is an American folk-rock
band based in Brooklyn
, New York City
, New York
; and Atlanta
Their self-released debut album, Remember Who I Am, sold 5,000 copies before it was re-released by Daemon Records, the independent record label run by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls. Their folk-rock musical style is heavy on close harmony. Girlyman describes their musical style as "harmony-driven gender pop," and enjoys a strong following in the queer community.
- Tylan "Ty" Greenstein (known as Tammy Greenstein prior to June 1, 2004) (vocals, guitar, mandolin and percussion) b. June 26, 1974
- Doris Muramatsu (vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin and banjo) b. December 18, 1973
- Nathan D. "Nate" Borofsky (vocals, baritone guitar, bass guitar) b. April 19,1975
Before the three came together as Girlyman, Nate was an award-winning singer-songwriter, and Doris and Ty (best friends since second grade in Princeton Junction, NJ) were the award-winning duo The Garden Verge.
- Somewhere Different Now (live), released nationally on May 1, 2008, includes previously unreleased songs as well as banter and tuning songs from live shows.
- Joyful Sign, released nationally on April 13, 2007, although a special edition ("signed by the band and sealed with a very girly kiss," according to the bands website) was pre-released earlier to fans. At some 2007 concerts, the band joked they would include other personalized touches with pre-ordered CDs, such as used Kleenex. Joyful Sign contains 14 new original songs, was produced by Girlyman and Bob Harris, and features drummer Joe Chellman. The band's approach in making this CD was to create a studio album that had some of their live show energy in it. Joyful Sign reflects not just the year they spent writing, arranging and playing the new songs at live shows, but also the grand old time they had in the studio making the CD.
- Little Star, released May 24, 2005 on Daemon Records.
- Remember Who I Am, independently released in fall of 2003, nationally rereleased September 7, 2004 on Daemon Records.
- 2006: "Young James Dean" on New Arrivals: Volume One
- 2004: "Viola" on Sounds Like This...Volume 3
- 2003: "Amaze Me" on Amaze Me: Songs in the Key of Peace
- 1999: Nate's "Beautiful Boy" on Can You Read This, Boston?
- the garden verge's (Ty & Doris) shadow of a habit in 2001
- Nate Borofsky's Never Enough Time in 2000
- Nate Borofsky's Powerball (4 songs, live) in 1999
- Nate Borofsky's 500 Miles in 1998
- Winner, Outmusic Award, 2006 - Outstanding New Recording-Duo or Group: Little Star
- Top Ten Finalist, Plowshares Songwriting Contest 2004 - Ty Greenstein
- Winner, Independent Music Award, 2004 - Song, Folk/Singer-Songwriter Category: "Viola"
- Winner, Outmusic Award, 2004 - Best New Album: Remember Who I Am
- Winner, Outmusic Award, 2002 - Best New Recording by a Duo, Group, or Band: the garden verge, shadow of a habit
- Winner, Boston Music Award, 2001 - Best New Singer-Songwriter: Nate Borofsky
- Nominee, Outmusic Award, 2006 - Outstanding CD Graphic Design: Little Star
- Nominee, Outmusic Award, 2006 - Outstanding Producer: Bob Harris and Girlyman
- Nominee, Outmusic Award, 2006 - OutSong of the Year: "Young James Dean"
- Nominee, 17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2006 - Outstanding Music Artist: Little Star