SCAD Atlanta Radio presented a “Coffeehouse Collection” performance in the Hub Jan. 4, the first in a series of acoustic performances by up-and-coming singer-songwriters and musicians.
Kate Pantone, the general manager for SCAD Atlanta Radio and a graphic design student, said the series will be ongoing throughout the quarter.
“This setup will happen on the first Wednesday of every month,” said Pantone. “We’re going to have different people come in and it will be very coffeehouse style, very acoustic and laidback.”
The series’ first performance featured Madeleine, a singer-songwriter from Nashville who was visiting SCAD Atlanta for a second time.
“We first got her CD through our music department, and then she came into the station and did an interview with one of our specialty shows last quarter,” said Pantone. “She’s super talented and she’s our age, which I find really inspiring. She really started her own career just by following her passion.”
Madeleine, who lists Pinegrove, Death Cab for Cutie and Radiohead as some of her musical influences, has been writing her own songs since middle school.
“I remember we were assigned a book report and told to pick whatever we wanted to do, and so I wrote a song,” said Madeleine. “From there, I just felt like I was good at this.”
Madeleine is currently pursuing a degree in music business and hopes to put out several more albums in the next few years. Her current album, “Postcards,” is available on Spotify and iTunes.