Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro from Brooklyn, New York will perform a solo show live at Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, on Saturday, July 1 at 8 p.m., according to Acoustic Routes Concerts.
Bucaro – a two-time finalist in NPR's Mountain Stage New Song Music Contest -- has crafted an impressive canon of uplifting Americana, garnering comparisons to Jackson Browne, Van Morrison and Paul Simon. He has shared stages with artists as diverse as Aaron Neville, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, Martha Wainwright, The Bodeans and Carbon Leaf.
Bucaro has been attracting plenty of attention from national media. The New York Times praised his “cozy songs that hark back to the late 1960s Van Morrison and Rolling Stone magazine wrote that his songs “come to life through Bucaro's intimate literate lyrics and velvet-and-molasses vocals...capturing the troubling yin and thrilling yang of romantic pursuits.”
Here are just a few songs from his varied catalog:
Acoustic Routes, which has hosted several Grammy winners and bands from as far away as Scotland during its five seasons in Saline, has a tradition of inviting up-and-coming local musicians to open for established acts. Warming up for Bucaro are guitarist Matt Rock and singer Jeannette Houston, both Saline High School Students. Both musicians have honed their skills performing at Keystone Community Church and they opened for Chelsea-based bluegrass super group Thunderwüde in December 2016.
Cover is $15 at the door and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the artists.