I was privileged this evening to present music at the Bashful Peacock for Mr Rudolfo Woodget’s Palm Court Tea Dance series. This was my first time presenting for this event, and I had a wonderful time. I took as my goal to create a coherent playlist using only gay, lesbian, and bisexual performers. (I included groups when one or more members met the criteria.) Outmusic.com was invaluable in identifying some performers to round out musical styles.
The first section of the evening was traditional folk music. I leaned heavily upon Ashley MacIsaac, a Cape Breton fiddler, and The Klezmatics, from their Woody Guthrie album Wonder Wheel. The middle section was Bessie Smith, Noel Coward, and Cole Porter. I finished off with a set of contemporary music anchored by k.d. lang.
All in all, a wonderful event with congenial company. I look forward to my next engagement at Mr Woodget’s establishment.