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The New Jersey part of the Queen of Hearts passes

This was a really fun group of songwriters that used to frequent the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. I first saw The Queen of Hearts at the late-lamented Swallow In The Hollow in Roswell. If you never got a chance to go, imagine a big rustic mountain cabin with pretty damn good BBQ and live music every night.

Everybody in the band wrote songs and they would rotate who would lead and everybody else sang great harmony. BethAnne Clayton was the one from New Jersey and she passed 14 January 2020 at 54.

Sounds like the rest of the band were able to gather around her in the hospital for a last round of singing together. I can only imagine the emotion that day. Here's how I found out about it:

https://www.ellenbritton.com/blog/2020/2/14/in-memory-of-bethanne-clayton

The band got together in 1999 and it doesn't look like much of anything made it into the new world of streaming but the two albums I have are:

Queen of Hearts (2002) with stand-out songs "Treat Me Right" and "Hello, Baby, Goodbye"

Pink Boots (2006) with lots of good stuff, but "Show Me A Sign" is probably my favorite.


They were lots of fun live. Keep on rockin'


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