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Phoebe Bridgers - September 2017

September’s Artist To Watch is emerging LA singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.
Some of our audience got a glimpse of her when she came out on stage with Conor Oberst at XPO fest to sing a song with him. She’s releasing her debut full length album, Stranger in The Alps on September 22nd. Her first recording was a three song 7” single on Ryan Adams’ Pax-Am label in April 2015. In January of this year, she released the haunting “Smoke Signals,” and rolled out of her performances at SXSW in March with much acclaim. Her confessional singer-songwriter style is influenced by her love of Elliot Smith, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, and yes, Ryan Adams.