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FOLK | Chadwick Stokes 

For his second solo album, Chadwick Stokes did things a little differently: Instead of polishing songs and hitting the studio, he took the rough cuts on the road. Despite a history of selling out Madison Square Garden (with his band, Dispatch), Stokes chose instead to play in living rooms across the country — just his weathered guitar and honest voice. Each new friend he met along the way served as an editor. His free curly hair and worn t-shirts are as unpretentious as the music and life he seeks. This album, "The Horse Comanche," blends the storytelling of folk with an indie pop sound that feels both urgent and delicate. One of the album's tracks, "New Haven," features the dreamy harmonies of pop troupe, Lucius. It's a different route from his harder rocking trio, State Radio, and one that seems fitting for this connector and living room friend.

Chadwick Stokes plays with Big Thief on Friday, February 27, at Water Street Music Hall, 204 North Water Street. 7 p.m. $17.50-$21.;


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