Phoebe Bridgers Photo by Frank Ockenfels

Singer and guitarist Phoebe Bridgers is making a stop on her tour at Harlow’s in downtown Sacramento on July 19! Bridgers, named best new artist of 2017 by The FADER for her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, is not new to the music scene. The Los Angeles-based musician attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where her voice was classically trained, but Bridgers states in her bio that her real education came from being surrounded by like-minded artists who pushed her to pursue a singing career, and the influence of Carla Azar of Autolux who introduced her to the music of late musician Elliott Smith. Bridgers’ words are poetic, and she sings with a breathy tone that puts you into a dream-like trance. Listening to Strangers in the Alps is no doubt a journey into the rawness of human vulnerability. Bridgers has been featured on many notable year-end lists including Billboard’s Best Rock Songs of 2017, NPR’s Best Albums of 2017, and Noisey’s Best Albums of 2017. You can get more information about Bridgers and purchase tickets by visiting Show starts at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Harlow’s is located at 2708 J St., and the show is all ages.

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #269 (July 2 – 18, 2018)**