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RICHARD BUCKNER

9 p.m., Juanita's. $10 adv., $12 d.o.s.

 

How's this for an embarrassment of riches? Just four months after Richard Buckner made his first-ever appearance in Little Rock, he's coming back. If I made strong pleas based solely on the strength of Buckner's deep catalog then, after seeing him live, I'm imploring: Don't miss this show. The man is as arresting of a performer as you'll see. As before, expect him to take the stage alone, but with an arsenal of guitars and effects pedals. He'll likely work through pieces of his eight albums — this tour is to promote the reissues of his Lloyd Maines-produced debut “Bloomed,” the “Spoon River Anthology”-inspired song-cycle “The Hill” and 2002's “Impasse” — reinterpreting broadly, playing without pause (leaning heavily on a loop pedal) and singing in that voice as weird and rich and harrowing as anything off the Harry Smith Anthology

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