By BTL Staff
ANN ARBOR – Lesbian music fans who don’t live in Ann Arbor may want to pitch a tent in the city and have their own little womyn’s music festival from Oct. 22-26 to catch four community favorites in five days starting Saturday, Oct. 22 with Betty and ending Oct. 26 with Maia Sharp.
Betty, a five-piece pop rock band best known for the theme song to Showtimes’s “The L Word” as well as appearances on the show, head to The Ark on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Indigo Girl Amy Ray will be in Ann Arbor on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Blind Pig. Ray is touring with her band The Volunteers in support of her latest record, “Prom.” Ray flexes her proverbial progressive and punk rock muscles on “Prom,” a fierce exploration of sexuality, gender, racism and homophobia.
Australian trio Fruit are at The Ark Monday, Oct. 24. Harmonies and musicianship don’t get much tighter than what you hear when the three women in Fruit put their musical heads together. They’ve sung and played together for nine years and their experience and expertise are evident. Fans of Michelle Shocked, the Indigo Girls and Swing Out Sister will find this Fruit to be very sweet, indeed.
Last but not least, end your lesbian musical revolution with Maia Sharp on Wednesday, Oct. 26 also at The Ark. Even if you’ve never heard her name before, you’ve heard her songs. Sharp has written hit tunes for the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Edwin McCain, Lisa Loeb and the Dixie Chicks.