Julien Baker at The El Rey Theatre - 8.25.16

words + photos by Joe Cortez

Singer/songwriter Julien Baker has cultivated a serious following since the release of her debut solo album, "Sprained Ankle" in 2015 after forming and later leaving the alt-rock band Forrister. Prior to a much anticipated set at this year's FYF Fest, Baker stopped by LA's El Rey Theatre on Thursday night, August 25th, playing to a near capacity and completely captivated audience.

Powerful, affecting and deeply moving, Baker's set left me completely awestruck. Watching her perform live is nothing short of a pure emotional experience. That she manages to convey these feelings with just her resonant voice and guitar is all the more striking.

Check out my photos from the night, also featuring opener Phoebe Bridgers, below. For more on Julien Baker be sure to like Julien Baker on Facebook and follow @julienrbaker on Twitter.

Julien Baker Photo Gallery

Phoebe Bridgers Photo Gallery