First of all, Saw Black, with his pretty yet faraway sounding voice (almost like a cross between Conor Oberst and M. Ward, but with more twang), makes alt-country that incorporates steel guitars, experimental extrapolations, and occasional percussion, along with penetrating and well-wrought lyrics. Clayton England, for his part, makes folk with blues influences and a kind of back-porch soul vibe, at least partly owing to the gritty richness (even chunkiness) of his voice.
You can get acquainted with these acts at sawblack.bandcamp.com and claytonengland.bandcamp.com, respectively. Or, just trust us — Lowcountry almost never misses musically, especially when it comes to artists in this particular genre.
Free, Fri Oct. 26, 9:30pm, Lowcountry, 318 Martinez St., (210) 560-2224, lowcountrysa.com.
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