LGBTQ music and the south, Jamila Woods on the artists who inspired her album

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The southeast region of the US is home to the highest percentage of LGBTQ people in the country. KEXP's Bee Egan spoke with three LGBTQ musicians from the south to find out how southern culture and their sexuality impacted their upbringing and ultimately their music. Musician and poet Jamila Woods talks about how all of the tracks off her latest album were named after black and brown artists, musicians and writers, and how Woods sees herself in each of those artists’ stories. Mike Dixon and Kris Dorr of Mobile Vinyl Recorders talk about how the fire at Apollo Masters Corp. will impact the vinyl record industry. KEXP’s Hans Anderson reports on producer Kearney Barton, who captured and helped develop the Pacific Northwest sound when he recorded artists such as Ann Wilson of Heart, Quincy Jones, The Sonics, and more. Icelandic musician Ásgeir Trausti talks about his songwriting process, how his poet father writes some of his lyrics, and why he switches between singing in Icelandic and English.
jamila woods // photo by renata steiner (view set)

The southeast region of the US is home to the highest percentage of LGBTQ people in the country. KEXP's Bee Egan spoke with three LGBTQ musicians from the south to find out how southern culture and their sexuality impacted their upbringing and ultimately their music. Musician and poet Jamila Woods talks about how all of the tracks off her latest album were named after black and brown artists, musicians and writers, and how Woods sees herself in each of those artists’ stories. Mike Dixon and Kris Dorr of Mobile Vinyl Recorders talk about how the fire at Apollo Masters Corp. will impact the vinyl record industry. KEXP’s Hans Anderson reports on producer Kearney Barton, who captured and helped develop the Pacific Northwest sound when he recorded artists such as Ann Wilson of Heart, Quincy Jones, The Sonics, and more. Icelandic musician Ásgeir Trausti talks about his songwriting process, how his poet father writes some of his lyrics, and why he switches between singing in Icelandic and English.

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