On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott has been a judge at three of the semi-annual singer-songwriter shoot-outs at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. (Full disclosure: her partner hosts the weekly open mic contests there.)
At the 48th bi-annual shoot-out, then 10-year-old Ansley Oakley stepped up to the mic – all of 4-foot-8 and wearing a vintage maxi dress – and started to sing. The resulting performance was so jaw-dropping that Virginia invited her to sing at Grocery on Home, an occasional, bring-your-own-everything listening room that she and her partner run out of the old grocery store where they live in Grant Park.
There, on stage, Virginia spoke with Ansley, who lives in Atlanta with her parents, Mike Plummer and Amanda Averill, about getting her start in music at the age of 8 and balancing her artistry with childhood and school.
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