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SINGER-SONGWRITER | Richard Buckner 

Since 1994, Richard Buckner has remained a mysterious focal point of alt-country and avant-folk. Rooted in traditions like Townes Van Zandt, he somehow manages to veil his music with expansive, tranquil arrangements. His lyrics and playing style paint images that float in and out like mist hung over morning forest floors. There is a precise sensitivity to his vocals, both raw and refined, with a bared vulnerability that is shown as his voice drifts just high enough to touch a breath, before coming back down to some foreboding narrative.

Richard Buckner performs with Small Houses, MD Woods, and Glenwood on Sunday, June 8, at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 8:30 p.m. $8-$14. Bugjar.com; richardbuckner.com.

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