Julien Baker is one of our favorite new artists, and RIFF had a brief chance to catch up with her by telephone. Baker will be making her San Francisco performance debut at Noise Pop, Feb. 25 at Bottom of the Hill.
What do your parents do?
My father makes prosthetic legs and limbs for amputees, and braces. He lost his leg in a motorcycle accident and decided to pursue the field of prosthetics. He has an incredible story of the worst trauma putting him in a position to help others. My mom (her parents are no longer together) is a physical therapist. They met in a hospital because they worked in the same circles.
Did you learn much opening for El Vy and Wye Oak last month?
I’ve loved Wye Oak for a really long time and I love Matt Berninger’s projects, and El Vy is no exception. Just to be on the same stage as those guys was overwhelming.