Julien Baker / Half Waif at Kessler Theater
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Though she’s only released two albums of solo material, Julien Baker has quietly amassed a ton of critical praise. Following up her beautiful 2015 LP Sprained Ankle with the rightfully lauded Turn Out the Lights, the Memphis native can seemingly do no wrong. Baker leverages her identity as a lesbian and a Christian to imbue tremendous conflict in her music that engages the listener through vulnerable authenticity.