#WomxnCrush Music (#WCM), a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating opportunities for rising womxn songwriters, has announced that it will be taking its nationwide virtual tour to the DC and Philadelphia region Thursday, October 15 at 8 PM ET with its “WomxnCrush Music On Tour: Spotlight On DC & Philadelphia showcase. Featuring local Female Bands/Artists Jacqueline Constance (Philadelphia), Jehlum (DC), Aviator’s Queenie of “The Aviator’s Club” (DC) and Lizdelise (Philadelphia)*, the show will support female owned and operated DC venue Savour Food Hall with all donations benefitting the venue. Tickets are required and available now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcm-on-tour-phillydc-showcase-ft-lizdelise-aviators-queenie-jehlum-tickets-122277393977
#WCM’s goal is to partner with local womxn/BIPOC owned music venues throughout the tour to support them with 100 percent of the proceeds from showcase ticket sales. In turn, participating artists will be supported thanks the #WCM Facebook Fundraiser
“When COVID-19 hit, I knew that as a community-focused organization we had to continue supporting our community in any way we possibly could,” #WCMFounder/CEO Ashley K. Stoyanov states. “While the weekly Instagram Lives and webinars were reaching an international audience and were a valuable resource, we wanted a way to help further connect the rising womxn songwriter community on a local level, as well as help support local music venues who truly make the local music scenes in these communities special. We have always wanted our events to be a place where womxn songwriters can find their next collaborators for shows and to share resources, and we hope that we can continue doing that even if it is virtually through this pandemic.”
The tour will continue through mid-December, spotlighting a new city or region every two weeks. In addition to songwriter showcases, #WCM is also teaming up with local industry professionals to host panel discussions and webinars in each market.
The organization will also be hosting the “Artists Development In The Digital Age” webinar on Tuesday, October 20 at 2 PM, which will feature local industry professionals Mia Van Allen, founder of Color of Music Collective, Little Bacon Bear, DJ/Host/On-Air Personality 93.9 WKYS, Molly Rose, founder of Every Rose Creative, and will be moderated by Allison Hazel, music journalist and content creator.
*About The Artists
Armed with just a mic, her digital sampling foot pedal and a small mixer, Jacqueline turns breaths, sighs and words into funky orchestral pastures for her lyrics to frolic through. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jacqueline attended the legendary CAPA high school which spawned such artists as The Roots, Jazmine Sullivan, BoysII Men and Amel Larriuex.
Drawing inspiration from the jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald, which is apparent in her vocal nuances and soulful timbre, Jacqueline’s trek into the creative circuit has resulted in explorations down new sonic pathways typically uncharted by an “urban artist”. Prepare yourself for #DopeAzzMusic
Philadelphia indie trio Lizdelise, led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Liz de Lise have garnered local acclaim since their inception in 2014. Rounded out by bassist and collaborator Mark Watter and drummer Alyssa Resh, the group is preparing to release their new collection of sounds Body on Sheer Luck Records. The four songs are Lizdelise’s most fully realized masterpieces yet, reminiscent of St. Vincent, Japanese Breakfast and Dirty Projectors.
Jehlum is a DC transplant originally hailing from the Midwest. In the Before Pandemic Times, you could regularly find her playing at various venues in DC, mainly the Songbyrd, Union Stage, and not to call out favorites but her personal favorite, Gypsy Sally’s (RIP). Pairing her raw lyrics with her unique sound, she draws audiences in and holds them close with her music.
Aviator’s Queenie (AQ), a studio recording & performing songwriter of the group “The Aviator’s Club” is a singer and indie artist turned indie record label head. Being dubbed “Queenie” for short for her boss woman demeanor, the alias “Aviator’s Queenie” fits as her writing style lends to super women mentality and female empowerment. Queen of the Aviator’s Club.
As such, it’s only right that the music produced describe an elevated lifestyle in the clouds aboard a plane, especially since there’s no plan for landing anytime soon. The Aviator’s Club has released two full length albums “The Notebook” and “Aviator’s Queenie” and is planning the 2020 release of EP “The Freshman Class” as an informal introduction to other artist under her indie label Unexpected Originals, based out of Washington DC.
This event will be hosted on Zoom. A link will be emailed to all ticket holders on the day of the event.
If you are unable to make a donation at this time, but would still like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information head to www.womencrushmusic.com or follow them on Instagram at @womencrushmusic.