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Jon Shain Trio, Lizzy Ross

When: Fri., Jan. 27, 8 p.m. 2012

Before attending Duke, Jon Shain grew up in the Northeast; you can hear the folkie in him, mixed with a variety of other influences, notably the indigenous bluegrass and folk-blues he discovered while living in the South. Over the course of the last 12 years and a half-dozen studio albums, Shain's dampened the blues and country influences in favor of a folk-pop, singer-songwriter style that's blossomed alongside a sharpened lyrical acumen. (His paean to petty personal trials and our moldering political system, "Poetry & Sin," is a personal favorite.) His vocals have also settled into a reedy timbre reminiscent of Randy Newman, goaded by a dramatic delivery that recalls John Hiatt. —Chris Parker

Price: $10

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