Uncharted: Georgette featuring Queen Esther and Lee Ann Westover
Country Comes to the Village
Thursday, April 9, 8:00 p.m. 


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.

Lee Ann Westover has made a name for herself as a gifted performer and composer. She has spent the last decade performing all over the US with several projects, including the all-female trio the Lascivious Biddies, founded in 2001. With the Biddies, Lee Ann's star has continued to rise, through the release of their recordings and media appearances on CBS Saturday MorningFUSE TVTime Out New YorkNew York Daily News and many others. A prolific songwriter, Lee Ann Westover's work has been featured in films screened all over the world, including the Sundance, Venice and Tribeca film festivals. "Famous," from the Lascivious Biddies' album Get Lucky was honored in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. In recent years, Lee Ann has dedicated herself to creating collaborative community music through the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall's Musical Connections Program. Each season, you can find her performing in prisons, hospitals and homeless shelters, as well as facilitating songwriting workshops for underserved populations throughout the five boroughs.


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