Joe Stevens is a California-based singer/songwriter, guitar/banjoman and the main songwriter in the Alt-Americana group Coyote Grace, who released five albums between 2006 and 2012 and toured with the Indigo Girls, Melissa Ferrick, and Girlyman; sharing stages with Chris Pureka, Greensky Bluegrass, Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band, and legends such as Cris Williamson and Lowen and Navarro. His new CD “Last Man Standing”, is his first solo album, and he is touring the U.S. from August to November. Joe's music rides the edge of the first wave of transgender performers to break through into the public consciousness. The social media explosion combined with shifting public opinion created the conditions that enabled trans and queer artists, a highly marginalized and often isolated subculture, to connect and gain visibility throughout the world. Joe performs and gives workshops on songwriting and queer/trans issues at colleges and universities and is a social justice activist for underdogs of all stripes, committed to honoring their vital contributions to the greater collective evolution. Joe’s tour brings him to Minneapolis for a folk-roots performance with V & The Dirty Pretty & River Glen at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater on August 28 at 8:00 pm.
Other guests tonight: CYNTHIA HORNBECK & CHANDLER DAILY, If We Were Birds, 20% Theatre Co. TC; JUSTIN CARON, Utopiacopia; DANA MUNSON, Marketing Director, The Cowles Center plus songs from Joe’s New Release “Last Man Standing”.