Singer-songwriters belong to a special group of performers, those who not only entertain, but also edify and enlighten, espousing their personal beliefs to a hopefully appreciative audience. For Julie Schurr the all-original, self-described “indierockbitchfolk” songs she performs in a brilliant voice supported by her acoustic guitar, inform listeners of the world of lesbian music in a loud and proud way. Raised in a religiously conservative home, in college she discovered a world that opened doors to a different and fulfilling life and she expresses that life through songwriting and performing. As a full-time indie musician based in St. Louis, Schurr keeps on the road, playing her songs “with all the right pronouns” wherever they take her, including headlining for a National Coalition of Lesbian Rights event and supporting breast cancer and AIDS fundraisers, plus working with National Coming Out Day, PFLAG, and several gay youth groups. Her debut CD, To Her the Bittersweet came out in 2007 and a sophomore release is in the works with all the tunes written and the studio recording upcoming.
Fri, Aug 13, 9pm