Friday, November 12, 2010

Singer Georgie Jessup Returns to Rock the Star City!

Native American Transgender Singer/Songwriter Georgie Jessup (Woman in a Man's Suit, American Holocaust), who rocked Elmwood Park last June at Roanoke Equality's 2nd Annual Rally For LGBT Equality, returns to the Star City on Saturday, November 27th for a show at the historic Backstreet Cafe.

The Backstreet has been reinventing itself lately as a live entertainment venue. Manager, Deanna has overseen the face lift of one of Roanoke's oldest and most popular LGBT gathering places, giving it a warmer, more homey feel.

The Washington Post called Georgie's style, “…cold soul, thrill seeking, Motown social-conscience funk”.

Sire Records recording star, r&b/blues singer/songwriter Candye Kane says, "Jessup's songs, with their strong messages and anthemic choruses, make you want to join in even if you have never heard them and rootsy yet open to the world."

I totally agree with Kane's assessment. As I listened to Georgie sing for the first time at the rally, I found myself singing along after just a few minutes. The show starts at 9:30 pm. Visit Georgie's website to sample some of her music.

I just want to say that while I think drag shows are a great form of entertainment, there is a whole world of talented artists within our community that write and perform their own music and we need to support them with as much enthusiasm as we do our drag artists. Mark your calendar and treat yourself to an evening of kick-ass live entertainment. 
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