Oh my, James Tillman--live! Just the man and his guitar, here the emphasis is on the phrasing of his remarkable voice. Plus, three new songs not on his EP . . . and no audience noise to break the groove.
Favorite track: Cheekbones.
James Tillman is a soulful singer-songwriter. He prefers the soft tones of an electric guitar; writing chunky grooves on flat-wound strings. Tillman swoons in a sweet falsetto over jazzy barre chords he slides along the neck. He finished up a solo tour opening for tUnE-yArDs in 2014, making his presence known to the largest audiences of his young career.