Mon, Dec 11 7:00PM
The Atlanta Room



Artist Bios


In the music world, Carly Gibson is what you would call a triple threat: she not only composes soulful and sophisticated music, she also sings beautifully and plays a mean acoustic guitar. In addition, she has developed a substantial reputation for her skill on electric guitar and has performed numerous times as lead guitarist with Caroline Aiken.

Carly’s music resonates with the flavors that reflect her own diverse musical tastes and influences. Rock, jazz, folk, blues, Americana, bluegrass and funk all find their place in her repertoire. She counts among her influences such songwriters as Caroline Aiken, Paula Cole, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Tori Amos, as well as guitarists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young and Michael Hedges.

Carly has performed at the Athens Human Rights Festival, ATHFEST, The Crimson Moon, the North Georgia Folk Festival, The Melting Point, Pepperland Farm’s Full Moon Ball, the Cox Capitol Theatre, the El Ray Theater in LA, the Northern Rockies Folk Festival, the Sautee Nacoochee Center, and at the renowned venue, Eddie's Attic. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with notable artists such as Jeff Sipe (Phil Lesh & Friends, Aquarium Rescue Unit), EG Kight, Caroline Aiken, Richie Jones, Ralph Roddenbery, Chris Hicks (Marshall Tucker Band), Randall Bramblett, Geoff Achison, harmonica wizard Steve Baker, Diane Durrett and Donna Hopkins. Carly has opened for Caroline Aiken, Donna Hopkins, Diane Durrett, Ralph Roddenbery, Geoff Achison, Tommy Talton, and Randall Bramblett, Michael Tolcher, and more.

Carly is a 2013 graduate of the esteemed guitar program at the Atlanta Institute of Music & Media.


Inspiration seeped through the windows of apartment 5j on Barrow Street looking out over the Hudson River in NYC’s Greenwich Village, where singer-songwriters Eryn Murman and Jason Hite soaked up the energy and passion of musicians, painters, poets and writers who created the Village vibe. Together, they paid tribute to those creative spirits and named their band 5j Barrow, writing music and lyrics with an Indie-folk-earth-rock sound, sometimes as a duo, and often joined by bassist, Drew Jones, and drummer, Gerard Canonico.

Officially launched in the fall of 2011, 5j Barrow has inspired audiences in diverse venues, from the historic Apollo Theater to the open air of Washington Square Park, with soulful music, evocative imagery, and lyrics that touch the heart. 5j Barrow was named "Best Band in NY" after winning The Greene Space WNYC/WQXR's Battle of the Boroughs 2014. They have built a loyal following on the streets of the city and engaged audiences in the heartland with performances that are both intimate and rousing. 5j Barrow released their debut album 'From the Dim Sweet Light' in 2014, and their EP "The Journey, Vol.1" produced by Grammy nominated producer, David Mayfield, is due to be released October/2017.


In line with friends and fellow musicians such as Sonia Leigh, Sean Kagalis, and Julia Carroll, Barb Carbon rose up through the the discriminating Atlanta music scene to prove that she has the songwriting ability and vocal prowess to capture a crowd and keep them coming back again and again. Self-identifying primarily as a songwriter, Carbon has worked hard to hone her performance skills and it has paid off. She has graced the stages of some of the Southeast's premier music venues and is a familiar face on the Southeast festival circuit. Atlanta's rising star, Sonia Leigh, recognizes her lyrical strength, "Barb is one of my favorite lyricists, if you haven’t noticed, she’s an amazing songwriter…"