Local Sessions: Angie Lynn Carter, Ben Bostick, and Megan Fowler
September 25, 20218:00pm
Angie Lynn Carter:
I would like to introduce you to Southern Rock/Country artist Angie Lynn Carter. She is small town girl with a big voice that has made big waves in the music industry and for good reason! Angie has written and recorded 4 CD’s and has opened for some of rock and country music’s biggest artists. Angie has sold out venues such as Madlife, Canton Ice House, The Crimson Moon, Eddie’s Attic, The 120 Tavern, The Hunt House and many more as well as sold out shows with Jesse James Dupree, Restless Heart, Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart, Sara Evans, Drivin n Crying, Trace Adkins, Lee Roy Parnell, The Atlanta Rhythm Section just to name a few.
Angie’s style is very unique! Her voice has been described as a very soulful, southern rock mixed with a fun country vibe. She has been compared to some of the greatest female influences in country music, such as Loretta Lynn, Trisha Yearwood and Miranda Lambert. She was recently featured in Atlanta’s #1 magazine, “Best Self Atlanta” and named one of “Atlanta’s Rising Stars”. Angie has received many accolades in the music industry, as well as being nominated by the Georgia Music Awards as Georgia Female Country Artist of the Year two years in a row as well as being nominated for a 2020 Josie Award for best Southern Rock Artist to be chosen Sept 5th. Angie has performed on Atlanta’s number one morning show on NBC, “Atlanta & Company and has been selling out venues across the state. Angie has a new music project coming out at the end of the year on Emanant Records produced by Chas Childress who has worked with some of Nashville’s biggest artists. The project will include some of Angie’s friends like Grammy Winner Lee Roy Parnell, Rick Richards from the Georgia Satellites, Kevin Post from Blake Shelton’s Band and The Voice, Jason Roller from the band Alabama and Joey Huffman from Soul Asylum. Joey is also a Georgia Music Hall of Fame member and keyboard player in Angie’s band. Whether she plays a cool, laid back acoustic set or full band southern rock show, she is always a crowd pleaser and leaves audiences wanting to hear more! She is a true southern treasure.
Ben Bostick is a South Carolina-raised, Georgia-based outsider country singer-songwriter and one man band. His influences range from Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen to Otis Redding and Tommy Emmanuel.
After leaving home for a decade of rambling and toiling at odd jobs, Bostick blew into California and decided to try his hand busking on the Santa Monica Pier. To the great surprise of the former ranch hand and roofer, Bostick found that he could make a living playing music. Ben saved his busking money and used it to record his debut EP, My Country, in 2016. No Depression says, “he comes on like an unholy alliance of George Jones and Merle Haggard.” My Country was nominated for an Independent Music Award in the Roots/Country category.
His debut album, Ben Bostick (2017), takes on a more progressive country tone, recalling such artists as Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson, and showcases his versatility as a songwriter. “This eponymous album is so well written that it is to look into the heart of the divine, a true great,” says Liverpool Sound & Vision.
Hellfire (2018), Bostick’s sophomore release, is a collection of high energy songs written during his band’s yearlong weekly residency at The Escondite in downtown Los Angeles. It was during this residency that Bostick solidified the lineup in his band and set out to write material to suit the players and the venue. Lonesome Highway says, "Bostick has a wicked & wry sense of looking at things and amidst a gumbo of Country, Rockabilly, Blues and Rock we are treated to plenty of drinkin’, hard partying on Saturday nights, lustful love flings, poor boy messes and just downright bitter and mean men - loners set to do you harm."
September 2019 brought Bostick and his family to Atlanta, GA. Back in the beautiful southeast, he plans to keep making music and playing 200+ shows a year. His latest album, Among the Faceless Crowd, was released on April 17, 2020 to universal praise. The Daily vault says, ""The haunted feel and moral complexity of these songs inevitably bring to mind Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska. It’s a point of comparison one should never make lightly, but it’s merited here thanks to the exceptional craft and affecting power of Bostick’s songs.”
Georgia continues to give rise to Country Music's most talented artists and you can add Megan Fowler to that list. Megan has conquered Georgia by winning every country music award available in the state. She is now setting her sights on the country and the world. "In a world of overproduced artists, Megan bucks this trend with skilled vocal ability usually reserved for the elite of the music industry."- Nashville producer Stephen Leiweke.
Megan is known to wow crowds both as a solo artist or with her full band. She has a great connection to her fast growing fanbase through her direct email list and popular social media sites! Bio: Country Artist Megan Fowler was born and raised in Taylor County, Georgia. Her family discovered her stunning singing ability at the young age of six. She expanded her talent throughout her teenage yearsinto songwriting and learning guitar. Like many superstar country artists before her, Megan began showcasing her vocal talents every Sunday morning in church. Singing for hometown crowds was wonderful but larger stages beckoned this amazing mix of class and country. Megan is a vocal powerhouse and Won Georgia Female Country Artist of the Year for 2013 and 2015. She has performed all across the Southern United States and has opened for amazing artists such as Luke Combs, Edwin McCain, Bryan White and Colby Dee. Megan is a 94.9 The Bull Backyard Country favorite here in Atlanta and has co-hosted the show many times. Megan is currently writing for her sophmore release in Nashville and is anxious to share her new music with the the country music world. Her current EP " We've All Got a Song" is now available and shows off her amazing songwriting and vocal skills. Megan was recently listed by Reverbnation.com as their new country artist to watch! Big things are coming for Megan Fowler and Nashville is taking notice.