I.D. Festival — Alison Young and the Swinging Steaks
OBERON Presents, OBERON Shows
January 22, 2017 at 8PM
Alison Young

Bridging the gap between the LGBTQ+ community and country rock and roll, Alison Young brings her fusion of two unlikely worlds to OBERON for one night only. Performing a mix of original country songs and covers of contemporary favorites from stars like Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert (revamped with her own LGBTQ+ twist), don’t miss this one-of-a-kind country music superstar before she takes Nashville by storm.

 

Alison Young is a hopeless devotee of country rock. Her original songs reflect both the sadness and the fun that come with being trans. Young feels most comfortable breaking down barriers while screaming about guns, beer, and cheatin’ liars.

 

The Swinging Steaks have been New England’s premier country-rock band for more than 20 years and are among the originators of the current roots rock/alt country movement. The band has appeared with Hank Williams Jr., The Black Crowes, Lynryd Skynyrd, Los Lobos, and more, as well as on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and NPR’s Mountain Stage.

 

ABOUT ALISON YOUNG

Although she grew up in New York City listening to and playing punk rock, and is more comfortable lounging in a limo than sitting on a tractor, these days Alison Young is a hopeless devotee of country rock. She loves that you can sing it in the shower and play it easily on guitar, and that it is packed with clever, amusing, lyrics. Sometimes country even hits her right in the gut, because Alison’s life has been full of more ups and downs than a bed in a Texas whore house. Her original songs reflect both the sadness and the fun that come with being trans.

It ain’t easy being a countryTgirl, but Alison Young feels comfortable breaking down barriers while screaming about guns, beer, and cheatin’ liars. The question is whether (the) country is ready for Alison.

The Swinging Steaks have been New England’s premier country-rock band for more than 20 years and are among the originators of the current roots rock/alt country movement. The band has appeared with John Fogerty, Hank Williams, Jr., The Black Crowes, Lynryd Skynyrd, Los Lobos, and The Band, as well as on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and NPR’s “Mountain Stage”. Alison is thrilled to be able to play with them at OBERON.

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Presented in conversation with A.R.T.’s production of Trans Scripts, the I.D. Festival series celebrates the diverse experiences of the trans community, explores issues of gender identity, and continues OBERON’s engagement with trans artists and stories. See more I.D. Festival events here! Buy a ticket for an I.D. Festival show and Trans Scripts and get a discount. Discount cannot be applied for Zone C tickets.

Video: Alison Young: 

"Play It Again" by Luke Bryan, performed by Alison Young

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This festival is presented in conversation with the A.R.T.’s production of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, performing at the Loeb Drama Center from January 19 – February 5, and continues OBERON’s engagement with trans artists and stories.

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Ticket prices

A.R.T. Subscribers, Members, and Student Members: Log into your account for discounts. $20

Venue

OBERON 2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

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