Shea Diamond’s Powerful Blues Rock Leaves Lasting Impression At Outloud THOUGHTS+PHOTOS: Shea Diamond @ OUTLOUD RAISING VOICES FEST IN WEHO 6/3/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… One of my favorite performances at Outloud was by Shea Diamond. I was absolutely feeling Shea and everything that she was about. Her blues rock-infused music was so powerful to me and her voice just oozed a powerful fierceness. When she introduced her song “American Pie” and earnestly asked for just a small piece of it, I really felt what she asking for was some American Dignity, and that really resonated with me.
I was also impacted by some of the serious messaging she delivered during her performance. Had she not pointed it out, I would not have noticed that on the train of her dress, she had stitched the names of transgender people who had been killed in recent years. She emphasized that all of the women who had been killed were not to be forgotten as they are all part of the narrative and history of transgender rights.
Closing out her set, the performed a joyful cover of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”, and had a bunch of her friends join her on stage including the popular Los Angeles DJ/Artist Mike Taylor and rising star Marieme…”
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