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Lifting up LGBTQ+ voices in country and Americana.

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Episode 10: Karen Pittelman On Becoming a Queer Country Pioneer

Our tenth podcast episode, out now, features Karen Pittelman of Karen & the Sorrows in conversation with host Rachel Cholst. Karen has not only been a pioneer in creating expressly queer, expressly country music, but she also was a driving force in establishing a vibrant queer country scene, starting in her hometown of Brooklyn and eventually expanding to a national circuit of queer country shows, artists, and venues.

Rachel, a longtime friend of Karen’s digs into all this — and Karen’s activism around racism in country music. Dig in!

Country Queer Spotlight is available on all major podcasting services, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music/Audible, and more. Earlier episodes feature Jaimee Harris, Katie Pruitt, Amythyst Kiah, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and more. Subscribe!