Folking out for TransGender Michigan

By |2018-01-16T13:48:24-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

By BTL Staff
LANSING – Three up and coming local folk acts will play a benefit concert for TransGender Michigan on Sunday, May 22.
Kate Peterson, Sarah Cleaver, and Lazy Sunday will perform at Magdalena’s Tea House in Lansing from 4-7 p.m. A silent auction will also raise funds for the transgender advocacy organization.
Kate Peterson and Sarah Cleaver have each released solo albums as well as their 2005 collaboration, “A Torch Song Revolution.”
“These two singer/songwriters have something to say that audiences want to hear,” said Cheryl VanDeKerkhove, producer of the East Lansing Women In The Arts Festival. “They deliver their heartfelt messages with an irresistible musical flair that moves people to the core. Their aggressive acoustic style and honest, thought-provoking lyrics have been winning over crowds throughout the country. Together, their harmony is powerful and uniquely beautiful. Sarah and Kate left our audience on their feet and begging for more.”
Cleaver calls her music acoustic folk “with a few shots of rock ‘n roll and country.” Her album “From Where I Stand” was released last year.
Peterson describes her music as “pleasantly aggressive folk.”
“When I say aggressive, I mean more so the guitar because of the fast style,” she told Lansing’s Noise newspaper in February. “I just totally sing from my gut. I hope that people realize that’s where it comes from. My lyrics are really, aside from the ones I’ve written about relationships or tortured love-sick stuff, they’re pretty positive. I try not to bitch about too much stuff.”
Peterson’s latest CD “Undone” was released this year.
Ann Arbor-based Lazy Sunday is guitarist Susan Giang, vocalist Kristen David, and Liz Holowasko on drums. The band just released their first full length album, “Empty Song Space,” in March. The group is garnering attention with its tight, folky pop tunes.
For more information on Lazy Sunday visit For more information about Sarah Cleaver visit For more information on Kate Peterson visit

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