Girlyman :: Great Name, Cool Acoustic Sound


Girlyman. What a great name for a group. And what a fun, fresh sound.

I so wanted to hear this band in Seattle next month.

But I’ll be headed to the SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) national convention in Manchester, England that evening.

I recently heard the trio’s new CD, Joyful Sound, and loved the lyrics and acoustic sound. They’ve been receiving rave reviews across the country and have been the opening act for Indigo Girls. A good match, for sure.

Girlyman is Nate Borofsky, Doris Muramatsu and Ty Greenstein. The group started playing music together in New York City six years ago.

So what’s with the name?

“It’s playful and fun, and that’s who we are,” said Muramatsu. “But we also like that it hints at how we’ve never felt like we fit in. Nate wears make-up on stage, I’m a Japanese-American playing to mostly white audiences and Ty is a grown-up tomboy.

Here’s their upcoming concert schedule. Give them a listen if you’re in the neighborhood.

September 10
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

September 12
High Noon Saloon
Madison, Wisconsin

September 14
Shank Hall
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 15
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Illinois

September 16th
Schubas Tavern
Chicago, Illinois

October 3
Mississippi Studios
Portland, Oregon

October 4
Tractor Tavern
Seattle, Washington

October 5
University of Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska

Photograph of Girlyman by Lynnly Labovitz.

Posted by Sue Frause on September 10, 2007 in Shopping

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