Michael Kiwanuka, Nathaniel Rateliff, Foy Vance
128 NE Russell St.
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] This triple-bard bill features young artists from the U.K. and/or the American Midwest. Much-hyped headliner Michael Kiwanuka is the London-raised son of Ugandan immigrants, tapped by Adele to open her 2011 world tour. Like perhaps any black acoustic performer, he's been predictably compared to Bill Withers, though he thus far lacks Withers' vocal or lyrical grit. Receiving an even more impressive imprimatur is Missourian Nathaniel Rateliff, who's been big-upped by no less a golden god than Robert Plant. Opener Foy Vance is Irish by birth, but spent a chunk of his childhood in Oklahoma.
Where: Wonder Ballroom
Address: 128 NE Russell St.