(Charity!) Live Gig Video: American singer/songwriter Julien Baker covers Springsteen classic ‘Badlands’ backstage at Newport Folk Festival for MyMusicRx

By on Friday, 26th August 2016 at 4:00 pm
 

Up-and-coming American songwriter Julien Baker is currently in the midst of an extensive North American tour, and I was disappointed that I had to miss her last week when she played here in Tucson. But I’ve been consoling myself with her lovely live cover of an old favourite track of mine, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Badlands’. Performed backstage at the Newport Folk Festival for the Children’s Cancer Association charity program MyMusicRx, Baker’s solo acoustic version cuts right to the heart of the song, emphasising its message of hope and perseverance, even through the most difficult times. To see how you can get involved, visit the CCA’s JoyRX page through this link.

Baker’s debut LP ‘Sprained Ankle’ came out last year via 6131 Records, and the Memphis, Tennessee native has slowly but surely made a name for herself by playing it exhaustively on the live circuit. TGTF’s own writer Adam was quite impressed with Baker’s performance at This Must Be the Place in Leeds earlier this year; you can read his enthusiastic live review here.

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