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In an area referred to as Little Five Points in Atlanta, Georgia in the music venue Variety Playhouse, Elle King brought her music to life with a gutsy, powerful and “not the faint of heart” performance.
Just when you think you’ve seen them all, you find out there’s more.  If you’re a lover of guitars and the musicians that play them, there are plenty of books on the market to learn more about them.  However, famed author and guitar historian, Tony Bacon has done it again in his book titled The Guitar Collection released earlier last year.
HLN morning show host, Robin Meade, played to a sold out crowd at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia. World known as the host of “Morning Express” with Robin Meade on HLN, Meade performed a variety of music genres with friends and special guest Sixwire. The night was entertaining and one could tell that she and the band were having a great time performing. The music venue, Eddie’s Attic, is legendary in Decatur for having great performances in an intimate setting.
In The Spotlight: Over 100 Voices in Music 
Movie Review:  Ricki and the Flash  (PG-13)
Kat Perkins is a musician which most of us know from the show, ‘The Voice’; before that she spent her time playing a variety of venues. Undeniably she has a good voice and good music that will lead to a long and successful career in music. Kat Perkins' album Drive is a hard hitting rock ’n’ roll album! This eight track album is a rock lover’s good vibration of music and will become a staple in any collection. The different beats and melodies provided from guitars and drums along with the raspy and sexy vocals from Kat Perkins will make one drool. This will quickly become a favorite for many. Let’s break it down a little.
While most Atlanta avid rock fans were attending the Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour at the Bobby Dodd Stadium last night, true hard core Pat Travers’ fans were at the famed Eddie’s Attic venue in Decatur, GA for the opening night of Travers’ Southeast Tour. And what a treat for those fans!
The Shaky Knees festival held in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month had a variety of artists and musicians grace their multiple stages. The Irish band Flogging Molly, native North Carolinian Ryan Adams, and Aimee Mann’s band The Both, were just a sampling of the talented line-up for 2015. This year’s music came from all different genres – rock and roll, blues, country, folk, Americana, and even reggae -- all of whom rocked and had audience members smiling and shaking!
A hot Atlanta weekend in May was the setting to hear wonderful music from a variety of genres. This year’s Shaky Knees Festival did it right with a perfect mix of local, hometown artists as well as those from across the US and even some international bands to complete their lineup. Some of these artists included The Whiskey Gentry, ZZ Ward, and Nikki Lane. These truly talented individuals rocked the stages at Shaky Knees and were greeted with great rounds of applause with crowd members singing and dancing in the aisles.
Internationally acclaimed, two-time GRAMMY Award winning classical guitarist, Sharon Isbin, shares her musical journey in the one-hour documentary “Sharon Isbin: Troubadour” produced by Susan Dangel and producer/editor Dick Bartlett.