Mary Lambert, the featured vocalist and songwriter on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ VMA award-winning pro-equality anthem “Same Love,” is confirmed to be performing at the original Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs also known as The Dinah.
The Seattle-based singer-songwriter and spoken word artist, Lambert will take the stage on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel for the grand finale of the Dinah’s legendary series of pool parties.
Lambert has single-handedly captured the attention of the entire nation and the LGBT community with her incredible breakout role in Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ single “Same Love.” The song, a heartfelt plea for tolerance and gay rights, on which she wrote and sings its hauntingly catchy chorus, has allowed Lambert’s voice to reach millions. It was recorded during the campaign for Washington State Referendum 74, which resulted in legalized same-sex marriages.
As one of the biggest music revelations of 2013, Lambert went from juggling several jobs to playing in front of thousands of people, touring across the country, and performing live on national television on such hugely popular primetime and late night shows as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, VH1, and The Colbert Report, to name a few. “Same Love” has sold over a million copies in the U.S. alone, peaking at number 11 on The Billboard Hot 100. It won the award for “Best Video with a Social Message” at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and a highly acclaimed live performance with special guest Jennifer Hudson.
Lambert recently expanded on the chorus of her marriage equality anthem releasing the very personal song, “She Keeps Me Warm,” about being in love with a woman. The song’s video has attracted more than two million views on VEVO and YouTube since the single dropped in the summer.
“The video is about love and it’s about visibility,” Lambert said. “I could be wrong, but I’ve never seen a relationship like mine accurately portrayed in a music video.” Watch it here.
Now stepping out on her own, Lambert is currently working on her first full-length album, which is set to drop in 2014. She’s being joined in the studio by producer Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Tori Amos). Lambert was signed to Capitol Records on Tuesday, November 18.
A graduate of Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts, where she honed her composition skills, Lambert has earned herself a devoted following for her breathy, haunting melodies and bracingly honest lyricism. She self-released her debut EP, Letters Don’t Talk, in July of 2012, followed by her debut book of poetry, 500 Tips for Fat Girls in January of 2013. The book is a brutally frank depiction of rape, incest, bi-polarity, body image, and homosexuality and has, along with her music, established Lambert as a fearless and outspoken gay voice in contemporary culture. Out Magazine recently included her on its Out 100 list, while the New York Times profiled her on November 13, noting that “As a singer, Ms. Lambert has a lovely voice that also has a bit of growl to it, which she deploys selectively.” Read the full story here.
A self-proclaimed “Femme lesbian,” Lambert will come home to the community she’s proudly and openly part of, with an exclusive live performance – her first ever – at the upcoming 24th installment of the largest lesbian event in the world: The Dinah.
Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is April 2-6, 2014 in Palm Springs, California. For more information and/or to purchase tickets go to: www.TheDinah.com.