My Gay Banjo, Ganessa James

My Gay Banjo

Ganessa James

Sat · December 9, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

My Gay Banjo
My Gay Banjo
My Gay Banjo is Owen Taylor and Julia Steele Allen on guitar, banjo, uke and vocals. Singing homespun gay-themed duets and occasional queered-up mash-ups, My Gay Banjo plays songs for you and your kind.


"Queer country duo My Gay Banjo is making waves in the country music scene." -Huffington Post

"I first saw Julia and Owen play together as My Gay Banjo years ago in a Brooklyn living room... I still remember that evening quite fondly, for these two totally captured my heart."

"My Gay Banjo... gives traditional country tracks a run for their money...and knows how to embrace pink eyeshadow and mustaches. Win." -After Ellen

"This super-talented combo completely wowed us (and the packed crowd) with their gorgeous melodies and beautiful original songs. We can bet that you'll be hearing more about this duo." -Next Magazine

"Acoustic duo. Dual male/female vocals. Pop mash-up covers. A motherfucking banjo." -fyeahqueermusic.

"For any country queers out there who find yourselves stuck in a city and aching for the quiet star-filled nights back home, My Gay Banjo's new album, “Country Boys In the City,” is the soundtrack you’ve been waiting for. And for those lucky country queers who have escaped the city and run back home, this upbeat album will remind you of your younger years spent gallivanting around on bikes and looking up past the city skyline at the moon. But this isn’t just an album for queer listeners or even for country folk; there are universal truths in these songs. There are soft love songs, and tales of heartbreak, songs of struggle and queer courage in the face of all that’s against us." -Country Queers

Find out more about Julia's other projects here:
Ganessa James
Ganessa James
Singer, songwriter, guitar and electric bassist Ganessa James makes irresistible music. She has 20 years experience playing bass in soul, funk, and rock music bands. Ganessa got her start on the independent music scene in Brooklyn, where, while playing bass for funk/rock band blaKbushe, she was tapped to join Saul Williams on a North American tour: playing stages from the Wiltern in Los Angeles to Coachella. She briefly served as the NYC bassist for the rock-funk diva artist JOI. She has toured internationally as a bassist, guitarist and vocalist with Tamar-Kali and the Black Rock Coalition Songwriters Tribute. She began working with Toshi Reagon in 2009 and continues to record and play in a selection of Toshi's many incredible projects - she's honored to be a part of the BIGLovely family. Ganessa is also one half of Onliest, a project co-created with her twin sister Tiffany James. Their performances feature harmony driven duets laced with the impish, spontaneous quality born of a lifelong connection and obsession with music.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215