Jake Bugg: show preview

Jake Bugg with the Silver Palms
Tuesday, June 17
Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Rd.
$20 advance/$23 at the door

With his raspy voice and wry songwriting, Jake Bugg has already made a name for himself in his native Britain, being nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize for his acclaimed debut album and two Brit Awards. On the heels of Shangri-la, last year’s follow up produced by indie giant Rick Rubin, Bugg is fast gaining an audience stateside, and it’s easy to see why. His songs owe a great debt to his working class roots — he grew up in public housing in Nottingham — and contain musings about “getting out” and “barely scraping by.” But if all of this isn’t enough to entice you out to his show at Headliners, consider the following: he is likely to perform his song “Kentucky,” a song about what else but getting out and barely scraping by. — Jason Howard

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