Take one listen to Shawn James’ music and you can hear his roots in the Mississippi Delta by way of growing up on the fabled South Side of Chicago, his authentic, gutbucket blend of blues, folk, and soul music running the gamut of ecstatic joy and painful anguish. The singer-songwriter has previously released four full-length albums, with a forthcoming release slated for 2019. James is a road dog, the hellhounds at his heels, performing more than 200 dates a year.
Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street. Shawn James will be included in a three-billed show alongside indie acts The Wind + The Wave and Swells. 8:00 pm. Tickets are $16.00 advance at albertarosetheatre.com or $18.00 at the door. Minors OK when accompanied by parent or guardian.