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Rachel Baiman

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Episode 295: Rachel Baiman (Fiddle Tunes, Love Songs About Songs, and Money vs. Art)

Get Up in the Cool

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Rachel Baiman. We recorded this last week in my home in Portland, Oregon. Tunes and songs in this episode: Willow Creek (01:41) Woodchuck (12:22) Old Songs Never Die (Rachel Baiman original) (19:23) Farewell Trion (30:20) John Riley the Shepherd (35:10) Bonus track: Half Past Four Visit Rachel Baiman’s website: https://www.rachelbaiman.com/ Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelbaiman/ Get Up in the Cool is brought to you in part by Earful of Fiddle this week! Earful of Fiddle is offering an in-person music & dance camp at beautiful Camp Brethren Heights, in central Michigan, on June 19-23, 2022! During its 14th year, Earful of Fiddle will provide instruction in percussive dance, fiddle, guitar, banjo, cello, and uke, along with evening concerts, jams and dances. Instructors include: Jake Blount, Laurel Premo, Rachel Reeds, Lindsay McCaw, Cameron DeWhitt, Ruby John, Bruce Bauman, Nic Gareiss, Tyler Schwartz, and more! To register, visit www.earfuloffiddle.com. Come see Tall Poppy String Band on our Pacific Northwest tour! https://www.tallpoppystringband.com/shows Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool Buy Get Up in the Cool merch like t-shirts, phone cases, and masks! https://get-up-in-the-cool-swag.creator-spring.com/ Sign up at https://www.pitchforkbanjo.com/ for my clawhammer instructional series! Check out Cameron’s other podcast, Think Outside the Box Set: https://boxset.fireside.fm/ Check out Cameron’s old time trio Tall Poppy String Band: https://www.tallpoppystringband.com/ Support Get Up in the Cool


20 Apr 2022

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JPR Live Session: Rachel Baiman

JPR Live Sessions

The Nashville-based singer/songwriter and fiddler joined us to talk about her powerful new album called Cycles, which focuses on the many ways that we destroy and rebuild as people, as families, and as a country.


20 Aug 2021

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Basic Folk

Help produce Basic Folk by contributing at basicfolk.com/donateOk, so yes I cried when I interviewed Rachel Baiman. Her writing is stirring and brutal and then when you read about the inspiration behind the songs on her new album Cycles, it's like automatic water works for me. From frank observations of her grandparent's loss of agency to women reckoning the heaviness and grief of motherhood, I am INTO the emotion of these songs. Rachel came to songwriting after she had spent her youth mastering the fiddle. She actually kept her school life separate from her fiddle life, where she would pal around with other kids at the fiddle contests and also play in jams with people four times her age. She attended Vanderbilt in Nashville for an anthropology degree where she centered a lot of her research papers on the fiddle. She left Nashville to study in Edinboro and took full advantage of of the music community she found. That would also set her up to seek out a music community in Nashville upon her return.Rachel is known for her solo career and for her “Nerdy Fiddle Duo“ 10 String Symphony with fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer. The band deconstructs traditional forms and incorporates a lot of original elements. She's three albums deep into her solo work, the latest being produced by Liv Hally of the Australian indie band, Oh Pep! For Cycles, she went to Melbourne to record with Liv to get into her scene. Rachel says “I kind of have this theory that if you want a specific sound, go to the place, use the studio, use the person, use the gear, get in the vibe of the place.” The album, while it's rooted in her folk sound, has a grittier and poppier edge that I find irresistable. It's on the top of my list for 2021 (so far!). Also, she gives us the details on her super cute house and what it means to her to have a place like that to call home. Lots of leaking eyes (AKA crying) for Rachel Baiman. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands


12 Aug 2021

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Episode 33: Rachel Baiman

Tell You What! the Podcast

We are joined by Nashville based musician and songwriter Rachel Baiman, who discusses her recently released record Cycles. Rachel has travelled an interesting and varied creative path: from young fiddle prodigy to Nashville session and touring band musician to producer and noted songwriter. Our conversation centers on the transitions in Rachel’s musical journeys. For her new album Cycles, Rachel travelled to Australia to record with producer Olivia Hally (Oh Pep), as she tried to capture the influences of the gritty Melbourne indie rock scene. Also covered: interior design and spaghetti rhymes.


