Rachel Baiman is an American singer-songwriter and fiddler based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her 2017 label debut Shame was featured on NPR’s Songs We Love, called a Rootsy Wake-up Call by Folk Alley, and described by Vice’s Noisey as flipping off authority one song at a time.
Now Baiman has announced Thanksgiving - a self-produced four-song EP, featuring her live trio and special guests including Molly Tuttle and Josh Oliver.
Baiman’s Thanksgiving is an intriguing follow up to Shame, allowing her a chance to stretch out stylistically, moving effortlessly between bluegrass, folk, old-time and country. The bittersweet lyricism she’s become known for conveys the ups and downs we often feel around the holidays, and is a reminder to raise our glass to both the joy and the hardships many experience during this season.
...a goose-bump-instigating talent that reminded me of a young Gillian Welch or Joy Williams (Civil Wars) - Z. N. Lupetin, The Bluegrass Situation