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Caroline Aiken
Firefly Concert Series
Seattle, WA
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Caroline Aiken
Caroline Aiken started performing professionally in a rock band called Fathertime on Long Island NY in1968. In the late 70's, she began to hone her solo songwriting and guitar craft in front of the most discerning of audiences, opening for Doc Watson, Jessie Colin Young, John Hartford, Bonnie Raitt, David Bromberg, Muddy Waters, and later, Little Feat,  Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, and many more.
Most recently, Caroline performed on NPR's nationally syndicated radio show MOUNTAIN STAGE Feb 2012,  with Randall Bramblett (Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, Chuck Leavell) and John Keane (REM, Widespread Panic, Indigo Girls) which will air MAY 6 2012, just in time for her 2012 three month (May- Aug) national tour.
Caroline spent several years in the NW in the mid 70's, busking on the street and learning how to connect to people with music and a sound that would encourage them take time out of their busy lives to stop and listen, think and feel, and maybe put a dollar, vegetables or other goodies from Pike Market into the guitar case.
"Sensual voice, masterful songwriting, expert guitar" Victory Music Seattle
"Caroline Aiken is one of the reasons music will always survive." - Bruce Burch/ 30 yr EMI writer/ UGA and Kennesaw State University Music Business College
She has headlined Kerrville festivals many times since 95  (2010 w Indigo Girls), co-headlined The Mendocino Music Festival with Ruthie Foster, opened for Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt (who also recorded on Aiken's album LINE OF VISION '88),  Hot Tuna, Little Feat, Arlo Guthrie, (10 times)
Atlanta Magazine called her "The Best Acoustic Act"
Blue Suede News says: "CA tears her 12 string a whole new consciousness"
Caroline is giving her workshop ZEN AND THE ART OF PERFORMANCE from GA to Cal to Germany with great results. Her students are making their own marks on the music scene, just as the Indigo Girls did when Caroline first met them and helped them in 1980.
After years of touring and performing, beginning in 1969 from NY to California, the Pacific Northwest, South America and Europe, Caroline Aiken returned to her roots in Georgia in the mid 80's, to her hometown of Atlanta, where she became a dynamic force in the city's acoustic and folk scene, influencing up and coming young Georgia artists including Shawn Mullins and the Indigo Girls.
Touring to support her 8th recording live with full band: WELCOME HOME is available on CD and download on Itunes, Amazon,  etc, and www.carolineaiken.com
Her 7th recording ARE WE THERE YET, MAMA?, garnered a first draft ballot nomination for a GRAMMY.
Her first recording: LINE OF VISION  '88 features Bonnie Raitt on guitar and vocals on 2 songs.
Her bluesy voice, masterful finger picking guitar style and hypnotic stage presence made her the artist of choice to open for such diverse music legends as Arlo Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Little Feat, the Beach Boys, Richie Havens and many others during her 44 year career.
She has headlined on the main stage at the Kerrville Festivals (14 times since '95), Falcon Ridge, High Sierra, Ga. Music Hall Of Fame mainstage performances with B52s and Mother's Finest and Otis Redding Songwriting Camp, and co-billed with Ruthie Foster at the Mendocino Music Festival, with radio support in all corners of the country and Europe.
She teaches ZEN AND THE ART OF PERFORMANCE performance workshops for all ages and has a stable of talented students making their mark with her guidance.
Caroline has performed for countless charitable events for at risk children, animals, and environmental awareness.
"Caroline is one of Atlanta's most talented and respected performing songwriters.  I guarantee absolute joy.."
- Eddie Owen of Eddie's Attic, Atlanta


ACCOLADES:
"BEST ACOUSTIC ARTIST" - Atlanta Magazine

New South CocaCola Awards Nominee - Best
    Vocalist Best Acoustic Guitarist

GA MUSIC HALL OF FAME performance with
    B52s and Mother's Finest, ALIVE at FIVE and
    BROWN BAG series
Song MAMA LOUISE"S H&H used in premiere
    of Allman Bros movie: Please Call Home

Kerrville Awards Austin


HERSTORY:
1. Professional musician since 1969.
2.Tours perpetually and travels North and South America, Europe, and the U.K.
3.Has performed and recorded with Bonnie Raitt , Indigo Girls,  Moses Mo (Mother's Finest), Jaimoe (Allman Brothers), and Randall Bramblett.
4.Support: Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen, Arlo Guthrie, Randy Newman, Jerry Jef Walker, John Prine, Janis Ian, 38 Special, Allan Toussaint, Chuck Leavell, Derek Trucks, Richie Havens, Doc and Merle Watson, David Bromberg, Louden Wainwright III.

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Location

Firefly Concert Series (View)
5075 Beach Dr SW
Seattle, WA 98136
United States


Categories

Music > Americana
Music > Blues
Music > Folk
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Jennifer K.
Shoreline, WA United States
Jul 14, 2014 10:29 PM
Name Withheld
Seattle , WA United States
Jul 12, 2014 9:54 AM
Name Withheld
Seattle , WA United States
Jul 12, 2014 9:54 AM
Stacy D.
Seattle, WA United States
Jul 10, 2014 12:22 PM
Karen N.
Kenmore, WA United States
Jul 10, 2014 11:22 AM
Holly W.
Kenmore, WA United States
Jul 10, 2014 11:22 AM

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