Scott Free, queer-rock singer/songwriter extraordinaire, has quickly become one the country's leading openly-gay male artists. His sometimes humorous, sometimes angry, always touching songs of queer life have gained him acclaim in both gay and straight media across the country. He was named the Windy City Times 2001 Artist of the Year. His release "The Living Dead" was nominated for 4 Gay/Lesbian American Music Awards. He joins an infamous lists of artists who’s works have been banned by government agencies (the City Hall of Chicago in the winter of 2001). He is host of the annual “Queer Is Folk Festival” at the Old Town School of Folk Music. He is currently the host of “Grinder” a weekly queer performance series at the No Exit Cafe in Chicago.
Yolanda (VIVA Records)
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Yolanda is a Radical Fairie, drag queen, singer/songwriter, transgendered warrior and performance artist. Honest, we wouldn't lie to ya. "The drag community spawns its most intriguing performer since RuPaul in the form of wildly charismatic tunesmith Yolanda" (Billboard)
Alix Dobkin is a folk singer, educator, and writer from Woodstock, New York. She released the first internationally distributed album in the history of the world to give voice to the new Women's and Lesbian music of the 1970's. The album was called "Lavender Jane Loves Women," and was released in 1973 in collaboration with Kay Gardner and Marilyn Riese. She is described by many as "exemplifying the tradition of Woodie Guthrie and Pete Seeger," giving voice and inspiration to political and social movement over many decades. Raised in Philadelphia, Dobkin was a guitar-playing Communist teenager in the 1950's. Immediately after graduating from the Tyler School of Fine Arts, she headed north to NYC's world-famous Gaslight Cafe, and from that rich, heady, heart of Greenwich Village launched her full-time, professional folk singing career in the early '60's. Focusing during the first decade on an international and contemporary/protest repertory, she came out as a Lesbian in 1972 and turned to writing and singing for women in general and to building Lesbian Culture in particular. Over the last 25 years, Dobkin has released 6 albums, one songbook, and traveled to hundreds of women's communities in the USA and abroad. Dobkin was twice voted "All Time Favorite Performer" by Hot Wire Magazine.
With 3 original CD releases to his credit, this Fairfield County born singer/songwriter/producer/recording engineer owns & operates his own Manhattan-based music production company - URBAN PRODUCTIONS. Winner of 2 OUTMUSIC 2001 "OMA" Awards, nominated for a 2001 INDEPENDENT MUSIC "IMA" Award, and named one of 10 important new voices in modern rock by PROGRESSION Rock Magazine. - "A rare find indeed, the music of queer rock-artist Robert Urban combines a knack for gifted pop melodies with a lyrically insightful blend of rock that's hard to top" - 20TH CENTURY GUITAR MAGAZINE.