GIGS: Micah P. Hinson
Legion are those who aspire to the ranks of bard singer-songwriter, but grasp futilely at the rope dangled down from Steve Earle, Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, Tom Waits, Vic Chestnutt, and Richard Buckner. Micah P. Hinson is different. A Johnny Cash lurks in the baleful baritone behind his boyish looks and slight build. The 27-year-old who bottomed out at 19, penniless and drug addled, today testifies with gorgeous indie folk (occasionally more rocked up) about love and self-destruction (what else?). JH
Cafe de la Danse, 16€.