Eight Gigs: Joseph in the Well

Sat., May 9, 7 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $10-$12

Joseph in the Well, the 2015 Sammies winner for “Outstanding New Artist” and “Artist of the Year,” is truly a Sacramento original. Joe Kye, with his vocals, loops and electric guitar, leads a full band of violins, strings, upright bass and percussion. Citing Miles Davis, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, rock, jazz, classical and world music as influences, the band drops a debut EP at this show. On “Plastic Heart,” there are underpinnings of the Beatles circa Magical Mystery Tour. Also on tap for this show are collaborations with Rasar on “Happy Song,” a string quartet and a children's choir. 2708 J Street, www.joekye.com/joseph-in-the-well.