Thank you to everyone who made the first Gay Ole Opry southern tour this summer with The Paisley Fields possible!

Brooklyn alt-country band Karen & the Sorrows “write loss and heartbreak, and goddamn are they good at it.” (F*** Yeah, Queer Music) Their debut album The Names of Things is full of “haunting pedal steel work and unvarnished heartbreak” (Bust Magazine) and was voted one of the Freeform American Roots Chart’s best debut albums of 2014. New York Music Daily writes, “Country keeps evolving and Karen & the Sorrows are taking it to a place it’s never been before, a good and creepy one.” Queer country pioneers, The Sorrows co-founded the Gay Ole Opry, the first ever queer country music festival, and host the popular Queer Country Quarterly, helping to build new community for people who love country music even if country music doesn’t always love them back.

Photo by Andrea Young

Photo by Andrea Young

The Sorrows are: Tami Johnson (drums), Karen Pittelman (vocals, acoustic guitar), Elana Redfield (pedal steel, electric guitar)