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Evelyn Gray (CT) // Father Christmas // Jayce Nguyen

Evelyn Gray spent 25 years living someone else's life. Now, they're making up for lost time.

With an uncanny sense of gratefulness, Evelyn Gray weaves together the emotional history of their first year transitioning. Their debut album, "Let the Flower Grow," explores vulnerability, visibility, authenticity, and self-acceptance. Their work on the self through music has dispelled the feeling of being misplaced, of wondering why they were alive and what they were doing here - "here" being not just on this planet, but in this body. Their music provides a calmness and encourages space to be held for those needing to feel seen, heard, accepted, understood. Attesting to their live sound, the New Haven Independent writes:

"Each song began tenderly, inviting you to come in and be comforted, reassuring you that you were safe and understood, and then allowing you to release whatever ailed you as Gray brought each song to its climax, guitar swung back, hands raised with voice and spirit elevated. The crowd was held captive."

Gray's work is not just for their sake, but for their community at large (or, as they put it, for "anyone who has ever been made to feel like there was something wrong with them"). For all those who are still afraid to be themselves, for anyone who feels like they don't have a voice, for anyone searching for representation, Gray is hear to speak up.

with local support from

Father Christmas - Christmas noise

Jayce Nguyen - Poetry and ukulele

Doors at 8:30 // Music at 9 // All Ages // $7