Singer / Songwriters Carly Gibson (Gibson Wilbanks, The Pussywillows) + Patrick Taylor (Moonrise Collective) + Jennifer Zuiff (Indee Killed the Pop Star) perform "in the round". These talented artists are also music teachers, and some of their students will be taking the stage to play a few songs to open the show!
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
In the music world, Carly Gibson is what you would call a triple threat: she not only composes soulful and sophisticated music, she also sings beautifully and plays a mean acoustic guitar. In addition, she has developed a substantial reputation for her skill on electric guitar, having performed a number of times as a lead guitarist with Caroline Aiken and as lead guitarist for Gibson Wilbanks, as well has her duet project The Pussywillows.
Carly’s music resonates with the flavors that reflect her own diverse musical tastes and influences. Rock, jazz, folk, blues, Americana, bluegrass and funk all find their place in her repertoire. She counts among her influences such songwriters as Caroline Aiken, Paula Cole, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Tori Amos, as well as guitarists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young and Michael Hedges.
Carly is a 2013 graduate of the esteemed guitar program at the Atlanta Institute of Music, and teaches private guitar lessons.
Harnessing the multiple facets of his own personality, Atlanta-based singer / songwriter / producer, Patrick Taylor, creates music with many faces. Establishing and fronting the jungle-rock group Moonrise Collective was his most recent preoccupation, though currently he's moving in an increasingly electronic, indie pop direction, drawing on r&b, jazz, folk, and even EDM styles. His voice is rich with character and his songs rich with something: sometimes depth of meaning, sometimes quirky fun, sometimes emotional poignance, and sometimes ecstatic transcendence. This eclectic and energetic songwriter staggers his audience with a surprisingly good “mouth-trumpet,” and occasionally an impression or two. There's no way to predict what will happen at one of Patrick's shows, but the music will be there, and he will give you all he's got. Here's to another night of surprises!
From a childhood spent imagining wonders in the woods of East Georgia to a college career spent in the learned streets of Boston, Patrick's musical journey has been one of adventure and mysticism. Deeply inspired by the Sufi path, Patrick seeks to live a life embodied by this quote from the great Persian poet, Rumi:
“Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”
Always seeking knowledge and a deeper understanding of his own personality, he's not unfamiliar with the life of a wandering vagabond. Musically this is reflected in his penchant for many varied genres of music-making, including jazz, orchestral composition, pop, r&b, world music, hip hop, and ambient. The conundrum has always been: how to unify such polar interests!? This is Patrick's current journey: making sense of his many influences and attempting to unify them into a cohesive project with visceral groove, soaring melodies, worldly sensibility, and mystic sensitivity. That's what's to be expected of the new music emerging from this semi-eccentric and very eclectic musician in the coming months and years. It's a promise not likely to go unfulfilled.
The most recent example of this kind of experimentation can be found in the two Moonrise Collective EPs, which Patrick pulled together in 2012 and 2013, writing, co-producing, arranging, and performing all seven songs with band mates and friends in Cincinnati, Augusta, and Orlando. Both are available for free on NoiseTrade.
Jennifer Zuiff is a passionate local singer / songwriter, former classical singer, and music teacher and mentor to up-and-coming artists in the Atlanta area. Her main project is Indee Killed the Pop Star who just recently released a live album and will be releasing the studio version soon. She plays solo and with her quasi-classical and multi-genre influenced band frequently around town.