Avery Gipson is an 18 year old, award-winning, singer-songwriter from Atlanta, GA, where she is a senior at The Lovett School. Avery's musical journey took off in January 2016, three weeks after turning 15, when she played her first open mic and "won," securing a spot in the famed Eddie's Attic Bi-Annual Songwriter’s Open-Mic Shootout. Later that year, she opened her first show (Jacob Harshman) at Red Clay Music Foundry and played in both the Open-Mic Shootout at Eddie's Attic and Red Clay that November, advancing to the quarterfinals in both. In that same month, Avery was named a 2017 National Young Arts Merit Winner in the Vocal-Singer/Songwriter category.
In June 2017, Avery was the runner-up in the 46th Bi-Annual Songwriter’s Open Mic Shootout at Eddie's Attic and later that summer, she opened for acts, Jared & Amber at Eddie's and Darrin Bradbury at RCMF. In late Fall of 2017, she again played in both shootouts at Eddie's and Red Clay, and added a new open mic showdown to the mix. In January of 2018, Avery was thrilled to be chosen as the winner of the 20th Series Tin Roof Acoustic Showdown in Atlanta. Over the first half of 2018, Avery played at Atlanta's Hard Rock's Velvet Underground three times, including for the Imagine Dragons' TRF Foundation Road Trip series as well as opening for the Colour Negative, and was honored in June to be on the acoustic stage line-up for Oakland Cemetery's Tunes for the Tombs Festival, featuring Drivin' N Cryin'. In the second half of 2018, Avery opened for both Dylan Gardner and Matthew Fowler, performed both nights of the Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival, and was thrilled to be named the winner of the Eddie’s Attic 49th Bi-Annual Songwriter’s Open Mic Shootout. In late Fall of 2018, Avery was again named a 2019 National Young Arts Merit Winner in the Vocal-Singer/Songwriter category. She is currently preparing to release her first single in late Spring of 2019.
Avery also sings in both her church youth choir and chorale, school honors chorus, and is a two-time award-winning vocalist for the Lovett Honors Ellington Jazz Ensemble. Avery has been singing since she can remember and began writing music at the early age of 9. Inspired by such artists as Ed Sheeran and Sara Bareilles and influenced by a variety of artists across multiple genres, Avery is focused on developing her own unique sound and continuing to write strong songs that deeply affect the listener.