Aviv_January_2_TwitterFriends, just in case you need some sad country songs to help you recover from the holidays, The Sorrows are playing this Saturday in Greenpoint. Come start the new year off with some twang!

WHEN: Saturday, January 2nd, 8 PM
WHERE: Aviv, 496 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, L to Graham or G to Nassau
RSVP: facebook.com/events/1580612162180205/
WITH: Oh Oh Ecstasy,The JohannasCrisco Dreams, and Feral Foster.


Winter Queer Country Quarterly_TwitterFriends, it’s time for the Winter Queer Country Quarterly this Saturday! With the wonderful Joshua Marcus on tour from Providence, dreamy cosmic-country goodness from Wiley Gaby’s Goldenchild, and your faithful Sorrows, who have been working hard on our new Jew-country, James-Baldwin-influenced song cycle.

WHEN: Saturday, December 5th, 8:00 pm
WHERE: Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave, at the corner of Bergen St, Brooklyn
DOOR: $5 but no one ever turned away for lack of funds
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/517247595091677/

Branded has a wheelchair accessible entrance and bathroom. Also, there is always a bucket of free candy for people who enjoy candy. Read more about the bands below and hope to see you on Saturday!


More about the bands:
Joshua Marcus
Joshua Marcus loves cooking, all things musical, and to both orchestrate & be part of tangibly authentic experiences in the actual world. Joshua’s current musical interests are writing and performing our perceived shared truths, as well as syllabic syncopation and off time rhyming à la rap, r&b, hip hop, math rock. JM has been writing & performing for two decades. Current goal: 3new eps and poem chapbook in 2016!

Influenced by classic country storytelling, melancholy pop melodies, and pretty things, Brooklyn-based, Florida-born songwriters Wiley Gaby & Jeffrey Doker set out to carve a space where their seemingly disparate influences could meet, mingle, and ultimately blur genre lines to create beautiful new music. On their debut album, Goldenchild merges elements of classic country and ambient soundscapes with a respectable hint of pop sensibility. The result is “gorgeous, cosmic country” that NYC’s Next magazine calls “damn beautiful.”

Karen & The Sorrows
Queer country pioneers Karen & the Sorrows “write loss and heartbreak, and goddamn are they good at it.” (F**k Yeah, Queer Music) Their 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.

the gutter flierWe’ve got a pretty great show coming up next weekend, on Saturday, March 14th. And it will include BOWLING.

We’ll be at The Gutter in Williamsburg with an amazing line-up: one of our favorite bands in town, Tatters & Rags, who play honky-tonk with a post-punk edge, and the new band Girls on Grass, featuring the super-talented Barbara Endes of the Weal and the Woe.

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, show starts at 9:00, we’re on at 11:00
WHERE: The Gutter, 200 N. 14th St bet. Berry and Wythe, Williamsburg, closest trains: L to Bedford or G to Nassau
RSVP and more info: facebook.com/events/389697757875916

In preparation for this important event, I will also be tweeting some of my favorite Big Lebowski clips all week. So make yourself a White Russian, polish up your bowling ball, and get ready for an epic show!


And then save the date for Saturday, March 21st. We’re teaming up with music blog Adobe & Teardrops for a special Queer Country Monthly fundraiser for FIERCE with the Paisley Fields and Small Talk. Hope you can make it!


Gay_Opry_Karen_&_Sorrows_2012_by_Syd_London_webready-5272We’re making a video for the first single from our new album and we need your help! On Saturday, May 10th, we’re renting a big space for the afternoon to have a secret party. Will you come dance with us? 

We’ll have food, drinks, music, and a camera person who will make you look glam. All you need to bring is your fabulous self. And your friends!

Where: Starr Street Studios, 207 Starr St, Brooklyn 11237
When: 2:00 pm sharp to 5:00 pm, Saturday, May 10th

The studio is one block from the Jefferson stop on the L in Bushwick. There’s an elevator and we’ll have our own bathroom.

You can also listen to the song and get a sneak preview of the album (which comes out at the end of May) here!

More about the video: “Just a Little Heartbreak” is about trying to help a friend leave a painful relationship. At the end of a long day, our leading lady will finally arrive at a party where everyone is there to lend her a little joy, strength and Gay Ole Opry magic.

Hope you can come and be our movie stars!


p.s. If you can’t come on Saturday, we’ll also be playing the night before, on Friday, May 9th, at Grand Victory with our friends Tatters & Rags, The Weal & the Woe and Maynard & the Musties:


It’s gonna be a big weekend!


Hello again everybody! Just wanted to remind you that our big show at Littlefield is this Sunday and we’d love it if you could come. The Sorrows will be celebrating My Gay Banjo’s awesome new album together with Small Talk and Pocatello, so expect lots of stomping, two stepping and sing-a-longs. I promise it’s gonna be a great night of queer country music!

WHEN: This Sunday, March 16th, doors at 6:30, show at 7:00
WHERE: Littlefield, 622 Degraw St bet. 3rd and 4th Ave, Brooklyn
TRAINS: R to Union
COVER: $8 (but no one turned away for lack of cash–just email me in advance if you need help). Buy advance tickets here.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/412074588939468/

And we’ve been hard at work on our new album and are almost done mixing. Hoping to share a sneak peak with you soon!