8:00 PM—The Oxford American magazine is excited to launch our 2015 Georgia Music issue with a special intimate evening of Georgia music in the round, featuring songwriters the Indigo Girls and Patterson Hood! A portion of proceeds benefit the nonprofit Oxford American Literary Project. The Americana Series is made possible by our presenting sponsor, Ben E. Keith Foods Mid-South Division, and in part by the generosity of The Summer Foundation. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with dinner and drinks available for purchase at that time.
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Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are Indigo Girls. Rolling Stone describes them as the "ideal duet partners. Their voices soar and swoop as one, alternately raucous and soothing. When they sing together, they radiate a sense of shared purpose that adds muscle to their lanky, deeply felt folk-tinged pop songs." Together they write, arrange, record, and perform music, which over the course of twenty-five years has become a vital part of the lives of their legion of devoted fans around the world, informing and rewarding them day to day. Indigo Girls are multi-platinum recording artists, and in addition to being Grammy winners, have received seven nominations. They will release One Lost Day on June 2 (IG Recordings) with tours to follow.
Athens, Georgia-based musician Patterson Hood is a prolific songwriter and co-founder of Southern rockers, the Drive-By Truckers. To date, he's released three solo albums and ten studio albums with DBT. His most recent solo release, Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance (ATO Records) was described by Hood as "the most intimate and personal record of my career," touching on stories of "family and fucked-up youth" according to Rolling Stone. Music runs in the Hood family's blood—his father David Hood is a session bass player whose work is found on many of the great Muscle Shoals classic soul albums.