Photo by Nathan West


Julian Lage Trio

Jan. 18
8 p.m.
Folk, Jazz, Rock

Former child prodigy guitarist Julian Lage made his mark as an acoustic virtuoso focused on breezy, richly melodic jazz. Subtle folk, bluegrass, and pop grew into streaky eclecticism as the now 31-year-old Lage matured. Switching to electric guitar, Lage formed a formidable trio with double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. In 2016 they issued Arclight, focused on pre-bop jazz. The all-originals follow-up, Modern Lore, adopts the groove-oriented sound of early, country-inflected rock ’n’ roll, Lage’s Fender Telecaster etching that spirit but in an abstracted jazz context.