Live Tonight: Ryley Walker

Guitarist Ryley Walker may be only 24, but he channels the spirit of folksmen decades older. His home label, Tompkins Square, likely adds to this effect—the imprint reissues long-forgotten American roots music, along with contemporary artists who sound equally dust-covered—but on his own, Walker stands out as a singular player, with a voice reminiscent of Mark Kozelek’s and a style like Tim Buckley’s. This is his first Seattle show—don’t miss it. With Jason Scott Dodson, Whitney Lyman. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, thebarboza.com. 8 p.m. $10. GE

 
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