CHANGE MAKERS: MY FAVORITES FROM 2023

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Alan Richard
March 4, 2024
Soul Country
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Something changed in roots music in the past year. If many artists hadn’t yet turned their focus to social-justice issues, the attacks on LGBTQ+ people by leaders in Tennessee and other states helped tilt the scale. (Not to mention all the new laws restricting teaching about race and other topics in many classrooms across the country.)

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Trans artist Mya Byrne sings on stage with guitar
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LGBTQIA+ Country

NPR Music playlist of queered country expression

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Gay Ole Opry Playlist

Karen & the Sorrows have been building queer country community in Brooklyn by running the Queer Country Quarterly and the Gay Ole Opry (gayoleopry.com) since 2011. Most of these bands have come to play for us, but some we're still wishing on!

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