Passionate singer-songwriter Dirk Hamilton will bring his gripping live performance to the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Called “one of the few legitimate poets on the scene,” by the Los Angeles Times, Dirk will perform songs from his large catalogue including his newest album Solo Mono. Solo Mono was released earlier in 2012, and features only Dirk’s guitar and voice. It is Dirk’s first studio album without a band, and the latest work in a career recording more than 200 songs and 16 albums. Fans can expect the passionate delivery and poetic lyrics they’ve enjoyed from Dirk throughout his career.
Dirk’s 1978 album Meet Me At The Crux is considered by many to have pointed the way for Seattle’s “Grunge Movement,” and Rolling Stone included it in a list of the essential recordings of the decade. Dirk says he’s had a “long, strange career,” including the development of a large following in Italy, where he’s played at least one tour per year for the last 20-plus years.
Singer-songwriter Georgie Jessup will open for Hamilton. In high school, Georgie was Wayne George Mauler, a popular athlete who also enjoyed jousting, raised by a conservative family in a town with seven prisons. Georgie’s transition began in 1988, and her 1998 sex reassignment surgery is the basis of the soaring and determined ballad “Post-Op Freeway” from album Winkte and Crazy Sacred Dogs. A rebel among rebels, Georgie defies the popular image of a transsexual, identifying as a Balance Keeper honoring the Lakota Winkte (pronounced “win-tay”) Tradition.
Georgie is the subject of the documentary film “Woman In a Man’s Suit,” which won the Pride In The Arts International Film Festival in 2010. It is currently being edited for re-release by Chip Taylor Communications. She has released five albums: American Holocaust, Red Cloud’s Room, Winkte and Crazy Sacred Dogs, Woman in a Man’s Suit, and Working Class Hero. Her sixth album, Philosopher Dogs, is scheduled for release later this year.