$20 in advance ($25 day of show)
James Lee Stanley
“So where have they been hiding James Lee Stanley? We could say that James Lee Stanley is probably the last great undiscovered singersongwriter in America. But true as that may be let’s say something else. Let’s say that a diamond has been smuggled into the wasteland… and here is where the wasteland ends.”
– Tom Robbins, Author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
It is only a long lived singer-songwriter career that lets JAMES LEE STANLEY unite the unpredictable creativity and the eclectic elements that make up his world. His remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create songs, each recorded with a finely crafted backing that sonically enhance the impulse behind the lyric, coupled with his outragously hilarious repartee. He is one of the few all time greats and undisputed geniuses among singer-songwriters. Fi Magazine listed his FREELANCE HUMAN BEING as “one of the finest recordings of 1998 and one of the Top 200 Recordings of all time.” – FI Magazine March 1999.
JAMES LEE STANLEY, the true renaissance man, was born into a musical family in Philadelphia, PA, and already performing and recording for LeGrand Records by the time he was fourteen. He majored in music at California State University, did a stint in the Air Force as a chinese linguist, performing three hundred dates a year with such diverse acts as BONNIE RAITT, ROBIN WILLIAMS, CHICK COREA & RETURN TO FOREVER and BILL COSBY by the time he landed his second recording contract.
Caroline tours solo, and with a her band, CATCH A C.A.B., gives private performance and music lessons, performs for many local and national charities, is the Athens Clarke County Chapter president of GUITARSNOTGUNS.ORG (guitars and lessons for kids at risk), produces and hosts NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE, a live performance of worldwide to local music. CA and Clay Hinson of Vega Studios record, mix and edit for radio play. Previous artists include Michelle Malone, Randall Bramblett, Tommy Talton.
Caroline releases her 9th CD: BROKEN WINGS HEAL with special guests Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls), John Keane (GRAMMY nominated producer and musician), Michelle Malone, Ike Stubblefield (Legendary Motown B3) and Randall Bramblett (Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, Allman Brothers). Tours continue through the USA and Europe. www.carolineaiken.com for more info
"Years of performing, beginning in 1969 in NY, California, South America, NW and Europe, Caroline Aiken was named "The Best Acoustic Act"(Atlanta Mag) in her birth town of Atlanta, GA. Her rich history includes recording and performing with Bonnie Raitt and the Indigo Girls, opening for Arlo Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson, Randy Newman, Little Feat, 38 Special, Beach Boys, Janis Ian, Richie Havens. Caroline appears in regional and national festivals, radio shows, workshops and concert series, supporting 9 nationally acclaimed recordings. Caroline's "Sensual voice, masterful songwriting, expert guitar" (Victory Music-Seattle) anchored the city's acoustic and folk scene, influencing up and coming artists whom she took under her wing, including Indigo Girls and Shawn Mullins."
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