Atlanta’s the Good Graces have a new album coming out on their own Pretty New Songs imprint, in conjunction with their North Carolina friends Potluck Foundation, who has supported their previous two releases. While the “official” release date is July 7, you can get your hands on it Saturday, June 24 at the (pre)release show at the amazing Avondale Towne Cinema! Mark your calendars, don’t sleep on this, this is a super-duper bill with all the feels and so many talented ladies (and a few dudes, too)!
THE SKIPPERDEES will kick things off.
The Skipperdees (twin sisters Emily and Catherine Backus) hail from Oak Ridge, TN, a town mentioned in the 1989 film “Fat Man and Little Boy” which featured Paul Newman with a mustache. They write sad songs but are happy people. They are Capricorns and vegetarians. They live (separately) in Atlanta and SW Virginia and reunite for very special occasions. Come say hey at http://theskipperdees.com/
STRAW POLLY holds down the middle slot in style.
Straw Polly features musicians, K Michelle DuBois, Jim Prible, Mary O Harrison and Fran Capitanelli. From Top40 cheese to elitist Deep Cuts, Straw Polly shamelessly plays songs they love without discrimination. Costumes a bonus! Join the fun as Straw Polly croons another mixed tape of fave covers curated just for this event.
And finally, after what will amount to nearly two years of working and waiting, THE GOOD GRACES will perform their new album for you in its entirety, full-band style.
the Good Graces is an indie-folk collective based in Atlanta, GA. Formed by singer-songwriter Kim Ware in 2006, tGG has performed up and down the east coast, in California, and at such festivals as 30A, NXNE, Athens Pop Festival, and International Pop Overthrow. Their previous album, “Close to the Sun,” explored a variety of styles and genres, from folk and alt. country to 90s-inspired indie pop. In 2015, the album caught the attention of the Indigo Girls, and the band was asked by the renowned duo to support some midwest and southeast shows during their summer tour. The new record marks their 4th full-length collection, and once again places Kim’s heart-on-her-sleeve songwriting and earnest, honest lyrical delivery at the forefront of a sonic expedition led by producer / guitarist Jonny Daly and supported by a long list of players from Atlanta and the southeast.