A Showcase of Transgender Artists, Musicians, Writers and Performers

Trans-Genre Artists

Jack Pinder

As a kid, Jack Pinder always imagined himself becoming a pastor. He picked up a guitar at age 11, hoping to lead singalongs at his Lutheran sleepaway camp. Being religious didn’t really pan out for him, but he kept with lessons throughout his teenage years and became especially fond of classical and bluegrass guitar. Then… Read More »

Elias Krell

Elias is a singer, writer, and performer who currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York. They are writing a book about trans musicians, with a focus on race, class, and ability, and have released three records, the latest of which is “Elias Krell & the No Good.”  

Bastian Quinn Dubh‑Ze’ev

Raised in Central Florida to be a good little Catholic girl, Bastian found out he was really a nice Jewish young man fairly early in life, but did not come out as trans* until 2005, when he was 23 and living in Kansas. Bastian is a writer and poet who dabbles in watercolor and oil… Read More »

Tom Cho

Tom Cho is an artist and the author of the collection of fictions Look Who’s Morphing. Look Who’s Morphing was published to acclaim in Australia and New Zealand by Giramondo Publishing in 2009. In April 2014, it was published in North America and Europe by Arsenal Pulp Press. Look Who’s Morphing has been studied at universities in… Read More »

Katy Koonce

Katy Koonce is the front person for the Austin Texas queer rock band Butch County. Koonce is a trans-identified psychotherapist in Austin and has played with TX gender warriors, Raunchy Reckless and the Amazons, who first passed from the spiritual realm into the physical world of Austin, TX in March of 1999. Since their momentous… Read More »

Ryan Cassata

“Ryan Cassata…is a seasoned performer who has toured the country, appeared on television, written for film, and has done dozens of other amazing things as an advocate of equal rights who speaks publicly (and courageously) about transgender issues. When Ryan belts out a song, every note is infused with bravery and conviction.” – LI Pulse… Read More »

Maxwell von Raven

Maxwell von Raven is a musician, songwriter and poet who currently resides on a homestead in the Zuni Mountains of rural western New Mexico. He is also a bit daunted by the prospect of writing this whole artist bio in third person, so I’m not. I’ve been singing and writing songs as long as I can… Read More »

Sea Lowder

SEA LOWDER (alternatively: just Pat). An absurd kind of Southerner. I am an ordained minister in the American Fellowship Church, an author, traditional aromatherapist, craftsperson, coach, and painter presently living in Winston-Salem, NC. Follow my antics on wordpress: https://bluetansycraft.wordpress.com

Amelia Diamond

Writer, gardener, mother, wife, noisemaker, forest creature, queer, trans, mentally ill, and an excellent liar – Amelia Diamond copes with the misfortune of being unable to stop noticing the devastating beauty all around her by writing stories and making abstract noise music. Fiction and a bit of poesy here: http://xameliadiamond.blogspot.com/ Noise here: http://christinaamelia.bandcamp.com/ <3

Joshua Aiden Benscoter: Rhythm Guitarist

Joshua Aidan Stone

Joshua Aidan Stone is 35 year old Trans man living in the St. Louis Metro area.  Josh has been playing guitar, and writing music for over 15 years.  It has been sometime since he has had much focus on his music, but he has hopes that this last year has brought some insight and inspiration… Read More »