Realizing that the songs she wanted to sing were not always those
that other musicians knew she started learning to play guitar.
Once she was able to get a few cords together on the guitar Angie
started writing her own material. Writing galvinized Angie into
performing as often as she could at as many venues as were open
to her. She performed as a walk on at the first Blues Fest held
in Jonesboro in 1991.
In October 1992, Angie became a volunteer workshop co-ordinator
for The Nashville Songwriters Assocation . Then in September of
'96 she formed a band with the Accelelerators. The Accelerators
are Mike Slater, Drums; Dan Slater, Bass; Creed Slater, Lead
Guitar; Aaron Johnson, Guitar; and John Ollis, Guitar. Both
Angie and John write material for the group.
Although Angie's songwriting and performances are important to
her and a large part of her life. The most important is her
family, husband John and three children. Angie unabashedly
considers herself a homemaker and her children come first.
She has written many songs for her kids which she performs for
them with an acoustic guitar.
When asked about the name Accelerators Angie explained that they
were all racing buffs. The Slaters also restore antique autos
hence Accelerators, a great band name.