Some of the music industry’s biggest names have also played Eddie’s Attic’s stage, including John Mayer, Sugarland, Indigo Girls, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, The Black Crowes, India.Arie, The Civil Wars, Justin Bieber and more.
“This is not just a round, it’s a jam session,” Lindsey explains. “The best thing about this job is I get to see great songwriters for free!”
About Lindsey Hinkle:
Lindsey Hinkle is a self-taught musician known for her resonating lyrics that are filled with insight into the human condition, as well as haunting and penetrating vocals that seem to echo mercilessly inside your head. She has been writing and performing original material since age 13 and has opened for artists such as Keith Urban, Lady A, Sugarland, Little Big Town, Thompson Square, Drake White, Shawn Mullins, Marc Broussard, Jennifer Nettles, Sugarland, Darius Rucker, Indigo Girls, Kristy Lee, and Michelle Malone.
At age 17, Lindsey won the Eddie’s Attic Open Mic Shoot Out in Atlanta, besting singer/songwriters with more than double her years’ worth of experience.
Atlanta’s Creative Loafing Magazine, in reference to Lindsey winning the Eddie’s Attic Open Mic Shoot Out, wrote:
“Young Alabama-based singer/songwriter Lindsey Hinkle triumphed over a field of exceptionally strong semi-finalists to win the concluding round.’ ‘Blessed with exceptional beauty and a voice to match, Hinkle expertly accompanied herself on guitar, performing original songs such as “Rainy Monday,” with graceful lyrics and a wistful tone that would have been impressive from a composer twice her age.”
In December 2021, Lindsey was mentioned in Billboard and People Magazine for co-writing Drake White’s “Power of a Woman” alongside her lifelong friend Kelli Johnson. The song has had several millions of plays on Spotify alone since it’s release in late 2021.
Lindsey cites Beth Hart, Patty Griffin, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Indigo Girls and James Taylor as her primary musical influences. Lindsey’s style of both music and lyrics have often been compared to the stylings of John Mayer by industry critics and professionals.
Since the release of “Power of a Woman”, Lindsey has decided to embark on her own journey recording, producing, mixing, and releasing her first full-length album that has been literally a lifetime in the making. She is hoping for its release by the fall of 2023.
About Nick Hetzler:
Nick Hetzler is a musician based out of Nashville, TN. He combines elements of Country/Rock/Pop/Americana/Blues into a diverse performance that is sure to please any crowd. Citing influences of Chris Stapleton, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, and many more, he brings grit and soul to every song he writes and sings. Be sure to follow Nick on social media to stay up to date on upcoming projects and see where he is playing next.
About Kelli Johnson:
Born and raised in North Alabama, Kelli Johnson was steeped in the rich musical heritage of Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Motown. With her rootsy twang, powerhouse vocals and Award-Winning songwriting, Kelli has an innate ability to create music that defies genre boundaries.
Kelli’s music has been featured in national television commercials, independent films and recordings by major labels and independent artists alike.
As a songwriter, Kelli has written songs with Award winning writers such as Max T. Barnes, Byron Hill, Jerry Salley, Lance Carpenter, Charley Stefl, and Aaron Barker, and with major artists Craig Campbell, Riley Green, Brittany Spencer, and Drake White.
Drake White‘s album ” The Optimystic” featuring 3 songs co-written with Johnson, debuted #1 on the iTunes County Album Charts! Album single “Power of A Woman”, co- written with Johnson, was recently featured in Billboard and People Magazine.
Kelli also penned 3 tunes on The Voice Season 19 Worth The Wait‘s album “Vinyl Revival”, as well as dozens of independent artists cuts.
As a performer, Kelli has opened for Sugarland, Restless Heart, Wet Willie, Rodney Crowell, Marty Raybon, and has toured with Grammy-winning artist John Berry. She has performed on Music City Roots, PBS, APT, The Dugger Mountain Music Hall Show, The Phil Mack International Country Music Show, and was a featured artist on Barry Waldrep‘s 2021 Tony Rice Tribute Album, alongside Vince Gill, John Berry, Marty Raybon, John Cowan, Emmylou Harris and more.
Kelli resides just outside Nashville, TN, where she continues to write and perform.