When: Fri., Oct. 26, 9:30 p.m. 2018
This weekend, fans of traditional singer-songwriter-style Americana won’t want to miss this fine bill of touring Virginians. Both solo performers are steeped in the sonic rural traditions of their native state, but each takes that basic, endlessly fertile blueprint to slightly different places. 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.