster and the show which I have attached. The show is called ‘Shelter’.

I’ll also be letting the adults hear some of it at my show on Friday night, also at Eddie’s Attic (8pm).

I’d be grateful for a good word.

Caroline Herring To Appear on Prairie Home Companion Next Saturday

Decatur folk musician Caroline Herring announced on Facebook yesterday that she would be appearing on Prairie Home Companion this coming week when Garrison Keillor and crew are at the Fox Theater on Saturday, May 22nd. Tickets look to be sold out.

With Prairie Home regular Roy Blount Jr. as one of the other special guests scheduled to be on the show, it’s too bad that Decatur couldn’t host the event itself with all the connections!

Random Fun fact: According to Roy Blount Jr.’s Wikipedia page, he went to Ponce de Leon Elementary, which used to sit on the current site of the Decatur Post Office, and if my memory serves me, looked a lot like Clairemont Elementary.

DBF Eudora Welty Tribute Tickets On Sale Monday

The Decatur Book Festival tweets

Eudora Welty tribute Tix with K. Campbell, M.C. Carpenter, C. Herring and C. Holley on sale at Agnes Scott box office on Monday, July 6.

That’s Kate Campbell, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Caroline Herring and Claire Holley for the uninitiated.

How much are tickets?  Hopefully Daren can fill us in.