State Theatre Presents - “Aberdeen Green”
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Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door
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Aberdeen Green will return to The State Theater on Thursday, July 31st, to showcase their debut record, The Oak Tree. Joined by two other Nashville artists, Jessica Cayne and Alexa, and world-renown percussionist Pino Squillace, they are “The Other Side of 615”. Eclectic and without boundaries, the focus of this blending of musical styles will be to showcase a different take on the traditional sound of Music City.
Aberdeen Green has performed on many stages, including that of the 91st National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Presidents Park in Washington, DC. They opened for artists such as Aretha Franklin, Maria Carey, Train, Janelle Monae, Renee Fleming, and The Avett Brothers. They have also shared the roster several nationally acclaimed country artists such as Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd, Craig Morgan, Montgomery Gentry, Neal McMcoy and Lonestar. The release of their debut album “The Oak Tree” is just weeks away!
Carley fell in love with music when she was very young. By the age of twelve she was playing songs by ear on the piano and had picked up the guitar. Her devotion to music took her from her small hometown of Culpeper, Virginia to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she studied songwriting and honed her skills on the strings. In 2007, Carley packed up her guitar and headed to Nashville to continue her passion.
Amanda hails from a very musical family in Virginia, where she has been singing as long as shes been talking. At the tender age of 17, Amanda packed her bags, kissed her pony on the nose, and headed for Nashville to study voice and music business at Belmont University. Today, shes sings anywhere that has a stage from her hometown of Berryville, to Egypt and Romania, to all of Nashville’s well-known haunts.
The duo met at a local restaurant in Nashville and became fast friends. It was meant to be, says Amanda. What makes this meeting even more serendipitous? Each of these gals attended the same summer camp growing up and even took vocal lessons from the same coach. Carley states, I always felt I was meant to share the stage with someone else. And she was right…
Carleys gritty, raw vocals are the culmination of her influences folk artists such as Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, Bob Dylan and blues singers like Keb Mo and Eva Cassidy, to name a few. Amandas stellar set of pipes produce a pure and simple sound that is meaningful. It’s no surprise to learn she grew up on the tunes of artists like the Dixie Chicks, Allison Krauss, and Bonnie Raitt. Put these two voices together and the result is an unforgettable blend of harmony. Its easy to get hooked on Aberdeen Green’s cool, Americana vibe. From two different farms in the Shenandoah Valley, Aberdeen Green will bring their authentic, homegrown Appalachian sound to you.
The State Theatre
305 S. Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701