Epiphone, the leading accessible guitar brand For Every Stage, has announced a special livestream concert to celebrate and support its artists and fans during PRIDE month. Epiphone players EMILY WOLFE, JAIME WYATT, and GINA CHAVEZ will come together to perform a free livestream concert this Wednesday, June 30 at 6:00 PM CT on the Epiphone YouTube and Facebook.
“We are thrilled to honor and celebrate our artists and their authentic voices every day,” says Elizabeth Heidt, Vice President of Cultural Influence, Gibson Brands. “Through their activism Jaime, Emily, and Gina are an inspiration to a younger generation, we stand with them and are proud to support the LGBTQIA+ community.”
“Pride month is so special to my heart!” adds singer-songwriter-guitarist JAIME WYATT. “Being that I came out in my 30's, I understand how important it is to have more visibility for people in the LGBTQIA community to help others find their identity. I'm grateful to have the support of such a rad company like Gibson, so I'm more visible to other LGBTQIA people. To all those who may be feeling lost or lonely: I have been there, and I love you.”
JAIME WYATT is a country music singer, songwriter and guitarist based in Nashville, TN. In 2017, WYATT debuted her first album Felony Blues, the album tells the story of how she was incarcerated in the LA county jail for robbing her heroin dealer and eventually started her journey in recovery from addiction and trauma. WYATT’s second album, Neon Cross, was produced by Shooter Jennings and released to critical acclaim in May 2020. The album chronicles her experiences with getting sober again, dealing with grief and sharing the journey of her decision to come out as a gay woman, at age 34. Neon Cross is available now: https://newwst.com/neoncrossWE; check out JaimeWyatt.com for the latest tour dates.
“Pride month is about how far we've come,” says singer-songwriter-guitarist EMILY WOLFE. “Though there is still so much work left to do, let's celebrate every member of the LGBTQ+ community, and our allies, as we work toward normalizing differences in all forms of self-expression.”
The second full-length from EMILY WOLFE, Outlier--released June 25 via Crows Feet Records--is an album built on exquisite tension: an endless push-and-pull between desire and resistance, determination and self-sabotage, the instinctive need to belong and the urge to strike out on your own. For help in channeling that complexity of feeling, the Austin-based singer/songwriter/guitarist explored and obliterated the boundaries of rock-and-roll and modern pop, mining equal inspiration from the likes of Judas Priest and Ariana Grande in her bold but masterful genre-bending. Produced by Michael Shuman of Queens of the Stone Age and Mini Mansions, the resulting body of work finds WOLFE upending the conventions of each genre, ultimately arriving at a guitar-drenched sound that’s wildly unpredictable and immediately magnetic. WOLFE’s new album Outlier is available now: https://orcd.co/outlieroutnow For more information on EMILY WOLFE, visit: www.emilywolfemusic.com
If the future is female, then GINA CHAVEZ is the poster child. The multi-ethnic, Austin native is a queer, Catholic, internationally-acclaimed Latinx pop artist who is redefining Latin music in Texas and beyond. The radiant, passionate performer and activist, which NPR described, “Her voice stops you in your tracks,” CHAVEZ crosses musical and cultural boundaries. Her bilingual, genre-bending songs and gutsy voice have earned her more than a million views on her NPR Tiny Desk concert, 12 Austin Music Awards, tours in 12 countries as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department. CHAVEZ and her wife run Niñas Arriba, a college fund for young women in gang-dominated El Salvador. Her first all-Spanish EP La Que Manda was released May 27, 2020. Learn more at www.ginachavez.com