Flint, MI native Jeremy Quentin now resides in Philadelphia, but the dusty, delicate folk music of his one-man project Small Houses is laden with the same stoic heartache that has come to characterize his hometown. Quentin’s songs are understated and evocative, explorations of our emotional connections to the physical world. If we’re making comparisons, Small Houses often sounds like a more restrained version of The Tallest Man on Earth; Quentin is a fine fingerpicker, but like Kristian Matsson, this songwriter’s voice is his most powerful instrument, an aching half-whisper that can be simply ruinous if wrapped around the right lyric. Wonderful local sister duo The Skipperdees shares the bill, as does another folky Flint product, Under White Pines.
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