The Queer Country Quarterly is back on Tuesday, June 16th at 8pm ET! With Rahne Alexander from Baltimore, Jobi Riccio from Boston, Catherine the Great from Roanoke, Virginia, and your host Karen & the Sorrows coming to you from Brooklyn! And we’ll be raising money for our local bail funds to support the protests!
Please contribute if you can! Venmo @karenandthesorrows and your tips will help support the musicians and our local bail funds.
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More about the musicians:
Rahne Alexander is an intermedia artist based in Baltimore, Maryland. She performs music with several bands, including Santa Librada, 50’♀, White Wing Dove, and Flaming Creatures. She is also an an essayist, contributing to anthologies such as the Lambda Literary Award-winning Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica and the Lammy-nominated Resilience Anthology, and her first book of collected essays, Heretic to Housewife, was published by Neon Hemlock in 2019. Her video art has been screened in galleries and festivals across the country, and she is a former organizer for the Transmodern Festival and the Maryland Film Festival.
Jobi Riccio is a songwriter and performer from Denver, Colorado, currently based in Boston, MA. Inspired by artists ranging from Buck Owens to Joni Mitchell, and the bluegrass community she came of age in, she writes songs that meld classic country sounds with modern sensibilities. She has received acclaim for her writing, including winning the 2019 NewSong Music Competition and being named a finalist in the 2018 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter’s Showcase. Her Debut EP “Strawberry Wine” is an ode to the women of country music she grew up singing along to in her bedroom, and is streaming everywhere now.
catherine the great is the solo project of Catherine Backus, one-half of twinsome duo the Skipperdees. A native East-Tennessean and graduate of the University of Georgia (go dawgs, go b-52’s), Catherine now resides in Virginia, where she splits her musical time between playing bluegrass with old dudes and singing songs she wrote. She won the 2017 Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, and her music has drawn comparisons to Kathleen Edwards, Lori McKenna, and Gillian Welch.
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