Queen Esther in Gettysburg National Military Park

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QUEEN ESTHER IN GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

BIG BLEND RADIO INTERVIEW: This episode of Big Blend Radio’s First Friday Toast to The Arts & Parks show features Queen Esther, who discusses her experience as the recent National Parks Arts Foundation artist-in-residence in Gettysburg National Military Park. This segment was recorded in early March 2020, while Queen Esther was on-site in Gettysburg, and features two of her latest recordings, “Oleander” and “The Whiskey Wouldn’t Let Me Pray.” Listen or download the podcast on BlogTalkRadio.com, Spreaker.com, YouTube.com, SoundCloud.com.

A member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA, Queen Esther’s work as a vocalist, lyricist, songwriter, actor/solo performer, and playwright/librettist led to creative collaborations in neo-vaudeville, alt-theater, various alt-rock configurations, (neo) swing bands, trip-hop DJs, spoken word performances, jazz combos, jam bands, various blues configurations, original Off-Broadway plays and musicals, experimental music/art noise and performance art. Whether she’s singing, writing songs or creating theater, Queen Esther is a storyteller in the grand Southern tradition that’s found her way back to Africa through her ‘low-country’ roots. More at http://queen-esther.com/

Gettysburg National Military Park preserves, protects and interprets for this and future generations the resources associated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, and their commemorations.

The National Parks Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the arts of the National Parks through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based on our natural and historic heritage. NPAF selects any sort of artist for national park residencies, from traditional landscape painters, photographers, to performers, installations, films/video, as well as writers, poets, sound artists, and new arts media. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small businesses, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the parks. www.NationalParksArtsFoundation.org.

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