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She Sings Out Loud Showcase

Live-looping singer-violinist Emma Back presents the She Sings Out Loud Showcase, celebrating the work of female-identifying independent musicians.

(from left to right: Maudlyn Monroe, Katie Trautz, Senayit, Emma Back)

(from left to right: Maudlyn Monroe, Katie Trautz, Senayit, Emma Back)


The She Sings Out Loud Showcase kicks off its first event in Montpelier Vermont at the North Branch Café on August 2nd at 5:30pm featuring Colorado based “jazz Manouche” singer-songwriter Maudlyn Monroe and local favorites Katie Trautz and Senayit. Emma Back will also perform. Tickets are by donation at the door. On August 1st,  prior to the full showcase, Emma Back and Maudlyn Monroe will perform at The Hive on Pine (420 Pine Street) in Burlington Vermont. Tickets are by donation and guests are asked to RSVP as seating is limited at

Founded in 2013 by Emma Back, She Sings Out Loud is an organization committed to supporting female-identifying singers, public speakers and performing artists move beyond fear, doubt and shame to claim the stage they were born for with power, presence and poise through a series of workshops, classes and 1:1 mentoring programs. The She Sings Out Loud showcase offers a platform for both upcoming and seasoned performers to share their voices with local communities as we come together in solidarity to heal ancient feminine wounding, standing for women’s rights and female power.

In solo sets, maudlyn monroe hits the stage with an up-tempo emo feel—an electrified mix of "jazz Manouche" folk and NY 70's-inspired lackadaisical punk. maudlyn monroe's voice, with its three octave range, has been called "angelic" and "soulful", "bird-like" and "desperate", and lends to quiet folk contemplation, shocking soul, and raw punk sounds. With influences of old-time folk & bluegrass, soul & jazz, maudlyn monroe's sincere, striking original songs and subtly-crafted lyrics—along with charismatic performances of Cape Verdean morna/coladeira, French cabaret, Russian folk, and jazz standards on the banjo—have won stage time in Colorado, Texas, New York, Vermont, South Dakota, and Minnesota; on stages at the Lyons Folks Fest, Fort Collins' New West Fest and FoCoMX; at the Mercury Café, BKLYN's Trash Bar and Boston's Lizard Lounge (previously as slp).

Avant-Folk singer-violinist Emma Back uses a loop pedal to create lush layers of rhythm and harmony, accomplishing a sonic and poetic lyricism that reaches deep into the past and far into the future simultaneously. With lyric content that investigates how to heal personal and global conflict, “(Back’s) charming sensibilities, excellent structuring and arranging, as well as her ability to confound emotionally will likely bring listeners back for repeat encounters.” (Jordan Adams, Seven Days VT).

Senayit has a unique vocal style along with accessible, infectious melodies that combined with the lyrical sophistication of her prolific songwriting, create a distinct sound and style.

Katie Trautz is a native Vermont fiddler who has toured nationally and internationally sharing traditional music and original folk songs. Katie plays fiddle, guitar and banjo crossing genres with her numerous ensembles.  She has studied with some of the greatest fiddle players in the US including Dirk Powell, Pete Sutherland, David Greely and Bruce Molsky.  Katie has released a number of albums in the past seven years with her various bands (Mayfly, Chaque Fois and more). Katie is the co-founder of the non-profit folk music school ‘Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture’ based in Montpelier, VT.  Following her 8-year directorship at the Summit School, she became the Executive Director of Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, VT. After the release of her book 'American Harmony Singing: Kid Songs' in the fall of 2016, she decided to return to teaching music, while raising her new baby son.

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