Smart bets: Callaghan and Erick Baker

Pop songstress Callaghan is a risk taker when it comes to her music career. She swapped her home in London for one in Atlanta after her idol, musician Shawn Mullins, agreed (via a Myspace conversation) to produce her debut album. Later she embarked on a living-room tour of the states, determined to hand-deliver her country-tinged tunes to fans. Erick Baker was similarly tugged into showbiz after a promoter heard his cathartic voice and impassioned guitar playing at a songwriter showcase. That resulted in an opening slot for John Legend at Knoxville’s Tennessee Theatre, a 30-minute experience that ignited Baker’s ambition to perform professionally. The two musicians both play a set at The Altamont Theatre on Friday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. $15/$18/$30 for VIP seating. Image courtesy of the artists

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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