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Ryan Cassata
Band Members |
He / Him
BIPOC false
California, United States
Americana
Singer-Songwriter
Pop-Country
Indie-Folk

As a musician with over 600 performances touring across the United States and internationally, including being the first openly trans performer at the Vans Warped Tour, along with performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Green Show, Global Pride and the world’s biggest pride festivals, and SXSW, Ryan has been praised by The Advocate Magazine- calling him a “Transgender singing sensation.” Paper Magazine put him on their "50 LGBTQ Musicians You Should Prioritize" list, and LOGO’s New Now Next included Ryan on the “9 Trans Musicians You Need To Get Into” list. Billboard Magazine called Ryan a “true force in the industry“, put him on the "11 Transgender & Non-Binary Musicians You Need to Know" list and premiered his award winning music video "Daughter" which has been viewed over 1,000,000 times. He has also been heard on Sirius XM Radio, BBC Radio 4 and other radio stations around the world. Ryan Cassata is a 2019 recipient of The ASCAP Foundation "Sunlight of the Spirit" Award which is presented to an individual who is exemplary in recovery and in music creativity for his song “Jupiter.“ Ryan Cassata currently performs and records with a full band in Los Angeles.

The Ragshakers
Band Members |
Emily Ayden, Chan Barraza
BIPOC false
Washington, United States
Americana
Folk

The Ragshakers are a ghost folk duo from Bellingham, WA, featuring acoustic guitars, the musical saw, and dual vocalists. The Ragshakers are an eclectic band taking inspiration from the old time, jazz, country, and americana traditions. They write songs about the end of the world, dying, blood, and monsters.

Steven Gellman
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He/Him
BIPOC false
Maryland, United States
Folk
Singer-Songwriter
Indie-Folk
Americana

Steven Gellman is a quintessential folk singer-songwriter. With a songwriting style that is both "intensely sensitive and impressively intelligent at the same time,” Billboard Magazine called for adding “Gellman’s name to the growing list of out-queer tunesmiths who are making waves along the coffeehouse circuit.” His debut album, Photobook (1997), was nominated by the Gay/Lesbian American Music Awards (GLAMA) for Debut Album of the Year. Now, with 9 indie releases to his name, Gellman continues his passion for writing songs that tell stories of everyday life wrapped in notes that will have you humming along.

Adeem the Artist
Band Members |
They / Them
BIPOC false
Tennessee, United States
Americana
Folk
Singer-Songwriter
Indie-Folk

Adeem Bingham is a seventh-generation Carolinian, a makeshift poet, singer-songwriter, storyteller, and blue-collar Artist. Whether opining on the disparity of “hooch” and “booch” in the collision of generations or straddling the duality of being a “blue collar boy” who is a “complicated dame,” Adeem excavates unwonted stories of the forgotten south.

Karen and the Sorrows
Band Members |
She / Her / Hers
BIPOC false
New York, United States
Classic-Country
Singer-Songwriter
Americana

Queer country trailblazers Karen & the Sorrows have been featured in Billboard, WNYC’s The Takeaway, and Rolling Stone, who described them as “Dolly Parton fronting Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers.” Noisey called the band “exactly what country music needs right now.”

Chely Wright
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She / Her
BIPOC false
New York, United States
Pop-Country
Singer-Songwriter

Chely Wright, is an American country music singer and activist. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. Wright's first Top 40 country hit came in 1997 with "Shut Up and Drive". Two years later, her fourth album yielded a number one single, the title track, "Single White Female". Overall, Wright has released seven studio albums on various labels, and has charted more than fifteen singles on the country charts. As of May 2010, Wright's previous eight albums and 19 singles released had sold over 1,500,000 copies and 10,000,000 digital impressions to date in the United States.[3] In May 2010, Wright became one of the first major country music performers to publicly come out as lesbian. In television appearances and an autobiography, she cited among her reasons for publicizing her homosexuality a concern with bullying and hate crimes toward gays, particularly gay teenagers, and the damage to her life caused by "lying and hiding". - wikipedia

Ben Tye
Band Members |
He / Him
BIPOC false
Minnesota, United States
Singer-Songwriter
Folk
Americana
Indie-Folk

Ben Tye is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist based in Minneapolis. In addition to his solo work he is a member of Ungrateful Little String Band.

Amanda Munro
Band Members |
She / Her
BIPOC false
Denver, CO
Singer-Songwriter
Americana
Indie-Folk
Pop-Country

Amanda Munro was born a ramblin' woman. Most of her music comes from that place of wandering, both inside and out. Her songs are characterized by raw lyrics and floating soprano melodies.

Amythyst Kiah
Band Members |
She / Her
BIPOC true
Tennessee, United States
Americana
Folk
Traditional
Singer-Songwriter

Born in Chattanooga and based in Johnson City, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Accompanied interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band, her eclectic influences span decades, finding inspiration in old time music, alternative rock, folk, country, and blues.

Polythene Pam
Band Members |
Anna Dickinson, Jenn Cuddigan, Coda Gardner
She / her
BIPOC false
San Francisco, California, United States
Americana
Classic-Country
Indie-Folk

We’re an upbeat, whimsical, queer Americana girl band. Take the quirky nerdery of They Might Be Giants, the old school country twang of Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash, the rock attitude of Violent Femmes; shake well, add a kazoo, and you’ve got Polythene Pam.