SHADOW WALKER

Delicate woman plays delicate folk

Neo-folkster Marissa Nadler seems to hover off the stage, crowing intimacies with lilting precision. Her voice equals the blissful power and range of Neko Case when she raises it past a murmur, which is rarely; this RISD-trained painter is learning how to evoke with less and less. She shades her fanciful country-tinged fingerpicking with devastating gothic foreboding—spin "Annabelle Lee" off her 2004 debut, Ballads of Living and Dying, to know anguished cousin-lovin' the way Edgar Allan Poe always meant it to be heard.
Wed., March 4, 9:30 p.m., 2009
 
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