Janis Ian, the Grammy award-winning musician, singer and songwriter, began her career challenging stereotypes, gaining both fame and controversy for songs that took on racism (1967’s “Society’s Child”) and sexism (1975’s “At Seventeen”).
Ian, who came out as a lesbian 15 years ago, performs at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur for two shows Sept. 1-2. She spoke with GA Voice about the different format for the shows, her nonprofit foundation and life as a lesbian.
Tell us about your upcoming shows at Eddie’s Attic. It’s a different format than when you played Eddie’s last year.