Girlyman

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Not to be confused with girly man.

Girlyman is an American folk-rock band formerly based in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, now based in Atlanta, Georgia. Its self-released debut album, Remember Who I Am, sold 5,000 copies before it was re-released by Daemon Records, the independent record label run by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls. Girlyman describes its musical style as "harmony-driven gender pop" and "leading-edge three-part harmony folk-pop," and enjoys a strong following in the gay community.

On September 11, 2013, member Doris Muramatsu announced the band's breakup. [1]

Members[edit]

The band has four members:

The founding members were Greenstein, Muramatsu and Borofsky. Before they came together, Borofsky was an award-winning singer-songwriter, while Greenstein and Muramatsu (best friends since second grade in Princeton Junction, New Jersey) were the award-winning duo The Garden Verge.

Jones was the drummer for Po' Girl, a group that frequently toured with Girlyman. Since January 3, 2010 she has been a member of the band. According to the Girlyfan email update (signed by the entire group): "JJ Jones is an old friend and a fantastic drummer whom we've crossed paths with many times over the years, and when we finally got to play with her over the past couple months, something just clicked. Our sound got bigger and closer to what we had all imagined it to be for years." Jones and Doris Muramatsu are romantically involved.[2]

Discography[edit]

Girlyman[edit]

  • Supernova
Released to pre-order customers in November, 2011; the release was supported by a number of shows.
  • Everything's Easy
Released to pre-order customers in July, 2009; release party and concert at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, Georgia, on August 1, 2009.
  • Somewhere Different Now (Live)
Released nationally on May 1, 2008; includes previously unreleased songs, tuning songs, and banter from live shows.
  • Joyful Sign
Released nationally on April 13, 2007, with a special edition released earlier to fans; Joyful Sign contains fourteen new original songs, was produced by Girlyman and Bob Harris, and features drummer Joe Chellman.
  • Little Star
Released May 24, 2005 on Daemon Records.
Independently released in fall of 2003, re-released nationally September 7, 2004 on Daemon Records.

Compilation appearances

  • "Young James Dean" on New Arrivals: Volume One (2006)
  • "Viola" on Sounds Like This ... Volume 3 (2004)
  • "Amaze Me" on Amaze Me: Songs in the Key of Peace (2003)

Pre-Girlyman[edit]

The Garden Verge

Nate Borofsky

  • Never Enough Time (2000)
  • Powerball (Live EP) (1999)
  • 500 Miles (1998)
  • "Beautiful Boy" on Can You Read This, Boston? (1999)
  • "Never Enough Time" on Oasis Alternative: Volume 16 (date unknown)

Awards[edit]

  • Winner, Outmusic Awards, 2006 – Outstanding New Recording-Duo or Group: Little Star[3]
  • Winner, 3rd Annual Independent Music Awards, 2004 – Song, Folk/Singer-Songwriter Category: "Viola[4]
  • Winner, Outmusic Awards, 2004 – Best New Album: Remember Who I Am
  • Winner, Outmusic Awards, 2002 – Best New Recording by a Duo, Group, or Band: The Garden Verge, Shadow of a Habit
  • Winner, Boston Music Awards, 2001 – Best New Singer-Songwriter: Nate Borofsky

Nominations[edit]

  • Nominee, 7th Annual Independent Music Awards, 2008 – Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year: Joyful Sign
  • Nominee, Outmusic Awards, 2006 – Outstanding CD Graphic Design: Little Star
  • Nominee, Outmusic Awards, 2006 – Outstanding Producer: Bob Harris and Girlyman
  • Nominee, Outmusic Awards, 2006 – OutSong of the Year: "Young James Dean"
  • Nominee, 17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2006 – Outstanding Music Artist: Little Star
  • Top Ten Finalist, Plowshares Songwriting Contest, 2004: Ty Greenstein

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