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Beginner-Friendly Jam-Along with Luisa Lopez
June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
To round out the second weekend of BGP’s headline fundraising event, Nashville-based songwriter Luisa Lopez will lead an interactive, beginner-friendly jam-along featuring protest songs and movement music – tunes that have soundtracked Pride, the civil rights movement, and activism for social justice across generations. Musicians, singers, and fans of all ages and skill levels are invited to tune in on Sunday, June 13 at 1pm PDT / 4pm EDT to play along with the provided lyrics and chords, joining voices and instruments with queer folks and allies the world over. BGP’s beginner-friendly jam-alongs have been some of their most popular programming since COVID-19 shuttered the music industry early last year and this Pride edition of the event is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Luisa Lopez proudly describes herself as a singer-songwriter from the South. She is deeply influenced by the collection of her mother’s 45rpm records and the country gold of her grandmother, aunts, and uncles. Although her family roots are based in Mississippi, she grew up in Houston, Texas. She learned how to play the guitar on a Stratocastor borrowed from a childhood friend’s father.
Lopez’s organic soundscape and her appetite for rhythm and rhyme showcase her skills as a versatile storyteller. “I want people to feel something,” she says. “I want them to feel inspired. I want them to put themselves in these sounds and I want them to want to hear from me again. I want them to be curious about what will be next.”