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Queen of the Beatniks

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Analog at Hutton Hotel

1808 West End Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203

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QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS features vocalist, Meredith DiMenna, herself a genre-hopping enigma, powers through the diverse material with an athletic vocal range that manages to inhabit every relevant female vocal style of the era. From her many recordings as front person of the band, SAINT BERNADETTE, she has drawn comparisons to an impossibly diverse list of power females like Shirley Bassey, Peggy Lee, Joni Mitchell, Grace Slick, Velma Kelly, and Billie Holiday, as well as the occasional man, like Robert Plant, Greg Dulli, Jim Morrison, and “that guy from the Scissor Sisters”. ALL MUSIC GUIDE raves about her “supple, velvety voice”, while indie-rock staple DAYTROTTER comments that she is "authoritative and forceful . . . ready to slice". Veteran music critic Fred Mills describes her as such: "Imagine a clandestine affair between Robert Plant and Nancy Wilson that produced an illegitimate offspring. That child would be birthed in the person of Meredith DiMenna, whose relentless wail might have been inherited from her mythical parentage." She is additionally known for collaborations with psychedelic soul band, THE STEPKIDS, neo-soul DJ and producer BLACK PANTHER, and as a vocalist and songwriter for indie folk duo, OH, CASSIUS!

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