Voted "Favorite Local Up and Coming Musician" by Southeast Missourian
Dragoness is a solo music project by Lydia Gentry, a classically trained violinist tuned to a different amplitude-- rock music featuring vocals, electric violin, and live looping, based in the area of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Many have described Gentry's style and voice as a mix of Florence + the Machine, U2, Muse, Rush, Janis Joplin, as well as being inspired by the sounds of psychedelic rock, indie alternative, and Americana. Gentry is a proud wielder of the Viper, a six-stringed violin handcrafted by the Wood Violins company.
Lydia is currently pursuing a career in music at Belmont University, located in Nashville, Tennessee. When she's home from school, she can be seen quite often throughout the summer or winter in Downtown Cape and its surrounding area, whether at coffee shops, farmer's markets, or on the streets themselves.
She first released the singles, "Subdivisions" and "Limelight", both originally performed by Rush in 2017 and 2018 respectively and recently completed her debut EP, "Exit 99", a mix of original and cover songs, which released in April 2018. She has recently started a band called Gentry where she is excited to introduce more original music and express a different part of herself.
Gentry can provide acoustic or electric violin for your musical concept, idea, or perform for your event, house concert, or business.
Current student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee
Featured entertainer and vaudeville performer for two consecutive years at the growing Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, MO
Performed in the Zeppelin Orchestra with renowned performers and educators Mark Wood and Laura Kaye at the MWROC Music Festivals of 2017/2018/2019
Featured guest and performer for Cape Comic Con 2018
Session work for folk-rock artists Dennis Gurley, and Megan Westcott, Daisy Sellas
Lead vocalist and electric violinist for new rock band Gentry, located in Nashville
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