Laurie Spiegel was born in Chicago (September 20, 1945) where in her teens she played guitar, banjo, and mandolin, and through them cultivated a devout philosophy of amateur music making. After receiving a degree in the social sciences, she returned to music. Having taught herself notation, she studied classic guitar and composition privately in London, then baroque and renaissance lute at Julliard, and composition with Jacob Druckman and Vincent Persichetti.
Having worked with analog synthesizers since 1969, she sought out the greater compositional control which digital computers could provide and wrote interactive compositional software at Bell Labs from 1973-79. … More GEORGIA MUSIC EDUCATION – Music Machine Laurie Spiegel
Ogrefest will be held on Saturday, January 14th at the Back Porch Lounge in Macon, Georgia. Joining Sister Sandoz will be Kerry Walsh out of Savannah with his impressive solo project, brand new Low Frequency Messiah. Don’t miss their Viking friends Wrath Of A Dying Breed and theunderground misfits Sugar Virus. … More GEORGIA MUSIC FESTIVAL – Third annual Ogrefest Sat Jan 14 @ the Back Porch Lounge in Macon, Georgia
The American Traditions Vocal Competition was established as a world renowned 501 © 3 nonprofit arts institution in Savannah, Georgia. It was established to provide a forum for showcasing tomorrow’s vocal talents and superstars, and to celebrate the diverse repertoire of standard, classic American music. The organizaion gives cash prizes to all the winners. … More GEORGIA MUSIC CONTEST – The American Traditions Vocal Competition Feb 20-24, 2017 in Savannah Georgia
Known as a true blues vocalist, early on in her career EG Kight was nicknamed the “Georgia Songbird.” Eugenia Gail Kight, mostly commonly pronouced as EG Kight, was born in Dublin, Georgia. She came from a a musical family and at the age of five her talented grandmother taught her to play the guitar. She even got to watch Elvis Presley perform in Macon, Georgia.
EG Kight sticks to her Georgia roots and in 2002, she performed at the ceremony when a statue of the song’s writer, Otis Redding, was unveiled at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The same year, Blue South Records released Trouble. Southern Comfort followed the next year with Chuck Leavell playing piano. The album contains her cover version of John Prine’s “Angel from Montgomery”. … More Georgia Songbird Musician EG Kight from Dublin Georgia
The Red Clay Music Festival will come to Cherokee County on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Action Church, which is located at 271 Marietta Road. BBQ and Brews, which specializes in hosting barbecue and craft beer festivals across North Georgia, will present their first ever Pop-up Music Venue. For one night only come be part of the newest and hottest music venue in North Georgia. The mission of BBQ and Brews is to “eat barbecue, drink beer and do good.”
A portion of the proceeds will go towards ForCanton’s warming shelter initiative. ForCanton is a nonprofit organization affiliated with Action Church tasked with fighting hunger, homelessness and poverty in the city.
Headlining the event will be country artist Jacob Bryant. Other acts slated to perform at the festival include American Idol star Dexter Roberts, Wade Sapp and Scott Low. … More RED CLAY MUSIC FESTIVAL in Canton Georgia Sat Nov 19 @ 6 PM headlining Jacob Bryant
The 7th anniversary of the Savannah Stopover Music Festival is taking place March 9th to 11th. It’s the perfect gig for touring bands across the country on their way down Interstate-95 and across I-10. Over 70 bands will perform on 10-12 different stages at various venues in the historic district with capacities ranging from 120-700. The event is expected to draw over 7,500 festival goers.
As the festival has grown, more and more regional and national acts of the established nature have decided to make Savannah Stopover a destination in its’ own right.
Savannah Stopover is booking a minimum of 5 Sonicbids artists for the 2017 festival. Selected artists will be compensated and get the chance to appear onstage with some of the hottest emerging acts on the scence. … More GEORGIA MUSIC FESTIVAL – SAVANNAH STOPOVER March 9-11 @ Savannah Historic Distoric
The Skydog annual benefit concert starts on Sunday, November 20 from Noon to 5:00 PM at Central City Park in Macon, Georgia.
The Skydog Annual Benefit Concert, founded in 2006, is an annual benefit concert celebrating the life and music of Duane “Skydog” Allman. The concert, which is held on the third Sunday in November, features a variety of local, regional, and national acts performing music recorded by Duane Allman.
“The Skydog Music Festival was founded with one idea in mind: use music to do good.” … More GEORGIA ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT Skydog 70 Nov 20 @ Central City Park in Macon Georgia
Steve Vai answers questions related to success in the music industry at his Private Sessions Event at Guitar Center in Hollywood, CA. The audience included 10 courageous and talented guitarists who were hand picked by Steve to attend as part of a contest through Guitar Center. … More GEORGIA MUSIC EDUCATION featuring Steve Vai and the music industry
While many musicians fit easily into a single category, Steve Vai’s unique musical vision remains unclassifiable. After more than 20 years, Vai continues to use unbridled guitar virtuosity and soulful artistry to explore the spectrum of human emotion.
From his self-released solo debut “Flex-Able” (1984) to his most recent “Alive In An Ultra World” (2001, Epic), Vai creates a sound all his own by striking a balance between technical ability and poetic phrasing. “I make music to push my own buttons,” explains Vai. “I’ve always been driven by an addiction to create sounds that are unique – not better than what other people do, just different.” … More GEORGIA MUSIC EVENTS Steve Vai live @ Cox Capital Theatre in Macon, Georgia Nov 28 @ 7pm
The 2016 Safe In Sound Festival will be hosted by the Atlanta Coliseum in Duluth, GA. on Saturday, Nov 19th. The show will feature Borgore, Snails, Must Die and Rain!
Safe in Sound is a traveling music festival that bringns bass-heavy performing acts to cities across the United States including San Jose, California. Presented by Vital Events, the festival has hosted past performers like Flux Pavillion, Terravita, Caked Up and Destroid. This event is perfect for dance and electronic music enthusiasts. … More GEORGIA MUSIC FESTIVAL in Duluth Nov 19, 2016 @ SAFE IN SOUND TOUR – BORGORE & SNAILS, Must Die!, Rain