Queer Country Musicians

Here is a list of all the amazing musicians and bands that have played at the Queer Country Quarterly, Queer Country West Coast, and the Gay Ole Opry since we started in April of 2011! Plus a running list we’ve been keeping of other queer country artists.

Queer Country Quarterly & Gay Ole Opry co-founder and host:
Karen & the Sorrows

Queer Country West Coast host:
Eli Conley

Long-time Opry Regulars and Queer Country Organizers:
Elías Elana
The Paisley Fields
The Secret Emchy Society
My Gay Banjo
Wiley Gaby & Goldenchild


Everyone who has played at the Queer Country Quarterly, Queer Country West Coast, and the Gay Ole Opry, from 2011 to now:

Addie and the Subtrax
Amy Andrews
Annah Anti-Palindrome
Melody Allegra Berger
Taylor Black
Blue Tailed Skinks
Jake Blount
Nadia Bourne
So Brown
Mya Byrne
Nath Ann Carerra
Julie Cira
Chenda Cope
Steve D’Agostino
DK and the Joy Machine
Dolly Trolly
Rachel Easterly
Girls on Grass
Glass Anchors
Sam Gleaves
Shane Fairchild of The Goat and the Feather
Matthew Goldman
Good Fences
Good Solider
Debra Guy (of Help Me Helen)
Tyler Hughes
Humble Tripe
Indiana Queen
Ganessa James
Lilli Jean
Amythyst Kiah
Jean Marie
Juan and the Pines
Bryn Kelly (we miss you, Bryn)
Yva Las Vegass
Lavender Country
AJ Lewis
The Low & the Lonesome
Low Sky Echo
Joshua Marcus
Mawk Chunk
Militia Etheridge
Molasses Gospel
The Momos
Mount Moriah
Nervous But Excited
The P’s & Q’s
Mo Pepin
Julia Read
Brandon Rivard
Red Rose & the Tea Bags
Jerilyn Sawyer
The Skipperdees

Small Talk
Sugar in the Salt
Pistol Pete Sturman
Tara Lynne Band
Tina and Her Pony
Traveling Millies
Justin Vahala
The Western Skyline
Lindsey Wilson

Plus, a screening of Meredith Heil ‘s documentary Whistling Dixie


Past and present queer country trail blazers who haven’t come to play for us (at least not yet!):

Heather Batchelor
Courtney Barnett
Mercy Bell
Catherine The Great
Ryan Cassata
Chastity Brown
Edie Carey
Brandi Carlile
Brandy Clark
Kris Delmhorst
Doug Stevens and the Outband
Kristen Ford
Freddy Freeman
Mary Gauthier
Billy Gilman
Harper Grae
Steve Grand
Sami Grisafe
Kristen Hall
Blake Haney
Hank Pine & Lily Fawn
Cameron Hawthorn
Chris Housman
Ty Herndon
Emily Herring
Justin Hiltner
John Howie, Jr.
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Angie Keilhauer
k.d. lang
Sonia Leigh
Little Bandit
Laura Love and Jo Miller
Michelle Malone
Becca Mancari
Trixie Mattel
Shane McAnally
Glen Meadmore
Muddy Roses
Orville Peck
Polythene Pam
Erin Rae
Amy Ray
Brody Ray
Rhubarb Whiskey
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
Rae Spoon
Brandon Stansell
Molly Stevens
Jared Tyler
Two Nice Girls
Shawna Virago
Chely Wright
Lil Nas X

Queer Music Heritage’s series on Gay Country Music is an amazing resource.

Check out Strange Fire, a queer country podcast and magazine!

And these films:
Dominant Chord
These C*cksucking Tears
—a documentary about Lavender Country
Don’t Take Advice from Hank Williams
—a short documentary about us back in the early days of 2013!