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Catch Alt-Folkie Andrew St. James Tonight at Mercury Lounge

January 20th, 2016

Inspired by Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter—and at just 18—alt-folkie Andrew St. James released his debut full-length, Doldrums (stream it below), in 2013. American Songwriter noted it for the San Francisco singer’s “great lyrics.” St. James (above, doing “Nightmares Pt. 17” for Balcony TV) put out a follow-up, The Shakes (stream it below), a year later. And according to Amazon Music, despite still a teenager “his music sounds like the work of a time-worn troubadour…. Fans of Ryan Adams and the Flaming Lips alike will find a kindred spirit in James.” Now winding down an East Coast swing, St. James plays Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.