GA Voice - - Outspoken -

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: $20­win­­lanta 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.

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