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Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, and Savannah Conley

Aug. 31
6:30 p.m.
$51-$76
Americana, Folk, Singer-Songwriter

What do Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, and Savannah Conley have in common? All three singers excel at both quiet and loud. Carlile’s sixth album, last year’s By The Way, I Forgive You, is most striking when the country-folk singer’s hushed, talky verses soar smoothly into giant belted choruses, combining the fragility of homespun Americana with power ballad volume. Staples’ latest, We Get By, was produced by Ben Harper, who also wrote all 11 of the album’s songs.