Rachel Garlin with Lila Blue

All Ages
Sunday, July 21, 2024
Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm
Rachel Garlin’s latest release The Ballad of Madelyne & Therese (2023) is a soundtrack
for the story of forbidden love. Thirteen songs artfully slung together with hemp-rope and
heart, the album hangs, swings and carries its weight like a messenger bag across your
back. Born and raised in Berkeley, Garlin’s expansive repertoire comes from folk and fans
out toward rock and roll, each song laced with her signature style of “denim and poetry” –
threads of textures and experiences and conversations woven into songs that feel artfully
succinct and deeply complete. Recent praise from the SF Chronicle, Americana
Highways, Pop Matters, and Bluegrass Situation highlight Garlin’s work as a constant
collaborator and dedicated community member in her San Francisco neighborhood where
she lives with her wife and kids. You can find her at www.rachelgarlin.com or on instagram

Lila Blue (all pronouns) is a twenty-three year old non-binary/queer folk musician,
singer-songwriter, playwright and performer based out of New York. They have been
performing and composing professionally since they were eleven with the likes of Bread
and Puppet Theater and the Lake Lucille Chekhov Project. In 2022, Lila starred in The
Kilbanes’ Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award-nominated Weightless at WP Theatre,
directed by Tamilla Woodard. They have composed music for film and television, most
notably MTV and Lifetime. Their projects navigate themes of grief, joy, intergenerational
trauma, rage, queerness and collisions with divine and haunted spirits. Lila recently
released their fourth album “Sweet Pea,” and are currently developing their first original
musical. You can find them at lilabluemusic.com or on socials at @lilabluemusic.

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