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Passim Streams: Lauren Balthrop
January 23, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST$15
Lauren Balthrop Livestream presented by Club Passim on January 23, 2021
Stream at: https://www.facebook.com/clubpassim/live/ OR https://www.youtube.com/clubpassim/
Suggested donation: $15
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Stream begins: 8pm ET
More on Passim Stream Shows: http://passim.org/stream
Lauren Balthrop, a folk-pop singer songwriter hailing from Nashville, has a crystal-fueled voice. Her newest single Your Time Will Come is an upbeat pop song with a relatable message, one of unrelenting hopes and dreams. The single arrives almost exactly one year after her debut album This Time Around and features Pete Lalish the guitarist from Lucius on guitar, Jesske Hume from the Felice Brothers on Bass and Jason Bemis Lawrence from the Building on drums. Her debut album, released late last year on Nashville’s own, Tone Tree Music is a dreamy pop album, produced by Josh Kaufman (Bob Weir, The National, Hiss Golden Messenger, Josh Ritter). The album described by Audio Femme as “the bittersweet sensation of a person, a moment, a time in your life disappearing” is beguiling in its honesty, rich in dark sonic beauty and above all, devilishly playful.
Since the album’s release, Balthrop has been busy on tour with Kevin Morby, and in the past she has also worked with Bob Weir, Benjamin Booker, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Dawn Landes, Ximena Sariñana and more. She was also a member of the excellent doo-wop trio Bandana Splits, and in 2013 Balthrop released an album under the name Dear Georgiana winning attention from Stereogum who called her songs “absolutely lovely”.
This Time Around chronicles the story of an uprooted soul. Feeling spun out of orbit, tumbling, accidents, and loss of control are recurring themes yet Balthrop finds solace in the chaos of love. There is a sneaky confidence in Balthrop’s vocals – all honey and soaring – almost as if she feels most at ease when her heart is dizzy. Each track on the album oscillates between the moodiness of experimental dark folk instrumentation, and the levity of Balthrop’s crystal-fueled voice.