Soft white stage lights illuminate an animated figure, enraptured in the notes bursting from his guitar. In a raw and unadulterated harmony, singer Lostboycrow creates music that has captured audiences from Arizona, Georgia and in a few days, North Carolina.
Chris Blair, also known as Lostboycrow, is an Oregon-born indie-pop artist who will be performing alongside headlining bands flor and Joan, in Durham's Motorco Music Hall on Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
In his most recent album release, "Sante Fe," he has stripped down the electronic R&B style of his old work to bring audiences simple yet effective voice-lead guitar melodies. This album is about remembering his roots, Blair said, and producing something raw, as well as contained.
“There’s a certain level of sincerity in the music that I write,” Blair said. “And I’d like to think that everybody can sort of get something from listening in that regard.”
Joan, also performing at this concert, aims to provide audiences with a similar feeling of truthful connection, said band members Alan Thomas and Steven Rutherford.