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Rachel Baiman Band (Nashville) live @ Metro Social - blog post image

Rachel Baiman Band (Nashville) live @ Metro Social

Fusion Boutique Presents 'Metro Social' with Rachel Baiman Band (Nashville) + Special Guests Piccolo Bear live in Concert at the 1930's Metropole Guesthouse on Sunday, 7th Jan 2018. Doors Open upstairs 5pm.

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In celebration of her stunning new record Shame, Americana Songwriter & Multi-Instrumentalist Rachel Baiman is heading to the Metro.

"A rootsy wake-up call" — Folk Alley 

In many ways for Baiman, Shame, is an exploration of growing up female in America. Shame is lush and varied aided by the production and recording talents of Mandolin Orange's Andrew Marlin.

Over the album's tracks, Baiman commands attention with songwriting prowess and a depth of presence well beyond her 27 years. Shame's musical intensity is rooted within the current American political climate.

"I wasn't necessarily trying to write songs that would be easy to listen to," Baiman says of the project. "I wanted to write about reality, in all of it's terror and beauty." From the title track about abortion politics, to love, sex, and abuse in relationships, to classism and inequality in her re-write of Andy Irvine's working class anthem "Never Tire of the Road," the album is ambitious in its scope, yet remains cohesive through Baiman's personal perspective. In addition to the release of her new solo album, Baiman is the co-founder of the new political group - Folk Fights Back, a musician-led national organization that puts together benefit concerts and awareness events in response to the Trump administration.

As a teenager, Baiman found music to be a welcome escape from worrying about global politics.

“I find it hard to escape from the values that I grew up with, and I feel compelled to write politically, to speak out about things that I've experienced or seen. Songwriting is a unique opportunity to do that, because it avails a more emotional vehicle for discussion. I love the political tradition of folk music, from Woody Guthrie to Tupac, and my hope is that this record adds another voice to it." Says, Baiman.

"a goose-bump-instigating talent that reminded me of a young Gillian Welch or Joy Williams (Civil Wars)." - Z. N. Lupetin, The Bluegrass Situation.

www.rachelbaiman.com

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+ Special Guest Blue Mountains locals Piccolo Bear

Piccolo Bear are a folk bluegrass duo Vanessa Caspersz and Daniel Di Biase from the Blue Mountains. Their unique sound blends dark and sweet harmonies with banjo, ukulele and guitar.

www.facebook.com/pg/piccolobearband

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Venue:

Metropole Guesthouse onSunday, 7th Jan 2018. Doors Open upstairs 5pm.

Upstairs "Metro Social" Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780

The Metropole is a family friendly venue!
*Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
Children require a ticket for entry.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets DISCOUNT Early Bird pre-sale $15 available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours)

Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $16.50 (Including booking fees): www.fusionboutique.com.au

Or $20on the Door from 5pm (Unless Sold Out prior)

This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

Pic: (top) Local's Piccolo Bear. (below) Rachel Baiman.


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