Song of the Gay: Baby Dee - I Am A Stick

Song of the Day
06/23/2015
DJ El
photo by Eric Gonzalez

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2015 by featuring all LGBT artists for our "Song of the Gay" podcast. Today's featured song is "I Am A Stick" by Baby Dee from the 2015 album also called I Am A Stick on Tin Angel Records.

Baby Dee - I Am A Stick (MP3)

An original in every sense of the word, Baby Dee is an enchanting songwriter, classically trained harpist, tree surgeon, circus sideshow veteran, and transgender street legend. Her infectious cackle and extraordinary talent on piano, harp, and accordion has won her many musical admirers including Will Oldham, Antony, Matt Sweeney, Andrew WK, Little Annie, Marc Almond, and Current 93, all of whom worked with her onstage or in-studio. “I Am a Stick” is the title track from her sixth studio album, out now on Tin Angel Records.

Baby Dee played an amazing in-studio at KEXP back in 2012. She also features in Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, the new book by her sister, New Yorker staffer Mary Norris. Currently Baby Dee is not touring, but visit her website or Facebook page for updates and more music. For now, here's Baby Dee performing "Safe Inside the Day" as part of a nicely filmed session for The Line of Best Fit:

Tune in to KEXP all week to find out more about the Pride events happening around Seattle, including KEXP's Pride Party, this Sunday, June 28th, at 5 Point Café in downtown Seattle.

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