The Lavender Blues: A Showcase of Queer Music Before World War II



The Parlor Room (32 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA 01060, Northampton MA)

Some of our must famous musical artists of the early twentieth century were not only "in the life" - meaning gay, bisexual or transgender - but they sang about what it was like to be queer or "in the life." With *The Lavender Blues,* performance artist Sarah Skinner Kilborne brings to life a little-known yet revolutionary moment in music history when pioneering artists sang boldly about sexual and gender fluidity - brave even for today and as deliciously fun and inspiring as ever. With Axel Belohoubek on piano.