Tuesday October 18, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
CL Critic Hal Horowitz Recommends: Fresh from opening for the Black Keys (Keys frontman Dan Auerbach produced James’ albums), and another OTP gig in earl September, folk/blues/country singer James returns for a third shot at enticing the Atlanta audience into his odd yet winning music. His unique, unusual voice will capture your attention which, along with his quirky but cool songs, push him into dark, rootsy territory few others are working. — HH
From the venue:Alabama'¢s native son, Early James, returns with his sophomore album, Strange Time To Be Alive. The lyrical wordsmith conjures the ghosts of great southern gothic writers from Eudora Welty to William Faulkner, while channeling the haunted spirits of Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt. The album evokes a timeless amalgam of forsaken blues, wistful folk, and Tin Pan Alley crooning, anchored by the singer'¢s unmistakable voice that sways from gravel-filled shouts to pained, forlorn whispers.