The Whip-Smart Folk Music of Henry Jamison (Opening for Darlingside on Sat. 3/10)

Henry Jamison's songs explore the hard dilemmas of modern life. Take "Sunlit Juice" for example, in which he wonders whether or not to stop drinking in solidarity with a newly sober girlfriend. Jamison is like his hometown of Burlington, Vermont: home to the University of Vermont, it combines the rustic beauty of the state with townie smarts. His songs are lovely to hum as well, and maybe that's why they're so viral. Jamison's "Real Peach" had 20 million or so Spotify streams, and the rest of his new album is equally good. My co-host A-lan Holt says Jamison makes music you can think about and groove to. He opens for the Boston band Darlingside at the Great American Music Hall March 10. - Cy Musiker / KQED