Queer FM Episode December 13, 2022

QueerFM Featured Guests: Andrea Routley is a writer & editor/, Steven Taetz a singer, songwriter, and bandleader based in Toronto

8:00am - 10:00am

Andrea Routley is a writer, editor, and the 2022/23 Haig-Brown House Writer-in-Residence. Her work has appeared in literary magazines such as Geist, Room and The Fiddlehead Review. In 2020, the title story of her new collection, “This Unlikely Soil,” was shortlisted for the Malahat Review Novella Prize. Her debut collection, Jane and the Whales (Caitlin Press, 2013), was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.

She holds an MFA in creative writing from UBC (Okanagan) and her most recent work THIS UNLIKELY SOIL a series of five novellas published in September 2022. Andrea is currently at work on her third book, a novel entitled Field Guide to Bats and Other Damage. For more on the author and her work, visit her website at andrearoutley.com

A singer, songwriter, and bandleader based in Toronto, Steven Taetz (he/him) has written for many internationally renowned artists published on Sony/ATV, Nettwerk, Warner, Shapiro Bernstein, and Universal.

With a voice that transcends time, Steven was turned onto singing after witnessing k.d. lang‘s iconic 1985 wedding gown appearance at the JUNO Awards. Like Lang, Steven’s style covers a wide range of genres.

For 2013’s debut solo album Steven Taetz, he created a cross-Canadian collaborative collection of songs with JUNO-award-winning singer-songwriters from each province of Canada. His 2018 Drink You In album debuted at #3 on iTunes jazz charts and received rave reviews from JazzTimes and other leading media.

His latest is the title track LATE BLOOM, which is out now on all the streamers and the full album LATE BLOOM and further singles will be out in early 2023.

Intended as a collection of queer love songs, celebrating a love found later in life, Late Bloom took on a confessional tone as Steven fully embraced his queer identity. Late Bloom grew to encompass activism for equal rights, and loss, having experienced the death of three grandparents throughout the making of the record. To learn more about the artist visit his website at www.steventaetz.com

Track Listing:

Daddy's Girl
Scarlett Bobo · Scarlett Bobo
I Can't Grow Up
Tegan and Sara · Tegan and Sara
The Holidays Are Hard
Not Sisters · Not Sisters
Late Bloom
Steven Taetz · Late Bloom