For years Hayley Jane was a local icon of the burlesque scene: her skills, looks and innovative performances kept her consistently booked for salivating audiences. But despite the enthusiastic response she could summon in others, her own passion for burlesque was vanishing. Worn down from the darker, unglamorous side of being a sex symbol, she finally hung up her pasties and g string and traded them in for a guitar and a mic. Gone is Hayley Jane, the burlesque performer. In her place stands folk singer Kate Nyx, who plans to woo even larger audiences with her words.
For the first time ever, she discusses the experience of being a human valued for her beauty and her sexual labor, the abusive relationship that narrowed her field of vision as an artist, and the voice she’s rediscovered in her music. And on top of a truly engaging conversation, she graces us with a live solo performance, including a brand new song, Dead Men Don’t Cat Call.