WCQ351 Grammy Winning Guitarist Sharon Isbin

Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain

Mitchell and Amy are dishing on the Grammy awards. From Lady Gaga to Smokey Robinson, they talk about showmanship and the bar of performances being raised. They give their opinions on what worked well and what were missed opportunities. Mitchell is really into Green Day's American Idiot and can't wait to see the new Broadway show.

Guest: Openly lesbian classical guitarist Sharon Isbin joins Amy on the Queercast. She won the 2010 Grammy for Best Soloist Instrumental Performance without an orchestra. Sharon shares her beginnings as a young guitarist, performing at the White House, coming out publicly in 1995, working in film and being on the L Word. She'll be coming to Chicago with Mark O'Connor to the Harris Theater on March 6th so visit for tickets. For more info on Sharon visit

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Music Featured in This Queercast:
Lady Gaga - "Speechless"
Sharon Isbin - "Joan Baez Suite, Opus 144: V. Silkie" and "Strings & Threads Suite: VI. Road to Appalachia" (featuring Mark O'Connor)

Photo Credit: Sharon Isbin



Vanessa C: Hello Amy, Thanks so much for having Sharon Isbin on your show. We already had some of her music but didn't know she was coming to town. We went to the concert, which was amazing. We saw you there talking to her after the show, but weren't able to get over to thank you before you left. We got to meet Sharon and have her sign our CD. Thanks for keeping us informed and have a great week, Vanessa


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