It is possible although there is no way to confirm this that Peter Broderick has sold his soul to the devil. How else can you explain the 22-year-old's musical mastery of pretty much every instrument ever made? In the past three years, he's shown off his violin, mandolin and musical saw skills with countless bands: At 19, Broderick was part of Portland's Horse Feathers, where his classically-inspired violin added emotional depth to the band's music. In 2007, he dropped everything and moved to Coperhagen to join Danish ensemble Efterklang. He also served as a studio musician on She & Him's debut Volume One. Now, it looks like the devil is making good on his side of the bargain, because last year Broderick released a solo album of all-original work. Honest and listing, the songs on Home demonstrate a musical wisdom well-beyond Broderick's years all the more proof that his talent might be supernatural. Photo courtesy Hanne Hvattum.
Wed., Jan. 28, 8 p.m., 2009