23 Jul 2021

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Who I'm Meant To Be: Featuring Rachel Baiman

Listen First

This podcast, 'Listen First' features the very first performance of a brand new song as it is brought to life. Phoebe Hunt shares this intimate moment between herself and her songwriting collaborators. She says "In my songwriting process, I always document a new idea with a voice memo on my phone. In this podcast, you will hear that sacred moment, shared between me and often a co-writer on the song. I will dissect the moment you are listening to, and share what was in the mind of the songwriter in that moment."Episode 8, “Who I’m Meant To Be” features Rachel Baiman and was written on Instagram Live.  The two were getting “meta” as they created in front of an interactive audience.  The song questions our current reality - that of validating our artwork and creations through the lens of social media, and explores the existential questions of our greater purpose. 


20 Jun 2021

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Singer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist: Rachel Baiman

Jrodconcerts: The Podcast

Singer/Songwriter Rachel Baiman, one of the most skilled and admired instrumentalists in the Americana world joins Jamie on the show. Celebrating the release of her masterful new album, 'Cycles' is home to some of the year's most thrilling music so far.  An album with a real willingness to wear the battles of the real world, more brazenly in the open it is sure to captivate critics and audiences in the months to come. We welcome Rachel for a wonderful chat, where she shares how the pandemic year of 2020 helped her grow, the return of touring, empathy and the return of 'Flip The Tune' among more. For more on Rachel Baiman, visit: www.rachelbaiman.com


14 Jun 2021

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Interview with Rachel Baiman

Bringin' it Backwards

We had the pleasure of interviewing Rachel Baiman over Zoom video!In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, indie-folk artist Rachel Baiman spoke with Good Morning America about why she turns to music and art when her mental health is suffering and the five songs that make her feel better, here: instagram.com/p/CPIe_Y5LlaCOn her forthcoming ‘Cycles’ album (6.11 via Signature Sounds), Baiman dissects and empathizes with the mental cycles of individuals and today (5.24), she illuminates what that looks like for her own self-worth with a performance of “Hope It Hurts.” Watch here: youtu.be/NgVUIrzzYbUFilmed at Maison des Merveilles in Nashville, TN by Kaitlyn Raitz (Sarah Jarosz, Jillette Johnson), the “Hope It Hurts” is an expression of anger and rejection, fueled by a personal experience that many musicians face in the entertainment industry — being told their no longer a good investment. She explores how damaging this experience is for self-worth, esteem and overall mental health."I wrote this song after being dropped by my first booking agent of over 5 years, out of virtually nowhere, with an extremely impersonal email,” says Baiman. "Being told I was no longer a good investment was both a personal and artistic blow and also a realization of the viciousness of the music industry. I really believed that I was on the verge of reaching a new level of success, and when your team gives up on you, that can go away in an instant. That kind of raw rejection fuels a lot of existential questions about worthiness and self esteem.”Fans can expect a plethora of these raw, emotional acoustic performances from Baiman on tour this summer.On Saturday, June 12, she’ll celebrate the ‘Cycles’ album release in Nashville, TN at City Winery.Find tickets and more information, here: rachelbaiman.com/tour.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #zoom #aspn #americansongwriter #americansongwriterpodcastnetworkListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bringinbackpod/support


7 Jun 2021

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The Show On The Road with Z. Lupetin

Fiddler and banjo picker Rachel Baiman calls her mom on this week's episode of The Show On The Road with Z. Lupetin. A Chicago native, Rachel became an Illinois state fiddling champion as a teenager and later went on to form Ten String Symphony with fellow fiddler Christian Sedelmyer. Z talks with her about the gift and sacrifice of making music your life, and how her organization Folk Fights Back has given her and her fellow Nashville songwriters a way to directly challenge the policies of the current Presidential administration. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-show-on-the-road-with-z-lupetin1106/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 14mins

10 Apr 2019

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Rachel Baiman

Friends With My Favorite Musicians

About a year ago, I heard Rachel Baiman for the first time at the Teragram Ballroom. I was blown away by her and became an instant fan. One year later, I got to chat with her about life & music. Life is cool.

1hr 4mins

22 Dec 2018

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"Folk music, telling stories that resonate" ft. Rachel Baiman

This Next Song‘s About - A Songwriter‘s Podcast

Pegged as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's top 10 artists to check out in country this November, Rachel Baiman is definitely a star on the rise. We discuss her musical journey from fiddle player to singer-songwriter, being backlisted, and how she co-wrote her song 'Times Like These' which we play in full in the episode.www.rachelbaiman.com


19 Dec 2018