"It is ironic that a city not known for jazz has such a well-known festival. But Armwood, a longtime announcer for Jazz 91.1 WCLK, notes that though the local jazz scene has been small, it’s been consistent. The vibe dates back to the 1960s, when Paschal’s La Carousel Lounge hosted legends like Quincy Jones and Jimmy Smith."
— Jon Ross, A History of the Atlanta Jazz Festival
"For his whole life, Eddie Owen has been searching for the perfect place to hear live music. But if you thought he found it at Eddie’s Attic, the legendary Decatur venue he opened twenty years ago, think again."
— Tony Rehagen, Eddie’s Attic Turns Twenty
"If you’ve lived in Atlanta for any length of time, you may have heard of Eddie’s Attic. If you live here and can make an F-chord on a guitar, you most likely have heard of Eddie’s Attic. If you live here, can make an F-chord on a guitar, and have subjected your family to Johnny Cash and John Prine covers to the point of imminent violence, you not only have heard of Eddie’s Attic, but you’ve been there, you’ve drunk there, and you’ve gone to bed wondering what it would be like to play there."
Steve Fennessy, May 2012 Editor’s Note
Our editor reflects on the magic of Eddie’s Attic
"Through her father and the festival, Cindy has come to know musicians throughout the world. And whether it’s a national act like Bobby Osborne or a smaller band just passing through, Cindy is eager to promote their show or even find them a gig. At the very least, she fills their bellies. She doesn’t get a dime. All she asks is that they take a bumper sticker."
— Tony Rehagen, Cindy Pinion Plays Hostess to North Georgia Bluegrass