Shawna Virago revives the country and folk the way artists like Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and The Beatles. It is not only rustic and authentic but holds up a mirror to society, contemplating the many fractures, politics, thought cultures, and even joys of it. As a trans and queer artist from LA, her music is a movement without diplomacy.

Like a minstrel or a bard, she is the observer and sings it like it is. And in her soundscapes, despite the old school influences, there’s a distinct sense of contemporariness, a twist, a perspective that spells out her essence. Her latest work is the ‘Blood in her Dreams’ album, a collection that creates a nice seamless country-folk-rock-blues-punk horizon that you can become lost in. It is some of her best work, as she pushes boundaries, liberates old ways, and challenges dogma; all in her elegant boldness and self-determinate voice.

The album is very engaging. With immersive lyrics, confessional sentiments and intimate moments, the artist grasps at off center stories of off center people. The beauty and the melancholy of lives that form on the fringes. Like a photographer, her words capture frames, so full of details, emotions, and life.

The album is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music!

You can listen to ‘Blood in her Dreams’ by Shawna Virago here –