Roem Baur and His Band

Roem Baur and His Band

Little Brave, Gyasi Ross, A One Night Solo Exhibition by Painter Helen Bayly

Wed, November 7, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Red Devil Lounge

$10

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This event is 21 and over

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Roem Baur and His Band
Roem Baur and His Band
Roem Baur is a San Francisco based singer-songwriter with a "stirring vocal range and a passion for his music" (Nina Ragonese, WMATT) that proves to be worthy of the unusual distinction of his epithet (which came to his young, single mother in a dream shortly before he was born). A classically trained tenor with a four octave range and award-winning singer (MAMA and Elly Awards), Baur has begun t
o distinguish himself in the San Francisco scene with his unconventional takes on blues, soul and folk music coupled with the wit and energy he brings to his live performances. Baur's song work also draws inspiration from 60's folk music, his early operatic training and touring internationally in choirs. Describing what inspires him, he says, “When I listen to great soul singers, like the late Etta James for example, I just listen to her sing a simple line, and there’s truth and brokenness, it’s internal. There is anger, triumph--everything. There is a complete story happening in every line. That’s a lesson for me.” As he takes the leap from performing singer-songwriter to a fuller, more realized sound, Baur's band will include organ, tuba, bass trombone, guitar and drums. "The new band is a concept I've had running around my head for years - orchestra meets blues and soul. When the right talents come together and the planets align... you get a chance to do something really special. This sound is hard to explain even to fellow musicians who haven't heard it. It's something you feel."


Originally from California's Central Valley, Roem learned how to build an audience there from humble beginnings. His first gig was playing four hour solo shows for $40/night to indifferent bar crowds, which quickly turned around and he began packing the club to capacity on a regular basis. Building on that success, he went on to play shows over the next few years in the US and abroad (Thailand, Belize, Mexico and Argentina) before settling down in San Francisco, California. In 2011, he locked himself in a 100 year-old church sanctuary with a grand piano, a pawn-shop guitar and The Family Crest string quartet and nine nights later emerged with "The Thief", a cathartic, heart-breaking concept record of love and loss. Most recently, he independently released "Live at Yoshi's San Francisco" a preview of new music in an uncut, one-take, version of his live show.

-Dianna Arnspiger
Little Brave
Little Brave
"Her confessional lyrics are backed by a mélange of piano, uke, and the occasional guitar shred, all bound by endearing touches of bitchiness." - Abby Johnston, AustinChronicle.com

"Briggs’ emotional intensity is unmatched. With amazing performance skills, a wide vocal range and unwavering honesty in her song lyrics, she goes to great lengths to develop and refine her art." - Laurie Gallardo, KU
T.org

"Where most artists would be content just to release an album as well done as her latest, Wound & Will, she went the extra mile several times over. It's not just an album, it's an entire musical. Not only that, but she produced it as a live show, replete with actors, dancers, fantastical costumes, a string section, theatrical lighting, and a full band. And she did that all at a bar where the rest of us mortal musicians normally set up an amp and go to work." - John Pointer, Origin Magazine Contributer/Musician

"Brutally honest. Sonically sublime. Achingly beautiful. One
very powerful album from an artist in every sense of the word." - Mike McClure, Songwriter

"People will be amazed that this collection of little, unwanted things actually came from them—from their musings, from their heartstrings, from their places of home and of work.... The old once theirs will look new, and it will sound even newer. She found them all." - Drew Kennedy, Songwriter

"Rich in melody and subtle with its layers — which include everything from chamber-music strings to dizzy synthesizers to what sounds like plucked violin strings — Wound & Will wins one for the broken-hearted." - Mike Ethan Messick for Texas Music Magazine E-Zine

"Songwriters must walk a fine line on whether to write a song in hopes it will get radio airplay or to write a song that comes from the heart. With this album, Briggs accomplished both." - Dale Martin for Herald-Zeitung

"This was easily the best show I’ve seen so far this year, and it wasn’t about the confetti: it was about the songs and the vision of a top-notch all-around artist the regional music scene should be proud of." - Enrique Lopetegui for The San Antonio Current

"Wound & Will is her best record, a gorgeous-sounding jewel of confessional singer-songwriter magic by a woman who shed her skin and found her true voice." - Enrique Lopetegui for The San Antonio Current
Gyasi Ross
Gyasi Ross
Gyasi is a Singer/Songwriter. He plays Acoustic-Hip Hop. He will soon be releasing his first solo acoustic album, "By Any Means". It features the struggle and the love of getting to this point in Music. Gyasi is extremely charismatic. His music is as light and fun as it is powerful.
A One Night Solo Exhibition by Painter Helen Bayly
A One Night Solo Exhibition by Painter Helen Bayly
Venue Information:
Red Devil Lounge
1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA, 94109
http://www.reddevillounge.com/