Atlanta musicians Nerdkween and Laurie Ray join indie-folk band, Luray from Richmond, Virginia for a night of strangely beautiful, vital, and intimate music.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
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Luray creates strange and lovely bedfellows of sound – banjo layered over ambient sounds make up this once bluegrass-picking songwriter’s approach to making music. The end result is somewhere between the likes of Iron & Wine and Emmylou Harris. Luray’s debut album The Wilder was called "beautifully lush” by Bob Boilen of NPR. Luray is currently located in Richmond, Virginia, and their second album will be released soon.
Nerdkween (pronounced "nerd queen") is the stage name for the American singer/songwriter and composer Monica Arrington, who is known for lo-fi recordings and minimalist style of electric guitar playing with added electronic noises. She is also known for a wide range in vocal ability, from haunting and airy tones to gritty and country-like twangs. Her music is a part of the genres noise pop, lo-fi, slowcore or dream pop. Arrington started self-releasing cassette tape demos in 2000 starting with "i see things differently now". Then she put out other CD demos "the dark horse" and "Sketches at Eddie's Attic". Arrington's debut full-length album "Synergy" is distributed through Stickfigure Records in Atlanta, Georgia. Her second recording "Profitandloss" was released in 2010 through Fieldhouse Recordings in Atlanta, Ga.
Laurie Ray is 19 year old singer/songwriter from Decatur, GA with a love of music bigger than her years. Laurie grew up in the Atlanta live music scene, and fell in love with all kinds of music at an early age from musical theatre to rock. She has appeared in productions of Sound of Music, Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, and Joseph’s Technicolor Dreamcoat. Ray started out as a writer and then began songwriting, she often jokingly says that poetry is a gateway drug to songwriting. She was inspired by her aunt, Amy Ray (of the Indigo Girls), to start writing songs and has written ever since. Laurie incorporates the power of Brandi Carlile into her voice and the lyrical eloquence of Josh Ritter into her writing. She is a former Girls Rock Camp ATL camper and volunteers there every summer. Laurie believes firmly that musicians have an incredible platform to amplify the voices of those who do not have a voice and that every musician with an audience has a duty to be an activist.
Laurie has opened for Hannah Thomas, The Indigo Girls, Michelle Malone, and Anna Vogelzang. She has performed at Eddie's Attic, the Red Clay Theater, Vinyl @ Centerstage, Red Light Cafe, Terminal West (opening for the Indigo Girls), and has played every yearat the Oakhurst Porchfest. She has written and composed original music for Oxford College of Emory’s production of King Lear performed by the Oxford Ensemble of Shakespearean Artists.