St. Paul and the Broken Bones

March 23
7:30 p.m.
Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul

Not to be confused with the consequences of negotiating our capital city’s icy sidewalks, Birmingham, Alabama’s St. Paul and the Broken Bones are a terrific R&B/neo-soul band influenced by Muscle Shoals and Memphis and led by charismatic gospel-inspired singer Paul Janeway. On last fall’s release of the band’s third album, Young Sick Camellia, the music’s roots fracture in myriad experimental directions. Dashes of electronics, hip-hop, strings, and funk complicate the core horn attack with numerous subtle innovations. Janeway meanwhile continues his Southern-bloodied sociopolitical musings. Michael Nau opens.