847 N Third Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 5:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Arum Rae, formerly known as White Dress, is a modern day siren based in Brooklyn, by way of Austin, TX. Arum’s music and her voice is here to inspire… it is honest at its core so that you can do with it what you please, with no regrets. Everything Arum has lived through and all of the songs that have been born from it, are not meant to impress. They are meant to lead. Her ability to transcend styles allows the music to complement country, resurrect the soul, feel the blues, and ruin then re-invent rock, through her deeply rooted foundation as a singer-songwriter.
Arum's name is derived from a water lily (Arum lily) in Latin. Growing up, her family moved often, so at every new school, she always found shelter in the music programs. At her third high school, her choir teacher heard her potential, and took Arum under his wing and helped secure her a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. During her last semester in Boston she started writing original music, learning to play guitar to accompany herself so she wouldn't have to depend on anyone and find her own voice… artistically and literally, studying the vocal stylings of Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. After relocating to Brooklyn, Arum was introduced to producer Sanford Livingston, and the two hit it off immediately. They began recording together in August 2013 and are pleased to present their first EP, Warranted Queen. With a minimal use of instrumentation, combined with Sanford’s heavy beats tailored around Arum's dynamic voice and lyrics, the EP is a brilliant fusion of their mutual influences. Arum has toured extensively over the past several years, opening up for, and sharing stages with legends like Willie Nelson, Rodriguez, BB King, Dan Auerbach, Gary Clark Jr., Peter Bjorn & John, and The Civil Wars, to name a few. She also co-wrote the song "If I Didn't Know Better" with John Paul White of The Civil Wars that eventually found
its way to the season one theme song on the NBC television show Nashville, and charted as a hit single on iTunes
and Billboard. With renewed energy and passion, Arum looks to 2014 and beyond to place her mark on the industry that has given her so much. A mark she hopes will embolden artists and singers like herself to pursue their passions without pause or
regret or fear.
The Bigness draws its inspiration from the greats, such as Patti Smith, Neil Young and many others, and has been compared to a modern-day Fleetwood Mac.
On their latest album, Time Traveler, each song threads together with a common trait: the spotlight placed on Kristin Bigness’s impressive, diverse vocals in the forefront. The repertoire of the emotions she captures through her voice ranges from sweet sentiment to ferocious edge — but no matter which end of the spectrum she lands, her voice resonates with fierce confidence. Supported by her husband John Bueno’s masterful guitar work, and long-time friends, Stephen Maurer and David Kovach on bass and drums respectively, Bigness never stops shining.