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. thealtamont.com. Image courtesy of the artists

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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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