Readin’, writin’ and rockin’ — Sunday concert benefits Atlanta Queer Lit Fest
BY DYANA BAGBY
APRIL 15, 2011 23:09
Two of Atlanta’s talented singer-songwriters — and they’re queer, too — will play a show at Eddie’s Attic Sunday to raise funds for the 5th Annual Atlanta Queer Literary Fest set for June.
Sonia Tetlow and Bucky Motter take the renowned acoustic stage at the Decatur venue on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Bucky Motter is a gender queer artist who also competes in bodybuilding. He’s opened for such stars as BB King, Melissa Ferrick and the Manhattan Transfer. Motter’s two CDs, “Outta Control” and “Pleasure and Pain” were released on his own Hey MISTER! label. Motter is now playing shows with friend and bassist Jerry Peek while also playing bass and co-writing songs with Flat Cat, an Atlanta power-pop band.
When she’s not fronting the band Herman Put Down the Gun, Sonia Tetlow plays banjo for “alterna-grass” group Roxie Watson. Tetlow played bass guitar in Cowboy Mouth for several years and also is the former lead singer and guitarist for STB (Sonia Tetlow Band), a punk-rock trio that put out two critically acclaimed independent albums.
The Atlanta Queer Literary Fest will be held June 23-25 in venues in Atlanta and Decatur. Keynote speakers are Bryan Borland, founder of Sibling Rivalry Press; poet Bryan Borland; and Atlanta’s own Theresa Davis, this year’s Women of the World Poetry Slam champion.
Atlanta Queer Literary Fundraiser
6 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m.
515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030
General admission advanced tickets: $15
General admission & meal combo: $30
Table of 4 reserved seats: $75