Barry Brusseau, Jon Ransom, Caitlyn Olds

When: Sat., Oct. 20, 9 p.m. 2012

Veteran Barry Brusseau has done time in punk and metal bands, but his second solo album, The Royal Violent Birds, continues his exploration of a much more intimate vein. With acoustic guitars, brushed drums, bowed strings, and Brusseau's hushed baritone (and his just-as-hushed falsetto), these watercolor tunes communicate in delicate, naturalistic patterns. It's a beautiful record, and the packaging is just as sumptuous: 12-inch vinyl in a custom-made canvas bag in a super-limited edition of 25. (A further 275 will be issued without the special packaging.) It's released on Brusseau's Gorbie International label, following up the label's first release from earlier this year, Jon Ransom's overlooked and lovely On a Lark. Also on the young boutique label is Cait Olds' winning debut, Prison City, and the Portland songwriter also performs at tonight's record release show. NED LANNAMANN

Price: $5

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