Mipso w/ Bella White

Tue Mar 8 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Basement East

917 Woodland St Nashville, TN 37206

$15 ADV / $18 DOS

Ages 18+

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Effective August 15, 2021 until future notice,  all patrons, artists and staff entering both venues are required to present either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the show or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 48 hours.  We will continually assess the information and recommendations provided by the CDC and update our policy as needed. For more info visit thebasementnashville.com

Mipso w/ Bella White

  • Mipso

    Mipso

    Americana

    Since making their acclaimed debut with 2013’s Dark Holler Pop, North Carolina-bred four piece Mipso have captivated audiences with their finely layered vocal harmonies, graceful fluency in the timeless musical traditions of their home state, and a near-telepathic musical  connection that makes their live show especially kinetic. On their self-titled sixth album and  Rounder Records debut, fiddle player Libby Rodenbough, mandolinist Jacob Sharp, guitarist  Joseph Terrell, and bassist Wood Robinson share their most sonically adventurous and lyrically  rich work to date, each moment charged with the tension between textural effervescence and  an underlying despair about the modern world.  

    Mainly recorded at Echo Mountain in Asheville, North Carolina, Mipso finds the band joining  forces with Sandro Perri (a musician/producer known for his work with acts like Great Lake  Swimmers, as well as his own post-rock/experimental-electronic material). In overseeing the  production process, Perri guided Mipso toward their goal of shaping a sonic landscape that  was expansive and atmospheric yet surprisingly personal, even playful. To that end, the band  dreamed up Mipso’s resplendent textures by stretching the limits of their acoustic instruments,  rather than employing outside musicians to create new sounds. The result is a body of work  with spacious arrangements that gently illuminate the idiosyncratic details and refined  musicianship at the heart of every song.

     
  • Bella White

    Bella White

    Americana

    A truly original new voice in songwriting, Bella White creates an undeniable magic by mining the rare duality at the heart of her artistry. Although she hails from the Canadian city of Calgary, the 20-year-old singer/multi-instrumentalist grew up on the classic country and old-time music she first discovered thanks to her father, a Virginia native who played in bluegrass bands all throughout her childhood. On her debut album Just Like Leaving, White balances her old-soul musicality with a lyrical perspective that’s entirely of-the-moment, embracing an intense self-awareness as she documents her coming-of-age in real-time. “I’m still quite young, but I was very young when I wrote this album,” says the Nashville-based artist. “All of these songs came from processing my feelings right as I was experiencing certain things for the first time in my life.”

    Produced by Patrick M’Gonigle of The Lonely Heartstring Band and mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Dave Sinko, Just Like Leaving bears a powerful authenticity that prompted Rolling Stone to praise White’s songwriting as “sublime Appalachian heartbreak.” In sculpting the album’s sparse but lushly detailed sound, White worked with a lineup of musicians she encountered through years of making the rounds at roots-music festivals, including Reed Stutz (mandolin, vocals), Julian Pinelli (fiddle, vocals), and Robert Alan Mackie (bass). “I met everyone by jamming together, which felt perfect for this album—I really wanted it to sound like friends making music,” says White, who plays guitar on Just Like Leaving. “The whole process felt very collective and collaborative, and everyone’s creative choices ended up shining through.”

    Recorded at Gilford Sound Studios in Vermont, Just Like Leaving takes its title from an exquisitely heavy-hearted song White penned soon after escaping her hometown for Boston at 18 (a cross-continent move inspired by her urge to join in the roots-music scene surrounding Berklee College of Music). Building a potent tension in its subtle storytelling, “Just Like Leaving” reveals White’s lyrical ingenuity in her stark yet poetic confession (e.g., “Now I’ve chased your love ’cause I thought it might feel woolen/Like a dram on a damn cold winter’s night”). “There was a point in my life when it felt like anytime I needed to do something to further my career, it involved leaving a situation or a place,” says White. “That song became my anthem for leaving—a way to express being scared and overwhelmed, but knowing that I needed to move on.”

    For the opener to Just Like Leaving, White selected a pensive song called “Gutted,” a piece she refers to as the prequel to the title track. “That song’s about feeling like there’s always somewhere you’d rather be, and trying to come to terms with that,” she notes. One of the album’s most bluegrass-influenced moments, “Gutted” captures that sense of emotional displacement in White’s wistful vocal work and painfully candid lyrics (“At night I take to walking down lonely end roads/With the hopes someone might catch me, God knows I won’t”).

