8 p.m. Robinson Center Music Hall. $61-$71.
Anthony Hamilton might have gotten his start as a background singer (for D'Angelo), but in the nearly 10 years since his breakout album, "Comin' From Where I'm From," he's proven many times over that he fully deserves his place in the spotlight.
Hamilton has released six full-length albums of solid, highly acclaimed neo-soul that sounds fresh and contemporary, but at the same time hints at some lost-treasure Southern soul album that was criminally overlooked. He's got a voice that can shift from honey sweet to world-weary in the span of a moment and that has drawn numerous comparisons to the great Bill Withers.
If you like contemplative, gritty R&B in the vein of Donny Hathaway, Bobby Womack or D'Angelo, don't skip out on this one.
Opening the show is Detroit singer K'Jon.