Kate Pierson flies solo
B-52's frontwoman hits Atlanta, getting married
By SHANNON HAMES
Kate Pierson is one of the iconic voices from the B-52’s, the Athens, Georgia band that began in the late 1970s and has spanned over four decades. Pierson released her first solo album, “Guitars and Microphones,” in February of this year and is currently touring in support of it. Georgia Voice contributing writer Shannon Hames caught up with her to talk about the new album, her big gay wedding plans, her rockin’ hotel business, and her upcoming shows in Atlanta and Athens.
You released “Guitars and Microphones”—your first solo CD—this past February. Tell me about it.
It’s a bunch of songs that I wrote mostly with Sia Furler [“Chandelier”]. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I had all of this creative stuff in me but I needed help getting it out. A lot of creatives have this problem. They have this great stuff but need help getting it out into the world. Sia said she’d like to help so we flew out to L.A. and started writing songs.
Sia is a very quick writer and I had a lot of lyric ideas and song titles. I had the lyrics and song title