The Melting Point
295 E Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601
8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013
- 18+ Show -
Foundry Entertainment presents…. Mother’s Finest & the Carolin Aiken Band @ the Cox Capitol Theatre. Tickets on sale now at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com or by phone at 478-257-6391 or at the Cox Capitol Theatre box office during business hours more >>> It is difficult and often highly dangerous to hang a label on music. Labels can close doors to some of the most exciting talents, and close ears to artists whose fresh vitality demands to be heard. Mother’s Finest is a powerful band, but they are not typical.
The group has created a sound they describe as a fusion of Funk, Rock, Gospel, R&B Metal and Jazz, taken directly from the street to the stage to the studio, that is Afro-Euro Mosaic Soulful and Electric, transcending musical division, and negative stereotyping. They call it METAFUNK’NPHYSICAL, the running title of their latest CD.
Back in the day, this kind of fusion music was rare to say the least, but the versatility and originality of Mother’s Finest, brought down many barriers.
Mother’s Finest original members are Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock, lead vocals, Jerry “Wyzard” Seay, bass, Gary “Mo” Moore, lead guitar, John Hayes, lead guitar, Michael Keck, keyboards and Berry (BB Queen) Borden, drummer.
Alex Cooley’s Electric Ballroom was where Tom Werman of Epic records saw Mother’s Finest for the first time in Atlanta Georgia. They went on to record their first of three gold albums “ Another Mother Further”, “Mother Factor”, and “Mother’s Finest Live “.
Known internationally, they are incomparable and unique in their ability to bring it to you in concert. And today they are still one of the best LIVE bands on the planet.
In today’s world of multiplicity, and ethnic diversity, there is a oneness in people and music that has always been in the sound of Mother’s Finest. If you can’t remember the name, remember the initials. MF more >>> Years of constant touring/performing, beginning in 1969 in NY, California, South America, Seattle- NW and Europe, Caroline Aiken moved back to her birth town of Atlanta, GA, in the late 70's, (opening for acts Arlo Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, 38 Special, Beach Boys, Janis Ian, Richie Havens...), where her bluesy voice, masterful finger picking guitar style and hypnotizing stage presence 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.
Caroline has an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind voice, songs deeply rooted in personal experience, and masterful instrumentation on guitars and piano. She has many successful students who have studied her Zen and The Art of Performance workshop nationally and internationally (also at the Otis Redding Songwriter Camp at the GMHF). Caroline has 45 years of live performance, 8 self produced recordings, countless radio/TV shows and covered by media nationally and internationally and for 12 years, she was the Entertainment Director of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, bringing the festival from a local 1 stage show, to 8 stages/100 acts (including Drivn and Cryin, Derek Trucks/Cindy Wilson/Dave Mason/Mother's Finest/Chuck Leavell/Randall Bramblett).
GA MUSIC HALL OF FAME 2011
Michael Steele is the bassist with nationally/internationally known Randall Bramblett, and is an accomplished guitarist, and singer, as well.
Matt Joiner is an exciting new rock guitarist on the Athens Music Scene.
Eddie Glikin is a long time beloved percussionist in Athens and southeast.
JP Blues is a blues guitarist who has twice won NY Blues society's chance to compete in Memphis for the WC HANDY award. more >>>