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Queen Esther and Lee Ann Westover collaborate for a country-tinged performance.Born from love and admiration of the legendary country music performer George Jones, Georgette reworks well-worn classics from the ladies of 70s country music – Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson and more along with a few obscure ditties and original songs from Queen Esther and Lee Ann Westover. The result is a fresh, unexpected sound that embraces a twang-drenched feminist perspective while maintaining its soulful equilibrium.
Queen Esther is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist. Her work as a vocalist, lyricist, songwriter and actor/solo performer and playwright has led to creative collaborations in neo-vaudeville, alternative theater, various alt-rock configurations, (neo) swing bands, trip hop DJs, spoken word performances, jazz combos, jam bands, various blues configurations, original Off Broadway plays and musicals, experimental music/art noise and performance art. Queen Esther was the 2008 Grand Prize winner of the Jazzmobile Jazz Vocal Competition and a 2014 finalist in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. member of blues/free jazz/funk guitarist James Blood Ulmer’s Black Rock Experience, Queen Esther has toured Europe frequently with Mr. Ulmer's various projects, including his seminal group Odyssey.While continuing an ongoing residency at the iconic Minton’s Harlem with JC Hopkins Biggish Band and performances with her collective The Hot Five at seasonal hot jazz events (The Jazz Age Lawn Party), Queen Esther is developing The Billie Holiday Project, a musical that fuses the newly discovered short stories of Zora Neale Hurston with rare sides from Lady DayHer self-released, self-produced Black Americana album The Other Side described by writer Geoffrey Himes in Paste as the most exciting Afro-Americana release of the year is currently climbing alt-Americana charts and receiving airplay worldwide.
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