Julien Baker sang w/ Phoebe Bridgers & played new songs at Winnipeg Folk Fest
Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers both performed at last weekend’s (7/6-7/7) Eaux Claires festival (separately, together as part of the Eaux Claires Women’s Choir and with The National). After their stay in Wisconsin, both headed north for the final day of Winnipeg Folk Festival. Along with their individual sets, Julien and Phoebe were joined by Irish artist Wallis Bird for one of Winnipeg Folk’s Workshops, collaborative sets between curated artists that the festival is known for. Julien used the time to play a few new songs, and she also joined Phoebe on “Would You Rather” and “Waiting Room.” Julien and Phoebe also reprised one of the covers the Eaux Claires Women’s Choir performed, Gillian Welch’s “Everything Is Free.” Watch video of two of Julien’s new songs, as well as Julien and Phoebe’s collaborations, below.
Phoebe recently released a Manchester Orchestra cover, and she appears on the debut full-length from Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine project. She performs at the sold-out Newport Folk Festival on July 28, and her upcoming NYC area shows include Asbury Lanes 7/31 (tickets) and 9/29 at The National’s There’s No Leaving New York Festival at Forest Hills Stadium (tickets)
Julien, who collaborated with Manchester Orchestra on a Pedro the Lion cover that came out earlier this year, plays on an excellent triple bill with Courtney Barnett and Vagabon at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 7/25. Tickets are on sale, and you can enter to win a pair.