Hear Me Talkin' to You: Womxn & Blues

Tue, Mar 28 at 7:30pm

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Doors: 6:30pm

Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. We are now accepting reservations for diners! Please email reservations@theroyalroomseattle.com for a table. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm. All our staff are fully vaccinated, and we ask that our patrons be vaccinated as well. 

Amplifying the stories, songs and voices of womxn and non-binary artists through blues and blues-influenced music. This show is part of an exciting series, curated by Reese T.

Julia Francis is a singer-songwriter and sound healing practitioner. With her full-tilt blues-rock band, and in her transformational sound baths, Julia’s voice offers catharsis and shines powerful light on the unseen sonic world that surrounds and connects us all. 

Julia's music is deeply rooted in the blues legacies of women like Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Billie Holiday and Bonnie Raitt, and her vocal frequencies echo those of her Celtic ancestors.

“The sheer force of her voice is quite remarkable, but Francis’ true power comes from her ability to engage and uplift.” - South Seattle Emerald

Eye am music A.k.a Eye am was born Tamikia Jones on the east coast. She began her life in music at the age of eight playing the drums at church and singing in the choir. Eye am first really fell in love with music when she was around 11 years old. Her favorite singer is Billie Holiday, an artist who she greatly admires. Over the last eight years Eye am has been working on bringing music back to its root of healing. As a true practitioner of natural healing she has always believed that music has the power to heal. Her style of music is based on many genres through which she uses her voice to create words that heal, uplift or simply bring joy.


Bringing an unforgettable ambiance to any stage, Maya Marie will captivate an audience as her soulful voice kicks a beat into your heart. Backed by the grit of rock and blues, she inspires the audience to let go and liberate themselves while digging up her truths from the depths of her soul.

Shaina Shepherd is a singer, songwriter, vocal teacher, and community organizer in Seattle, WA. Known for her pervasive style as front-woman to soul-grunge band BEARAXE, her notable vocal stylings have brought her into various creative spaces — from collaborating with Duff McKagan, Chong The Nomad and Acid Tongue to sharing stages with rock stars like Dave Matthews and Thunderpussy to being a soloist with the classical ensembles around the country. Inspired by the parallels between gospel and garbage metal, Shaina Shepherd is not your average vocalist. Living in the city where both Soundgarden and Quincy Jones cut their teeth, Shaina lends her soulful voice to projects of all genres. 

Inspired by Nina Simone's commitment to representing the times with the ivories at her fingers, Shaina Shepherd tells heartfelt stories of love, loss, and personal power. She describes herself as an anthem artist translating pivotal moments in human history through her unique form of poetry. Her biggest inspirations are often from Mark Twain, James Weldoyn Johnson, Maya Angelou. A teacher at heart, Shaina's songs often include a moment of audience interaction or shared moments of reflection in the room. Her dynamic vocal combines the power of theater with the tender introspection of American folk music in a commitment to every song, story, and note being real, raw, and present.


Royal Room

5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118