    In a departure from the urgent introspection of “Gutted,” much of Just Like Leaving finds White unraveling the intricacies of a broken heart. On “Not to Blame,” for instance, she pays homage to sharp-tongued country stars like Wanda Jackson and lends her anger a certain audacious quality (“I may as well have been a winding road/You walked on me just the same/Like a little girl with wide eyes and curls, I didn’t know it was just a game”). Written in the haze of profound heartache, “The Hand of Your Raising” channels the regret and self-questioning that so often accompanies romantic catastrophe (“Now I feel red like the carpet on my bedroom floor/Full of loaded words and nothing I ain’t heard from you before”). And on “Broke (When I Realized),” White looks back on her parents’ divorce, achieving a particularly devastating beauty in the song’s sorrowful harmonies and gently rendered reminiscence of her childhood grief (“The weight of the many tears she shed nearly woke me from my bad dream/And I broke when I realized I was yet to fall asleep”). “Recording ‘Broke (When I Realized)’ was really cathartic for my inner child—it was such a relief to go in and express that sort of helplessness,” says White. “I love how it came out, and how it’s trying to be nothing but a sad country song.”

    As a kid whose summers revolved around watching her dad’s band at bluegrass festivals, White initially assumed that everyone had such a deep connection to country music. “Eventually I realized that most people didn’t have that same exposure that I did,” she says. “But to me it always felt so natural, and at a young age I learned to play so that I could be a part of that world too.” First picking up the guitar at the age of eight, White developed her playing technique for several years and next ventured into writing songs of her own, drawing inspiration from artists like Joni Mitchell and John Prine. Around the same time, she began digging into the music of bluegrass pioneers like the Stanley Brothers and country legends like Loretta Lynn, in addition to honing her skills on banjo. By the time she was 16, White had begun playing at local bars and cafés, with plans of pursuing music full-time after high school. “At first I faked like I might go to college and maybe go into environmental work, but at some point I said, ‘I don’t want to do those things at all. I just want to play music,’” she recalls. After spending her first post-graduation year in Calgary, White decamped for Boston and soon set to work on Just Like Leaving. Independently released in September 2020, the album quickly led to her signing to Rounder Records, who are now re-releasing her full-length debut. 

    Currently writing for her second album, White has already begun to see the impact of her debut’s exacting self-reflection. “Just Like Leaving feels like a storybook of the things I went through when I was 18 and 19—each song is about a very specific feeling from my relationships during that time,” she says. “I’ve had a lot of younger people tell me that they relate to the experience of learning about yourself through someone else, and I’ve also had older folks tell me how it reminds them of when they were younger. I used to fear sometimes that I might run out of things to say in my songs, but I don’t feel that way after seeing how this album has affected people. It’s reminded me that there will always be a creative source for me to tap into.” 

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Effective August 15, 2021 until future notice, all patrons, artists and staff entering both venues are required to present either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the show or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 48 hours. No at-home tests accepted. We will continually assess the information and recommendations provided by the CDC and update our policy as needed. More Info: https://www.thebasementnashville.com/

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Mipso w/ Bella White

Tue Mar 8 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Basement East Nashville TN
Mipso w/ Bella White

$15 ADV / $18 DOS Ages 18+

By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have been fully vaccinated (14 days past final vaccination dose), OR will have received a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or antigen) within 48 hours prior to the event. Children under 12 years of age or fans not vaccinated will be required to present a COVID-19 test result in accordance with these guidelines. Security will check vax cards / test result documentation prior to entry into the venue. Mask wearing will be strongly encouraged.

Effective August 15, 2021 until future notice,  all patrons, artists and staff entering both venues are required to present either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the show or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 48 hours.  We will continually assess the information and recommendations provided by the CDC and update our policy as needed. For more info visit thebasementnashville.com

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Ages 18+
limit 8 per person
G.A.
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$15.00

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have been fully vaccinated (14 days past final vaccination dose), OR will have received a negative Covid-19 test (administered by a Health Care Professional) within 48 hours prior to the event. AT HOME TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! Children under 12 years of age or fans not vaccinated will be required to present a COVID-19 test result in accordance with these guidelines. Security will check vax cards / test result documentation prior to entry into the venue. Mask wearing will be strongly encouraged.

Effective August 15, 2021 until future notice, all patrons, artists and staff entering both venues are required to present either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the show or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 48 hours. No at-home tests accepted. We will continually assess the information and recommendations provided by the CDC and update our policy as needed. More Info: https://www.thebasementnashville.com/

ALL PATRONS MUST BRING A VALID FORM OF IDENTIFICATION.

WE ONLY ACCEPT TICKETWEB TICKETS.

BACKPACKS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE VENUE
Most shows are standing room only.
Handicap accommodations can be arranged.
ALL ALL AGES and 18+ SHOWS ARE NO RE-ENTRY