Queen Esther was a NY Broadway aspirant before making the leap to putting out her own music mixing Americana with jazz, with her first solo album coming out in 2004 and her fifth in the works right now. We discuss “The Whiskey Wouldn’t Let Me Pray” from Gild the Black Lily (2021), “Somebody Else’s Baby” from The Other Side (2014), and “Trouble” from by Hoosegow (Queen Esther and Elliot Sharp) from Mighty (1996). End song: “Where Is Home?” from Rona (forthcoming). Intro: “Help Me” from Talkin’ Fishbowl Blues (2004). For more see queen-esther.com.
Visit Queen Esther’s YouTube Channel for her TED Talk and lots of her music, including some interesting covers like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Take It to the Limit.” Here she is live with her band in 2016, and in 2014. Here she is singing a country standard live. And here she is doing a jazz standard live. Listen to all of “Help Me.”
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