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CQ Roundup, Oct. 18-25

So much queer country goodness this week, we can hardly stand it. Here’s a taste:

  • Karen & the Sorrows just dropped an album, Guaranteed Broken Heart! Order it here. (And check out our interview with Karen.)
  • They’re kicking it off with a release party featuring My Gay Banjo, The Ebony Hillbillies, and Onliest tonight in Brooklyn. Get your tix for the party here.
  • Mercy Bell has a new album out, called…Mercy Bell. Get it here!
  • Sarah Shook and the Disarmers have cancelled the remaining dates on their tour because Sarah’s got the flu (oh no!) Get well soon, dear!
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan heads into the final stretch of his tour with shows in Houston and Little Rock this weekend.
  • Paisley Fields is playing in New Orleans on Tuesday and Birmingham, AL, on Wednesday – gitcher tix here.
  • Mya Byrne plays with the Homobiles at the Queer Bands Extravaganza in San Francisco on Saturday the 26th. Check it out. Also featuring Side Pony, Moon Palace, and Vulveeta.
  • Last Monday, Brandi Carlile performed the entire album “Blue” by – and for! – Joni Mitchell in LA. Read about it here.
  • Brandi is playing in Memphis, Mashantucket, CT, and New Orleans this week, before flying to Europe. Tix here.
  • Orville Peck is playing in Toronto tonight before crossing the pond for shows in Ireland and the UK next week. Go here for tickets.
  • Indigo Girls are also wrapping up the US leg of their tour in Winston-Salem on Saturday, before flying to Ireland. Tix here.
  • Amythyst Kiah plays in Johnson City, TN on Saturday. Here’s the deets.
  • Ty Herndon is headlining the Natchez, MS, Pride celebration Y’all Means All, on Saturday October 26th. Details here.
  • Jessye DeSilva released a single, “Worry”, available on their fundraising page.
  • Watch Kasey Musgraves duet with Gloria Gaynor on I Will Survive!
  • Stagecoach 2020 dropped their lineup, including Lil Nas X and Orville Peck – check out the full lineup here.
  • Make your plans now for the Queer Country Showcase at Dee’s in Nashville on Nov 11, with Paisley Fields, Karen & the Sorrows, Mercy Bell, and Mya Byrne!

That’s all for now!

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