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Newton Faulkner w/ Dangermuffin 

When: Sat., Nov. 1 2008
Price: $5
Newton Faulkner, a young, dreadlocked acoustic singer/songwriter from the U.K., kicks off his tour of the States this week with a set of brilliant pop songs at the Windjammer with support from lively local openers Dangermuffin (guitarists/singers Dan Lotti and Mike Sivilli with guests). Faulkner’s recent album Hand Built by Robots propelled him to popularity in England over the last year. Some say he croons in a voice influenced by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Tom Waits. There’s a hint of Michael Stipe and a touch of Eddie Vedder in his singing style, too. Most impressively, though, his guitar style features a distinctive tap-pick-and-strum technique that allows him to utilize his axe as guitar, bass, and drums all at once. While Newton spent loads of time and effort performing in front of his devoted fanbase in the U.K. and Europe (headlining his own shows as well as opening for John Mayer, Paolo Nutini, and the John Butler Trio), he’s looking forward to following the same path in the United States. “I like to have a kind of conversation with the entire crowd,” he says. Local rock station and gig sponsor The Bridge at 105.5 was instrumental in booking this show. This could be a glimpse of a star in the making. —TBL


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