Catch Lucy Dacus Tomorrow Night at Mercury LoungeOctober 18th, 2016
Singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus “has a voice that’s easy to warm up to. Her honeyed tones are comforting a soulful, closer to the jazzy pop of someone like Feist than the stream-of-consciousness sing-speak of Courtney Barnett,” according to American Songwriter. “It’s one of the Richmond, Va., singer-songwriter’s greatest strengths. Even when the subject matter is fraught with sadness or uncertainty, it’s never delivered in such a way as to set the listener on edge.” Her first studio album, No Burden (stream it below), came out earlier in the year before Matador Records reissued it late this past summer. Paste claims that she “challenges the little boxes everyone seems forced into at one time or another, exposing them for the weak material they’re built from. In the process, she’s created a debut record with an abundance of heart that should speak to anyone with a pulse of their own.” Dacus (above, performing “I Don’t Want to Be Funny Anymore” live in studio for Audiotree Live) kicks off a European tour on Friday, but you won’t have to travel far to see her tomorrow at Mercury Lounge. Brooklyn’s Bellows open the show.