Free concert at Jilly’s Music Room
Tracey Thomas is a musical force who fronted the Akron Sound era bands Unit 5, Persona 74 and Gone To Egypt. She started her solo career in 1994 with the release of her critically acclaimed debut CD "Standing Alone" followed by "The Poet Tree", and "Lights". Changing directions, Tracey released "Dancing in Cairo" her folk-rock-bluegrass masterpiece, which was recorded live in a historic church in the town of Cairo, Ohio. Four years later, Tracey worked with producer and singer/songwriter Ryan Humbert on her album, "Ghost Town" followed by a "Best Of" album and the amazing "Queen of Nothing". Her newest release will be out July 2019.
Two transgirls and a transman out to conquer pop music. Part Rogers and Hammerstein, part Tenacious D, and part Daft Punk, The DreamState Band is following in the footsteps of music's most famous duos. Their activism in the LGBT community is as important to them as their music, with both Martin and Eckhart working as featured clinicians at the TransOhio Transgender & Allies Symposium 2017 in Columbus. Martin was a featured musician at Cleveland's 2016 LGBT festival "Pride in the CLE," she provides music for Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremonies in Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, and Northern Kentucky, and she also shares her story as a public speaker for church groups, high schools, colleges, and trans support groups all throughout Northeast Ohio. They stand tall and proud with their trans brothers and sisters every chance they get, and will continue to do so regardless of the success of their music endeavors.
Award Winning Singer Songwriter, Angie Haze is more than just a one-woman band. She is a humanitarian who’s driving force is to help the world find solace, value, unity and a safe haven through the power of art. Her songs are compelling and authentic with vocal arrangements that will move you to sing, unforgettable instrumentation that provokes goose bumps, and a sound so addicting you just can’t get enough. She has arranged and produced a collection of musically diverse, soul-deep songs. The uplifting message of her story never fails to inspire hope and change. She shares her art as a way to connect people proving the importance of music for the individual and humanity as a whole. The Angie Haze Project’s diverse cast represents the Jewish community, the Filipino community, the Guatemalan community, the African American Community, the LGBTQ+ community, and the Eastern European Community. This brilliant American community and musical act of different religions, cultures, affiliations and economic backgrounds reflects not only the beautiful colors, sounds, and voices of their cultures, but clearly demonstrates their strength, love, and support for one another sharing this common ground of art.