Women’s music icon Tret Fure performs Saturday at Charis; DJ Vicki Powell spins Sunday at Church

Leading ladies

Whether you prefer guitar licks or dance beats, two amazing women have you covered this weekend.

1On Saturday, folk-rock and women’s music legend Tret Fure performs at Charis Books & More.

A performer for more than four decades, Fure was an icon of the women’s music scene, along with Meg Christian and Cris Williamson, with whom she performed as a duo in the 1990s.

Fure is now performing as a folk musician, including racking up awards at the 2004 South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition.

“Something is working for me now and I feel blessed and never take it for granted. I’m not turning down work because it might not be here next year. It could all go away. And I’m starting to write again which is my greatest gift and my blessing,” Fure writes on her website (www.tretfure.com). “I’ve struggled in the last year and a half but the music is returning and my heart is coming back.”

Church on Sunday

Sunday Service, set for 6-11 p.m., is DJ Vicki Powell’s patio debut at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium.

Powell is the reigning queen of Atlanta’s DJs, spinning for numerous events and benefits. She has been DJing since she was a young girl who loved being at the skating rink and standing in the booth playing all types of music to make the skaters show off their best moves.

She moved to New York 10 years ago and learned more DJing skills before moving back Atlanta in 2004 and going full out to become one of the top DJs in the city. She’s earned many accolades already for her achievements from the GA Voice and Fenuxe magazine.

“You don’t want to play what everyone else is playing. [My sound] definitely has a retro feel. I think it’s current but these are new bands and they have a retro sound,” Powell told the GA Voice last year.

Tret Fure
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Charis Books & More,
1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

DJ Vicki Powell
Sunday, 6-11 p.m.
Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium
466 Edgewood Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30312