Press Kit

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Short Bio

Carly Gibson and Hannah Zale have joined forces, and they are leaving their mark on the Georgia music scene as Indie Rock supergroup, THE PUSSYWILLOWS (TPW). Individually, these women are exceptionally strong performers and songwriters; together, they are positively formidable. The Pussywillows, in short, are: sweet and savory; sultry and fresh; pure.

The Pussywillows are perfect harmony in motion. Balance is their greatest quality; they weave in and out of each other’s melodies seamlessly. Many moments throughout their set listeners cannot tell who is singing which line, creating an almost subconscious, fascinating game. Their music is beautiful yet haunting, soft at times but always taking the listener back to a hard beating pulse surrounded by nasty electric guitar. The best friends push and pull each other and their audiences through intricately constructed sonic spaces showcasing carefully cultivated lyrics that both evoke and provoke listeners into a daydream in which you can simultaneously catch cotton candy by sticking out your tongue and stomp proudly through alligator infested swamps with high-heeled leather boots on. Sass and class, and a little something special are what this duet processes. You can find them playing around America as a true duo and as a full rock band with Evan Breedlove on bass and Eric Sanders on drums. Although not sisters by blood, the young women’s connection and voices suggest otherwise. TPW are recording their debut EP in 2017 with producer Patrick Taylor of Trash Panda. For music, shows, and more visit thepussywillows.com. #pussypower


 

Full Bio

Carly Gibson and Hannah Zale have joined forces, and they are already leaving their mark on the Georgia music scene as Indie Rock supergroup, THE PUSSYWILLOWS (TPW). Individually, these women are exceptional performers and songwriters; together, they are positively formidable. The Pussywillows, in short, are: sweet and savory; sultry and fresh; pure.

Hannah Zale
has a diverse background in music, beginning her career in Warner Robins, GA performing in over 30 musicals throughout her life. Zale competed in the Miss America Organization as a teen, where she learned how to command a stage and stand out in a crowd. In her recent college years, Zale’s band, Boomfox, was one of the most successful young acts in Athens, earning the support of local heroes like David Lowery of Cracker and Julian Dorio of The Whigs. She has opened for The Revivalists and Bright Light Social Hour and has performed alongside Lera Lynn and Moon Taxi. Hannah Zale is currently touring with her aptly named band, ZALE, promoting her debut solo album “Fortress” (available online – zalemusic.com). It is clear when you hear Hannah Zale that the girl has “IT,” which in this case has been described as “…a fiery combination of soul, grit, and Jack Daniels Honey.” Pour yourself a second glass and multiply that warm and happy feeling by two when Carly is standing on stage beside her.

In the music world, Carly Gibson is what you would call a triple threat: she not only composes soulful and sophisticated music, she also sings beautifully and plays a mean guitar. Think biological lovechild of Susan Tedeschi and Hendrix, but raised by Joni Mitchell and Stevie Ray Vaugn. Carly graduated from the guitar program at Atlanta Institute of Music in 2013 as one of six females to complete the program in the last 10 years. In addition, she has developed a substantial reputation for her lead chops on her Fender Stratocaster. Carly’s solo music resonates with the flavors that reflect her own diverse musical tastes and influences. Rock, jazz, folk, blues, Americana, bluegrass and funk all find their place in her repertoire. Carly has opened for or shared the stage with such musical luminaries as Geoff Acheson, Glen Phillips, Randall Bramblett, Caroline Aiken, Grayson Capps, Chris Hicks (Marshall Tucker Band), Michael Tolcher, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, and more.

The Pussywillows are perfect harmony in motion. Balance is their greatest quality; they weave in and out of each other’s melodies seamlessly. Many moments throughout their set listeners cannot tell who is singing which line, creating an almost subconscious, fascinating game. Their music is beautiful yet haunting, soft at times but always taking the listener back to a hard beating pulse surrounded by nasty electric guitar. The best friends push and pull each other and their audiences through intricately constructed sonic spaces showcasing carefully cultivated lyrics that both evoke and provoke listeners into a daydream in which you can simultaneously catch cotton candy by sticking out your tongue and stomp proudly through alligator infested swamps with high-heeled leather boots on. Sass and class, and a little something special are what this duet processes. Although not sisters by blood, the young women’s connection and voices suggest otherwise. TPW are recording their debut EP in 2017 with producer Patrick Taylor of Trash Panda. For music, shows, and more visit thepussywillows.com. #pussypower


 

Quotes/Press

“Carly and Hannah will be the duo to watch. They may be the next great duo from ATL. They are the complete package: singers/songwriters/musicians — with an amazing on stage presence!” – Steve Grossman, Steve’s Live Music

“Dirty South TV recently had the pleasure of having Carly Gibson and Hannah Zale on one of our music television shows “The Acoustic Lunch Hour.” They arrived to the set early, and ready for anything that we needed of them–sound check, lighting check etc. They were very easy to work with, very professional and had a very happy and positive demeanor all afternoon. During the sound check their vocal capabilities, range, tone, harmonics and harmonizing had every jaw in the room on the floor. It was literally amazing what came out of those two young ladies.

Very rarely will you know a singer that is really good and unique, with a sound and technique all their own sing with another vocalist and reward everyone who hears them so richly. The matching and weaving of harmonics was astounding. Two singers truly committed to the music together.

We would gladly go and see either of these young ladies by themselves–but together, together we would be the first in the building.

We would welcome Carly Gibson and Hannah Zale on any of our TV shows in the future, and we cannot wait to hear them sing together again.” – Giuseppe Colato, Dirty South TV


 

Production

TPW Stage Plot – duo


 

Hi-Res Promo Photos

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Photography by Christian Papa Zajicek.
Photography by Christian Papa Zajicek.
Photography by Christian Papa Zajicek.
Photography by Christian Papa Zajicek.
Photography by Christian Papa Zajicek.
Photography by Christian Papa Zajicek.
Photography by Christian Papa Zajicek.
Photography by Christian Papa Zajicek.
Photography by Christian Papa Zajicek.
Logo by Bruce Young
Logo by Bruce Young

Bruce Young
Logo by Bruce Young


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Social Media Links


Tour Dates


Booking/Management

Teresa Powell
Portal Production, Ltd.

922 Highway 81 E., #202
McDonough, GA 30252
thepwmusic@gmail.com – Click to Email
404-543-9653

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