Kate Pier­son flies solo

B-52's front­woman hits At­lanta, get­ting mar­ried

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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

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