GARETH ASHER & THE EARTHLINGS perform for the first time in Little Five Points with special guests SUSAN SAID.
Doors @ 8 PM ★ $15 ADV – $20 DOOR
On his third independent release, singer-songwriter Gareth Asher is coming to age as a writer, delivering a well-crafted and emotionally charged body of work. This new album is intensified with bold electric guitars, steady driving percussion, and balanced with lush string arrangements provided by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Asher recorded the album in home town Atlanta, with close friend and brilliant artist Clay Cook (Marshall Tucker Band, Zac Brown Band) once again producing and mixing.
Born in the small town Bowdon, GA, Gareth Asher was raised on a steady diet of old school funk, rock and soul. Asher attributes many of his musical sensibilities to monumental artists like Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins, and groups like Chicago. As a writer, he respects the work of iconic performing songwriters like Jackson Browne, Otis Redding, and Don Henley and The Eagles.
"I feel like my shell is finally cracking, and the best songs are starting to emerge. All my inner most thoughts and emotions are breaking through to the surface, and insisting on a ray of light to shine down upon them", says Asher.
As a touring artist, Asher has shared the stage with Shawn Mullins, Glen Phillips, Emerson Hart, Angie Aparo, Corey Smith, Sister Hazel, Collective Soul, 3 Doors Down, Steve Cropper and many more.
MELODIC, RAW, POWERFUL SOUND is what you can expect from SUSAN SAID. Led by Sue Sed, this tall, blonde, powerhouse changes all ideas you may have about a female fronted rock band.
"Frontgirl Susan Wilson-Sed is known for her cynical, humorous lyrics, haunting melodies and her powerful belt. Matt Rocchio on bass anchors the bands’ rhythm section with Brendan Saadat on lead guitar. The band has had songs on the college charts and in several film and television projects - most notably the international ballad “Run You Away” in the film Federal Hill – which has received downloads from all over the world. Her song “Mr. Touchy Feely” held the number 5 spot on college radio." — B. Livingston (The Music Review)