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CQ Corral: Lisa Marie – “Bayou Groove”

By Christopher Treacy

We so rarely get such swampy goodness in the CQ inboxes, we simply couldn’t resist this submission from Boston-area blues mama Lisa Marie! With gritty pipes that bring Terry Garthwaite to mind (from one-time Bay Area sensation Joy of Cooking for anyone scratching their head going ‘who?!’), Lisa Marie is serving up a hearty helping of jambalaya with a side of cleansing perspiration… you can just feel the sweat trickling down listening to the slide guitar and snoopy harp, and it feels pretty dang good. Pull up a chair and dig in!

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CQ Corral is an emerging feature at Country Queer that will bring you new music several times weekly, culminating every two weeks in the CQ Roundup our readers have come to expect. If you think your work could be a good fit for coverage at CQ, fill out our submission form!


Christopher Treacy has been writing about music and the music industry for 20 years. He’s contributed to The Boston Phoenix, The Boston Herald, Nashville Scene, and Berklee College of Music’s quarterly journal, as well as myriad LGBTQ+ outlets including the Edge Media Network, Between the Lines/Pride Source, Bay Windows and In Newsweekly. He’s the Managing Editor for CQ and lives in Waitsfield, VT.

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