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Chris Milam

June 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

This Memphis-based singer-songwriter invites—and earns—comparisons to Paul Simon.

Only Milam’s sound is a little more brooding with its atmospheric vocals, shimmering guitar, and haunting strings like those characterizing his new album “Kids These Days.”

His gift for melody and lyricism revisits earlier comparisons to Simon & Garfunkel (“Bookends”). But his new album also evokes richly-orchestrated works by R.E.M. (“Automatic for the People”) and Chris Bell (“I Am the Cosmos”).

For this show, he’ll be playing electric guitar accompanied by a cellist as he explores how “kids these days” aren’t kids any more as they encounter loss while seizing opportunities for change.

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