August 28, 2019, 8:00 pm at City Winery, 650 North Avenue Northeast, ##201, Atlanta, GA
Michael Zaib and Tony RichGeorgia native and radio-charting artist Michael Zaib captivates with his powerful voice and his honest lyrics. A touring act in the United States and Australia where he plays over 150 shows a year, Michael evokes the smoothness of Chris Stapleton and the soul of Otis Redding, blending country, folk, soul and blues into a new sound that grips. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana and raised just north of Atlanta, Georgia, the singer-songwriter has been quietly roaring for years off America's "Main Streets and Byways," the name of his highly-anticipated studio album released in 2019. A tale of love, family, and the roads of music, this five-song collection packs stories, hard truths, and a moving voice into an intimate listening experience, an invitation of sorts to join him in the passenger seat of a moving car where for a while he has been "Traveling Alone," the Jason Isbell song he covers on his album alongside four of his latest originals. Michael's newest single, "Broken Hearts," is currently spinning on U.S. radio and he's thrilled to be returning to City Winery Atlanta, this time with his good friend Tony Rich.Grammy Award-winning producer and singer-songwriter Tony Rich ("The Tony Rich Project") first gained worldwide success with his hit single "Nobody Knows." After a few years of writing and producing for artists such as Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton, Michael Bolton, Elton John, contributing to the sale of over 50 million albums, Tony has toured the world and shared the stage with the likes of Tina Turner, Sting, Mariah Carey, Peter Gabriel, Don Henley, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Meshelle N'Degeocello, Bryan Adams, Joan Osborne, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Amy Grant & Michael Stipe (REM). In addition to recording and performing, Tony remains active in the world of production and sharing his music with other artists, TV networks and film companies. Ask Tony to sum up his view on music, and he'll tell you this: "Life would be pretty boring without music, for music carries us from scene to scene in a movie, but yet more importantly from moment to moment and event to event in our everyday lives."Presley and TaylorPresley & Taylor are country music's new sister duo and rising stars, embracing a stone-cold country sound with God-given sister harmonies. Raised in a small farm town in New England, the sisters were surrounded by acres and acres of green pasture freedom in Connecticut and raised by the Golden Rule of hard work, self-respect and respect to others. They released in 2012 their first EP, at just 14 and 16 years old, entitled "All Kinds of Beautiful," highlighting the song craftsmanship of some of Nashville's most sought-after songwriters (Amanda Williams, Rachel Proctor, Donny Kees, Monty Holmes, Doug Johnson and Skip Ewing to name a few). Their first two singles ("Looking For A Cowboy" and "Kickin' Back") achieved Top 40 chart status and their third single ("While You Were Gone") hit 30 on the national MusicRow Country Breakout Chart. They've shared the stage with award-winning entertainers and hit-makers such as Martina McBride, Ashton Shepard, Bucky Covington, Janie Fricke, and Sarah Darling, and they perform regularly in the heart of Nashville's Music City. The sisters are excited about their Atlanta debut at City Winery, and will be performing their much-anticipated new single "Everybody Wanna Be Us," coming out on August 30th.