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be's discography
Queer Pop Mixtape (2013)
RainWater EP (2013)
Songaday (2014)
Acoustic Love Songs (2015)
Jaded (2016)
Breakup Songs (2017)
Queer Love songs (2018)
Succulent (2020)



"Be’s songwriting is fresh and individual in the same personal storytelling way of Joni Mitchell or Carly Simon.  Some might think it’s premature to align Be’s Queer Love Songs with such large and iconic artists but much of their best and lasting music was created at the beginning of their careers.  Queer Love Songs is a beautiful ode to queer love, or any kind of love because it speaks the truth”

- Nona Hendryx


“[Queer Love Songs] is a fulfillment of her long-term goal to make queer love songs that speak to the whole world.” –BANDCAMP


“With honesty, humor, and originality, Be Steadwell brings a poet’s heart to her songs. She is true to her Muse.” Christian John Wikane, PopMatters


“Be Steadwell is a force to be reckoned with.” -Autostraddle

“Queer pop and soul songstress, Be Steadwell, is an artist to have on the radar. The vocalist, from Washington, D.C., plans to invade the industry not only through music, but also with film.” - TAGG Magazine 2014


“On Notes, lead vocalist Be Steadwell oozes sensuality in acoustic songs of queer love and loss.”  -The CIty Paper 2015


“The headliners were as good as one would expect of artists with that level of talent and experience, but the opener, Be Steadwell, was the evening's biggest revelation. The District-based musician and filmmaker began her intimate 30-minute set by electronically looping her voice into gorgeous harmonies with accompaniment from percussionist Asha Santee on cajon. The ensemble eventually grew to seven pieces, but we would pay money to hear Steadwell just by herself. This is an artist to watch.”  -DCIST, 2015


“Not only do their controversial lyrics address issues with the contemporary mainstream music scene, but their spoken poetry also confronts racism and the erasure of women of color from mainstream queer culture. “ -QWOC Media, 2013


PRevious Performances

The Apollo Music Cafe NYC, 2013

Le Poisson Rouge NYC 2013, 2014

Joe’s Pub NYC, 2014

The Mansion at Strathmore MD, 2015

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture NYC, 2015

The Smithsonian Museum of American Art DC, 2015

Moca Cleveland OH, 2015

Kelly Strayhorn Theater Pittsburgh PA, 2015

HRC DC, 2015

AMP by Strathmore, 2016

Joe’s Pub NYC, 2016

The Ritzy Upstairs London UK, 2016

The Wharf Leeds UK, 2016

Rockwood Music Hall, 2016

The kennedy center, 2016

Women's March on Washington, 2017

The Hamilton DC, 2017

The Black Cat DC, 2017

Backroom Berkeley, 2017

Littlefield brooklyn, 2018

AMP MD, 2018

Joe's pub NY, NY. 2019

Bowery ballroom Ny, Ny. 2019

Freight and Salvage Berkeley, CA. 2020

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