Musician CLAIRE CAMPBELL was born into late 70's Southern music peasantry. She conceived her baby, Hope For Agoldensummer, in 2002, and they've been hitting the road ever since. Claire's music is at once absorbing, eloquent, and haunting. Her albums are lauded for their rich songwriting, angel-soul-choir vocals, and junk-yard instrumentation. You can frequently find Claire loitering in recording studios, lending out her voice to other folks' albums, or playing the singing saw for moody film scores!
"The music was exotic, ethereal, fragile – full of childlike wonderment. There were spare arrangements with singing saw, xylophone, clarinet, acoustic guitar, strange percussion, so much reverb that it seemed to be play-ing in another dimension, and, at its center, one of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous female voices I’d ever heard. The singer’s voice was booming and haunted, and the lyrics were full of mourning, yet also managed to be hopeful and at times even silly. This was summer music about winter themes… I began to hear it in my dreams. It colored the way I looked at everything around me." - Filmmaker Magazine
Plan to meet your friends downtown for Feed Your Senses, the Rialto’s free Lunchtime Learning Performing Arts Series, every third Wednesday at noon, in the Lobby at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. The program features a different artist or speaker each month providing a casual and fun insider’s look at their craft. Previous Feed Your Senses have featured the Faculty Jazztet from Georgia State’s School of Music, Latin jazz group Havana Son, and Nefertari Bey, jazz vocalist.
Feed Your Senses is supported in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly (GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts), the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and 100 Peachtree.