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Autrey Mill Unplugged features Kathy Reed May 21

April 29, 2016

Kathy ReedAutrey Mill welcomes singer and songwriter Kathy Reed on Saturday, May 21. The doors open at 7 p.m. and concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 or $15 for Autrey Mill members and Johns Creek residents.

Kathy’s pure love of traditional country and bluegrass music shines through her performances.

“Tears, Trains, and Twang: The Roots of American Country Music" takes the audience through the history of America’s most popular genre of music, from its origins in Appalachian Folk, Celtic, and Blues, through a cast of characters including cowboys, hillbillies, and honky-tonkers.  

Kathy Reed is a native of Georgia and has deep roots in East Tennessee. She is a singer, a songwriter, and plays guitar, upright bass, and bass guitar. Her musical range and influences reflect her Southern roots as well as her classical training and education.  Kathy has toured the US and Europe performing, and boasts that her first job after graduating from Emory University was as the "chick singer at a biker bar called The Alibi.” She and her former band, Lonesome Redwing, opened for many legendary performers, including Tony Rice, Peter Rowan, Claire Lynch, Patty Loveless, and the Steep Canyon Rangers.  Kathy has had numerous songs published and recorded, and several songs recorded by other artists.

Kathy is a breast cancer survivor, and her 2005 CD, "A Little Reassurance," helped raise awareness and funds for breast cancer organizations and featured her original songs. Peter Stroud, lead guitarist for Sheryl Crow, played with her on that project.  Her band, Lonesome Redwing's CD, "fly, fly, fly," features Bluegrass and Old Time fiddle classics, as well as some fresh original material.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Autrey Mill's website. Autrey Mill is located at 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek.