Jake Bugg – April 1, 2018 – Commodore Ballroom
This week, British singer/songwriter Jake Bugg played the Commodore Ballroom on the North American leg of his Solo Acoustic Tour. Supported by Scottish singer Nina Nesbitt, who warmed up the audience before the young headliner took the stage.
Although only 24 year old, Jake Bugg is touring in support of his fourth studio album, the autumn 2017 release, Hearts That Strain. The mostly acoustic release follows with this acoustic solo show, the hour plus set covered songs from all four albums plus an excellent cover of Neil Young’s “Old Man”.
The bare staging, suited the stripped down performance, just Bugg with his guitar and a mic stand. A roadie switching out guitars every few songs, and the occasional sips from a red cup were all that broke up the setlist. Jake Bugg has a youthful charm and charisma that comes across while singing, and fills the room. The audience appeared to include a number of expats and fans who hung on and sung along with every tune. A man of few words, Bugg, politely thanked the audience after tunes and told the titles and albums of some, which adds to his charm; a polite , British young man who breaks into his signature heartfelt folk/country inspired tunes.
Jack Bugg Solo Acoustic Tour continues around North America this week before heading down under to Australia, followed by an Asian leg.
Check out jakebugg.com for more gigs and info.