Fri, June 25, Frank Fairfield’s music entrances
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 9 p.m., $3
Davis, CA 95616
Frank Fairfield’s a young man, but his music sounds old. The 20-something plays rootsy American folk, sounding—and looking—more like he’s from the Great Depression era, not the 21st century’s lame recession. He plays his guitar up high, his fiddle way low and his banjo quite fast with a stoic countenance, though his body exuberantly bounces with the rhythm. He’s like living history, and has a history of entrancing others with his Appalachian old-timey tunes, including Foreign Born’s Matt Popieluch, (who discovered Fairfield busking) and Fleet Foxes, who gushed about the blues Fairfield effuses to the media, and had him open on their 2008 U.S. tour. 129 E Street in Davis; www.myspace.com/frankfairfield.