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"I'm Ready" My Debut EP Album Available Now!

On December 1, 2017, Kristen Goodman released her debut EP Album, I'm Ready. You can pick up a copy of her CD at an upcoming show, order a copy from CDBaby.com, or download the digital track on iTunes. 

Presented with her signature powerful vocals, crisp acoustic guitar, and personal storytelling, this debut EP album features acoustic folk rock songs written over the last 15 years.

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The Van Ella Bordella: A Storyville Burlesque Affair

The Allways Lounge & Cabaret, 2240 St Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

Welcome to the Van Ella Bordella, an infamous house of ill repute. Join Madam Lola van Ella and her intoxicating and charming courtesans for an evening of debauchery, scandal, decadent delights and scintillating Victorian era brothel history. Bring your open mind, a daring sense of adventure and leave your inhibitions at the door for an immersive, theatrical and fabulous evening of burlesque harlotry every week in the Twilight Room at The Allways! The Van Ella Bordella is an immersive, storytelling burlesque experience featuring top tier and award winning performers from around the country. Utilizing comedy, singing, and an exciting mix of solo and group performances, The Van Ella Bordella is a sure fire crowd pleaser that leaves audiences cheering for more. Produced and curated by critically acclaimed, international showgirl Lola van Ella, her Bordella has toured to sold out crowds in Kansas City, Denver, Colorado Springs, Santa Fe, Atlanta, Orlando, St. Louis and beyond, and most recently opened for cabaret artist and actress Sandra Bernhard. The show has been described as, "mind blowing", "sexy, hilarious and unexpected", and "one of the best shows" they've ever seen by audiences, promoters and venue owners alike. Join Madam Lola and her courtesans for scintillating and historical evening you'll never forget! Starring a rotating cast of local luminaries and traveling tarts, you'll always be delighted at The Allways. This show is weekly and begins at 8 pm, however, there will sometimes be additional showtimes added at 10 pm, depending on the season. Check back often and check the Eventbrite ticket link for specific showtimes. Tipping is encouraged and appreciated!

$15-$20

KATZ! The Unauthorized Telling of a Jellicle Tale

Allways Lounge & Cabaret, 2240 St Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

Jeez Loueez & Lola Van Ella (Loleezbo) Present KATZ! An Unauthorized Telling of a Jellicle Tale Wednesday February 19th, Showtime at 9pm, $15-20 Preen your whiskers and mark your calendars for a the highly confusing and unanticipated musical trash fire that no one asked for! Prepare yourself to be distressingly aroused and uncomfortably horny as some of the top performers in New Orleans sing, dance, and present their anuses in a retelling of one of the most absurd and brilliantly stupid shows of all time! A night of unanswered questions, dizzying mayhem, and jellicle choices await you for ONE NIGHT ONLY. So get your tickets and join us in the glitter box for a messy meow mix of a time!

Starring: Jeez Loueez Lola van Ella Kitten n' Lou Laveau Contraire Darling Darla James Angie Z Dede Onassis Expecta Patrone Eros Sea Poseidon Davenport Captain K Goodlove

$15-$20

Ghost Light

Musical Theatre-Inspired Acoustic String Trio

With elements of Folk Americana, Jazz, and Acoustic Pop, Ghost Light will musically whisk you away to historical haunts, romantic love scenes, and foreign lands. You don't have to be a theatre fan to appreciate this refined yet relaxed sound.

Kristen Goodman - guitar and vocals
Abbie Steiling - violin
Andy Hainz - upright bass

Ghost Light is also Kristen & Andy's duo project with monthly appearances at Tick Tock Tavern (2nd Monday of the month) featuring special guest musicians and new themes each month like Hall & Oates, Fleetwood Mac, and Joni Mitchell. 

Kristen Goodman & her Big Band

Folk Fusion

On December 1, 2019, Kristen Goodman & Her Big Band recorded a live album of original music in front of a (very cold and devoted) crowd of friends and fans at Sk8 Liborius, an old cathedral turned skate park, in St. Louis, MO. They performed 12 original songs which will comprise the forthcoming live album to be released later in 2020.

Raised on jazz, musical theatre, yacht rock, and R&B, Kristen's original music is influenced by a wide variety of genres and by artists like Joni Mitchell, kd lang, Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachlan, Sadé, Carole King, Roberta Flack, Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile, and many others.

Kristen Goodman & Her Big Band features powerhouse vocals and layers of texture to weave together an emotional and captivating live music experience.

Kristen Goodman - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Abbie Steiling - violin
Andy Hainz - bass
Celia - electric guitar, back-up vocals
Cindy Minnis - back-up vocals, percussion
Laura McMurray - drums, back-up vocals
Sarah Goodman - back-up vocals, audio mixing

kg lang

womxn's folk rock tribute

From Melissa Etheridge to the Indigo Girls, from Brandi Carlile to all things Lilith Fair, St. Louis based acoustic trio kg lang is a striking tribute to the womxn’s folk rock genre. With soaring vocals by Kristen Goodman and intoxicating harmonies and instrumentation by Cindy Minnis, Laura McMurray, and Celia, kg lang will evoke fond memories of your favorite music festivals and concerts from the last few decades.  Sprinkle in some original tunes and a few songs by their quasi-namesake kd lang, and you’ve got a gratifying mix sure to satisfy any acoustic music lover.  

You can catch them on the first Wednesday of the month at Just John, and at Joe's Café on Halloween Night (Thursday, October 31st) for the Womxn Heroes Halloween Party! kg lang is absolutely thrilled to return to the Halo Bar at The Pageant on November 17, 2019 immediately following a show from one of their musical idols- the Indigo Girls! 

Cheers to womxn in music! 

Kristen Goodman - lead vocals, guitar, keys

Cindy Minnis - vocals, keys, percussion

Laura McMurray - percussion, vocals

Celia - bass, vocals

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