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Emily Wells

7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.

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Let's just end the conversation right here about the dissolving of genres with Emily Wells. She's a lifelong, classically trained violinist who, in a recent interview said, "there is nothing like a well-mic'd bass drum." Plus, she has a cover of Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy" that is the least touristy any white person with a stringed instrument has ever sounded covering gangster rap. Her new album, Mama, is a spectacular daydream on which Wells plays a minor orchestra of instruments, looping phrases until they become mantras.

Independent Music Plays Here: Thank you to Tim Rakel, who introduced us to Emily Wells by playing her music on his Mystery Train show on KDHX (88.1 FM).

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