Doria: I used to be on the road for 10 months out of the year. I tried to always have my Atlanta show around my birthday so I could play and celebrate with my friends. It was one of the ways that I could have a little bit of a social life. It sort of became a fun idea that I did year after year and it became a tradition.
This year, it will be at City Winery at Ponce City Market.
Yes, I wanted to acknowledge the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and all of its wonderful development. We do a lot of food justice work through Urban Cannibals and we are hoping to announce our beneficiary for the show very soon. I’m very passionate about the unbelievable amount of food waste, the use of unsustainable ingredients and the lack of access poor people have to fresh, organic foods. The show will also include my band, the Blackeyed Susans.
What a great idea to use shows to raise funds for charities! Doria Roberts and the Blackeyed Susans
Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. City Winery Atlanta Reserved: $15 VIP: $20 www.citywinery.com/atlanta winning that. The prize was a thousand dollars and I used the money to move here. I was 24 and it was a huge boost for me.
I immediately found community. I was also kind of intrigued by the cultural tension. It was around the Atlanta Olympics bombings in the park and at the women’s clinic. There was less acceptance for anything LGBT. It felt important to be a part of working to change things. My mom was scared for me and wanted me to come home. She knew I was political, vocal, young and hard-headed. It scared her but it was right for me.
You and your wife feed Atlanta, too. Tell me about that.