Queer Midwest Music Artists

Here in the Midwest, each state has its own charm. In this podcast series, we sat down with members of the Urban Plains team to showcase the uniqueness of each Midwest state. We have conversations about defining the land, music festivals, and queer music artists, all right here in the Midwest. 

Ever heard of Chappell Roan or Dreamer Isioma? UP staff members Julia, Paige, and JD discuss queer musicians who originated in the Midwest.


  • Julia Cash

    I am ecstatic to serve as the Marketing Director at Urban Plains. I have had the opportunity to work with numerous organizations and businesses on their marketing teams. My passion for community engagement began when I started a non-profit in Nashville at the age of 13. Since then, I have collaborated closely with non-profit organizations across the United States. I am particularly enthusiastic about the role of social media in marketing. I create content through my blog on my website, YouTube, and TikTok. A fun fact about me is that I play piano and guitar and write my own music, which I share on several of my social media platforms. I look forward to continuing my professional development alongside other talented individuals at Urban Plains!

  • Paige Jansen

    I have helped create social media content for multiple student organizations here at Drake, music venues, and political campaigns. I am excited to bring my expertise to Urban Plains and make comments that get our stories seen by a larger audience.

  • JD Snover

    My name is JD, and I am the Senior Audio Producer for Urban Plains. Audio is essentially my life as I have worked in radio for nearly seven years now. 

  • Daniel Bauer

    My name is Daniel Bauer, and I am the senior video editor for Urban Plains. I have a strong background in video production and editing documentaries, news, and more. Since I was young, I have had a passion for creativity and I am super excited to implement Urban Plains’s creative vision into every piece of video content that we produce. When I am not editing you can find me hanging out with my kitten, Panchita.

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