QueenEarth is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, emcee, beatboxer, music lover, and people lover. A Pittsburgh native, she attended college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2004, double minoring in History and Pan-African Studies. She was the vice president, emcee and an actor In a campus improvisational troupe, F.L.U.S.H (Friends Living Under Serious Hardships), an HIV/AIDS advocacy philanthropy. She settled in Baltimore to pursue a graduate degree in Modern Studies from Loyola College in Maryland. She worked as a radio DJ for WLOY as co-host of The City Steps and Promotions Director for the station. It was during this time that she found and sharpened her passion for creative arts, event planning, and performing. She continued her career in Baltimore as a higher education administrator, coordinating events on various college campuses and participating in open mics as a featured performer and/or by accompanying local artists.
QueenEarth is a current member of the Baltimore Songwriters Association. This organization offers workshops, open mic nights, jam sessions and a yearly compilation CD. The key element to the BSA membership is that it is made of people who come together to advance the craft of songwriting. Style doesn’t matter as long as it’s a well-crafted song (http://www.baltimoresongwriters.org/). As a member of the artist community, QueenEarth strives to bring diverse people together to celebrate a unified love and appreciation for music and arts of all genres.
Presently, she teaches individual guitar instruction and works as an adjunct professor in Developmental English at several local institutions. She also combines her diverse skills and experiences to conduct music and creativity workshops for conferences, individual instruction, and teach courses as a Continuing Education professor at Community College of Baltimore County. Most recently, she has developed similar workshops catered to students in after school programs at inner city and suburban schools in Baltimore, Maryland and Wheeling, West Virginia.
QueenEarth has performed throughout the Mid Atlantic, including Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, and Brooklyn, New York. She has multiple influences across diverse genres from India. Arie, Dave Matthews, Aretha Franklin and Sublime to Talib Kweli, Run DMC and Rascal Flatts. QueenEarth recently released a solo EP, Introducing . . . QueenEarth. This album is a preview of the upcoming full length debut, Adult Contemporary. QueenEarth creates an acoustically soulful sound, rich with hip hop influences. In March 2012, she released a second musical compilation, QueenEarth & Friends: Live and Acoustic. This album documents a year of live performances with some of her favorite Baltimore musicians and is appropriately dedicated to her Baltimore friends and family for supporting her musical dreams and endeavors.