Arum Rae is a singer-songwriter originally from Austin, TX now living in Brooklyn. I was excited to catch the Berklee College of Music graduate at Philadelphia’s intimate bar and venue Ortlieb’s last night. No stranger to the stage, Arum Rae has previously shared the stage with Rodriguez, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, and Gary Clark Jr. just to name a few. Her new EP Warranted Queen is a sensual heartfelt diary of songs that will make you feel and move. She writes her songs from life experiences and you can hear it in her voice and feel it in your bones when she performs live.
Arum Rae filled the venue with enough soul and heartfelt blues in her soaring voice to light up the room. Mix that with her gritty, raw, blasting guitar and roaring drums and you get a sound that can swallow annoying obnoxious bar talkers and leave them with their jaws on the floor.
Her bluesy, weathered, range-less voice sounds like the extension of a soul that’s lived a lifetime. The guitar is an extension of her whole being. The two hypnotize you and you forget she’s doing both so effortlessly.
A gorgeous girl (with a ring game and shoe game that is on point) blasted blues, soul and pure rock throughout philly last night and she’s coming for your town. Check out her tour dates below.
Upcoming Arum Rae Tour Dates
# – w/ Generationals
9/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe
9/23 – Chicago, IL – Martyr’s
9/25 – St. Louis, MO – The Gramophone
9/26 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
9/27 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
9/28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
9/30 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
10/01 – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas
10/03 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/04 – Austin, TX – Stubbs (ACL Fest late-night show)
10/07 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds Downstairs #
10/08 – Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar #
10/09 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon #
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn #
10/11 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall #
10/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
10/14 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
10/15 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Cafe #
10/16 – Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo #
10/17 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks #
10/18 – Mobile, AL – Alchemy Tavern
10/20 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre Rooftop
10/21 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom
10/22 – Asheville, NC – One Stop at Asheville Music Hall
10/23 – Charlottesville, VA – The Garage
For fans of Banks, Courtney Barnett, Blood Red Shoes, Amy Winehouse and great live music.