The Baebes sing original music with lyrics pulled from Renaissance-era poetry books, but just like todays pop stars, they have costume changes, choreography and adoring fans.
They also dont have any problem with profanity. Musical director Katherine Blake says she doesnt edit out medieval swear words that appear in some of the more bawdy ancient verses they sing because, that would be historically inaccurate.
In fact, one of the Baebes songs, The Sour Grove, is an ode to womens genitalia. However, since its sung in Welsh, most folks wouldnt recognize the down south references.
The Baebes do draw the line at some rock star antics. As Blake says, We cant afford to be smashing our instruments around like Pete Townshend, although it would be wonderful to set a hurdy-gurdy on fire every night on stage.
The Baebes latest album, Mirabilis, hits stores July 19.
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